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INTERFACE-TERMINAL - Interface Professional.
OKW Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke Gehäusesysteme GmbH
The growing demand in the field of data visualisation calls for innovative products tailor-made to meet the requirements of today's users. For example, more and more touch screens are arriving on the scene, and the desire for greater mobility and independence must also be taken into consideration. The new INTERFACE TERMINAL meets all of the requirements of a modern man-machine interface. Here the user himself decides whether he would like to use the device as a mobile or as a stationary unit.
The new INTERFACE TERMINAL is a complex system with which several case versions can be realised. The foundation of the system is the basic housing, consisting of the top and bottom case parts. For mobile, cable-linked use, the lower part is available not only as a closed version but also with a battery compartment for 5x 1.5 V AA batteries. For optimum ease of operation, the styling of the handle area is attractively flat. Alternatively, as with all subsequently listed versions, an aluminium front plate can be used in place of the top part. The combination of the mobile versions with a base provides a perfect desk-top case. The case can be mounted on the base either invisibly by means of self-tapping screws or by a simple snap-in mechanism for data transmission or for a power supply for charging; here too unauthorised removal can alternatively be prevented at any time by means of two spagnolet locks. When the base is used, the operating panel is ergonomically inclined by 20° degrees - in portrait or landscape orientation, depending on requirements.
The starting point for this totally new case concept was mainly wall-mounted use, with a considerable reduction in costs in the assembly and service processes. Here, mounting is effected not by means of the usual fixed connections but with the relevant plug-in connectors between the mobile case and the wall-mounted base. This is a fast, highly rational solution, completely obviating the need for fault-prone rewiring. Das INTERFACE-TERMINAL M is available ex warehouse in ABS (UL 94 HB) in the standard colour of off-white (RAL 9002) and in the following dimensions: desk-top/wall-mounted version 165 x 225 x 104 mm (L x W x H), Mobil with/without battery compartment 165 x 225 x 38 mm as well as the "Mobile with loading station" version with the dimensions 165 x 225 x 114 mm. The recessed operating area on the front surface is ideally suited for integrating membrane keyboards, graphic overlays, displays or touch screens.