QSI Graphical Operator Interface to be Employed in Lobster / Aquaculture Industry

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QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has recently been selected by Know Tech Environmental, Inc. to provide human machine interface (HMI) equipment for Know Tech EnvironmentalÂ?s lobster/aquaculture products.

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has recently been selected by Know Tech Environmental, Inc. to provide human machine interface (HMI) equipment for Know Tech Environmental’s lobster/aquaculture products.

QSI Corporation’s QTERM-G70 rugged operator interface terminal will be used in Know Tech Environmental’s Tally Ho! Weighmeister, a machine is designed for styro-packing operations that efficiently records the weight of boxes of lobsters and produces printed shipping manifests for each order. The QTERM-G70 graphic terminal will also be used in the Visual Sorter, an innovative product simplifying lobster grading based on color.

QSI’s QTERM-G70 is a rugged, Ethernet-enabled graphic operator interface terminal using a touch screen to interface with the user. This rugged terminal features a robust list of industrial-grade hardware features and options including a 320x240 lighted graphic LCD display (color or grayscale); 100Base-T Ethernet with TCP/IP support; touch screen with optional PS/2 keyboard connection; EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial interface; and 4 Mbytes Flash / 16 Mbytes RAM. The QTERM-G70 graphic terminal is ruggedized for use in harsh industrial environments (NEMA-4, CE certified).

The QTERM-G70 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-G70 terminal.

“We're excited about working with Know Tech because they produce innovative products that address challenges in the lobster/aquaculture industry," said Karen Stanley, Sales Manager for QSI. "QSI is proud to be part of this project and the outstanding family of products by Know Tech."

"We believe our new lobster packing and grading products represent break-through advances in the highly competitive lobster processing industry”, says James Shand, President of Know Tech Environmental, Inc. “The QSI QTERM-G70 terminal and Qlarity provided a great platform for building our industrial applications. The cold, seawater-drenched operating environment has been a real challenge and the QTERM-G70 has performed flawlessly. Our customers especially appreciate the colorful graphic capabilities and the built-in touch screen interface.”

To learn more about Know Tech Environmental’s lobster/aquaculture products, visit http://www.kteinfo.com.

To learn more about the QTERM-G70, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/qterm-g70.html. Graphic images of the QTERM-G70 can be downloaded from http://www.press.qsicorp.com. A QTERM-G70 data sheet can be downloaded at http://www.qsicorp.com/pdfs/data_sheets/qterm-g70-ds.pdf. For more information contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770, Fax 801-466-8792, Web http://www.qsicorp.com or http://www.qlarity.com.

About QSI Corporation

Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) 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, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. QSI excels at designing and building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770.

About Know Tech Environmental Inc.

Know Tech Environmental, Inc. is headquartered in Truro, Nova Scotia with a long history of technology-based product development. Know Tech Environmental, Inc. is dedicated to development, manufacturing and sales of innovation-based products within the lobster/aquaculture industry. The company has recently developed software products for processing lobsters and is actively working on development of automated ammonia monitoring and alarm systems for lobster storage systems and aquaculture ponds. Know Tech products are distributed in Atlantic Canada by ABCO Industries Ltd. of Lunenburg, a well known, long term supplier to the East Coast fishing industry, and in New England by C & C Scale Company Inc. of Middleboro, Massachusetts, a well established provider of weighing solutions to the lobster industry. For more information, contact Know Tech Environmental, Inc. at 1-800-890-8608.


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