Scott, you get one question and one bonus question all rolled into one Touch Guy answer. With more than 50,000 iPhone touch screens being replaced per month with cracks, broken touch screens have become a big business so we kinda like the breakage. But I guess a broken screen keeping you from your Facebook page … Continue reading »
When evaluating a touch screen for a hardened handheld product (the system must survive a 3-5 foot drop onto cement, and cleaning with alcohol and water), how does resistive multi-touch compare with projected capacitive, particularly for gloved hand (1-2 layers of latex or nitrile), multi-touch and gesturing GUI’s?
My engineers claim gestures on multi-touch resistive do not work nearly as well as they do on projected capacitive (PCT) used in a variety of consumer devices, like the iPhone – why is this? Have there been any recent breakthroughs with resistive multi-touch? I would appreciate any new input on this subject.
Hi Alex: When you are comparing iPhone/iPad projected capacitive (also called PCT or P-Cap) to any other (even identical) projected capacitive sensors, you may not find the performance to be as good as Apple ’s product. How can this be? It is because Apple has had a really big head-start (as in years). You and … Continue reading »
So with all the multi-touch products out there (and the number seems to be growing exponentially), there appears to be is a multi-touch software shortage, believe it or not. There are very few multi-touch software programs (or developers) out there to assist OEMs with showcasing their multi-touch solutions. Short of creating software from scratch or simply … Continue reading »
I’m trying to figure out how multi-touch controllers work and have a few questions: Why are certain multi-touch controllers unable to sense more than 2 touches? What are the device limitations? How does a 10-point sensing controller overcome this?
Hi Raji So, on this Valentine’s Day you want a date with Multi-Touch? Or are you looking to make that special commitment? Either way, I can help you out … As Touch Guy says, the best predictor of tomorrow is what happened yesterday. In the long 25 year reign of resistive touch, the electronics went from … Continue reading »
Big changes in touch and interactivity are coming quickly (see the Top 5 Touch Trends segment) and the concept of “touchless gestures” or enhanced motion recognition has the potential to change a lot of what we know about touch. The good news for touch screen manufacturers is that this touchless technology is a long way … Continue reading »
Touch trends you need to know to keep your business on track By Mark Fihn, Veritas et Visus Highlighting some of the exciting developments that will likely expand the touch market over the next few years, Mark Fihn, Veritas et Visus, gives you the inside scoop to keep your business ahead of the curve. Fihn … Continue reading »
Projected Capacitive is quickly becoming the leading multi-touch screen technology due to its ultra-clear optics, high accuracy and extreme durability. Check out Touch International’s new multi-touch video to see projected capacitive in action.
What’s the difference between resistive multi-touch and projected capacitive multi-touch and why would someone choose one over the other?
– Mike Zimmerman, South Carolina
Dear Mike: I am the long-time cheerleader for projected capacitive touch technology, so my answer may be biased, but here it is: If you are a mechanic using a touch screen to fill out an overpriced car repair estimate, you should use resistive multi-touch touch screens (MARS); everyone else should use projected capacitive multi-touch technology … Continue reading »
How is TI’s new MulTI-Touch Projected Capacitive Technology able to work with water spray?
- Tyler Womack, Wapakoneta, Ohio
So Tyler, I guess you know water can be a lot of trouble for touch screens. The most vulnerable is SAW which stops dead in its tracks, to the least vulnerable, resistive touch. Resistive can be sealed so that water does not get in between the PET and glass layers which allows for better performance … Continue reading »
Do I need to consider integrating multi-touch into the next generation of my touch products?
– Joe Kennedy, New Mexico
Dear Joe: Touch guy recalls, as a young lad, seeing the brand new and largely passenger free 747’s landing at LAX – this was called the Judas Goat phenomena because no self-respecting airline would be without the behemoth, even though they hardly had enough money to buy one and there was not enough passengers to … Continue reading »