Projected Capacitive is quickly becoming the leading multi-touch screen technology due to its ultra-clear optics, high accuracy and extreme durability. Check out Touch International’s new multi-touch video to see projected capacitive in action.
Previously published in the October edition of ECE Magazine, this article written by Helen Francis from Atmel summarizes test results using gloved hands to operate capacitive touch sensors. The article stipulates that the subject must be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but says that in general, it is possible to use touch panels as human-machine interface, even in environments where gloves must be worn. Read the full article to learn more.
Austin, TX – August 18, 2006 – Touch International, Inc. announces the addition of filters to their product line. Many people think of Touch International as just a touch screen company. TI can incorporate a number of filters and light guides into the touch panels to improve touch screen readability, optical clarity, and to meet any number of customer requirements. “We are excited about our innovative custom offerings,” says Grieg Spidle, Vice President of Military Aerospace Markets. “TI is especially prepared to serve the military and aerospace markets with C-Touch, our custom line of touch screen enhancements.”
TI’s flame retardant filters are ideal for Military and Aerospace markets. The main requirements for military and aerospace markets is the FAR 25.853 vertical burn. A cross section of a touch screen is exposed to flame and must self extinguish within 12 seconds or 60 seconds depending on the diagonal length. The base material structures that Touch International can implement within a custom design have been formulated to pass the 12 and 60 second vertical burn test dictated by the FAA without deleterious effects to the light transmission rate.
Many touch screen providers lack all-inclusive solutions, sending customers to an outside company for plastic and glass filter needs. From Privacy to Persistence filters, Safety to Sapphire enhancements, Touch International provides comprehensive filter solutions to accommodate demanding environments.
For technical information about filters, please see the literature section of our website for Gary Barrett’s White Paper on Touch Screen Enhancements.
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 and has become a world leader in touch screen and EMI filter technology. The company, with its partner DMC, Co. Ltd. in Osaka, Japan, operates eight manufacturing facilities worldwide with 1,200 employees. TI’s China factories manufacture Apple iPhone-type projected capacitive touch screens, resistive sensors and glass filter products used in touch screens, EMI, anti-reflective or anti-vandal filters.