QSI Touch Screen Terminal Used in Monitor and Alarm Systems for Large Yachts and Commercial Vessels

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QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, was selected by Ships Company, Ltd., developers of custom-designed shipboard monitor and alarm systems, to provide the graphic human machine interface (HMI) on their Watch Master integrated monitor and alarm system. This technology has recently been implemented by several companies with vessels of various sizes and system requirements.

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, was selected by Ships Company, Ltd., developers of custom-designed shipboard monitor and alarm systems, to provide the graphic human machine interface (HMI) on their Watch Master integrated monitor and alarm system. This technology has recently been implemented by Western Towboat Company, Pacific Mariner Inc, Puget Sound Pilots Association, J.M.Martinac Shipbuilding Corp and other companies with vessels of various sizes and system requirements.

Ships Company’s Watch Master Central Processor, using QSI’s QTERM-G75 display, tracks many shipboard systems and gives the crew a single point to track the current vessel status. The unit can handle up to 62 total inputs. Each input can be software configured. Monitoring can occur in differing conditions, including monitoring any battery voltage for high or low condition, main engine RPM for related higher and lower oil pressure conditions, etc. Multiple display units can be configured for use with the central processor. This allows for installations of displays in the engineering section, wheelhouse, and engineers cabin of the vessel.

QSI’s QTERM-G75 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 640x480 lighted, TFT color graphic LCD display; 100Base-T Ethernet with TCP/IP support; touch screen with optional PS/2 keyboard connection; EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial interface; and 8 Mbytes Flash / 32 Mbytes RAM. The QTERM-G75 graphic terminal is ruggedized for use in harsh industrial environments and is NEMA-4 rated and CE certified.

The QTERM-G75 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-G75 terminal. To learn more about Qlarity, visit http://www.qlarity.com.

“We are pleased to be working with Ships Company on their state-of-the-art technologies," said Karen Stanley, Sales Director for QSI. "It is exciting to know QSI’s products are a part of a leading-edge development in shipboard monitoring and alarm systems."

"QSI’s QTERM-G75 terminals have proven to be very reliable and robust. Software for screen programming is very versatile and user friendly,” said Herb Myers, President of Ships Company. “Support from the QSI team is always immediate and effective.”

To learn more Ships Co. Ltd.’s shipboard monitor and alarm systems, visit http://www.ships-co-ltd.com

To learn more about the QTERM-G75, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/qterm-g75.html. Graphic images of the QTERM-G75 can be downloaded from http://images.qsicorp.com. 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 Ships Co, Ltd.

Ships Company, Ltd., based in Olalla, Washington, is a developer of monitor and alarm systems for commercial vessels and large yachts. For more information, contact Ships Co. Ltd.. at 253- 857-4123 or visit http://www.ships-co-ltd.com.

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