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Keyboards & Peripherals

In addition to our industrial and rugged computers and monitors, VarTech Systems produces fully sealed keyboards and HMI peripherals for enhanced security and functionality, including biometric fingerprint scanners, cameras, RFID readers, thermal printers, speakers, and microphones.

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Rugged Keyboards

Industrial Keyboards

Our heavy-duty silicone, sealed membrane, or stainless steel keyboards are designed for operator interface usage in industrial applications. As needed, they can be prepared for outdoor environments, including those where your HMI faces extremely high or low temperatures.

Fully Sealed Hazardous Area Keyboards

VarTech's industrial keyboards are also engineered for the harsh environments of C1D1 and C1D2 applications according to customers' needs, including 24 function keys and a 10-key numeric keyboard connected to your HMI via USB or PS/2 ports.

Encased in stainless steel, our keyboards are made of silicone rubber for C1D2 areas and elastomer for C1D1 areas. Our C1D1 keyboards include options for shock and vibration-resistant components.

Additional HMI Peripherals

In addition to rugged keyboards, VarTech Systems offers numerous industrial HMI peripherals for enhanced security, communication, and operator interface usage.

The following peripherals are available on some, but not all, of our product families.

Security-First Features and Options

Biometric Fingerprint Scanners

When security is at the forefront of your application, our optional fingerprint scanners offer a trustworthy solution for biometric identification.

Security Cameras

Monitoring users for security purposes is a must for many applications in which our HMIs are located.

Whether for a military application or another environment where security is priority number one, our units can be equipped with cameras to record those interacting with your computer or monitor.

Locking Protective Doors

VarTech's options for locking protective doors can protect your enclosure from unauthorized usage while offering an added layer of impact damage protection.

HMI Peripherals for Enhancing Operator Interface Usage

RFID Barcode and ID Scanners

Frequently used in manufacturing environments and oil, gas, and energy applications, our optional RFID readers can be configured to scan your employee's IDs for access permissions or as a clock-in, clock-out station.

They are also practical barcode scanners for workstations where operators must capture records of inventory or materials.

Speakers and Microphones

Most commonly used as a check-in station feature in our WeighStation truck weigh scale kiosk, VarTech's ability to place speakers and microphones in our units allows users to interact with individuals in other locations.

They are also invaluable when an HMI is in a C1D1 or C1D2 hazardous area, and the operators must communicate with individuals in control rooms, for example.


With optional thermal printers, our industrial computers and monitors offer solutions for applications where maintaining paper records is necessary. Often found in our weigh scale kiosks, drivers can obtain a receipt verifying that they checked in at the kiosk.


Got questions? We have answers.


Can the product be customized for my specific application?

Every product is customized to your unique needs. Our Project Coordinators carefully assess the required specifications of each customer before recommending solutions. All our HMIs are built-to-spec, customized to your application and environment.

When you need a custom product, our Research and Development team works with you to engineer a design with specifications for your precise needs. We are forthright and will never sell an HMI if we are not entirely confident that it will meet the needs of your application.

Where are the products manufactured, and what is the estimated lead time?

As of mid-2023, our average lead time is four-to-eight weeks. Our North Carolina-based manufacturing facility includes a metal shop and a Class 10000 clean room for our optical bonding processes. With the exception of powder coating, which occurs within a half-hour drive, our entire engineering, production, and assembly processes are housed under one roof, offering us the flexibility to meet customers' needs quickly.

Lead time is conditional on numerous factors, and being forthright, we will only guarantee a lead time after a thorough assessment of the requirements of the production process. In the occasional event that delays occur, you will be promptly notified.

Can I get a mounting configuration for any model or size?

Certain mounting styles are incompatible with specific models and sizes of our product lines. Compatible mounting configurations are noted on each specific product page. Please get in touch with a Project Coordinator to confirm compatibility.

How long has your company been in business?

We have been in business for over 30 years. Incorporated in 1989, VarTech Systems has a history of providing industrial computers and display solutions to companies across the United States and the world. We have been debt-free for the entire history of our company.

Are the HMI products reliable?

The key to why customers come to us over and over again is the reliability of our products. We frequently receive feedback that our computers and monitors outlast those of the competition with minimal or no need for maintenance or repairs.

Is lifetime tech support available for the products?

VarTech Systems offers technical support to customers for the life of our products. If you have questions or need assistance with your HMI, email us or call us at 800-223-8050 to speak to our expert support staff.