Turn Your LCD Display Into a Touch-Interactive Device
Turn your LCD display into a touch-interactive device. This solution can be used for both new designs and replacing existing touch screens in older equipment.
A touchscreen is a glass layer that converts physical interactions into digital input. It can be either capacitive or resistive.
Touch screens are a layer on top of the display that lets you control your device by simple or multi-touch gestures. They allow you to Custom Glass Touch Screen control your device without a keyboard or trackpad, which saves on space and improves portability. They come in a variety of colors and sizes to fit any design.
There are several ways to build a touchscreen display. The key goal is to recognize one or more fingers touching the screen and communicate this information to the application software so it can interpret what command the touch represents.
The sensor in a touchscreen is what registers the finger touches and transmits the data to the CPU. Touchscreen sensors can be made of plastic or glass. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. Plastic reduces the noise caused by the LCD display, but it can lower optical quality. Glass, on the other hand, provides excellent optical quality.
Projected Capacitive (P-Cap) touchscreens use transparent electrode films and an IC chip to create a three dimensional electrostatic field that is sensitive to the touch of bare skin or gloves. When the touch surface is activated, the ratios of the electrical currents change, which is sensed by the IC chip and translated into commands for the application.
Medical grade touchscreens are designed to meet the demands of harsh hospital environments. These high-resolution displays are able to withstand repeated drops, spills, and other environmental challenges. They also come with anti-glare coatings to prevent unwanted reflections, and can be integrated into a zero-bezel enclosure.
When your touchscreen is mounted to glass, you need it to be durable and rugged. Our glass screens are made from high-quality Japanese Asahi glass with an anti-shatter film layer, making them tough enough to withstand three-point bending and even resist the impact of dropped objects. They also have an excellent scratch resistance rating of 9H on the Mohs scale, which is the same level as diamonds. This means that your touch screen is protected from damage and scuffing while maintaining the HD clarity of your display.
Depending on your needs, our custom touch screen can be either a resistive or projected capacitive (P-Cap) sensor. The difference between the two is that a P-Cap touchscreen can be activated by a bare finger or gloved hand as well as a stylus. Additionally, it can detect multiple touch points simultaneously and support gestures such as swipes.
Our glass touch screen is available in a range of colors and textures, including carbon fiber, metallic, leather, snakeskin, and glitter. This makes it perfect for bringing your company’s branding to life through sleek, interactive glass.
We offer a wide variety of custom touch screen products for POS, KIOSK, and more. Contact us today to discuss how our innovative touch screen technology can transform your business.
Designed to withstand the force of multiple impacts, Rhinoshield is more than double as impact resistant as Gorilla Glass 2, and offers higher scratch resistance. Rhinoshield is also resistant to smudges, fingerprints and stickiness and can be easily cleaned with common household cleaners. This technology is built into the touchscreen display and is not a separate add-on, which makes it more durable than other screen protectors that only cover the front of the touch sensor.
Unlike DITO (Double Indium Tin Oxide) touch panel stack-ups, GFG (Glass-Film-Glass) resistive touch screens utilize a top layer of thin glass instead of a film substrate that would normally be exposed to the finger touch surface on standard resistive touch sensors. This extra layer of Custom Glass Touch Screen glass is optically bonded to the conductive ITO layers that make up a standard resistive touch sensor.
In addition to protecting the sensor, the additional glass allows for better durability and can reduce the amount of ESD shielding needed in some applications. A protective anti-glare coating can be added that enhances how the fingers glide over the touch surface, a feature called low’stiction’ that improves touchscreen performance in dynamic, fast-moving touch interfaces.
A circular polarizer can be added to a GFG resistive touch screen construction that helps with sunlight readability by canceling incident light reflections, resulting in a brighter display image under high ambient lighting conditions. Finally, the use of liquid optically clear adhesives to bond the touch sensor and display eliminates air gaps that increase glare and reflections, while providing moisture and impact resistance.
Easy to Clean
Touchscreen devices are used so frequently that they are often covered with fingerprints, smudges and even grease residues. Keeping these screens clean is critical. Especially in the case of public use touchscreen devices like kiosks, point of sale systems and mobile banking. If these surfaces are not kept clean, the microscopic droplets that fall from someone’s cough or sneeze can settle on the screen and contaminate it with illness-causing germs. Fortunately, these touchscreen surfaces are easier to clean than one might think.
First, be sure the device is shut down and disconnected from power before cleaning the screen. This will help prevent the device from sustaining any permanent damage or shock. Next, dampen a soft lint-free microfiber cloth with water (it is important to always use non-toxic cleaners when cleaning electronics). Do not spray or pour any liquid directly onto the device. Instead, wring out the cloth and wipe. Be careful not to saturate the infrared bezel around the edges of the monitor.
Avoid using rubbing alcohol on the touch screen, as it will strip away the oleophobic coating on most touchscreen devices that helps them repel oils. Also, never use abrasive or paper towel-based cleaning materials as they can cause scratches on the sensitive surface. The best solution is to use a non-toxic cleaner that can be purchased at most hardware and grocery stores.