25 Years Of Innovative Touch Screen Technology
Touch screens are such a common sight today that it’s hard to imagine life without them. But not that long ago, touch screens were much harder to find. They practically seemed like something out of science fiction. Today they’re found in our homes, our pockets, in stores, in factories, and on the street.
For 25 years, A D Metro has been part of the changes in touch screen technology. As the industry grew, we evolved with it, and today our innovations continue to push touch screen technology to new abilities. Take our ULTRA resistive touch screen, a heavy-duty resistive touch screen that can handle the toughest environments. It’s used in everything from industrial PDAs in the harshest conditions to outdoor ATMs and digital signage.
While much has changed in the past, there’s also plenty more to look forward to in the future. Touch screens continue to grow and become a bigger part of our lives. As a company, we look forward to new opportunities created by new touch screen technology and greater use in all kinds of industries. What are some of the opportunities opening up for in the touch screen industry?
Retail is becoming a major player in the touch screen world as stores rapidly introduce digital signage, self check-out kiosks, touch screen Point of Sale terminals, and more. With some of the world’s biggest retail chains making the switch to self check-out kiosks, touch screen technology for retail markets is booming. Within a few years, you could see touch screen self check-outs in every major supermarket.
Beyond supermarkets and pharmacies, fashion and lifestyle brands are turning to interactive digital signage to enrich the customer experience and find new labor efficiencies. Clothing retailers are using touch screens in change rooms so customers can request items in different sizes without having to leave or allowing them to find all of the clothes they want to try and having them delivered directly to a change room. That allows fashion retailers to free up room on the floor for more creative displays and an emphasis on lifestyle.
The restaurant industry is another area where touch screens are going to be make a big impact. From self-serve touch screen kiosks in QSR to interactive digital signage in casual and premium casual, touch screens are going to play a bigger role in your dining experience soon. Touch screens from A D Metro are meeting the demands of the restaurant industry by providing touch screens that can operate despite contaminants like food and that are easily cleaned to maintain food safety standards.
The banking sector has a new interest in touch screens as well as they remodel ATMs to compete with mobile payment technology. Outdoor ATMs are a classic example of resistive touch screen applications that need to go above and beyond in toughness. They need to be weather-proof, water-proof, and resistant to vandalism. That’s where A D Metro technology really shines.
There’s so much more we’re working on as well. If you need touch screen solutions, contact us to learn more about how we can design and develop touch screens for your market. Expect nothing but the highest quality touch screens.