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Concept to Complete User Interface Sub-System or Turnkey Product




Advanced Input Systems has manufactured many of the world’s most complex finefeatured input devices. Producing a custom device to your specification requires development with a comprehensive set of deliverables and a proven methodology for manufacturing. By providing most fabrication and assembly in-house in small batch sizes, Advanced Input Systems reduces cycle time, inventory costs, and focuses on your high mix/low volume needs.

• Complete product assembly and packaging • Expansive switch, backlighting, display, and pointing solutions • Integration of off-the-shelf and custom pointing devices • Integration of off-the-shelf and custom displays and touchscreens • Automated dome and switch placement • Automated functional testing • Full decoration including laser marking/etching, tampo printing, and diffusion printing

Advanced Input Systems’ LEAN manufacturing competency drives continuous improvement through reduced inventory, improved quality, lower costs, reduced space requirements, and shorter lead time. LEAN techniques also increase productivity, provide greater flexibility and close-knit supplier relations, simplify scheduling and control activities, increase capacity, and improve utilisation of human resources.



Innovation to Enrich Your User Interface

Any user input technology. Any display technology. Design: concepts • design verification • technology selection • system electronics Manufacture: global sourcing • production engineering • box build and test • cables and handsets Project Management: standards compliance • on-time delivery • configuration management • product development process Testing: product verification • specification compliance • in-process and final conformation certifications

Advanced Input Systems Europe Esterline, Advanced Input Systems Frankfurter Ring 15 D-80807 Munich Germany

Global Facilities • U.S. - Idaho and Michigan • Europe - U.K. and Germany • Asia - Shanghai, China

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Advanced Input Systems

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Any User Input Technology • Short, medium and full key travel • Membrane, switch • Backlit, sealed, flexible, kiosk, vandal resistant • Printed, laser marked, over-molded, in mold • Trackball, joystick, touchpad, mouse • Integrated audio/video I/O • Touch Screen and LCD integration


User Interface Success and Design Advanced Input Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation, manufactures specialised keyboards, standard and custom control panels and input systems. Our extensive portfolio of incorporating userinput technologies and displays has yielded over 2,000 unique input systems for more than 1,000 companies, reflecting deep design expertise and competent manufacturing. Notable customers since 1979, include virtually all major-medical OEM capital equipment providers, as well as key manufacturers in electronics and defence. • Project management keeps development and delivery to plan • Multiple input technologies are managed by Advanced Input Systems • Rigorous design approval process; full life-cycle management • Specialist skills allocated to the project when needed for primary or advanced systems

Any Display Technology • TFT, plasma, LED, fluorescent, LCD, OLED Emerging Technologies • Capacitance touch, OLED, haptics, optical, segmented EL


Customisation and Utility

Accelerate System Integration and Time-to-Market • Proven, reconfigurable modules for standard interfaces • Custom design to meet equipment specifics • Cosmetic and mechanical compatibility to other sub-systems • Graphic markings for multiple languages Simplify Compliance • ISO 9001 design approval • International standards • Industry-specific standards • RoHS compliance

COMPLEX USER INTERFACES INSTALLED WORLDWIDE Siemens Medical Solutions | Philips Medical Systems | GE Healthcare British Telecom | NCR | Honeywell | CareStream | LS Communications

Custom Mechanical Design • 2D and 3D CAD • Metal, plastic, composite enclosures • Molded, fabricated enclosures • Custom actuators, controls and fittings • Harsh or sterile environments Custom Electronic Design • Proven reusable interface technology • Standard and proprietary interfaces • Embedded control software • Firmware design • Audio/video integration • Speech recognition • Single board computer

Extraordinary Vision  

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