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Disinfecting Touchscreens in the Era of COVID-19

2020-06-09T12:07:11-07:00

Since COVID-19 hit, we've been getting more requests about how to disinfect touchscreen surfaces. It is important to realize touchscreens are sensitive to chemicals and having liquid applied to them. First some warnings: Touchscreen display modules are not sealed and can be damaged if liquids are sprayed or poured directly onto the surface. Cleaning cloths should be wrung of excess liquid prior to using on device surfaces. Avoid Isopropyl alcohol at concentrations greater than 70% and non-diluted bleach or ammonia solutions. The use of incorrect solutions can result in visual impairment of touchscreen, discoloration, and damage functionality. Do not use any cleaning agents that are labeled as corrosive or abrasive to glass or plastic. This includes solvents (Like Formula 409), acids, ammonia, and any cleaning agents containing an abrasive. Do not wipe or scrape any surface of the device with anything abrasive (i.e. steel wool, cloth with steel threads, scrubbing [...]

Disinfecting Touchscreens in the Era of COVID-192020-06-09T12:07:11-07:00

Reach Technology Manufacturing Moving to Center of Excellence

2020-01-12T01:29:14-08:00

Reach Technology, part of Novanta — a leading technology partner to medical and advanced industrial OEMs — will be making changes to our operations to take advantage of one of Novanta’s production centers of excellence. In December 2019, the manufacturing of products will transfer from San Jose, CA to a Novanta facility in Mukilteo, WA, just north of Seattle. The ISO 9001:2015 certified facility has a strong track record and competence in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. Our R&D team will continue in Lake Oswego, OR. Throughout the transfer period, we will provide products to meet your specifications and delivery requirements. We can provide any documentation you may require, and accommodate your request should you need to audit the new production site. Expect communication on specific timing and details of the transfer in the coming months. Please feel free to contact our sales team with any questions. [...]

Reach Technology Manufacturing Moving to Center of Excellence2020-01-12T01:29:14-08:00

Reach Technology PoE5 100W Functional Tester Supports IEEE 802.3bt Standard

2020-01-24T09:43:56-08:00

New PoE testing equipment gives manufacturers of Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) cost-effective, high-throughput tools for the production test of PoE power functionality. Reach Technology (reachtech.com), a company that makes PoE Test Equipment specially designed for manufacturers of Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), today announced the release of the PoE5. Reach Technology designed its latest unit to support the new IEEE 802.3bt Power-over-Ethernet standard to test Ethernet switches, Power over HDBaseT (PoH), and LED lighting controllers. The PoE5 allows PSE manufacturers to do a quick, thorough final test before shipping. The PoE5 tests all ports at full power with no duty cycle limitations and does a datapath loopback at the full 10G rate for complete power and data integrity testing. “The new power standard cements PoE as the power distribution technology of choice for under 100W intelligent devices. Power has long been more reliable than data, and if PoE is to grow as [...]

Reach Technology PoE5 100W Functional Tester Supports IEEE 802.3bt Standard2020-01-24T09:43:56-08:00

12.1” Touchscreen Display Expands Advanced Product Lineup

2020-01-12T01:33:11-08:00

Powered by the G2H2 controller, this general-purpose module incorporates an industrial panel with an integrated projected capacitive touch screen designed for applications that demand long-term availability. With a Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor, the module offers a wealth of I/O interfaces for connecting to other sections of a medical or industrial product. Reach Technology, today announced a new Linux Touchscreen 12.1” module that helps engineers add user interfaces with scrolling, sliding, transparencies, 3D graphics, and animations. Like all Reach products, these modules are designed for long-term availability with a 10+ year processor life and a multi-sourced, industry standard LCD form factor. The 12.1” Standard Projected Capacitive Display Module (Product Part: 51-0406-0D2) uses a WXGA (1280×800) LCD with LED backlight and comes with integrated touch. It uses the G2H2 controller which is powered by a Freescale i.MX 6Solo Industrial, 1.0 Ghz core processor, and offers a wealth of I/O interfaces for [...]

