Illuminated exit switches feature capacitive touch

9th June 2015
Source: Stadium
Posted By : Jordan Mulcare
Illuminated exit switches feature capacitive touch

To create a range of panel mounted, illuminated exit switches that offer the end user a choice of capacitive touch switch or electromechanical push button for actuation, Stadium IGT have partnered with Acal BFi. This HMI solution features Stadium IGT’s patented thin film backlighting embedded into the back-plate, offering optional colour-ways and customisable legend, as well as providing a modern and sleek alternative to conventional switch plates.

This solution enables illuminated user instructions to be incorporated into the unit design, removing the need for additional displays or signage. The electromechanical push button version is well suited to building, industrial and safety applications where a conventional switch with a positive tactile response is required. For offices, hospitals and public buildings where a high-end finish is desired, the capacitive touch switch version will be a welcome alternative for architects and designers.

The switches use either a rugged and reliable industry standard dome actuated push-button or a high reliability backlit capacitive touch switch. The latter is mounted on an acrylic material incorporating the patented thin-film LED illumination technology from Stadium IGT. 

The material can be screen printed with different colours of text, making a low profile, low power consumption 12VDC powered unit that can be retrofitted to existing back boxes or supplied with a back box for new installations. The standard text is ‘Press to Exit’ for the mechanical version and ‘Touch to Exit’ for the capacitive version, however, customers can personalise the switches based on text, illumination colour, switch style and operating voltage.

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