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 backlights 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 backlight 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 backlight 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.

Custom Touch Screen Manufacturer Touch International Announces Factory Expansion

Additional 35,000 Square Feet Growth of Vertically Integrated Touch Screen and Display Enhancement Manufacturing Facility

shenzhen manufacturing facilityAustin, TX – June 10, 2014 – Touch International, a leading touch screen and display enhancement manufacturer, announced today the expansion of its Shenzhen manufacturing facility. The expansion will accommodate new technology offerings and expand current production to meet increasing industry demand for projected capacitive touch panels and customized touch display integration solutions.

The additional 35,000 square feet expansion will support the launch of new products including 3D glass touch sensors, In-Mold Touch projected capacitive, as well as increase capacity for the company’s current anti-fingerprint, anti-glare, and anti-reflective coating product offerings. The company also added its 10th production laser. The new laser will allow higher volume production and projected capacitive touch panel processing up to 55 inches.

“We continue taking aggressive steps to meet increasing demands of the specialized touch screen and display enhancement market,” explains Michael Woolstrum, CEO. “Making this investment in today’s highly competitive landscape is a testament to both the long-term outlook of the touch panel industry, as well as customer reception of our touch/display integration initiative launched last year.”

The expansion makes Shenzhen the largest of Touch International’s factories, surpassing the Austin, Texas Engineering and Design center. In addition to the expansion, Touch International is in the final stages of its AS9100 Certification for the facility. The certification is expected to be complete by Q3.

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.