Touchscreen controls are highly desirable for home appliances. A touchscreen can be built into a refrigerator, wall oven or other appliance, without impacting the industrial design, resulting in a seamless appearance. As well as the aesthetic appeal, other advantages in this type of interface over traditional controls are that they are easy to clean and the lack of moving parts improves the reliability of the product.
The team at TouchNetix has many years of experience working with leading appliance manufacturers and are experts in integrating touchscreens into products where they may be exposed to the challenging environments such as those found in cooking equipment.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can seriously affect the performance of a projected capacitive touchscreen and this is particularly an issue in the electrically harsh surroundings of home appliance products. TouchNetix have unrivalled expertise in this area and design touchscreens to ensure that they comply with the EN61000 4-6 Class A EMC specification.
Another critical requirement for a home appliance touchscreen is that they must be able to tolerate moisture on the touchscreen, whether as a result of condensation, spillage or simply wiping the screen with a damp cloth. Inferior touchscreen products fail when water droplets are present as they are detected as false touches and can then change the settings on a device. TouchNetix solutions are designed to detect and reject these false inputs, only responding to valid touches on the screen.
We asked TouchNetix to provide a drop-in replacement for a product we had previously sourced from a company in Germany and where we had delivery, yield and performance problems. TouchNetix delivered the project on-time and exceeded our performance expectations
I can't think of anything related to the project which could have gone more smoothly.
On behalf of our R&D team I would like to thank you for the great effort you put in place on our oven and hob projects! This was a very complex and challenging electronic system, and was a key project for us. We are happy to see that working together we were able to achieve good results and to match the timing of mass production. Your professional support has been really appreciated by us
After several unsuccessful attempts to procure suitable capacitive touchscreens from the large number of vendors in Asia and their representatives in the EU, we are establishing a very strong relationship with TouchNetix as they have the ability to deliver and support everything that we need including for our most challenging applications.
After being let down by previous suppliers, we engaged with TouchNetix in Q3/2014 and have been impressed with their right-first-time philosophy. For time critical projects or where performance is critical, we wouldn't work with anyone else.
TouchNetix have delivered our YotaPhone touch interfaces through bold and creative thinking. We believe that the deep cooperation between our two companies during the development of the YotaPhone has delivered a truly innovative world class product.