How Programmable Switches Enable Smarter Display

A key challenge for product designers and developers is understanding the role that switches play in enhancing the user interface of the whole system. Enabling the subsystem to easily plug into an existing system and providing a quick startup are critical to the success of the product, whether it's a patient monitor or a remotely operated vehicle. In this interview, Sherrie Trigg, Editor and Director of Medical Content at SAE Media Group speaks with Lee Pistor, Business Relationship Manager at NKK Switches (Scottsdale, AZ) about these challenges and explores how a solution such as a SmartDisplay — an electromechanical switch combined with a graphic programmable display — puts multiple functions in one location, providing ease of use for operators and enhancing the value of the device.