Industrial touch screen display monitors are computer displays that are sensitive to pressure. It is both an input and output device. The user interacts with it by touching the contents on the screen. A user can control the processing of information through a simple or multi-touch gesture by the touching the screen with fingers or a special stylus. Some touchscreen monitors use a special pen or stylus to perform tasks on its screen. The user, therefore, can use the screen to react to what is displayed and if the software allows controlling how it is displayed like to zoom to increase the text size.
The benefits of touch screen monitors for industrial applications
The industrial touchscreen monitors are much faster to use, as it requires clicking using your finger or a pen that is to move with the keyboard arrows or a mouse. Speed is also crucial in placing orders in your business.
Saves Desk Space
Using the touchscreen monitors, you will have more desk space since you are not supposed to use a standard keyboard and mouse. You can also put food and pop on the desk without having the worry of spilling something on the mouse or the keyboard.
Touchscreen monitors are made of glass, so it is very easier to clean than the computers. This improves cleanliness in and around the working station.
Ease to use
The touchscreen computers are very easy to use and less intimidating. This is because they are intuitive in use. This is because they are sensitive to touch to perform all the screen operations. They are also prone to fewer errors and mistakes.
The setbacks of industrial touchscreen monitors
Resistive touchscreen monitors are very sensitive to touch. This is a very big issue to the user as you may end up accidentally tapping links, completing functions or selecting functions such as delete or erasing a document or email. It is not possible to adjust the monitor’s sensitivity.
The screen size
The touchscreen monitors must be big enough to be able to touch buttons without missing. This feature aims at increasing the accuracy of using the touchscreen monitors.
They are expensive
Capacitive touchscreen monitors cost more than the regular monitors do. The software this type of monitors uses is advanced thus has to cost more. This may be very costly to users who lack that financial capability. If the touchscreen device crashes, the whole screen will unresponsive. This makes recovering of information contained in the computer very difficult.
Why the industrial world is shifting to touchscreen technology
The touchscreen monitors are on the verge of becoming the standard part of a computer interface. This is because the screen touch interfaces are far more efficient than the mouse-driven interfaces. Like the mouse, the screen touch has been around for quite a while and is being preferred for its convenience and easy to use. Touchscreens increase the amount of output due to their high processing speed. In addition, the touchscreens offer the user the instinctive gesture. Where the user is not confident enough to use a computer with a mouse and keyboard, he/she may prefer to use the touchscreen monitors without much hesitation. This is because the touchscreen is simple, unlike the mouse and keyboard that requires some explanation and physical skills.