Monthly Archives: September 2012

  1. Behind the Screens: How Rackmount Touchscreen LCD Monitors Work

    specialistA touchscreen is essentially a virtual keyboard. In a conventional computer keyboard, each key has a unique electric circuit that is completed when the key is pressed. The same principle is applied in rackmount touchscreen LCD monitors, using resistive or capacitive sensors, rather than through the mechanical circuit completion in conventional keyboards.


    Resistive touchscreens are made of three layers: the polyester plastic, the insulating membrane, and the conducting glass. When you touch the polyester plastic, you also push the conducting glass down, and complete an electric circuit, similar to how an ordinary keyboard works. A chip embedded in the screen detects electrical field changes and calculates the coordinates of the spot you touched. A driver translates the coordinates into something readable by the operating system, which delivers the appropriate response. The resistive
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  2. Rackmount Keyboard Drawer: More than a Space and Money Saver

    ComputerYou typically buy a KVM (keyboard, video, and monitor) system to save space and money. Thus, it only makes sense that all the accessories that come with the system do the same. One of these is the sturdy rackmount keyboard drawer from the likes of Crystal Image Technologies.

    What is a Rackmount Keyboard Drawer?

    The drawer is placed directly underneath the rackmount monitor and contains a sliding tray to hold your keyboard. When the keyboard is in use, the drawer’s ball-bearing slides provide stability to the tray. There’s also space on the tray for pens, paper, and other supplies. When the keyboard isn’t in use, the retainers and built-in handle help secure the keyboard in place. As an efficient rackmount console, the keyboard drawer comes in 1U and 2U rack cases that should meet Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) specifications. The “1U”
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  3. Get a Monitor Drawer to Save a Significant Amount of Space

    Work DeskSpace is always a primary concern, especially in server rooms where things have a tendency to get cluttered. It’s easy to get lost in the clutter of cables and servers stacked one over the other; poor organization might affect the efficiency of your business. That’s because the disorder makes it a tad harder to address problems with the network quickly. It’s important to apply space-saving solutions like using an LCD monitor drawer to get rid of the clutter. An LCD drawer is almost like a mobile worktable because you can flip it up when you need it and flip it back in once you’re done. The clamshell design allows you to conveniently store it when it’s not in use. These monitor drawers are also not as bulky as ordinary desktop computers so they do not really take up much space in your server room. Companies like Crystal Image Technologies offer LCD drawers that are 1U or 2U in height with sizes ran
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  4. The Benefits of Using a Keyboard Video Mouse Switch

    WireMost information technology dependent businesses today make use of dedicated servers which are single servers used by networks of computers. This speeds up data sharing, and improves traffic control. To make dedicated servers work more efficiently, a high-quality KVM switch is often used. A keyboard video mouse (KVM) switch connects one keyboard, video display, and mouse to multiple computers using a single input and output device. When applying KVM switches to dedicated servers, you no longer need to use individual monitors and keyboards to accommodate each server, especially if you have a large network. You can simply stack the servers horizontally and use one set of input and display devices using the KVM switch to access one server at a time, allowing control of each one. Companies like Crystal Image Technologies offer a variety of KVM switches with port capacities ranging from 8 to 32. Some KVM devices allow
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