For the vast majority of the touchscreen monitors are actually a few years ago. In the meantime, it turns out that the first touch screen was already in the early 70’s. Moreover, even earlier, because already in the 60’s considered the use of this type of technology. Two key figures – Dr. Samuel Hurst of the University of Kentucky and Danish engineer Bent Stumple – worked at CERN. On the other hand, the pioneer here was the University of Illinois, where a touch monitor was used in 1972 to support the first “PLATO” computerized educational platform (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operation). Over time, the use of touchscreens was getting bigger and bigger, which led to the development of this innovative technology that now includes IP65 displays and high brightness sunlight displays.
Touch monitors – a breakthrough due to touch sensing technology
Capacitive technology PCT – this is currently the most popular touch detection technology. Capacitive sensors consist of open miniature capacitors covering the active part of the touchscreen. To activate the sensor, simply touch or slide your finger across its surface. Use this type of overlay: smartphone, tablet, all-in-one PC, industrial panel computers.
Resistive Technology – In this technology, the overlay is made up of two layers of material (thin polyester film and glass), which in turn are separated by an air layer. By pressing the upper layer (with a finger, stylus, pen, etc.) we make contact with the other, which results in the immediate transmission of information to the microcontroller responsible for the reading touched on the spot monitor. Use of this technology: industrial panel computers and PDAs, GPS navigation
Infrared technology – the touchpad in this technology consists of diodes emitting infrared light and sensors that detect these radiations. The active touch screen area is made up of a homogeneous glass pane, which forms an infrared ray grid. At the moment of touching the screen, one of these rays breaks. Application of Infrared technology, among others, in the Kindle Touch (ebook reader).
SAW acoustic technology – this technology uses an acoustic surface wave. In the corners of the screen are piezoelectric transducers that emit ultrasound scattered across the surface of the monitor. When touching the device with your finger, the sound wave will immediately be disturbed and the touch screen (ie the place of interference) will be read at the same time.
How are touchscreen monitors being used in different industries?
The use of touchscreens is almost endless nowadays as these technologies, thanks to their extraordinary functionality, can be used in virtually any industry. Touch monitors, in addition to the wide use of smartphones, tablets, and computers, are also used, among others. ATMs, ticket machines, multimedia marketing, industrial (industrial process control), medical equipment, office equipment, vehicle and aircraft maintenance.
The advantages of touch screen monitor systems
In addition to its versatility and wide application, touch monitors have several equally important advantages to mention. These innovative touch screens are very simple and easy to use, thanks to which the user gains a much larger display, and their use is safer for us (for example, by typing passwords we do not have to worry about keyloggers).
Industrial touchscreen monitor systems for rugged and high brightness work environments
We specialize in the manufacture of modern, ultra-functional industrial multi-touch touchscreens. In our offer are available industrial monitors in several matrix sizes (including 10, 15 and 22 inches). We use state-of-the-art touch detection technology – we offer monitors with capacitive touch pads, infrared rays, and resistive panels.
The user has the ability to adjust the display image and, thanks to the use of an HD display and a bright backlight (1100 cm / m2), our touch monitors produce a very clear image, even under strong sunlight. Communication with the device is through the built-in USB Type B, HDMI, and RS232. Our touch monitors can be directly mounted or mounted using special VESA or Rack holders (this ensures integration with existing IT systems). Manufactured by us industrial touch monitors they are widely used among others. as advertising media, data visualization systems, or in transportation. In turn, due to the extremely durable and weather-resistant housing, monitors also work well as POS terminals or as an interface for computers and industrial devices.