12.1” Touchscreen Display Expands Advanced Product Lineup2020-01-12T01:33:11-08:00

Reach Launches New SLCD5+E Touchscreen Controller and Modules

2020-01-24T11:31:51-08:00

Reach LCD controllers give engineers the quickest way to generate a user interface without a lot of programming. The new single board design (SLCD5+E) provides a lower profile, higher reliability, and improved EMI performance.   Reach Technology today announced a new SLCD5+E touchscreen controller board and four new touchscreen display modules: 5.7” High Resolution, 7” Standard, 7” Wide-Viewing Angle (5V), and 12.1” Standard SLCD5+E. New modules share form factors and mounting with SLCD5+ predecessors and are powered by the SLCD5+E controller board whose design incorporates the microprocessor daughter board with the main board to provide a lower profile, higher reliability, and improved EMI performance. 5.7” High Resolution SLCD5+E (Product Part: 51-0325-001) Product Specifications | Development Kit 7” Standard Resistive SLCD5+E (Product Part: 51-0325-111) Product Specifications | Development Kit 7” Standard PCAP SLCD5+E (Product Part: 51-0325-171) Product Specifications | Development Kit 7” Wide-Viewing Angle (5V) SLCD5+E (Product Part: 51-0325-421) Product Specifications [...]

Reach Launches New SLCD5+E Touchscreen Controller and Modules2020-01-24T11:31:51-08:00

Reach Named one of Bay Area’s Top Manufacturers

2020-01-12T01:33:30-08:00

Reach Technology was named one of the Bay Area's top manufacturers, by the San Francisco Business Journal. The company landed 73rd on their list with the likes of Tesla and Lam Research. See list

Reach Named one of Bay Area’s Top Manufacturers2020-01-12T01:33:30-08:00

Reach Production Moving to Larger Facility

2020-01-12T01:34:08-08:00

Thanks to your business, we continue to grow. To make room for production, we are moving to a larger, state-of-the-art facility in April 2017. We will share space with NDS Surgical Imaging, also a Novanta company, in San Jose, CA. Our new address will be 5750 Hellyer Ave, San Jose, CA 95138. For a period, our main phone number 510-770-1417 will forward to our new number 408-754-4176. Our email addresses will remain the same. Our Fremont, CA office will be closed Thursday, April 6th, and Friday, April 7th. Orders will begin shipping from San Jose, CA the following week. We will work with you to schedule your orders around these transition dates. Please contact Reach Sales with any questions.

Reach Production Moving to Larger Facility2020-01-12T01:34:08-08:00

Reach Technology Acquired by Novanta

2020-01-12T01:34:16-08:00

We are pleased to announce Reach Technology, Inc. is being acquired by Novanta, a leading global supplier of industrial and healthcare technology solutions. Reach will continue to provide you with the highest quality products and customer support that continue to be the hallmarks of our business. Novanta shares our standards of service and operations. Our customers will benefit as we leverage their global resources. Answers to common questions: Why did Reach sell to Novanta? Reach has grown to the point where additional resources are needed to provide our high level of service to an expanding customer base. Reach management saw the opportunity to join forces with a company that shares the same customer-focused values. How do I place orders? Your ordering process won’t change. We still support phone, email, web shopping cart, and fax orders. All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Will my sales contact [...]

Reach Technology Acquired by Novanta2020-01-12T01:34:16-08:00

Long Term Availability

2020-01-12T01:34:35-08:00

Prospect Question: My biggest concern is longevity. My products need to remain viable for a good 10 years (nature of our market). Having designed in displays before I know that about the time I release to production the display is at end of life...I was hoping that the industry had changed a bit...I am concerned that it is difficult to guarantee the longevity I require...that is where my discomfort lies...My other choice is to use more standard buttons and a much less sophisticated these tend to hang around longer. That being said.. is there a display size that tends to remain active the longest? Reach Technology Answer: Your longevity concerns are shared by many of our customers. They make products for the medical industry, and changes are painful for them because of the regulatory issues. They require that products do not change over time, or change as little as [...]

Long Term Availability2020-01-12T01:34:35-08:00