QSI Graphical Operator Interface Used in GP2 Technologies' Book Binding Machinery

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QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has been selected by GP2 Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of bindery machinery, to provide the graphic human machine interface (HMI) on GP2 Technologies’ casemaking machinery for on-demand, short-run and entry-level bindery automation applications.

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has been selected by GP2 Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of bindery machinery, to provide the graphic human machine interface (HMI) on GP2 Technologies’ casemaking machinery for on-demand, short-run and entry-level bindery automation applications.

QSI Corporation’s QTERM-G70 rugged operator interface terminal is currently used in GP2 Technologies’ SC-2 Autocase, AC-20 Autocase and LC-10 Autocase semi- and fully-automatic casemakers. The QTERM-G70 will also be used in the AL-20 Autoliner, a truly revolutionary machine for the application of liners to ring binders, letter files, calendars, game boards, photo albums and similar products. QSI’s QTERM-G70 graphic touch screen terminal is representative of the advanced technology built into the GP2 Technologies’ machinery and not found on other entry- or mid-level bindery equipment.

QSI’s QTERM-G70 is a rugged, Ethernet-enabled graphic human-machine 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 and is NEMA-4 rated and 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 GP2 Technologies on their newest introduction of an automated, cost-effective system," said Karen Stanley, Sales Manager for QSI. "The QTERM-G70 allows the operator to see the measured size of the book on the display screen, providing better-quality end products."

"The QTERM-G70 touch screen further exemplifies our commitment to user-friendly, simple-to-operate casemakers,” said Jerry Peterson, Vice President of Operations for GP2 Technologies, Inc. “With GP2 Technologies’ innovative products, you will make covers, not make-readies.”

To learn more about GP2 Technologies’ book bindery machinery, visit http://www.gp2tech.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://images.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, Email info@qsicorp.com, 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 or info@qsicorp.com.

About GP2 Technologies, Inc.

GP2 Technologies, Inc., based in Bow, New Hampshire, is the leader in casemaking machinery for the production of on-demand and short run hard cover books. As an OEM of a full line of casemakers and exclusive reps for the Schmedt line of casing-in and building-in machinery, we offer complete, cost effective casebinding solutions. For more information, contact GP2 Technologies, Inc. at 1- 800-435-4975 or visit http://www.gp2tech.com.

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Stephanie Kreitner