“Engage Your Customers!"

...with touchscreen display screens & interactive content

Touchscreen technologies allow products to be accessed by customers in more intuitive & tactile ways than ever before. Entire product catalogues can be showcased digitally and customers can browse, compare and even place an order at the touch of a button.

Whether it’s one large touchscreen display or a network of small touchscreens we can provide all the necessary hardware, software and interactive content to bring your products to life so please call us today to find out more.

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Touchscreen technologies

Touchscreens come in various shapes & sizes ranging from small phones & tablet devices like iPads through to large flat screen displays and projection screens. Touchscreen tables, kiosks & even huge touchscreen video walls are now available.  We are proud to sell touchscreens from one of the leading touchscreen manufacturers ‘U-Touch', who are pioneers in large scale touchscreen technology.

The technology behind touchscreens varies depending upon the operating environment, the desired user experience & the type of content that needs to be shown.  

Capacitive: This touchscreen technology works by using the electrical conducting properties of the human body to create a distortion in a screen’s electrostatic field which can then be interpreted as a touch point. This technology is widely used in smart phones & tablets but doesn’t work with normal gloves as they insulate against people’s fingers. Special gloves that have a conductive thread in the fingertips can now overcome this though.  

Infrared (IR): These touchscreens use an array of LED beams that cross each other horizontally and vertically. When something breaks these beams the sensor can pick up the exact location of the touch. The main advantage of this technology is that anything can be used to break the beams and create the touch point so it works with fingers, gloves & any type of stylus. The disadvantages of this technology is that when people hover their fingers over the screen it can sometimes result in false touches & the IR sensors can become dirty when used outside. IR touchscreens & IR bezels can also be adversely affected by reflections or high levels of ambient light which can also cause them to become unresponsive.

Optical: This type of touchscreen technology uses small optical sensors (cameras) that are usually positioned in the corners of a screen, which interpret people’s touch as shadows and can pin point both the position of the touch and also the size of the touch. This type of touch screen is very popular with large display screens; they can be used by people with gloves or a stylus & are not affected by reflections or brightly lit environments.

Through Glass: Mainly used in shop windows this type of touchscreen works by applying a clear interactive foil to the inside of the window and positioning an LCD or projection screen directly behind it. This type of touchscreen will work through glass up to 20mm thick and with gloved hands.

Multi-touch

Multi-touch is a term used to refer to how many individual touch points the screen can recognise at once. A ‘single touch’ screen will allow a user to replicated basic mouse control such as click and double click, a ‘dual touch’ screen will allow for basic gesturing controls such as ‘pinch to zoom’ & rotate etc. More advanced systems will allow up to 20 point touch and can therefore be used by multiple users simultaneously for large interactive display areas such as touchscreen video walls or touchscreen tables.

Interactive touchscreen content

Arguably the most important part of any touchscreen system is the actual content that you show onscreen that relates specifically to your products & services. The type of Multi-touch software & multi-touch applications that are used to allow people to interact & control your content will be the deciding factor in terms of a successful touch screen system or not.

We supply & install not only interactive touchscreens but can also provide our clients with entirely bespoke multi-touch software applications that can be built around your products and the desired user experience that you are looking to achieve. Please call us today to discuss your touchscreen requirements in more detail. 

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