Outdoor use places particular demands on a touchscreen interface. The touchscreen will be exposed to the elements and will come into contact with rainwater and also saltwater in the case of marine touchscreen applications.
In addition, the touchscreen stack must be designed to ensure that sunlight readability is maximised and in some cases the stack must even allow for the use of polarising sunglasses with none of the unpleasant optical effects which are often seen.
Outdoor light conditions can make reading a screen more challenging. Touchscreens need to be carefully designed to reduce reflection which can occur within the layers of the touchsensor. Optical birefringence also needs to be considered for outdoor displays. In poorly designed touchscreens this effects the optical clarity of the display causing issues when polarized sunglasses or a polarized front panel is used. TouchNetix designed touchscreens can be configured to ensure high daylight readability and non-birefringence
Water on a touchscreen can be mis-classified as a user touch, which can result in false inputs and could potentially be dangerous. In marine environments there is the added complication of saltwater, which is more conductive than freshwater and so more likely to result in a false touch. TouchNetix uses a combination of innovative sensor design and algorithms to overcome the challenges posed by water, ensuring only valid touch inputs are processed.
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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.