Not all our clients use our molded keypads on equipment used in controlled environments like offices. Ruggedized electronics, equipment designed for use in hostile environments, benefit from the durability of our keypads. A Growing Market for Ruggedized Electronics Electronic equipment used to be delicate, packed carefully in padded and hard-sided carrying cases, used only in… Read more »
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The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of federal rules that American manufacturers must follow if they make certain products that to be sold to customers outside the United States. An understanding of ITAR is essential to any manufacturing operation to avoid significant federal penalties. The Basics of ITAR ITAR was drafted… Read more »
The creation of a prototype is a critical part of the design process when developing electronic or technological devices with molded keypads. At some point along the way, the design needs to leave paper and become a 3-D reality so that designers, marketers, distributors, and the like can truly evaluate the concept. The rapid prototyping… Read more »
Silicone is one of the most versatile materials used in technology today. For this reason, companies have many options for its use when designing custom silicone keypads. Silicone’s versatility means that it can be easily manipulated into a variety of molded keypads to add personality to a device, making it stand out from the competition…. Read more »
Let’s agree on one thing: touchscreens are cool. They feel futuristic and they are fun to use. We’ve enjoyed playing around with them but once the cool factor wore off, we became aware of a number of advantages that silicone custom keypads had. 1) No Fingerprints: Manufacturers have tried touchscreens since the 1960s and they… Read more »
SiTech molded keypads are used on countless electronic devices from security panels to cell phones. The technology behind them is simple but elegant and understanding how they work will help you design the right keypad for your device. Basic Keypad Function Regardless of the device, the function of molded keypads is basically the same. The… Read more »
We find many of our clients are abandoning traditional keypads for their equipment in favor of custom silicone keypads from Si Tech. Why? Because silicone keypads offer features not available when using older technology controls.