Integrated Display Solutions

CUSTOM HMIS FOR MACHINE BUILDERS AND OEMS

What is an Impulse Integrated Display Solution?

Impulse Integrated Display Solutions are cost-effective, custom HMIs for machine builders and OEMs, providing flexibility, control, and cost savings for large-volume rugged display projects.

HARDWARE SELECTION

class-leading manufacturers

With access to a product toolkit comprising thousands of industry-leading industrial LCD panels, single board computers, and touch overlays, Impulse Design Engineers can help transform your specification into an out-of-the-box HMI solution to fit the specific needs of your application.


 

Single Board Computer
Choose from our comprehensive range of industrial-grade Embedded Single Board Computers (SBCs) so you can jump right into the world of embedded product development. All of our boards are manufactured to the highest standards and designed with flexibility and harsh environments in mind, giving you a reliable and scalable platform on which to build your embedded computing system.
 
  • Pico-ITX, 3.5", EPIC, and PC/104 form factors
  • Intel Core, Atom and Celeron, AMD and RISC processors
LCD Panel
The environments and applications into which HMIs are installed are as varied as they are demanding, and it is essential that the LCD that is chosen to be paired with your SBC is truly fit for purpose. The flexibility and hardware options we can provide you when selecting your LCD panel stems from our partnership with class-leading display manufacturers, and with a multitude of sizes, aspect ratios, and environmental options at our disposal, our System Designers can help you narrow down this extensive range to the ideal panel for your project.
 
  • OLED, TFT, and VFD panels available
  • Sizes range from 4.3" to 32"+
  • Standard, widescreen or stretch/bar aspect ratios
  • High-brightness/contrast, transflective, wide-angle, extended temp, IP-rated
Touch Overlay
If your application requires a touch option, we can integrate a touch overlay from one of the world's leading touchscreen manufacturers, including 3M, EETI and Elo.

Choose from resistive touch overlays, which can be operated with a gloved hand, projected capacitive (PCAP), which offers better screen clarity and multi-touch capability, or SAW, for screens with unorthadox aspect ratios.

The touch overlay can also be optically bonded to the LCD panel to improve clarity, durability, and prevent dust and moisture ingress.

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

For a complete solution

Through a combination of skilled and experienced engineers in our dedicated workshop facility, along with trusted metalwork and CNC partners, Impulse can create a complete solution including custom cabling, sub-assembly, housing and bezels.

Custom Cabling

Custom cables can be designed and integrated for any component within an Impulse Integrated Display Solution, such as embedded display port and LVDS cables, along with backlight power cables, custom assemblies and customer peripheral cards. This can be provided as a complete umbilical cable which keeps airflow obstruction to a minimum and reduces the amount of connections required.

Sub-assembly
Impulse works with a trusted partner to provide custom sub-assemblies, designed using AutoCAD or SolidWorks, to meet the requirements of the specification. A range of mounting options can be facilitated, including panel-mount, open-frame and VESA-mount. If your application requires custom mounting, perhaps to fit an existing mount, we can design this into the sub-assembly to allow mounting with no alterations to existing fixings.

If you have application-specific electronics, such as interfaces and custom boards, these can also be integrated into the sub-assembly as part of the build.
Custom Chassis
Impulse works closely with a trusted mechanical design partner to provide a complete custom chassis solution designed using AutoCAD or SolidWorks to your exact specification. You can brand your chassis with custom colours and screen-printing to include logos and designs for that complete OEM look.
Bezel
If your application requires an IP-rating Impulse can provide a custom IP65-rated bezel solution, and for applications such as food preparation stainless steel bezels can be integrated. For that sleek look we can provide borderless bezels in a bespoke thickness.

If you would like the appearance of your bezel to match your company identity, it can be powder-coated to any colour, and / or screen printed to include designs and logos. A range of finishes can also be provided, including matt, gloss, and satin.
Optical Bonding
Optical bonding, where the touch overlay is bonded directly to the LCD panel, provides improved clarity over non-bonded screens by reducing reflection and glare. Air pockets are eradicated with optical bonding, preventing build up of condensation between the panel and the touch overlay, and stopping particle ingress - ideal for moist or dusty environments.

Durability is also improved with optical bonding, as it protects against vibration and impact of the touch screen and LCD in harsh environments.
BIOS Modification
Impulse Software Engineers can customise BIOS and firmware for your SBC to improve system performance and reliability, reducing valuable time and cost should field failures occur. Our BIOS support capability includes custom default CMOS settings, ensuring your system is recoverable should power be lost, board to display BIOS support for specific LCD pairing requirements, and BIOS upgrades for new board revisions and backward compatibility issues. 

We can also provide re-distributable BIOS upgrades on USB sticks (using UEFI), allowing for system upgrades from the OS level, or even remotely. 
Operating System
Impulse Software Engineers are ready to help you create customised, application-specific operating system images to your exact requirements. With extensive tools, utilities and prototyping capability, our qualified team can provide cost-effective and fast imaging solutions for all major operating systems, and deploy them on any embedded hardware platform.

Tailored Solutions

Paired
Sub-assembly
Full solution
LCD paired to your board
Ideal for OEMs and machine builders, and for enclosures with space contstraints, our LCD to board pairing service eradicates the need for a display interface board, pairing the single board computer directly to the display via the LVDS or eDP port. Impulse can pair your chosen single board computer with your display via a custom cable, designed and manufactured to your exact specification, and provide it along with your configured board and additional components as a standardised kit of parts.
Sub-assembly
For a bolt-in system, you need go no further than our sub-assembly option. Whether using an A/D board or our LCD to board pairing service, Impulse can provide a custom sub-assembly holding all components, peripheral boards and cabling as a single unit ready to be simply bolted into your enclosure in the field.
Full solution
For OEMs and machine builders who require a completely bespoke solution in high-volumes, a full Impulse Integrated Display Solution can provide a custom branded enclosure, custom I/O, emergency buttons, a custom branded bezel and more. With trusted fabrication and CNC partners, Impulse can deliver a custom chassis in a veriety of materials tailored to your application's requirements for I/O, environment and mountings.
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