Stadium-IGT Custom HMI Solutions Incorporate Unique “Thin-Film” LED Backlighting

Stadium IGT, one of the UK’s longest established Human Machine Interface (HMI) Solutions providers, can supply rugged, waterproofed HMI systems for demanding industrial and public control, display and information systems.

A video demonstration of Stadium IGT’s market leading mix of HMI and backlighting technologies can be viewed here http://www.stadium-igt.com/interface-and-displays/backlighting-technology-video

A recent example of such a turnkey HMI solution was supplied to Commend UK for its next generation of underground railway platform information and communication help-points.

The design brief for the new help-point was to make it simple and appealing to use and to have the look and feel of the latest smartphones and tablets. More functionality has been designed-in to assist passengers with more than simply requesting assistance, reporting incidents or emergencies.

For the new design Stadium IGT provided a complete front panel made from 6mm vandal resistant anti-reflective toughened glass with under-surface printing. A 15 inch capacitive touchscreen is laminated to the glass to fit over a display used to display information or advertising. 2 capacitive switches, used to call for information or signal an emergency, and a large “information” sign are integrated into the front panel and backlit using Stadium IGT’s patented Thin Film Backlighting technology. This proprietary technology provides clear and uniform illumination.

Provision is made in the front panel design for an optional IP camera to provide a two-way video between railway staff and customers and the interactive touchscreen and display can be used to display the train operator’s website, passenger information including live departures, delays and journey planning to provide passengers with “self-find” information to aid their journey

Terry Moss, Sales and Marketing Director of Stadium IGT, comments, “This is a very good example of our ability to design and manufacture a custom HMI solution using a variety of our capacitive switching and backlighting technologies and deliver them to our customer as a complete assembled and tested package. This level of integration simplifies our customers design, procurement and final assembly processes and demonstrates the benefits of the Stadium Group’s commitment to integrated manufacturing”.

To arrange an on-site demonstration of Stadium IGT’s innovative HMI solution email Terry Moss at Terry.Moss@stadium-igt.com to arrange an appointment.

Peter Hull, Mechanical Design Engineer at Commend UK said of their recent project with Stadium IGT, “Their involvement right from the beginning of the project helped us to quickly realise the product that we had visualised. The high levels of technical knowledge and support from Stadium IGT meant there was no need for costly prototypes and this classic product has now been brought up to date”.

Stadium IGT is a leading manufacturer of bespoke control and status panels for many diverse applications including; professional audio and broadcast equipment, industrial systems, safety and alarm panels, marine monitoring equipment, defence, agriculture and building services and automation.

For more information on Stadium IGT’s bespoke control and status panels or thin film backlighting technology call +44 23 8061 0818, email sales@stadium-igt.com or visit www.stadium-igt.com

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