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Zytronic brings new touch technologies to China at C-Touch

  • 24 November 2016 – 26 November 2016
  • Shenzhen, stand 1B-205

A spectacular curved interactive video wall is the centrepiece of the Zytronic presence at C-Touch (Shenzhen, 24-26 November, stand 1B-205).  Zytronic, a leader in custom designed, high performance Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT™ and MPCT™) touch sensors will also exhibit new object recognition functionality, and force sensing technology on large format touch screens for the first time in China.

Ian Crosby, vice president of sales and marketing at Zytronic, said, “Zytronic leads the way in custom designed, large format touch screens and we are proud to bring new technologies to the Chinese market at C-Touch. We are seeing growing demand in China for interactivity in public areas and we are adding a new dimension to this by demonstrating a curved wall consisting of three linked 46” touch screens, creating a wrap-around touch surface. In addition, we are offering application developers two new technologies.  Force or pressure sensing technology is gaining popularity in handheld consumer devices, and we are now making this capability available on large touchscreens in public locations, providing self-service system developers a fantastic opportunity to innovate. Object recognition provides an additional way of engaging the user and by offering this capability on large touch tables, we are helping developers to create a more immersive experience especially in high end retail applications.”

Force sensing on Zytronic PCT™ and MPCT™ touch sensors allows developers of ATMs, kiosks, game terminals and interactive video walls to differentiate between a soft and hard touch. Force or pressure sensing is becoming available on smartphones and tablets. Zytronic is a pioneer in bringing it to financial, retail, gaming, industrial and other commercial touch screen applications. Zytronic’s approach is based on a measurement of the surface area of an applied touch, which changes the measured capacitive signal levels at the relative touch location on the sensor. This eliminates the need for a piezo-electric or other layers on the glass to measure applied force or pressure.

Developed in collaboration with Tangible Display, the Zytronic object recognition functionality is available on touch tables up to 85” in diagonal.  The two companies believe this is the first time that camera-free object recognition functionality has been made available on capacitive touch screens of this size. The solution is based on the attachment of physical markers to the objects – it does not require modification of the touch table hardware. A key advantage of the combined Zytronic and Tangible Display technology is that non-conductive objects such as pens, bags or garments are ignored.