The variable INTERFACE-TERMINAL range of cases meets all of the requirements for 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. Besides the existing M version, suitable for displays with diagonals of up to 8.4", a smaller S version (6.4"), a large version (10.4") as well as many different extensions of the range of accessories have now recently been made available.
The INTERFACE-TERMINAL is not only an individual product but a system solution. With this solution six different versions can be implemented, either vertically or horizontally depending on requirements. The foundation of the system is the basic housing, consisting of the top and bottom parts. This means that with additional components, e.g. a base, the following case versions are possible:
- mobile case with battery compartment for 5 x 1.5 V AA batteries.
- mobile case with base panel incl. handle recess.
- mobile case with charger and battery compartment
(charger contacts available as accessories).
- mobile case with cradle without battery compartment.
- desk-top case − case permanently mounted on base
Ergonomically favourable inclination of 20°.
- desktop/wall-mounted case − case clips onto base. If necessary the unit can be secured by means of a spagnolet lock.
Instead of the original top part, an aluminium front panel, a new front panel made of ABS or a glass panel including a suitable holding frame can be used. As standard, the top part of the case already has a recessed surface for integrating membrane keyboards, graphic overlays etc.
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. The INTERFACE-TERMINAL is available from stock made of ABS (UL 94 HB) and in the standard colour of off-white (RAL 9002).