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Grayhill Announces Updated CANbus Keypads and MMI Controllers for Off-Highway Vehicles

June 18, 2018 - Grayhill, Inc. announces the release of an exciting line of updated CANbus keypads and MMI Controllers for off-highway vehicles. As the originators of CANbus Keypads and Jog Dial controls intended the Off-Highway marketplace since 2003, Grayhill has developed the new line of CANbus keypads and MMI Controllers especially for agricultural, construction, mining and other large capacity equipment.

CANbus controls give operators access to a greater number of functionalities in a smaller footprint. With many available standard form factors and three standard legend sets, the new Grayhill CANbus keypads and MMI Controllers are made to be customized. Designers can change legends, backlight LED indicator color, and button configurations.

The new line of CANbus keypads and MMI Controllers now feature a lower profile that protrudes from the panel only about half the distance as the original versions. An innovative new snap fit feature means the keypad and MMI Controllers can be easily snapped into the panel cutout – no tools needed for installation! New Safety Diagnostic Functions actively report the status of Incoming Power and the functionality of Buttons/LED indicators. The new low power sleep mode saves energy, reducing the possibility of draining the battery. LED indicators are now raised above the buttons, giving users a much clearer image and excellent off-angle visibility, even when not viewed from the optimal viewing angle.


In addition to expanding the number of sizes available, Grayhill also expanded integration options by adding input/output (I/O) pins that can be controlled by the CANbus interface for door lights, heat sensors, and other analog outputs.  


Key advantages include:

  • Five standard keypad form factors available
  • J1939 and CANOpen Safety versions 
  • Dimmable LED indicators and legends
  • Sealed to IP67
  • Vibration and impact resistant
  • Operating temp: -40°C to +85°C
  • Long life: 1,000,000 cycles per key
  • Support for multiple key press combinations
  • Designed for 12/24 volt systems
  • Custom legends and configurations available


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