Entries by TouchGuy

I can’t seem to find a straight answer on this. What are the differences (if any) in anti-reflective, anti-fingerprint, anti-smudge, and anti-glare?? Every piece of information I find ends up as a sales pitch. Can you clarify things for me?

Touch guy thought that the new fad of taking and sharing selfies meant everyone wanted to see themselves (a lot), so he wonders why there are so many requests for anti-reflective/anti-fingerprint films (AR/AF) on his products. He is so out-of-touch (haha). Ok, enough cracking myself up. What customers want when they ask for AR coatings […]

Our team is developing a touch module for boats. This thing will be getting a healthy dose of sun, water, and sometimes saltwater. At the same time, it will need to do everything from finding fish to navigating the open seas, giving system diagnostics, and providing entertainment. I understand water can be a problem for touch screens. Why is that? What’s the best solution for me?

Ahoy Mate! Nautical displays have traditionally topped the list of most difficult touch applications. It seems that boats and ships just have it in for touch. First there is the corrosive effect of salt water, so the legacy surface capacitive was out. Then there was the water itself, whether from rain or the stuff that […]

I’m developing a touch based gaming unit and I need it to take a beating. I’m told that there is a difference in my options for coverglass on PCAP – that it’s easiest to have thick glass instead of polycarb – is this true and why is that?

Gamer Dude, Touch Guy knows about beating on gaming machines, and not only the one he beat after it stole his money.. At one time, during the heyday of S-cap in gaming machines, TI was the largest supplier to the Las Vegas repair market; we have photos of bullet holes, deep cuts from keys and […]