Touchscreen Technology Choices
APR combines the ultimate in optical qualities, durability, and stability of surface acoustic wave (SAW) and infrared technologies with the excellent dragging properties of capacitive, along with the stylus, glove, and fingernail activation and low-cost advantages of resistive technology. In addition, APR is resistant to water and other contaminants on the screen, can be scaled from PDA to 42-inch displays, and provides palm rejection during signature capture. Read more about APR technology.
AccuTouch five-wire resistive technology is the workhorse of resistive touchscreens, providing unsurpassed performance. When activated with a finger, gloved hand, fingernail, or object such as a credit card, the AccuTouch touchscreen delivers a fast, accurate response every time. It is impervious to environmental conditions such as liquid spills and splashes, humidity, and washdown-the most contamination-resistant touchscreen available. AccuTouch is widely used in point-of-sale, industrial, and medical applications and is available for both flat panel and CRT solutions. Read more about AccuTouch technology.
CarrollTouch infrared technology is the survivor of harsh applications. It's the only technology that does not rely on an overlay or substrate to register a touch, so it's impossible to physically "wear out" the touchscreen. CarrollTouch technology combines superior optical performance with excellent gasket-sealing capabilities, so it's an excellent choice for harsh industrial and outdoor kiosk applications. Touched with a finger, gloved hand, fingernail, or stylus, it delivers a fast, accurate response every time. CarrollTouch infrared technology is available for flat panel solutions. Read more about CarrollTouch technology.
IntelliTouch surface wave is the optical standard of touch. Its pure glass construction provides superior optical performance and makes it the most scratch-resistant technology available. It's nearly impossible to physically "wear out" this touchscreen. IntelliTouch is widely used in kiosk, gaming, and office automation applications and is available for both flat panel and CRT solutions. Read more about IntelliTouch technology.
IntelliTouch Plus surface acoustic wave touchscreens deliver dual touch capability for high-use applications. Its pure glass construction provides superior optical performance and makes it the most scratch-resistant technology available. It's nearly impossible to physically "wear out" this touchscreen. When activated with a finger, gloved hand or soft stylus the IntelliTouch Plus touchscreen delivers a sensitive touch response. Read more about IntelliTouch Plus.
SecureTouch provides all the features of IntelliTouch along with tempered glass construction for superior resistance to breakage and vandalism. It's nearly impossible to physically break or "wear out" these touchscreens. SecureTouch is widely used in kiosk, gaming, and office automation applications and is available for flat panel solutions. Read more about SecureTouch technology.
iTouch technology, a TE innovation, moves all of the touch detection hardware to the backside of the touchscreen. The result is a completely flat touch surface with zero-bezel after integration of the touchscreen into a monitor, touchcomputer, or other electronic device. iTouch delivers the same robust performance as the original IntelliTouch technology. With no moving parts to wear out, touch response is always fast, accurate, and drift-free using a finger, gloved hand, or soft stylus. Pure glass construction allows high light transmission without compromising durability or functionality. Read more about iTouch.
Projected capacitive technology enables touches to be sensed through a protective layer in front of a display, allowing touchmonitors to be installed behind store windows or vandal-resistant glass. DirectTouch consists of a 7.8 mm sensor with tempered glass outer layer, and ThruTouch works through a customer-installed outer layer. The complete system resists impacts, scratches, and vandalism and is also unaffected by moisture, heat, rain, snow and ice, or harsh cleaning fluids, making it ideal for outdoor applications. The solid-state touchscreen and controller provide increased levels of reliability and longer life expectancy, resulting in a drift-free response and a low-maintenance unit that requires no recalibration. Read more about projected capacitive technology.
Surface capacitive touchscreens provide a solution for customers who want an alternative to their capacitive options available today. Elo's narrow, patented Z-borders yield an inherently linear sensor. The transparent protective coating makes the sensor resistant to scratches and abrasions. Touch performance is unaffected by everyday abuse and mishaps such as dirt, dust, condensation, liquid spills, contaminants or cleaning solutions. Yet the surface capacitive touchscreens respond quickly and easily with excellent dragging performance. And the Elo-designed controller responds to quick, light touches, and operates drift-free even in areas of poor grounding. Read more about surface capacitive technology.