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KMA Welcomes Goldfinger Monitors – Touch Screen Monitors

Welcome – Goldfinger Touchscreen Monitors

KMA is pleased to welcome Goldfinger, provider of touch screen monitors and touch screen components. Goldfinger offers many customizable touch screen monitors in an array of sizes.

Goldfinger is the fastest growing monitor company in the United States designing and manufacturing non-touch and touch screen monitors with touch-screen capable on-screen menus boasting state-of-the-art technology and durability. We offer a full line of monitors that are built tougher with bolder colors and brighter screens. We design for markets such as point-of-sale applications including retail, casino gaming, vending, and arcade along with self-service commercial locations. At Goldfinger, we are geared to respond quickly to changes in the marketplace and the needs of you and your customers. We love challenges and welcome your feedback. We firmly believe we are only as successful as our customers.
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Imagine a touch screen experience unlike any other. Experience vibrant lighting, high-definition imagery and brighter & bolder colors for the best Interactive experience. Infrared technology allows you to interact using a finger, a gloved hand, a pencil, or any other solid object. PCAP technology allows for a sleek look while still offering durability. Our tempered glass screen is virtually indestructible with no loss of clarity. Brighter and bolder video software with 900-2000 Nit panels available. Goldfinger monitors can run over 70,000 hours in a lifetime and with a return rate of less than 0.1% it’s no wonder why 300+ companies trust Goldfinger to deliver them over 1 million monitors.

Goldfinger offers a range of touchscreen monitors from 8″ to 86″, as well as custom monitors. Monitors offered in NonTouch, Infrared, and PCAP technologies.

To contact – visit our website Goldfinger or you can call at 843-996-0095 and/or email us here.

You can request more information here if you like

 

New Member – General Touch Touchscreens

General Touch has been a leading touch solutions provider in the global marketplace for more than 20 years. By putting the customer’s interest first, GT consistently offers exceptional customer experience and satisfaction through its wide variety of touch technologies and solutions including All-in-One touch systems.

WHO WE ARE

As a forerunner in the China’s touch industry, General Touch quickly became a global player in delivering high-quality, cost-effective and versatile touchscreens for customers from 80+
countries with over 4 million installations. GT produces  touchscreens and touch displays that meet international standards such as CCC, FCC, CE, UL, and ROHS.

WHAT WE DO

General Touch makes available advanced touch technology at a sensible price for its clientele. GT further adds unbeatable
value through customization to meet particular needs when required. The versatility of GT’s touch products is evident from their presence in varying industries such as Gaming, Kiosks, POS, Banking, HMI, Healthcare and Public Transportation. GT heavily invests in R&D so as to produce touchscreens with broad range of sizes (7” to 86”), for wide range of applications and for long periods of utilization. With a focus on delighting both
customers and users, GT’s Pcap/ PIT/ SAW/ IR touchscreens have garnered loyal and prolonged support from international brands. General Touch even offers up its touch products for ‘adoption’, empowering customers who have proudly branded GT’s touch products as their own (OEM), thus, increasing their corporate stature and extending their market reach.

WHY WE ARE LOVED

By betting our success on our customers’ success, we do whatever it takes to fulfil their product requirements. Should there be any shortcoming, our customers know that we will do right by them. At the end of the day, our customers are delighted by our passion to help them thrive in their business arena with our competitive, reliable and appealing touch products backed with our dedicated aftersales service. Best of all, our customers get to enjoy the
benefits of our continual growth and improvement in our business practice and technical competence.

For more information and a free quote fill out the form

 

Products

Contact Us

The Europe/Russia/CIS:

Ms. Emily Gu
Telephone: +86-28-8512-4124
Cell: +86-136 8809 7132
Mailbox: guxiangyun@generaltouch.com

Mr. Kevin
Telephone: +86-28-8512-4125
Cell: +86-158 2858 4823
Mailbox: yaoyuchuan@generaltouch.com


The Americas

Mr. Andrew Cheang
Telephone: +86-28-8512-4123
Cell: +86-134 3896 4343
Mailbox: andrew-cheang@generaltouch.com


The India, Middle East & South-East Asia

Mr. Music Cai
Telephone: +86-28-8512-4113
Cell: +86-159 2895 3508
Mailbox: caiyingjie@generaltouch.com


The South Korea/Japan

Mr. Lee
Telephone: +86-28-8512-4123
Mailbox: lijidong@generaltouch.com

Mimo Monitors Feb Newsletter

Mimo Monitors Newsletter Feb 2020

Editor Notes: Mimo Monitors specializes in small touch screen monitors and displays that simplify your life and maximize your potential at work. Ranging from 7-21 inches, we pride ourselves on innovative, high quality, and cutting-edge touchscreen technology designed to be inherently flexible to suit your needs, and bring your vision to life.  Visit Mimo Website for more information.

