Faytech North America
Resistive Touchscreen Monitors
Touch screen displays are transforming the way business is conducted in a broad range of industries
Touch screens are very popular in commercial settings like restaurants, airports, ATMs, industrial automation, in computer-based training, government and educational locations, and much more. In fast food restaurants, customers use touch displays as ordering points where they can place their order on their own without dealing with the sales clerk. In computer-based learning, a touchscreen 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.
The resistive touch technology is implemented either in the form of all-in-one systems or stand alone monitors. It is common for touch sensitive peripherals to be added to an ordinary computer display unit. Once a touch controller is connected to the touch screen desktop PC an inexpensive touchscreen solution can be quickly created. This controller communicates between the PC and the monitor, creating an interactive touch solution for users.
What are the benefits of using resistive touch screen monitors in industrial or commercial settings?
Touch screen monitors save a lot of space and require virtually no maintenance, and this has made them popular for information kiosks, dry/wet room usage and in most industrial and commercial settings that require quick input interactions. These displays come either in the form of monitors or add-on panels that are fixed over a regular display monitor. The resistive monitor can also be complete unit with an industrial embedded motherboard, which has a screen with a built-in touch sensitive overlay. These touch displays are the perfect solution for medical facilities, scientific applications, research laboratories, industrial plants, and commercial environments.
What is the origin of resistive touch technology?
Resistive touch screen technology has been around since the 1970s and there are several companies like faytech North America that manufacture touch screen equipment. A resistive display is a touch sensitive device that includes the video display unit and the input devices (keyboard and mouse). With a resistive screen, users can do away with the multiple hardware systems that were required to make use of a computer system.
The technologies inside the faytech North America resistive touch systems
There are several touch-sensitive technologies applied in manufacturing faytech NA resistive touch screen monitors. The touch displays can utilize capacitive, resistive, or surface wave sensor technology. A resistive touchscreen PC display is one where a thin metal-based resistive layer functions as the main sensory layer. This layer is receptive to touch, transmiting touches as an electrical signal. In contrast to this, a capacitive touchscreen 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, utilizes ultrasonic waves which pass over the touch panels. These waves will be absorbed when a person interacts with the screen. The wave alteration initiates the touch event and the location. Touch screen technology uses advanced principles of physics and simplifies communication tremendously. With user-friendly operation and an attractive interface, the displays are highly preferred for games, training, and at information desks.
How to Choose Your Touchscreen Monitor
What is the best resistive touch screen 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 on the following:
- What will be the general use requirements of the device?
- 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 people?
- What is the budget available for this technology?
Modern displays can handle
- High resolution
- Contrast ratios
- Display presentations
Resistive monitors or PC touch kiosks are great for point-of-sale opportunities within a variety of settings.
Features to consider might include
- Customer LED readouts
- Credit card sliders
- Speaker bars
The higher quality resistive touchscreen monitors can handle dust, debris, and the accidental scratch without compromising the monitor’s integrity. Kiosks have their own individual factors when it comes to touch screen monitors:
- 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.
Resisitve LCD touch screen monitors
Over the course of the past two decades, point of sale technology has found its way into more and more businesses. It was original bar coding and the technology that is involved in bar code tech, that first caught the attention of businesses around the globe, but now LCD touch screen monitors are the new stars of POS technology. Of course, LCD 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 resistive touch systems have the capacity for so many different uses. Best of all, as it has become more advanced and feature laden, it has also become simpler to use.
Point and touch reduces the cost and time involved in training employees
This means that any new employee, can be operating even the most sophisticated LCD touch monitor 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.
Mounting and protective accessories
As manufacturers of LCD touch screen hardware have been busy upgrading their products, 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 technology into the most challenging of environments.
Resistive technology is a viable long term investment into most business systems
Mechanic shops, busy restaurants kitchens, even work areas where high-pressure water is being used now, have successfully adapted to LCD display technology with the help of all of the new protective rugged monitors that are now readily available. LCD touch technology has long been proven to be a viable, long-term business investment that has withstood the test of time.
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