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INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS: Hale 1Touch Switch Provides Efficient Engine Operations

Issue 1 and Volume 16.

Hale launched its 1Touch Switch, an electronic device designed to replace traditional industry switches that control various electrical loads on fire trucks.

When using the 1Touch switch, Hale said firefighters can determine and alter the status of electrical loads faster and easier than with traditional switches.

“The 1Touch creates more streamlined and efficient fire engine operations,” said Bruce Lear, Hale’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The 1-Touch is the most reliable switch of its kind, and safer equipment results in better protection for firefighters.”

When coupled with the Class1 ES-Key Multiplexing System, he said the 1Touch Switch Panel provides firefighters with more functionality from each individual switch. Dual indicators and multi-colored switch lenses make it a functional and intuitive switch. The tactile feedback makes the 1Touch easy to use with a gloved hand, Lear said.

The 1Touch switch panels’ sealed design makes it suitable for in-the-cab use or for the rugged environment of the outer pump panel, according to Hale. Each button is programmable to 6 different switch types, including a dimmer. Indicators are also programmable, providing a quick visual indication of switch states. The dual indicators may also be set to flash, providing additional information to operators.

The switches, along with function labels, have adjustable backlighting to help firefighters see them in the dark.

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