Mimo Monitors: February 2020
2020 is off to a wonderful start. With ISE behind us and DSE just around the corner, we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store.
Catch Up With Mimo Monitors
Make An Appointment to Stop by Our Booth (#3022) At the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 

This year at DSE check out the launch of our brand new, first-ever outdoor digital signage. You can also check out our new shelf edge displays, and feel the revolutionary Mimo Vue with TanvasTouch®. We’ll have all this and so much more at the booth, so make an appointment to check it out.

Schedule an DSE Booth Appointment Here
Learn About the Culture at Mimo Monitors

We’ve worked to cultivate a culture at Mimo Monitors that allows for individual growth and strong teamwork. We encourage our employees to think outside the box to best serve our customers, while also focusing on collaboration in and outside the office. Check out this video to learn more about our culture at Mimo Monitors and some of our great team members.

Watch the Video About Our Company Culture
Watch our rAVe booth tours from ISE

Our friends at rAVe stopped by our booth at ISE to chat and check out some of our latest products. Watch Partner Channel Manager, Tyler Wells, from our team walk through some of the products we featured at the show.

Watch rAVe booth videos from ISE
Hear Our CEO, David Anderson, Speak at DSE on “Game Changing Innovations in Small Digital Signage”

On Wednesday, April 1st in the Best Practices Theatre at 12:15 PM come hear our President & CEO David Anderson Speak about recent game-changing innovations in small format digital signage. We’ll cover relevant and engaging topics such as AV-over-IP solutions, surface haptics, and conference room-in-a-box solutions and provide tangible insights you can use to help you reach your goals.

Check Us Out at ISE
Introducing Our Shelf Edge Displays, The Ideal Retail Digital Signage Solution

We know shelf edge displays can be an incredibly valuable in-store marketing tool. We’re pleased to launch our 23×2″ shelf edge displays, available with and without Android Media Player. Sleek, flexible, and durable, these displays are fuss-free and seamless to install. Check out this video to learn all about them.

Watch The Video About Our New Shelf Edge Displays
Learn About Our Charitable Giving Program with TechSoup, A Global Non-Profit That Supports Non-Profit Organizations With Mission-Critical Resources

We’re proud to collaborate with TechSoup to provide our products to some of the organizations who need it most. We’ve helped out organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee, The New York Academy of Sciences, DC Scores, Paws for Life and hundreds more.

Learn More About Our Work With TechSoup
Read Mimo Monitors’ Case Studies & White Papers

If you’re interested in learning about how we’ve benefitted some of our customers, you can check out the new white paper and case studies section of our website for an in-depth look.

Read Case Studies & White Paper
Are You Media/Press Interested In Covering Mimo Monitors?

We’ve got a brand new press kit on our website. If you’re a member of the media we invite you to check it out, and contact us if you’re interested in collaborating on a story, or stop by our booth at upcoming trade shows. We’d love to work with you.

Check Out Our Press Kit
Are You Following Mimo Monitors on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook?

We’re posting ongoing and valuable content over on our social media pages regularly. We’re sharing some of our favorite tips, tricks, and information pertaining to company and industry news. You can find and follow us here:

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Touchscreen FAQ – Are All Kiosk Touchscreens Created Equal?

Interactive Touchscreen Comparison

olea kiosk Interactive touchscreens come in several varieties. Here’s a quick overview of the types and the applications to which each is best suited.  Whitepaper by Olea Kiosks

Although interactive touchscreens have been around in one form or another since the late 1970s, over the past 10 years or so they’ve become an integral part of our lives.

In fact, thanks to the iPhone, tablet computers and similar devices, we’ve become accustomed to the idea that we should be able to touch the screens we see and get a reaction. Interactive touchscreens are a central feature of devices ranging from ATMs to wayfinding kiosks to the photo kiosks common in drugstores around the country.

