Membrane switches can be combined with laminated overlays for complete panel assemblies, and can be designed in numerous shapes, sizes, and layouts. Surface-mount LEDs can be incorporated, and options such as tactile response, static discharge, and EMI/RFI/ESD shielding are also available. Switch assemblies can be attached to rigid subpanels that can include mounting hardware. Complete assemblies can be installed as a single component during final product assembly.
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