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Custom silicone buttons for electronic musical instrument

Incorporating LED lights, and soft touch, silent operating buttons to an application.
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The latest anti-vandal switch technology from Diamond HMI

The latest Metal Pushbutton Switches from Dailywell are designed for harsh user environments. The range includes four bezel sizes, short travel versions, and capacitive and piezo options.
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Smart technologies using touch-switching interfaces

Touch switching technologies are becoming a popular choice for designers creating sleek, seamless control panels for smart technologies.
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Robust Rubber Keypads for Industrial Control Panels

Using Silicone Rubber keypads offer great potential for engineers developing interfaces designed to endure challenging external conditions.
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How dirty is your QWERTY?

Most people use a keyboard once during the day, with little attention on how clean the surface is. Keyboard hygiene is just as important as hand hygiene, as like our hands, keyboards can easily transfer germs. Then, why is keyboard cleaning often forgotten?
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Comparing capacitive and resistive touchscreen technologies.

Whilst designing a touchscreen, you must decide what type of touch technology will be suitable for the application. When it comes to a choice between capacitive and resistive technology, both have pros and cons.
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What’s next, after touchscreens?

User interfaces for public terminals have evolved over the years moving from membrane and rubber keypads to sleek touchscreens, that use capacitive touch technology.
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Keyboard solutions for food manufacturing

Ideal for use in food and beverage manufacturing environments, ioniTOUCH™ waterproof keyboards help users maintain cleanliness on a frequently touched surface.
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IP Sealing

Adhesives for Membrane Switches

Membrane Switches use an adhesive layer to mount the switch panel to the application.
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IP Ratings Explained

Ingress Protection ratings, also known as IP ratings, define the sealing effectiveness of any component or product against the ingress of foreign objects such as dust and water.
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Improving key surface performance on a Silicone Rubber Keypad

A rubber keypad surface can include various finishes to help improve life performance, enhancing strength amongst other things.
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Design considerations for an outdoor membrane keypad application

The ability to incorporate multiple design elements into membrane keypads enables them to be adapted for use in various external environments, across virtually every market sector. 
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Wipeable keyboards for multi-user environments

Easy Clean, fully washable keyboards can provide a higher level of infection protection in multi-user environments. 
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The development of smart home control panels

Interface technologies for controlling smart home appliances must be robust, reliable and designed for easy user interaction.
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Why are Medical Keyboards important?

ioniTOUCH keyboards are specifically designed for the healthcare sector, helping create a safer environment for staff and patients. 
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Adding antimicrobial protection to your membrane keypad

Membrane panels are touched multiple times throughout the day by numerous people. Using a graphic overlay containing antimicrobial additives can help reduce the chance of bacteria spreading. This blog explains how designers can introduce an antimicrobial feature to a membrane panel.
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