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DNF Controls unveils Universal Switch Panel
DNF Controls has launched its new Universal Switch Panel (USP), a panel of multipurpose, configurable pushbutton switches.
The USP emulates the operation of mechanical pushbuttons, while adding a high degree of flexibility and application-specific functionality not available in conventional pushbutton panels.
The USP is available in a 1RU unit and comes equipped with either eight (USP-8) or 16 (USP-16) front-panel switches (8/16 GPO and 16/16GPI respectively). The panel's isolated relay contact switch closure (GPO) simplifies the unit's interface, while an opto-isolated tally input (GPI) allows for real-time status of external devices. The USP is easily configured using an off-the-shelf Web browser.
The face of each pushbutton switch features a backlit LCD display capable of displaying red, green and amber colors, flashing or solid. The LCD buttons can display "on" and "off" text legends and indicate tally status.
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