QSI Touch Screen Graphic Terminals Used by Process Improvement Integrator

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QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has been selected by InteCraft Automation, Inc., developers of automation solutions, to provide the graphic human machine interface (HMI) on Intecraft’s process control products.

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has been selected by InteCraft Automation, Inc., developers of automation solutions, to provide the graphic human machine interface (HMI) on Intecraft's process control products.

QSI's QTERM-G70 graphic terminal serves as a cost-effective remote extension to the PC-based operator station on the InteCraft M3 Heatset Control System for the carpet industry. InteCraft has employed QSI's QTERM-G75 in applications where it serves as the primary operator interface; one such application being a plastics extrusion temperature control system.

"QSI's QTERM-G70 provides a lot of power and flexibility in a compact unit when space or budget constraints are key criteria," said Tom Halbrooks, President of InteCraft Automation. "Applications developed for the QTERM-G70 can easily be adapted for the QTERM-G75 when a larger display is called for."

QSI's QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 are rugged, Ethernet-enabled, graphic human-machine interface terminals using touch screens for user input. These rugged terminals feature a robust list of industrial-grade hardware features and options including 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 has a 320x240 lighted graphic LCD display (color or grayscale) and the QTERM-G75 has a 640x480 lighted, TFT color graphic LCD display. Both graphic terminals are ruggedized for use in harsh industrial environments and are NEMA-4 rated and CE certified.

The QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 use 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 graphic terminal.

"We are pleased to be part of InteCraft Automation's process improvement solutions," said Karen Stanley, Sales Director for QSI. "It is exciting to realize the versatility of QSI's products and to see how they are integrated into a wide variety of applications."

"Our ability to leverage in-house experience with QSI's Qlarity Foundry development platform, combined with excellent support for Modbus protocol over Ethernet, EIA-232, -422 and -485 allow us to use these graphic terminals over a wide range of applications," Halbrooks added.

To learn more about InteCraft Automation's automation machinery, visit http://www.intecraft.com.

To learn more about QSI's Qlarity line of graphic operator interface terminals, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/product/qlarity/hardware.php.

Graphic images of the QTERM-G70 and 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 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including serial, 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 InteCraft Automation, Inc.

Founded in 1991, InteCraft Automation, Inc. is a privately held corporation with offices in Marietta, Georgia and Milledgeville, Georgia. InteCraft assists clients in achieving and maintaining the technological tools needed for managing and improving processes, an absolute necessity for any manufacturer in the rapidly evolving global economy. For more information, contact InteCraft Automation, Inc. at 770-663-0309.

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