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QSI Custom ADA-compliant Keypad Used by Otis Elevator Company at Seven World Trade Center

QSI Custom ADA-compliant Keypad Used by Otis Elevator Company at Seven World Trade Center

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 25, 2007

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, was selected by Otis Elevator Company, the leading worldwide supplier and maintainer of people-moving equipment, to provide the graphic human-machine interface terminals (HMI) on Otis' new Compass­™ destination entry system in deployment at the Seven World Trade Center building in New York City.

The Compass system utilizes QSI Corporation's custom-built, ADA-compliant, graphic keypad. A distributed network of QSI terminals are connected utilizing the unique abilities of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). PoE allows for both power and communications to be contained in a single CAT5 Ethernet cable, thereby simplifying installation, reducing costs and increasing flexibility.

The QSI custom graphic keypad developed for Otis utilizes a 320×240, TFT color display measuring 3.8", with a 12-key keypad. To learn more about QSI's custom terminal offerings, visit

"We are delighted to be selected by the world's premier elevator company to supply terminals that will be used by tens of thousands of passengers daily," states Jim Elwell, COO of QSI Corporation.

The QSI terminals use an object-based graphic terminal programming language called Qlarity®. Qlarity Foundry® is QSI's PC-based design tool which provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the QSI terminals. To learn more about Qlarity and Qlarity Foundry, visit

"QSI's keypad serves as an ideal complement to the Compass system," said Wade Montague, Segment Manager, Dispatching and Human Interfaces, Otis Elevator Company. "Like the flexibility integrated into the Compass system's design, QSI's product offers our customers an array of options, which are fully customizable to their needs."

About QSI

Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI's human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including serial, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. QSI excels at designing and building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770.

About Qlarity

Qlarity (pronounced Clarity) is an object-based terminal programming language used on QSI Corporation's line of graphic terminals. Designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects, provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry, a PC-based design tool, provides a Windows environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the Qlarity-based terminal. To learn more about Qlarity, visit To learn more about QSI's Qlarity-based graphic terminals, visit Graphic images of the QSI's Qlarity-based terminals can be downloaded from

About Otis Elevator Company

Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators, and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains 1.5 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., which is based in Hartford, Connecticut, and is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. For more information, visit

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