It was a pleasure for Wilson Hurd to work with Boss Products to create a controller for the interior of vehicles which are used for snow removal. The purpose of this device is to control the salt spreader positioned at the tailgate of the truck.
The original control design was very plain and didn’t have the element of style and allure that Boss was looking for. They were seeking a controller that would reflect the appeal of cutting-edge equipment and technology that would be in line with the rest of the Boss product line. We worked directly with the designers at Boss Products to figure out what should differ in the new controller to attain the desired look. The Boss team liked many of the ideas we presented to them during a visit to our Corporate Headquarters in Wausau. After working out the details of the end-product, the new panel design was created which incorporated the backlit keys and plastic backpanel.
The backlighting and functional elastomeric keypad was perfect for this project as it allowed for drivers to not only see the controller in the dark, but made it easy to the find each of the individual switches and operate the spreader by the feel of the raised keys on the elastomeric panel.
The components of this device are as follows:
- Membrane Switch Assembly with Metal Domes
- Elastomeric Overlay with Matte Polyurethane Finish
- Printed Circuit Board Assembly
- Plastic Backpanel
Overall, the project was a success. We were able to find the ideal solution to accommodate for Boss’ specific needs.
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