Touch International Expands Dual-Mode Sunlight Readable and NVIS LCD Capabilities

Cutting edge display enhancement now available for larger size displays.

Austin, TX – April 9, 2015 – Touch International (TI), a leading custom touch screen and enhanced display design and manufacturing company, today announced advances in the company’s display enhancement program to include the design, development, and manufacturing of custom dual-mode sunlight-readable plus night vision (SR+NVIS) liquid crystal displays (LCDs) up to 19 inches. The customized displays allow excellent readability even in direct sunlight, while also providing a secondary mode MIL-STD-3009 compliant NVIS operation.

 

dual-mode sunlight readable + nvisTI’s LED backlight technology is designed to maximize optical efficiency and minimize power consumption. The company’s custom LED driver boards provide extensive (10,000:1) dimming capability for the super-bright LEDs and the night vision (NVIS) LEDs with precision constant current control to maximize the life of the LEDs. TI’s dual-mode SR+NVIS enhanced display product line have the widest extended operating temperature range (-30 C to +85 C) available in the LCD industry.

 

NVIS displays are designed to be readable at night to the unaided eye, while at the same time highly difficult to detect from a distance while in use. NVIS displays are a critical component for military, avionics, and some specialized industrial applications. All TI’s NVIS LCD’s meet or exceed MIL-STD-3009 compliance for Type 1 (Direct View Image) Class B NVIS requirements. All TI’s NVIS components are designed and produced in the U.S.A. using military grade components.

 

“This is a breakthrough for the company and a next step forward in LCD enhancement. Some displays require custom light guides and bezels in addition to the dual-mode LED backlight retrofitting and passive enhancements,” says Shaun Detmer, Director of Marketing. “In 2015 we will continue to put a lot of focus on our display enhancement program and expanding in-house design and manufacturing portfolio.”

 

TI’s customized LCDs are designed and developed at its Engineering and Design center located in Austin, TX. Displays can be produced and support by the company’s ITAR Compliant engineering facility in Austin, TX or the high-volume production center in Shenzhen, China depending on customer needs and industry requirements.

 

About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.

Touch International Announces Projected Capacitive Touch Screens That Meet Military and Aerospace EMI/RFI Requirements

Independent lab confirms technology breakthrough that changes the game for military and aerospace product development.

Austin, TX – October 23, 2014 – Specialty touch screen and display manufacturer, Touch International, confirmed today their latest MulTI-Touch line of high performance projected capacitive sensors passes military and aerospace EMI/RFI requirements. This will have huge benefits for engineers looking to integrate multi-touch projected capacitive touch technology into their products.

EMI_RFI“Given that our focus is high reliability and advanced markets such as military and aerospace, this is a huge win for us,” says Shaun Detmer, Marketing Director. “Until now, multi-touch capacitive sensors have been barred from the battlefield because of strict EMI/RFI requirements. Our engineers have opened new doors for integrators to develop game changing products.”

One of the most common problems implementing p-cap technology is the electromagnetic interference or susceptibility. The latest S-Series design was tested in an independent lab against MIL-STD-461F with a frequency of 10KHz-18GHz and DO-160G with a frequency of 100MHz-6GHz. The sensor used for testing was a TI designed 10.4 inch glass-glass projected capacitive with a 1.1mm cover glass. The tested sensor maintains excellent optics and is completely compatible with TI’s existing library of enhancements such as optical bonding, optical filters, custom cover glass, bezel integration and other value adding solutions. This enables military, aerospace, transportation, and medical designers or manufacturers to tackle EMI/RFI compliance and regulation issues easily at the component level.

All of Touch International’s projected capacitive touch sensors are Windows 7/8 compatible and can be customized to work with any enclosure, bezel, and display. Sensors are available with I2C or plug-n-play USB connectivity. Demo kits are available built to order and can feature add-ons such as sunlight readable displays and optical bonding.

MulTI-Touch PCap EMI-RFI Compliance

About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company, who’s Engineering and Design facility and Corporate Office is located in Austin, Texas, operates 2 manufacturing facilities in Asia.

Touch International Introduces New 12.1” Sunlight Readable Display

Newest addition to TI display offerings features WXGA full HD resolution and 1,200 nits brightness.

Austin, TX – September 18, 2014 – Touch International, a leading supplier of custom touch screens and enhanced displays, has introduced a new 12.1” WXGA wide-temperature, super-bright industrial liquid crystal display (LCD). The LCD is the latest offering in a line of customized displays as part of the company’s 2014 enhanced display and product realization initiative and was developed at the T.I. Engineering and Design facility located in Austin, Texas.

12.1” sunlight readable displayThe LCD utilizes ultra-bright, state-of-the-art LED backlights producing up to 1,200 nits of brightness. This is 3-4 times brighter than a standard off-the-shelf LCD monitor or industrial display. The LED back light and patent pending LED drivers have a life expectancy exceeding 50,000 hours of operation. In testing, the company added a projected capacitive touch screen with ruggedized cover glass which was optically bonded to the display and still achieved over 1,000 nits of brightness. The wide 16:10 aspect LCD features 1280-by-800 WXGA HD resolution, 1000-to-1 contrast ratio, 160 degree viewing angle, and weighs 455 grams.

The new display also features an operating temperature range of -10C to +80C for reliable operation in a wide range of environments. “Once again we find the best overall display for a size range, and we make it better,” says Bill Linzmeier VP Business Development. “We will continue to develop new offerings as we build our display library while tackling custom displays for unique customer applications.” The industrial panel has also been tested for thermal shock, vibration, mechanical shock, and more.

The new display is compatible with Touch International’s existing enhancement offerings such as touch panels, EMI shielding, ruggedization, optical bonding, and other value-add services. This display is ideal for use in a wide range of applications including marine, military, transportation, industrial, public use terminals, surveillance systems, amusement parks, kiosks, and more.

About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company, who’s Engineering and Design facility and Corporate Office is located in Austin, Texas, operates 2 manufacturing facilities in Asia.