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.

Touch International Achieves AS9100 Aerospace Certification

Austin, TX – September 16, 2014 – Touch International, a leading supplier of custom touch screens, displays, and other value-add display enhancements, announced today it has achieved AS9100 certification for its Shenzhen, China manufacturing facility.  AS9100 is a quality standard for companies that design, develop, or produce products for aerospace applications.  Prior to AS9100 Certification, all Touch International facilities were ISO 9001:2008 certified.AS9100 Aerospace Certification

“The certification is the next step in taking our successful aerospace program to the next level through a carefully measured and constantly improved process,” says Chris Gasson, Aerospace Program Manager.  “We continue to dominate the in-flight entertainment market and have expanded beyond touch screens and optical filters into display and bezel integration.  AS9100 requirements will help us maintain excellence in our aerospace applications while yielding improvements across all of our vertical markets.”

AS9100 certification provides companies with a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) focused on areas directly impacting aerospace product safety and reliability. AS9100’s key aspects include safety, airworthiness, product conformity and reliability in the aerospace industry. These quality requirements are paramount to aerospace OEMs, considering the complexity of aerospace products and industry expectations for reliable performance during a protracted period of time.

AS9100 certified touch screens

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.