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.

Touch International Introduces New 10.4” Sunlight Readable Display

Industrial LCD features class-leading combination of brightness, operating temperature, contrast ratio, and price

Austin, TX – July 29, 2014 – Touch International, a leading supplier of custom touch screens and enhanced displays, has introduced a new 10.4” wide-temperature, super-bright industrial liquid crystal display (LCD). The LCD is part of a growing library of customized displays in furtherance 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.

10.4” Sunlight Readable DisplayThe LCD utilizes ultra-bright, state-of-the-art LED back lights producing up to 1,500 nits of brightness. This is 5-6 times brighter than a standard off-the-shelf monitor or industrial display. The LED back light and patent pending 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 1,300 nits of brightness. The standard 4:3 aspect LCD features 1024-by-768 XGA resolution, 1400-to-1 contrast ratio, 178 degree viewing angle, and only weighs 350 grams.

The new display also features an extended operating temperature range of -30C to +80C for reliable operation in any environment. “We continue to add value and increase capabilities for our customer’s applications in ways competitors simply cannot,” says Bill Linzmeier VP Business Development. “The key to this display is the low price and unbeatable combination of features. COTS displays with comparable brightness are out there, but can cost up to five times more than our panel.” 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 Introduces World’s Brightest 7-Inch LCD Panel

Industrial LCD features best-in-class sunlight readability and widest operating temperature range.

Austin, TX – June 30, 2014 – Touch International, a leading supplier of custom touch screens and enhanced displays, has introduced a new 7-inch wide-temperature, super-bright industrial LCD that’s over 200% brighter than any comparable display on the market. The display is a product of the company’s 2014 enhanced display and product realization initiative.

The 7-inch LCD utilizes ultra-bright, state-of-the-art LED backlights for up to 2,000 nits of brightness. This is 5-6 times brighter than a standard off-the-shelf LCD monitor or industrial display and at least 500 nits brighter than any available sunlight readable 7” panel on the market. This ensures that the operator sees a clear, sharp image even in direct, bright sunlight.

The widescreen LCD has a best-in-class operating temperature range of -30C to +85C to ensure complete functionality for the most demanding applications. “This panel is a milestone for our in-house display enhancement program,” says Bill Linzmeier VP Business Development. “While several companies offer sunlight readable displays, most are not as wide of a temperature range. In many cases, this renders the sunlight readability useless after a short amount of time in a real world application.” The LED back light and patent pending LED drivers have a life expectancy exceeding 50,000 hours of operation. The industrial panel has also been tested for thermal shock, vibration, mechanical shock, and more.

The panel’s performance is fully 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.

World's Brightest 7-Inch LCD Panel

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.