European Market Leader in Complex Input Systems Presents Modular Industrial Control Panel at ELECTRONICS WEST 2010

Available in various standard sizes (5.7 display, 10.4 display and 12.1 display), and comes with or without a resistive touch screen

Peachtree City, GA (January 16, 2010) Hoffmann + Krippner will present its brand-new range of modular industrial control panels to its customers at the upcoming ELECTRONICS WEST 2010 show in Anaheim, CA from February 9-11.

A pioneer in membrane keyboard technology, Hoffmann + Krippner is a European market leader in complex input systems, as well as a developer and producer of innovative and customized input solutions for diverse sectors ranging from electronics, medical technology, engineering and aviation to military technology. The company is now offering the OPAL ( operations panel ) brand as an economical alternative with prices starting at $199. OPAL provides a straightforward approach to the consumer's need for simplicity in interface input system design and utilization.

As a standard operations panel, OPAL represents a modular industrial interface panel that controls machines and other fabrication equipment. It will be available in various standard sizes (5.7 display, 10.4 display and 12.1 display), and comes with or without a resistive touch screen. An emergency button and key lock system are also optional accessories. The panel can be connected to the operation system of the machine or to fabrication equipment with an integrated USB cable.

The OPAL products can be easily integrated into existing machines. It is possible to individually label each key with Hoffmann + Krippner's EasyLabel Software for maximum flexibility, and the products will be available for sale with next day shipping in the online shop found at www.opalpanels.com.

The unique OPAL EasyLabel technology enables customers to label each key on the OPAL panel individually by using a template available online from Hoffmann + Krippner. The labels can then be printed directly on specially provided labels that easily slide onto the label pockets on the backside of the panel.

With OPAL, customers now have a flexible and inexpensive alternative to developing their own customized control panel. Instead of waiting weeks or months for prototypes, they can simply configure their control panel online at www.opalpanels.com and get it within days. Once received, they can individually label each key and have a customized control panel ready within a short amount of time. OPAL is the perfect solution for customers who only need small quantities but do not want to compromise functionality or quality, says company president, Guido Woska.

For additional information regarding OPAL, visit www.hoffmann-krippner.com.

ABOUT HOFFMANN + KRIPPNER, Inc.

Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. is headquartered in Germany and has offices around the world, including the United States. The company has a workforce of over 200 and develops and produces innovative input solutions for customers in the most diverse sec tors, ranging from the electronics industry, medical technology, engineering and aviation to military technology.

Hoffmann + Krippner is a pioneer in membrane keyboard technology and is a European market leader in complex input systems. Innovation and high quality have formed the company s philosophy since the company was established in 1972.

As a medium-sized and family-owned second-generation-company, innovative product development and the extensive know-how of the employees allow them to develop and produce comprehensive input device systems, including housing, electronics and software for a wide range of clients.

The company strengths benefit customers through a broad range of innovative top-level engineering.

Hoffmann + Krippner's long-standing expertise as a leading manufacturer of customized input devices and keyboards in Europe results in high-quality solutions for customers, world-wide.