A Research and Markets study valued the size of the interactive display market at $9.9 billion in 2015, with that market estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 15.5 percent over the next five years, reaching $26.9 billion by 2022.

Interactive displays include a variety of technologies, though, and not every technology is suited to every application.

Touchscreen Type

Stacking them up

According to the industry trade publication Control Design, there are five main types of touchscreens: resistive touch, infrared touch, surface capacitive, surface acoustical wave and projected capacitive. Each has its advantages, disadvantages and applications for which it is best suited.

Resistive Touchscreen

A resistive touchscreen is made up of several thin layers, including two electrically resistive layers facing each other with a thin gap between. When the top layer is touched, the two layers connect and the screen detects the position of that touch.

“Resistive touch is a very old technology that some companies still offer as their go-to,” said Frank Olea, CEO of Olea Kiosks.

“It works great in places with dust and grease, such as fast food restaurants, and its low price point can make it attractive for those with a limited budget,” Olea said. “I personally don’t care for it because it makes the image on the screen appear hazy and it wears out over time.”

In addition, resistive-touch screens are unable to perform the multitouch functions that are becoming increasingly popular.

touchscreen technology OleaInfrared Touch

For very large displays, infrared touch is the most common application. Instead of a sandwich of screens, infrared touchscreens use IR emitters and receivers to create an invisible grid of beams across the display surface. When an object such as a finger interrupts the grid, sensors on the display are able to locate the exact point.

Advantages of infrared touch are excellent image quality and a long life, and they work great for gesture-based applications. In addition, scratches on the screen itself won’t affect functionality. In many cases, touch capability can be added to a display through the use of a third-party overlay placed on the existing screen.

On the downside, infrared touchscreens are susceptible to accidental activation and malfunctions due to dirt or grease buildup. They’re also not suited to outdoor applications. In addition, while adding an overlay is a relatively quick way to convert a large display into a touchscreen, extra care must be taken in mounting that overlay to ensure touches match the image displayed on the screen.

Surface Capacitive Touchscreeens

Surface capacitive screens have a connective coating applied to the front surface and a small voltage is applied to each corner. Touching the screen creates a voltage drop, with sensors on the screen using that drop to pinpoint the location of that touch. Advantages of surface capacitive technology include low cost and a resistance to environmental factors, while disadvantages include an inability to withstand heavy use and a lack of multitouch capability. Those screens are also limited to finger touches; the technology won’t work if the user is wearing gloves. DVD rental company Redbox uses surface capacitive screens in their kiosks.

Multitouch Touchscreen Technology

Other types of touchscreen tech offer the potential of more complicated functions thanks to their ability to sense several touches at the same time. Multitouch applications might include functions performed with two or more fingers, such as pinching or zooming of images. Larger displays might allow for interaction using two hands or even two users.

SAW Touchscreen

Surface acoustic wave or SAW displays use piezoelectric transducers and receivers along the sides of the screen to create a grid of invisible ultrasonic waves on the surface. A portion of the wave is absorbed when the screen is touched, with that disruption tracked to locate the touch point.

“We tend to lead with surface acoustic wave,” Olea said.

“The transparency of the glass on an SAW panel is pretty good and the touch tends to be very stable and not require frequent calibration,” he said. “On the other hand, it doesn’t work well outdoors or anywhere there is grease or high amounts of dust, such as near parking lots, in warehouses things like that. Also, you can do 2-point touch on SAW although pinching, zooming, and applications such as on-screen signatures don’t work very well.”

Projected Capacitive or PCap Touchscreens

Last on the list of dominant touch technologies is projected capacitive technology. PCAP is a relative of capacitive touch, with the key difference being that they can be used with a stylus or a gloved finger. Projected capacitive touchscreens are built by layering a matrix of rows and columns of conductive material on sheets of glass. Voltage applied to the matrix creates a uniform electrostatic field, which is distorted when a conductive object comes into contact with the screen. That distortion serves to pinpoint the touch.
Milan Digital Kiosk - touchscreen technology
Projected capacitive and its cousin surface capacitive are relatively new technologies, similar to what’s in a smartphone. Both offer opportunities not possible with resistive and infrared touch screens.

“Capacitive technology is born and bred for multi-touch,” Olea said. “And because the touch technology is embedded in the glass it offers superior resistance to wear, vandalism and gives you a very clear, bright screen.”

