March 2, 2015

Extended temperature, bright LED characters on new operator interface terminal


CTM280 industrial data terminal for industrial environments, machine control, human data interface. Environmentally sealed, LED-lit, and extended temperature operation for wet, hot, cold, and dark surroundings.

CTM280 is available in grey or beige

CTM280 industrial operator terminal for hot, cold, wet, and dark environments

Additional Information:

Tucson, Arizona, March 2, 2015.  Intelligent Instrumentation announces the release of the environmentally rugged CTM280 data terminal for use in marginal operating environments.  The CTM280 is the newest member of the “microterminal” line of compact, flexible, and low-cost serial data terminals.  Microterminals are frequently used as OEM operator terminals to interface with machines, and in other HMI functions where small size and environmental ruggedness is important.  The new CTM280 is designed to be especially suited for low light and/or very cold operating environments.  Featuring a large easy-to-read red LED character display, it is suitable for operation in temperatures as low as -20° C and in complete darkness.  The compact CTM280 terminal has a 24-key alphanumeric keyboard with six lighted, host programmable function keys for easy operator input. The silicon rubber keys provide environmental sealing with tactile feedback and both key click and key repeat functions. Designed for either recess or panel mounting, the terminals are an ideal choice for applications where space is at a premium. Cases are available in beige or gray colors. Mounting clips and other installation accessories are available.The CTM280 has a 16-character display with an 80-character buffer that is accessible by simply scrolling the character window.  The host computer has full control of the terminal via a powerful set of command or Escape sequences, including screen format, the location of the visible display window, the programming of the function keys, and the communication with both the host and attached devices.The CTM280 terminal has two ports, one RS232C port for connecting to the host computer, and an auxiliary port that may be used for the following purposes if desired:Digital I/O – Configured for digital I/O, the port consists of 8 inputs and 8 outputs. The digital inputs may be used to read the state of any TTL or CMOS signal. Possible applications include reading switch positions, machine state, and door latch positions. The digital outputs may be used to provide control of external devices such as relays, lights, alarms, and door latches.Serial Pass-through – Configured as an RS232C serial auxiliary port, the port is a TxD and RxD pair which may be used to communicate with serial devices such as an electronic scale, a printer, or an autoID reader such as a slot reader, laser scanner, or RFID proximity reader.The CTM280 data terminals are available now.  Volume discounts are available to qualified accounts.


 About Intelligent Instrumentation Inc.

Intelligent Instrumentation’s FactoryView is a family of products interfacing the machines, processes and operations of an enterprise to data management systems. For over 29 years, the company has manufactured a complete line of industrial data collection and data acquisition products specifically designed for industry and manufacturing.


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Tucson, AZ 85756             

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