Input Devices

What is an Interchangeable Legend?

In the context of Graphic Overlays, Flexible Membrane Keypads, and PCB-Based Hybrid Membrane Keyboards, interchangeable legends refer to the ability to swap or replace graphical or textual elements on the surface of the user interface by inserting or changing the...

What is Shielding?

Shielding, in the context of Membrane Keypads and keyboards, refers to the use of materials and techniques to protect electronic components from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radiofrequency interference (RFI). EMI and RFI are forms of electromagnetic...

What is Illuminated Technology?

Do you know how important the illumination Keyboards are?

When you’re working on a keypad or keyboard and the power goes out abruptly, placing you in a gloomy environment with trouble seeing the keys on your keyboard.  This is really annoying, especially if you are working on anything essential and everything grinds to a standstill because the keypad or keyboard is not visible.  Similarly, it is difficult to the users to operate the machines who are working in dark settings like deep trenches in the military or gloomy rooms in the navy.

What is Printed Electronics and how it works?

Printed electronics is a groundbreaking technology revolutionizing electronic device fabrication. Unlike traditional methods relying on semiconductor processes, it employs inkjet or screen printing to deposit conductive, semiconductive, and insulating materials on flexible substrates like Polycarbonate (PC), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polyethylene Naphthalene (PEN), Polyethersulfone (PES), Polyamide-Imide (PAI), Polyimide (PI), and Polyethylene (PE).

What is Tactile and Non-tactile Membrane Keypad Switches?

Tactile and non-tactile membrane keypad switches are innovative input devices designed for various electronic applications. Tactile membrane keypads provide users with distinct tactile feedback upon key press, enhancing the user experience and ensuring precise input recognition. On the other hand, non-tactile membrane keypads offer a smooth, seamless surface without physical feedback.

These versatile keypad switches are widely used in industries such as electronics, medical devices, and industrial machinery due to their flexibility, reliability, and customizable design options. Tactile and non-tactile membrane keypads from reputable manufacturers like Protolab are engineered with precision, using high-quality materials to ensure durability and consistent performance in diverse environments.

For cutting-edge tactile and non-tactile membrane keypad solutions tailored to your specific needs, explore Protolab’s range of customizable options. Elevate your product design with our expertise in delivering keypads that combine functionality, durability, and aesthetic appeal.

What is embossing?

What has evolved in input devices- features, applications, and more.What has evolved in input devices- features, applications, and more.Embossing is the process of making an impression on a substrate to create a raised effect from the original surface. It adds shape...

What is a Graphic Overlay?

Graphics Overlays are thin films printed as an item’s top layer. They are periodically used when embellishing an item and assist with giving a feeling of usefulness to an item.  They are usually connected to the top, seeing the surface, and they are periodically used...

How does a Touch Switch work?

Touch Switches are a common sight as they can be seen virtually everywhere and in appliances. They serve as a pillar for controlling electronic devices, and manipulating a device might pose difficulty when they develop a fault. It can be likened to the human body in...

What is a capacitive switch (a complete guide)

A capacitive switch is a kind of touch-controlled electrical switch that works by estimating a change in capacitance.  It works similarly to an ordinary capacitive cell phone: when you contact the surface — given that you are not wearing gloves — a little electrical...