Olea uses projected capacitive technology in all of its outdoor kiosk products.

“Projected capacitive screens are still fairly expensive compared with other types of touchscreens, mostly because the technology is new and there isn’t a ton of high-quality manufacturers out there making them,” Olea said. “Metal can also interfere with the function of the PCAP technology, so the integrator or kiosk designer should know what they are doing to ensure the product works as advertised.”

Choosing a Touchscreen

The final determination

Ultimately, the type of touchscreen a deployer chooses to incorporate into their application will be determined by factors including the deployer’s budget, the environment in which the device will be placed, the function the device will perform and the deployer’s plans for any future applications.

Order entry screens in the kitchens of a small fast-food restaurant chains would obviously call for resistive touch technology, for example, while a 72-inch display in a hotel lobby or shopping mall would call for infrared touch. An “endless aisle” or catalogue lookup kiosk where a shopper may want to enlarge an image of a particular product might work fine with a surface acoustic wave or surface capacitive screen, while wayfinding kiosks on a college campus or city street would likely call for projected capacitive technology.

Perhaps the deployer has plans to implement more advanced functions down the road, and wants to future-proof their investment. In that case, they may need to choose between a surface capacitive or projective capacitive screen.

At the end of the day, the best way to choose a touchscreen best suited to the application for which it will be used is to work with an experienced kiosk vendor who is well-versed in the ever-changing regulatory environment. Olea Kiosks stands ready to help.

ADA and Accessibility Touchscreen Access

One interesting aspect of touchscreens is which ones should I use for disabled users with prosthetics?

The answer is you need to use Infrared or Resistive touch technology as the prosthetic will generally not have a path to ground and that is required for something like PCap.

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Touchscreens – TDS Adds New “38” Line of PCap Touchscreens

TDSTOUCH-38 series, with sizes ranging from 10.1 to 55 inches, adopts widescreen HD LED LCD screen multipoint projected capacitive touch screen and terraced front frame structure, is an open frame touch display specially designed for KIOSK/ digital signage/ console and other self-service equipment to the integrator market.

TDS Touchscreen

Cover treatment:

  • Brightness customization offered a range from 500-1000 nits
  • Providing privacy filter / anti-glare and more extended functions according to the use environment

Constomers can choose to purchase our touch screen as AD displays alone, touch panel can be reduced and the cost as well.

 PCAP Touchscreen Features:

  • Smooth Human-Machine Interaction
  • Smooth Handwriting
  • Fast response
  • Projected Captive touch screen/10 touch point
  • Humanized anti-fingerprint

Physical Characteristics:

  • Easy installation
  • Variety modes of immobilization: can from side, up and down, behind different directions of assembly.
  • Well sealed: Sturdy and durable
  • Bench type front frame design; Cabinet surface
  • Front frame stage style seamless connection
  • Sealed with touch screen frame/waterproof /dustproof
  • 3MM touch cover plate passed through the intensive treatment
  • UL65090 standard

Touchscreen News – US TDS Touch Introduces Fanless PCAP Touchscreen

Touchscreen News – US TDS Touch Introduces Fanless PCAP Touchscreen

PCAP Touchscreen US TDS Touch introducing a 700-1500 NIT fanless series of open PCAP touchscreen display modules with ultra-low power consumption and automatic ambient light. Sizes range from 10.1 inches to 32 inches. The overall module is highly integrated with modular design, high resolution, high contrast, high brightness, and greatly enhances the layering of the picture.

PCAP Touchscreen Product Features:

  • Ultra-high brightness industrial grade LED backlight, integrated heat sink structure, stable and energy saving
  • The front panel is flat, IP65 standard, waterproof and dustproof. Brushed with aluminum profile metal, light
    and compact, changing the appearance of traditional high-brightness modules
  • The backlight uses industrial grade components, intelligent constant temperature, automatic ambient light
    perception, high reliability, good stability, automatic brightness adjustment, energy saving and environmental
    protection, especially suitable for working in harsh environments
  • The 10-point PCAP touch screen adopts a 3MM cover plate with a hardness of 7H, and the surface is anti-glare and tempered. Insulation and riot, anti-purple line. The image is clearly visible and suitable for public
    applications in semi-outdoor or unattended environment
  • Industrial grade UL certified power adapter for high temperature protection, surge protection, leakage
    protection, over-voltage protection
  • Highly expandable structure, back VASEB hole position 75X75MM, 100X100MM two group hole position, can be used with OPS host and MINIBOX
  • Customized open-end highlighting machine for Android system and Windows system

