QSI Corporation’s Qlarity™ Touch Screen Terminals Used for Weather Station Interface

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QSI has created a weather station interface using XML and graphic data from the Internet. A Qlarity-based operator interface terminal connects to a weather monitor to display current climate conditions, a five-day forecast, active radar maps and current/historical climatological comparisons in a simple graphical format. QSI has published a detailed case study on the weather station application.

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has created a weather station interface using XML and graphic data from the Internet. In this new application, a Qlarity-based operator interface terminal, the QTERM-G70, connects to a weather monitor to display current climate conditions, a five-day forecast, active radar maps and current/historical climatological comparisons in a simple graphical format. QSI Corporation has published a detailed case study on our weather station application. To read the case study, download related files and view screen shots, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/appnotes.html.

“The QTERM-G70 terminal is mounted on the wall in our lunch room and is the graphic display for a weather station mounted on the roof of the building,” explains Todd Christensen, Marketing Director for QSI Corporation. “Curious employees can punch buttons on the display to see the wealth of information the system offers. This application presents yet another example of the power QSI’s Qlarity programming language provides.”

Qlarity™ (pronounced Clarity) is an object-based terminal programming language used on QSI Corporation’s graphic terminals (QTERM-G55, QTERM-G70, QTERM-G75 and QTERM-Z60). 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 Qlarity-based terminal. To learn more about Qlarity, visit http://www.qlarity.com. To learn more about QSI’s Qlarity-based graphic terminals, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/qlarity_hardware.html. Graphic images of the QSI’s Qlarity-based terminals can be downloaded from http://images.qsicorp.com.

The QTERM-G70, used in this application, is a rugged, Ethernet-enabled graphic human-machine 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; and an EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial interface. The QTERM-G70 ruggedized graphic terminal is environmentally tested for use in harsh industrial environments and is NEMA-4 rated and CE certified. To learn more about QSI’s QTERM-G70, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/qterm-g70.html.

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, Fax 801-466-8792, Web http://www.qsicorp.com or http://www.qlarity.com.

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