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QSI Offers New Version of the QTERM®-G55 Rugged Graphic Operator Interface Terminal with Emergency Stop (E-Stop) Switch.

Salt Lake City, Utah. 20 July 2005. QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, announces the availability of an Emergency Stop (E-stop) switch option on the popular QTERM-G55 human-machine interface (HMI) terminal. The QTERM-G55 with E-stop switch is a rugged, handheld HMI terminal using graphics and a keypad to interface with the user. It is the newest addition to QSI's family of award-winning Qlarity® graphic terminals and is now available.

E-stop switches are used primarily in industrial robotics and automation applications; the intent is to provide fail-safe control to immediately shut down equipment operation when operator safety is threatened. The E-stop option for QSI's QTERM-G55 provides the following features/benefits:

  • The two-pole (four-wire) normally closed switch meets United States and European requirements for machine safety.
  • The placement of the switch above the terminal display allows easy access without hindering normal terminal operation.
  • The rugged switch and terminal housing can withstand one meter drops onto concrete.

The E-stop version of the terminal can be equipped with one EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial ports, Ethernet 10Base-T or a Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) interface. The QTERM-G55 has a 320×240 pixel, color LCD display measuring 96 mm (3.8") diagonal. (optional grayscale display available) and is viewable in most lighting conditions. Other industrial-grade features include 24-key or 40-key membrane / steel snap dome keypad with LEDs; 2 Mbytes flash / 16 Mbytes SDRAM; programmable speaker and real-time clock. The QTERM-G55 operator interface is ruggedized for use in harsh industrial environments (NEMA-12, CE certified housing). The terminal has an overmolded rubber boot, providing a superior seal, around an ABS polycarbonate plastic case. Terminal housing is available in blue, black or gray. The QTERM-G55 can be customized to be a part of your product with a custom key legend and company logo.

The QTERM-G55 operator interface uses an object-based graphic terminal programming language called Qlarity® (pronounced Clarity). Designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry®, a PC-based design tool, provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the QTERM-G55.

To learn more about QSI's QTERM-G55, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/product/industrial/qterm-g55.php or contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770, Fax 801-466-8792, Web www.qsicorp.com or www.qlarity.com.

About QSI Corporation

Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a leading manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals (TREQ®) for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI's human machine interface and mobile data terminal products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE Certified and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708/1939, USB, Ethernet and Power-over- Ethernet. QSI excels at building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, humidity and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are designed and manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770 or visit www.qsicorp.com.

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