Layer Logic and TSItouch Join Forces to Drive Demand of Touchscreen Displays in the Enterprise

Layer Logic and TSItouch Join Forces on Touchscreen Displays in Enterprise

August 14, 2018 – Mason, OH and Uniontown, PA Layer Logic® Inc., a company dedicated to making collaboration seamless and spontaneous, and TSItouch, a leading manufacturer of touch screen and protective solutions for commercial grade displays and video walls announced they are partnering together to drive more touch display demand through the delivery of additional features and capabilities.
CoreTouch® is an award-winning intelligent appliance that allows users to connect and simultaneously control up to four devices on a single touchscreen display. Up until now, it has not been possible to connect multiple sources, such as PC’s, Macs, tablet devices, etc. to a display, and control those sources from the monitor itself. CoreTouch is the first of its kind – making group collaboration simple when it comes to
displaying, sharing and controlling content specific to a source. CoreTouch also supports the new annotation capabilities of Microsoft’s Office Suite, allowing for annotation from the monitor over live applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as whiteboarding.
“Combining the CoreTouch appliance with our touchscreen solutions provides for increased utilization of these interactive displays,” commented Gary Mundrake, President at TSItouch. “This improves the value proposition and ROI of room designs in a time when customers are demanding broader usage of their meeting rooms.”
“Driving additional features and capabilities through touch displays will result in additional demand and sales,” commented Rich Reiss, CEO at Layer Logic. “And with the Layer Logic mobile app, we can reduce or eliminate the need for expensive control systems – freeing up more budget to design rooms and spaces in new and creative ways. We believe our partnership with TSItouch will result in benefits for both our channel partners and end user community.”
About Layer Logic
Layer Logic develops unique collaboration solutions for conference and huddle rooms that enable any user in the
room to switch presenters, change on-screen layouts, and control content and sources from their smartphone, tablet,
PC or an Interactive Flat Panel.
About TSItouch
TSItouch is a manufacturer of touch screen and protective solutions for commercial grade displays and video walls
that is dedicated to consistently providing our customers with high quality, cost-effective products and services.
TSItouch is an employee-owned business located in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. TSItouch was established as an
independent company in 2011.
Contact:
Layer Logic:
Kelly Harman
VP of Marketing
Kelly.Harman@layerlogic.com
703-505-3133
TSItouch:
Justin Fuss
Creative Director
justinf@tsitouch.com
724-871-7230

3M Files Patent Infringement Against Elo Touch Solutions

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3M Files Lawsuit to Enforce Its Patent Rights in Metal Mesh Conductor TechnologyUsed in Touch Screens

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Del., today against Elo Touch Solutions Inc.

“3M strives to provide its customers with the most innovative materials and solutions for their products. The company is committed to protecting its investments in research and development for projected capacitive technology and vigorously defends its intellectual property rights”

The suit alleges that certain Elo Touch projected capacitive products infringe 3M’s U.S. Patents 8,179,381, 8,274,494, 8,704,799 and 9,823,786.

Metal mesh conductor technology is widely used in the construction of projected capacitive touch sensors for consumer and commercial applications. Metal mesh conductors have broad applicability across touch sensors of all sizes, in particular, large-format touch sensors often utilized in interactive whiteboards, conferencing systems, casino gaming machines, digital signage displays, and fast-food self-ordering systems.

“3M strives to provide its customers with the most innovative materials and solutions for their products. The company is committed to protecting its investments in research and development for projected capacitive technology and vigorously defends its intellectual property rights,” said Makoto Ishii, vice president and general manager, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division.

Learn more about 3M Touch Solutions at www.3M.com/touch.

About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.

Contacts

3M Media Contact:
Lori Anderson, 651-733-0831


Notes

Here is the actual complaint — ELO-3M-04313848846

Here are the patents involved:

Best Practice – Are All Touchscreens Created Equal?

Are All Touchscreens Created Equal?

Reprinted from TheLab by Olea

Interactive touchscreens come in several varieties. Here’s a quick overview of the types and the applications to which each is best suited.

Although interactive touchscreens have been around in one form or another since the late 1970s, over the past 10 years or so they’ve become an integral part of our lives.

