Siemens T-OUCH



  • I program all sorts of different things. I used to program embedded C for VHF tracking collars. Since then, I've started programming PLCs using ladder logic. 

    Last night on PLCs.net, someone posted that they were having trouble with a touch screen. It seems one of the operators got frustrated with the system and punched it out. You know, with a fist. Later, someone posted that they've seen the touch panels stabbed, and another was shot.

    Here are a few of the pictures. They've been making me giggle all day, so I thought I'd share with the rest of you. There are so many things in these pictures that it's impossible to list them all. I like the password plaque. My favorite is definitely the ! popup near the HELP button. It almost makes it look like the panel is trying to call for help.

    [IMG]http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8508/p1000071cda3.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9850/p1000069cfr6.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/6721/p1000070cwj1.jpg[/IMG] 

     



  • I agree that it's quite amusing, but TRWFT is that you must enter a password to use it but the password is posted on the wall. Clearly the control panel does not need to be secured (presumably the room is reasonably secure, etc), so why does the password even exist?

     



  • @Brendan Kidwell said:

    I agree that it's quite amusing, but TRWFT is that you must enter a password to use it but the password is posted on the wall. Clearly the control panel does not need to be secured (presumably the room is reasonably secure, etc), so why does the password even exist?

     

     

     

    I would guess that 109 correlates to a record in a master password book. probably not the actual password.

     



  • @random_viewer said:

    I would guess that 109 correlates to a record in a master password book. probably not the actual password.
    You must be new here.



  • @Lingerance said:

    @random_viewer said:
    I would guess that 109 correlates to a record in a master password book. probably not the actual password.
    You must be new here.
     

    Well that [i]was[/i] his first post. 



  •  I love the password. It's not a piece of paper stuck on the monitor, it's a freaking PLAQUE. Someone went out and made that to remember the number 109. What are the odds he carries a plaque of his PIN in his wallet?

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess they don't change the password very often... 

     



  • @Brendan Kidwell said:

    I agree that it's quite amusing, but TRWFT is that you must enter a password to use it but the password is posted on the wall. Clearly the control panel does not need to be secured (presumably the room is reasonably secure, etc), so why does the password even exist?
    It's off-the-shelf software that has a password that can't be turned off, but the company using it doesn't feel the need to have a password.



  • The local 24-hour gas station has pumps like that. Most of the exterior plastic over the LCD displays are cracked or completely busted out. I don't know why people insist on making it almost impossible for others to read the numbers at the pumps. It's not the pumps' fault that prices keep going up.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    The local 24-hour gas station has pumps like that. Most of the exterior plastic over the LCD displays are cracked or completely busted out. I don't know why people insist on making it almost impossible for others to read the numbers at the pumps.
     

    Some of it is regular vandalism. Some of it is because the idiot pump manufacturer didn't check to see that hey, this kind of plastic is destroyed by petrol fumes (the cheapest, most common kind of hard transparent plastic almost dissolves in the presence of petrol).

    I don't know how these people remain employed.


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