A touch screen display utilizing resistive technology has various screen layers which when applied pressure registers input.
The benefit of this type of screen is that they can be used with a stylus, a fingernail, finger or any other object. The downside to this sort of touch technology is that any object that creates pressure is registered.
Here are some of the factors that make resistive screens stand out:
1. Stylus friendly.
You can use a stylus on the screen which means enhanced accuracy over a finger.
2. Finer details.
Resistive touch displays have more dense sensors designed to respond better to a finer pointed object like a stylus.
3. Higher precision.
Accidental bumps and drops of rain will not usually interfere with a resistive touch screen.
4. Better rugged use applications.
Resistive touch works better when precision is needed in harsh environments.
5. Cost effective.
Resistive touchscreens tend to be less expensive than glass capacitive displays.
6. Used in laboratories.
Resistive touchscreens are great solutions for clean spaces.
7. Used in hospitals.
Resistive touchscreens are water/liquid resistant.
8. Used in factories.
Resistive touch displays are highly resistant to dust, dirt, liquids and over contaminants.
9. Used in video games.
Nintendo has utilized resistive touch technology in their DS, 3DS and WII U products.
10. Can be used with virtual reality systems.
Touch screen displays are a great interactive compliment to VR systems.
Restive touch screen monitors are perfect for industrial settings where high precision is needed in demanding environments.
In most cases, a resistive touch display will be heavily used, it will eventually be damaged beyond repair and need to be replaced, so price in the context of longevity is a key factor.
Resistive touch screen technology is a great way to achieve goals and maximize performance in industrial and commercial environments that could involve a resistive touch display getting wet.
For example, transportation companies use resistive touch devices because they need to manage inventory, collect a customer’s signature, check off orders, and more in variety of environments.
There are numerous different touch screen displays varying in terms of size, functionality, specifications and applications.
The majority of these touch devices use resistive or capacitive touchscreen display technology.
As mentioned on this site, a typical resistive touch screen display panel is comprised of numerous layers and two transparent plastic layers separated by only a layer of air or by inert gases.
These two layers are intended to face each other and when a touch device user applies pressure on the surface, this pressure forces the layers to contact each other.
When this occurs, a resistive display device identifies the touch point and triggers the appropriate input.
One of the best features of resistive touchscreen displays is they ability to be used with gloves.
Capacitive touch devices can only be operated with bare fingers, but resistive technology allows it to be used in environments that would not be appropriate for bare skin.
If you are interested in using resistive technology in your organization, reach out to us today.
Our resistive experts can listen to your intended use-case scenario and make recommendations as to the best products for your unique situation.
faytech North America is a resistive touchscreen leader and we welcome the opportunity to win your business.