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A resistive monitor is a touch sensitive input device that performs both the functions of the video display unit and the input devices (keyboard and mouse). Touch screens have been very popular in the past few years and we can see them all over malls, airports, fast food restaurants, and ATMs.


Resistive monitor technology has been around since the 1970s and there are several companies that manufacture touch screen equipment. A touch screen monitor saves a lot of space and maintenance and this has made them popular for information kiosks. These touch screen displays come either in the form of touch screen monitors or add-on panels that are fixed over a regular display monitor.


With a touch screen, users can do away with the multiple hardware systems that were required to make use of a computer system. 1971 saw the development of the first touch screens and since then they have become extremely popular.


Resistive touch screen displays are transforming businesses


Touch screens are very popular in commercial set-ups like restaurants, airports, ATMs, industrial automation, and in computer-based training. In restaurants, customers use touch screens as ordering points where they can place their order on their own without dealing with a retail clerk. In computer-based learning, a touch screen is very helpful especially since it keeps the learner focused on the display and learners do not need any technical know-how to operate the keyboard or hardware.


Touch screen systems are either in the form of touch screen add-ons or touch screen monitors. The touch screen add-on technology is most useful when the touch screen is an upgrade to an existing display system. Commonly, an add-on touch sensitive peripheral is placed in front of an ordinary computer display unit. A controller is connected to the overlay and the touch screen desktop PC. This controller communicates between the PC, the display, and the monitor. The other kind of touch screen display is the touch screen monitor.


A touch screen monitor is a complete piece of industrial hardware, which has a screen with a built-in touch sensitive overlay. The two most popular technology used in touchscreen monitors are the CRT and the LCD display. CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube and LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. An LCD is more advanced technology and therefore it is more expensive.


faytech resistive touch display technologies are being used in multiple industries


There are several touch-sensitive technologies applied in manufacturing touch-screen displays. The display can be based from resistive, capacitive, or surface wave sensor technology. A resistive touchscreen PC display is one where a thin metallic resistive layer acts as the main sensory layer. The layer poses resistance to touch and transmits it as an electrical pulse. In contrast to this, the capacitive touch screen display uses the capacitive tendency of the human body to cause interference in its own capacitive layer and sense touch. The other alternative, the surface wave touch screen, uses ultrasonic waves. These waves pass over the touch panel. Some waves are absorbed when a user touches the screen. This wave alteration registers the touch event and the location.


Touch screen technology uses advanced principles of physics but the touch screen simplifies communication tremendously. With user-friendly operation and an attractive interface, touch screen displays are highly preferred for games, training, and at information desks.

How to Choose a Touch Screen Monitor


What is the best monitor for a business? That depends on what the individual needs of the business itself would be.


Which option is the recommend one? It depends.


1. What will the general use requirements of the device be?

2. Is this a display model that will see a lot of heavy traffic or an office touchscreen that will be used by only a few isolated people?

3. Today, as always, the budget available for technology should also be a major factor in the purchased end result.


Modern displays can handle:

• High resolution

• Contrast ratios

• Display presentations

• And more


Therefore, these monitors are great for point-of-sale opportunities or kiosks within a variety of settings. As such brand, cost & available features become critical aspects of consideration within the purchase of a given unit.


For example, if considering a point-of-sale monitor it is important to understand what additional features may be able to be included. Even if the need of such items does not seem readily apparent your business may grow to the point where such accommodations would be nice to simply and easily implement.


Features to consider might include:

• Customer LED readouts

• Credit card sliders

• Speaker bars

• Biometrics


The higher quality monitors can handle dust, debris, and the accidental scratch without compromising the monitor’s integrity.


Kiosks have their own individual needs when it comes to touch screen monitors.

• Size

• Durability

• Available features


These all play a major factor in finding the best monitor for your individual needs. Many kiosks require ports for RCA connectivity while including protective casing to decrease chances of damage.


LCD ResisitveTouch Screen Monitors For Business – Proven Technology


Over the course of the past two decades point of sale, technology has found its way into more and more businesses. It was bar coding and the technology that is involved in it, that first caught the attention of businesses around the globe but now LCD touch screen monitors are the new stars of POS technology.


Simple to Use


Of course, LCD touch screen technology has found its way from the front counters of businesses to the offices as well as stock rooms and manufacturing centers. This is because it has the capacity for so many applications. Best of all, as it has become more advanced and feature laden, it has at the same time become simpler to use.


Simply Point and Touch


This means that any new employee, no matter his or her intellect level can be operating even the most sophisticated LCD touch screen in mere minutes. No more spending endless hours trying to show a difficult to train employee how to operate a complicated system. Simply point and touch and it is as simple as that.


Mounting and Protective Accessories


As manufacturers of LCD touch screen hardware have been busy upgrading their product they have at the same time worked to answer many of the more basic needs of their clients. This means that a wide assortment of mounting hardware and protective coverings are now available that allow any business to bring LCD touch screen technology into even the most challenging of environments.


A Viable Long Term Investment


Mechanics shops, busy restaurants kitchens even work areas, where high-pressure water is being used now, have successfully adapted to LCD touch screen technology with the help of all of the new protective rugged monitors that are now readily available. LCD touch screen technology has long been proven to be a viable, long-term business investment that has withstood the test of time.