Personalized PCAP touchscreen design
Distec combines multi-touch foil with custom cover glass to create compact touch solutions in countless design variations
Germering (Germany) September 8, 2015 - Distec - leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications - now offers touch screen displays with custom designed projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreens. "Our modular, compact touch solutions are implemented according to customer requirements," explained Matthias Keller, COO Components at Distec. "Whether a custom colored print or a custom touch in a special size and with buttons on the sides - we offer countless design variations. Areas of application are virtually unlimited, ranging from public areas such as point-of-sale (POS) and signage systems to mobile applications or use for machinery in production and industry." Distec also optically bonds the touchscreen to a TFT display into one unit. The modern VacuBond optical bonding technology improves sunlight readability and prevents fogging by moisture ingress.
Almost unlimited possibilities
Distec laminates the PCAP touch foils in sizes from 7 to 27 inches (17.78 to 68.58 cm) on custom glasses. Special glass forms, organic or ceramic prints in custom colors and logo prints: Distec implements them according to the customer's specifications. The choice ranges from special coatings such as antiglare or privacy filters to shatterproof safety glass in different strengths, which is indispensable especially in public areas.
Using a touch-foil instead of a conventional touch screen eliminates a glass layer between the TFT display and the cover glass. This reduces the light refraction and the unit of touchscreen and display provides better optical results. Moreover, this solution saves space and weight, an important advantage for mobile applications or for devices offering limited space.
Depending on the version, the multi-touch foils provide up to ten touch points and are available with different interfaces: in addition to the cost-saving versions with I²C controller, there are HID compatible versions with USB controller available. These do not need any drivers for modern operating systems such as Windows 7 or up. Some touch foils also provide an RS232 interface. In addition to the modular design, the PCAP touchscreens are available as a standard product with black passe-partout print.
Further information: www.datadisplay-group.com
Distec GmbH is a company of the FORTEC Group, a globally operating and recognized specialist in the field of display technology and embedded computing for projects in all industries. The company, based in Germering near Munich with a plant in Hörselberg-Hainich close to Eisenach, develops, produces and markets innovative solutions and a wide range of components, TFT displays, embedded boards, systems and services. The innovative solutions from assemblies and kits to OEM products are based on hardware and software developed by Distec in its own design centre in Germering. Distec's range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product refinements - e.g. the VacuBond® optical bonding - and assembly of monitor systems as well as the manufacture of finished products. A wide range of touch screens and the internal Touch Competence Centre enable individual touch solutions even for difficult environmental conditions. In addition, Distec GmbH has access to products, services and know-how of the large FORTEC high-tech company network. Further information can be found under www.distec.de/en.
Products from Distec are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering, www.distec.de
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Huntingdon, https://www.displaytechnology.co.uk
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY, http://www.apollodisplays.com/
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BİLİŞİM TEKNOLOJİLERİ LTD ŞTi., Istanbul
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