Heat Testing the new i7-Powered Intel NUC

i7-powered Intel NUC inside a Hope Industrial Enclosure

Intel NUC i7 in Test Enclosure

Last year we reviewed and tested the Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) single-board computer to determine its suitability for use with our industrial touch screen and workstation products. The model we tested at that time was the D54250WYK, which was launched in late 2013 and featured an i5 processor.

Based on the success of the earlier models, Intel has continued to improve the NUC line and recently released the first i7-powered model using a 5th generation Intel Core i7-5557U processor. Continue Reading…

Rugged LED Backlights Now Used in Hope Monitors and Touch Screens

19" Industrial Panel Mount Monitors

19″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitors

Model by model, we have been transitioning from traditional CCFL backlights over the past few years, and we are happy to announce that we are now using LED backlighting in all Hope Industrial Systems monitors and touch screens except for our 20″ models, which will be converted later this year. Continue Reading…

New 12″ Panel Mount Monitor Revision

New HIS-ML12 Industrial Monitor

New HIS-ML12 Industrial Monitor

We are excited to announce the release of a new revision of our 12″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitor. The new version is thinner, lighter, and has a higher operating temperature of 60°C (140°F). Other new features include:

  • AC or DC power input options
  • VGA and Digital Video (DVI ) inputs included
  • 75mm VESA Mounting Pattern standard on all models

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Coming Soon: 19.5″ Widescreen Monitors and Touch Screens

New 19.5" Panel Mount Industrial Widescreen Monitor

New 19.5″ Panel Mount Industrial Widescreen Monitor

Complementing our existing 22″ and 23″ widescreens, Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to announce the addition of a 19.5″ widescreen option to our popular Panel and Universal Mount Industrial Monitor product lines. Our smallest widescreen to date, the new 19.5″ models will provide a widescreen format in space saving enclosure sizes. Continue Reading…

Newly Expanded Production Facilities

Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to introduce our newly expanded production facilities. Our loyal customers have made it possible – and necessary – for us to once again increase our available production space.

This new addition has increased production space by 270% and positions us to continue to grow and improve efficiency.

New Hope Industrial Production Facilities

New Hope Industrial Systems Production Facilities

Thanks to all of our customers for your continued support. Please feel free to visit our US Headquarters if you are ever in the Atlanta area:

Hope Industrial Systems, Inc.
1325 Northmeadow Parkway, Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30076

 

Coming Soon: New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

Our current keyboard line-up is based on two basic keypad designs:  an Industrial Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated Button Pointer, and an Industrial Short-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad.  This month we have been working on our newest edition:  a Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated capacitive Touchpad instead of the standard Button Pointer.
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Waking a Sleeping PC Using a Hope Industrial Touch Screen

With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows

With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows

In an industrial or manufacturing environment it is not uncommon to operate a computer with neither a keyboard or a mouse, using only a Hope Industrial touch screen to control the PC. For these situations we’ve discussed virtual keyboards to simplify data entry, and ways that a touch screen can better emulate a mouse.

A common question we get asked when users opt to run without a keyboard or a mouse is, “How do I wake up my computer from standby?” By default a PC that is in sleep or standby mode powers down the USB ports, which in effect disables the touch screen, preventing it from detecting a click and waking up the PC. Luckily with a modern properly-configured BIOS and operating system, full touch screen waking functionality is possible. Continue Reading…

Using the Intel NUC for Industrial Applications

Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

The NUC (Next Unit of Computing) from Intel is a small single board computer kit made by Intel and intended for use in any location where a small, cool, and energy efficient yet somewhat powerful computer is required. Intel intends for the device to be used in most any application ranging from digital signage to industrial/commercial kiosks to home entertainment. We’ve had a number of customers ask about suitability of the NUC for use with our industrial touch screen and workstation products, so we thought we’d get our hands on one and take a look. Continue Reading…

Displaying HDMI Video Signals on Hope Industrial Monitors

HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

HDMI is one of the most common video connectors in the market. This standardized connector offers tremendous versatility, supporting digital video, audio, and even network traffic on a single connector. The availability of multiple connector sizes for different sized devices has quickly made HDMI a standard feature in many consumer and business devices from phones and tablets, to laptops, to thin clients.
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In-House Touch Screen Driver Testing and Certification

Elo Touch Screen Driver CD

Elo Touch Screen Driver CD

As discussed in other posts, we have always used Elo Accutouch resistive touch sensors and controllers in our touch screen models. Aside from the usual benefits of resistive touch sensors, the Elo Accutouch system offers high quality, extremely diverse driver support, and long term compatibility (DOS drivers from 20+ years ago still work with our current RS232 models).

However, before we supply drivers for customers’ use we always fully and rigorously re-test new drivers in our own lab, and make these drivers and our findings available on our website. Today’s post will discuss our reasons for doing this extra testing on a pre-certified driver. Continue Reading…

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