As one of the leaders in water jet cutting systems, staying at the forefront of innovation, WARDJet identified a problem - controls for CNC machinery were lacking. They set out to fix this problem with the intention of creating a new software interface called “Move”, which controls their X-Series cutting tools. Move would use a touch-based interface similar to that of modern day tablets and mobile devices. Doing this created a number of challenges. First and foremost, they needed an all-in-one computer that was powerful enough to run their software and had a responsive touch screen. Also, given the nature of a water based cutting tool, finding a unit that wouldn’t get damaged by splash-back or particulates in the air was important. Supply consistency was another important consideration. WARDJet needed to know that the operating system configuration and hardware, including motherboard chipset, on the computers they bought today would be the same as the ones they would buy a year or two down the road. This would ensure that their software could be installed easily and correctly. From a mechanical aspect, it was important that operators had a consistent interface to work from.