Delta Systems, the designer and manufacturer of switches, controllers and displays for the outdoor power equipment industry, has published a new white paper – “What to Consider When Choosing a Dashboard Display for Outdoor Power Equipment” – designed to help OEMs choose the correct touchscreen display.
“OEMs today know there is a growing expectation that, regardless of the type of vehicle they’re operating, motorists want the same feel and functionality they have in their cars. From ATVs to UTVs, riding mowers to skid steers, an improved Human-Machine Interface (HMI) can make jobs simpler and equipment operators’ lives easier,” according to the white paper’s authors, Tony Aboumrad, VP engineering, and Tony Nohra, advanced technology manager.
“Digital dashboard displays are driving HMI innovation in markets where dashboards do not frequently change. Today, more outdoor power equipment, powersports and compact equipment makers are shifting away from customary indicator and switch arrays to a touchscreen solution that brings data to one easily accessible viewpoint, merging functions and minimizing clutter to refresh the dash space,” the white paper reads. “A display that is fully customized for the needs of the machine can offer a unique user experience (UX). The challenge is developing a solution that differentiates the end product and excites the user while avoiding the cost of unnecessary functionality.”
The new white paper addresses an array of display considerations, including:
- Mounting options/fit
- Passcode protection
The full white paper can be found here.
Delta System’s newest touchscreen display is a 4.3-inch programmable display with an embedded Linux OS, offering OEMs the ability to configure their own screens using open-source development tools.
DELTA SYSTEMS INC.