In fact, thanks to the iPhone, tablet computers and similar devices, we’ve become accustomed to the idea that we should be able to touch the screens we see and get a reaction. Interactive touchscreens are a central feature of devices ranging from ATMs to wayfinding kiosks to the photo kiosks common in drugstores around the country.

A Research and Markets study valued the size of the interactive display market at $9.9 billion in 2015, with that market estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 15.5 percent over the next five years, reaching $26.9 billion by 2022.

Interactive displays include a variety of technologies, though, and not every technology is suited to every application.

Stacking them up

According to the industry trade publication Control Design, there are five main types of touchscreens: resistive touch, infrared touch, surface capacitive, surface acoustical wave and projected capacitive. Each has its advantages, disadvantages and applications for which it is best suited.

A resistive touchscreen is made up of several thin layers, including two electrically resistive layers facing each other with a thin gap between. When the top layer is touched, the two layers connect and the screen detects the position of that touch.

“Resistive touch is a very old technology that some companies still offer as their go-to,” said Frank Olea, CEO of Olea Kiosks.

“It works great in places with dust and grease, such as fast food restaurants, and its low price point can make it attractive for those with a limited budget,” Olea said. “I personally don’t care for it because it makes the image on the screen appear hazy and it wears out over time.”

In addition, resistive-touch screens are unable to perform the multitouch functions that are becoming increasingly popular.

For very large displays, infrared touch is the most common application. Instead of a sandwich of screens, infrared touchscreens use IR emitters and receivers to create an invisible grid of beams across the display surface. When an object such as a finger interrupts the grid, sensors on the display are able to locate the exact point.

Advantages of infrared touch are excellent image quality and a long life, and they work great for gesture-based applications. In addition, scratches on the screen itself won’t affect functionality. In many cases, touch capability can be added to a display through the use of a third-party overlay placed on the existing screen.

On the downside, infrared touchscreens are susceptible to accidental activation and malfunctions due to dirt or grease buildup. They’re also not suited to outdoor applications. In addition, while adding an overlay is a relatively quick way to convert a large display into a touchscreen, extra care must be taken in mounting that overlay to ensure touches match the image displayed on the screen.

Surface capacitive screens have a connective coating applied to the front surface and a small voltage is applied to each corner. Touching the screen creates a voltage drop, with sensors on the screen using that drop to pinpoint the location of that touch. Advantages of surface capacitive technology include low cost and a resistance to environmental factors, while disadvantages include an inability to withstand heavy use and a lack of multitouch capability. Those screens are also limited to finger touches; the technology won’t work if the user is wearing gloves. DVD rental company Redbox uses surface capacitive screens in their kiosks.

The promise of multitouch

Other types of touchscreen tech offer the potential of more complicated functions thanks to their ability to sense several touches at the same time. Multitouch applications might include functions performed with two or more fingers, such as pinching or zooming of images. Larger displays might allow for interaction using two hands or even two users.

Surface acoustic wave or SAW displays use piezoelectric transducers and receivers along the sides of the screen to create a grid of invisible ultrasonic waves on the surface. A portion of the wave is absorbed when the screen is touched, with that disruption tracked to locate the touch point.

“We tend to lead with surface acoustic wave,” Olea said.

“The transparency of the glass on an SAW panel is pretty good and the touch tends to be very stable and not require frequent calibration,” he said. “On the other hand, it doesn’t work well outdoors or anywhere there is grease or high amounts of dust, such as near parking lots, in warehouses things like that. Also, you can do 2-point touch on SAW although pinching, zooming, and applications such as on-screen signatures don’t work very well.”

Milan Digital Kiosk - Grand Canal Shoppes

Last on the list of dominant touch technologies is projected capacitive technology. PCAP is a relative of capacitive touch, with the key difference being that they can be used with a stylus or a gloved finger. Projected capacitive touchscreens are built by layering a matrix of rows and columns of conductive material on sheets of glass. Voltage applied to the matrix creates a uniform electrostatic field, which is distorted when a conductive object comes into contact with the screen. That distortion serves to pinpoint the touch.

Projected capacitive and its cousin surface capacitive are relatively new technologies, similar to what’s in a smartphone. Both offer opportunities not possible with resistive and infrared touch screens.

