Upstate Networks Inc., a manufacturer of unattended machine payment interface circuit boards, announced recently the option of conformal coating for all its PCB products.
Conformal coating material is applied to electronic circuitry to act as protection against moisture, dust, chemicals and temperature extremes that, if unprotected, could result in damage or failure of the electronics to function. When electronics must withstand harsh environments and added protection is necessary, Upstate Networks coats assemblies with a layer of transparent conformal coating rather than potting, the announcement said.
"This enhancement allows for a broader range of deployments for the unattended payment system using the products in our catalog of bill, card and coin solutions," said Chris Smolen, Upstate Networks co-founder and principle engineer. "We're seeing customers using our MDB2PC and PC2MDB+ products in a wider temperature and humidity range such as outdoor kiosks."
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