Which Touch Screen Is Right For Your Product?
Touch screens are one of the most popular and user-friendly ways of facilitating human-computer interaction in the world, which is they have become the go-to choice for product designers who want to create seamless, intuitive interfaces. But with so many high quality alternatives to choose from, how do you know which touch screen is right for your product?
Each different touch screen relies on a different type of technology. Resistive screens are made up of a series of different layers that, when pressured, connect with the layers beneath them. The more common capacitive touchscreen —which most people will be familiar with from smartphones — have a glass surface and respond to the conductive properties of skin. While capacitive touch screens are more sensitive, and can respond to a variety of different motions (like swiping), they cannot be operated using a stylus or glove. Resistive screens, on the other hand, can be manipulated using a glove or stylus.
A D Metro produces touch screen products for several markets and each market has its own particular needs. While outdoor kiosks require a durable screen that can handle extremes in temperature and resist vandalism, retail point-of-sales terminals are generally not put under nearly as much strain. Outdoor kiosks will require a much tougher, more specialized screen than point-of-sales terminals, which may be perfectly well suited to a low-cost standard resistive screen. Either way, identifying the types of stress and strain your product will be confronted with will help you determine what kind of touch screen you will need.
If you want to learn more about which A D Metro touch screens are right for your products, get in touch and we will help you explore your options. In addition to our standard and signature touch screens, we also offer a wide range of services to help customize and adapt touch screens to meet the particular needs of your application. We specialize in a wide range of customization options, including enhanced optics, cosmetic improvements, mullion heaters, strengthened substrates, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, and also help with sensor integration. Very few off-the-shelf touch screens can be adapted to a new product without some adjustment or customization, and A D Metro can help with all stages of the process, from analysis and design to prototyping and sourcing materials. Touch screen technology can give your product the edge, but only if it has been strategically incorporated and integrated in such a way that guarantees maximal functionality.
Touch screens are a specialized technology, and your needs will depend on what you want your product to be able to do. A D Metro has been providing touch screen solutions for more than 25 years, and our staff would be more than happy to help you find a touch screen that works for your product. Get in touch with us today, and we’ll be happy to tell you more about our in-house and customization options.