“Capacitive technology is born and bred for multi-touch,” Olea said. “And because the touch technology is embedded in the glass it offers superior resistance to wear, vandalism and gives you a very clear, bright screen.”

Olea uses projected capacitive technology in all of its outdoor kiosk products.

“Projected capacitive screens are still fairly expensive compared with other types of touchscreens, mostly because the technology is new and there isn’t a ton of high-quality manufacturers out there making them,” Olea said. “Metal can also interfere with the function of the PCAP technology, so the integrator or kiosk designer should know what they are doing to ensure the product works as advertised.”

The final determination

Ultimately, the type of touchscreen a deployer chooses to incorporate into their application will be determined by factors including the deployer’s budget, the environment in which the device will be placed, the function the device will perform and the deployer’s plans for any future applications.

Order entry screens in the kitchens of a small fast-food restaurant chains would obviously call for resistive touch technology, for example, while a 72-inch display in a hotel lobby or shopping mall would call for infrared touch. An “endless aisle” or catalogue lookup kiosk where a shopper may want to enlarge an image of a particular product might work fine with a surface acoustic wave or surface capacitive screen, while wayfinding kiosks on a college campus or city street would likely call for projected capacitive technology.

Perhaps the deployer has plans to implement more advanced functions down the road, and wants to future-proof their investment. In that case, they may need to choose between a surface capacitive or projective capacitive screen.

At the end of the day, the best way to choose a touchscreen best suited to the application for which it will be used is to work with an experienced kiosk vendor who is well-versed in the ever-changing regulatory environment. Olea Kiosks stands ready to help.

Patent Granted: TSItouch Glass Retention Bezel System

TSItouch has officially received a patent for the Glass Retention Bezel System (GRBS). As of June 6 th , 2017, Patent #9,671,824 was issued to TSItouch LLC for the video wall monitor protective glass solution.

touchscreen glass retention The TSItouch GRBS provides an alternative solution to bonding cover glass. The GRBS is a cost effective, serviceable, and modular solution that allows protective glass (clear, anti-reflective, and anti-glare) to be mounted directly to each video wall display, providing protection to the OEM bezel and displays’ panel. In the event of a monitor
failure, the GRBS can be removed, avoiding any issues associated with servicing a bonded display.

Learn more about the patented protective glass system via the GRBS data sheet:

Visit here  to view a video illustrating the protective strength of the Glass Retention Bezel System.

For quotes and more information on this product, please contact our sales team:
sales@tsitouch.com
802-874-0123

TSItouch is a veteran owned small business located in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The ompany was established in 1989 as a division within a defense contracting company
and re-established as an independent company in 2011. TSItouch is a manufacturer of touch screen and protective solutions for commercial grade displays and video walls.
For more information, visit http://tsitouch.com/

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‘Touch’ to navigate Portland City Hall

PORTLAND — City Hall visitors can now find offices and meeting rooms on a new digital, touch-screen directory installed June 22. By touching the office or department tab, a map showing the location…

Source: www.theforecaster.net

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News for Elotouch – EOL Notice for Elo Touchscreen & New Website

Editor note: Elotouch is one of the must watch touchscreen vendors in the self-service kiosk space and they have a bit of news going on. The 17xx and 19xx openframe monitors have gone end of life and included here are the official notices from Elotouch. They have the new 90 series which is replacing them. Also Elotouch has just revamped their entire website and gone modern. Lots of whitespace and a little sparse. I think right now I like the old site better for getting part numbers and drawings.

ELO Notices for End-Of-Life touchscreen EOL

 

 

 

 

12 Month Transition Plan – 9 Months last time buy + 3 Months last time shipment

When products are obsolete, every effort is made for a smooth transition:

  • Last-time buys for the 1537L, 1739L, 2243L, and 2244L models will be accepted until February 27th ,
    2017 with last-time shipments made by May 27th , 2017
  • Last-time buys for the 1930L, 1931L, 1937L, 1939L, 1940L, and 2740L models will be accepted until March
    29th , 2017 with last-time shipments made by June 29 th , 2017
  • Please note that it is possible that some of these models such as the Infrared and SCAP units
    cannot be ordered as their components may have gone EOL already. Please consult with your
    sales representative for specific part numbers and details
  • Please work closely with your Elo sales representative on specific ongoing run-rate projects to
    develop a transition plan to the new units.

 

Elotouch Touchscreen official EOL notices

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