New ISO Certification Means More Options for Touch International Medical Customers

Touch International’s Shenzhen Touch Screen Facility Receives ISO 13485 Certification

Austin, TX – May 20, 2015 – Leading custom touch screen and enhanced display manufacturer, Touch International, announced today that its Shenzhen, China manufacturing facility is now ISO 13485 certified, meaning the facility’s quality management system meets or exceeds ISO requirements for the production of safe and effective medical touch screen displays.

 

The ISO certification is good news for Touch International’s many medical device customers because it provides quality control, risk management, legal compliance, traceability and recall, process improvement, product improvement, and operational efficiency within the medical device supply chain.

“The ISO 13485 certification demonstrates our commitment to producing high-quality medical touch screens, displays, and other enhanced products for our medical device customers,” explains Michael Woolstrum, Touch International chief executive officer. “This strengthens our position in the market and builds on.”

Medical electronic devices, used in applications such as medical imaging, patient diagnosis, patient monitoring, and various system controls for patients and medical staff, have helped advanced healthcare services worldwide. In addition, the expansion of healthcare facilities and a booming demand for personalized healthcare services have provided an additional boost in demand for medical electronic devices. The United States remains the largest medical device market in the world with a market size of around $110 billion, and it is expected to reach $133 billion by 2016*.

Both of Touch International’s manufacturing facilities are also ISO 9001:2008 certified, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to continual improvement and meeting or exceeding customer satisfaction requirements. Additionally, Touch International’s Shenzhen facility is AS9100 Aerospace Certified.

About ISO
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. ISO standards provide specifications for products, services and systems to ensure quality, safety and efficiency around the world.

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.

For more information about Touch International, contact:


Shaun Detmer

Marketing Director
Touch International, Inc.
Tel: 512-646-0328
sdetmer@touchintl.com

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.