Swappable Control Panels

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A Swappable Control Panel is a control panel designed to be switched out as an entire unit. The entire panel may be removed and replaced by another, typically by just removing the locking mechanism and disconnecting a large wiring connector. This offers the flexibility to swap in different control panel layouts for different games.

The advantage of a swappable control panel is its simplicity, ability to incorporate artwork and ability to support more than one layout for a particular arcade. The disadvantage is that you may need to purchase duplicate controls, wiring is a little more complex, and you can still support only a limited number of layouts. However, of the non-static control panel alternatives, the swappable control panel is considerably less complex than either Modular Control Panels or Rotating Control Panels.

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