ADDING FORCE SENSING TO CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREENS
Sensing when the user presses on the surface of a touchscreen is not a new concept but it has not been widely adopted to date due to the challenges of integration into a final product. TouchNetix pressScreen technology has been developed to allow easy integration and reliable performance for a wide range of applications. An example application is shown below. More applications AND VIDEOS HERE
NEW APPLICATIONS AND ENHANCEMENTS OF EXISTING APPLICATIONS FOR CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREENS
All TouchNetix touchscreens are designed and developed to behave flawlessly in critical applications even when used in the harshest environments.
Our pressScreen technology opens up new applications for capacitive touch by adding mouse-over type functionality, providing an ‘extra layer’ of certainty of the users intent.
TouchNetix is the market leader in custom designed touchscreens so please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
FORCE SENSING TOUCHSCREENS
Our pressScreen products are designed to allow easy integration into your system. The capacitive touchscreen is supplied ready-mounted onto a low profile stainless steel frame which contains the press sensor.
TouchNetix pressScreen technology has been developed from the ground up to ensure they are suitable for the most demanding applications and even where a 100% liquid seal is required on the system. The units consist of a sensor which is positioned at the periphery of the front lens between a low profile stainless steel mounting frame and the rear surface of the front lens. A proprietary capacitance based measurement continually interrogates the sensor to determine and report if the front lens has been pressed.
To meet the most demanding industrial requirements, a TouchNetix pressScreen, when coupled with our high performance capacitive touchscreen technology complies with the rigorous requirements of the EN61000 4-6 EMC specifications. The device auto-calibrates at power up and stays calibrated as long as the power stays on.
The first products in our pressScreen range are built around our standard high performance Luminance touchscreens in a modular form to provide engineers an easy, fast and straightforward way to incorporate press-enabled state of the art multi-touch touchscreen capability into their end product, speeding time to market.
The sensor electronics are fully configurable by the user for a wide range of parameters to provide flexibility for a range of environmental and operational conditions. The device reports when press thresholds are exceeded or can provide raw analog data for the downstream system to post-process. There is also an option for a USB based interface where the touch and press data are correlated and can be presented to the operating system as an absolute or virtual mouse as a native HID device.
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OUR DESIGN-IN PROCESS
Working with your industrial designers we can guide the activity to ensure that the outcome will be successful - our extensive experience of many types of project and applications means that we can help to rapidly finalise your product concept.
TouchNetix considers the design from the point of view of what will be manufacturable and cost effective. Every Design is simulated before manufacture to guarantee 'right-first-time' results. Early stage ‘representative’ prototypes can be built to explore concept options with minimal hard tooling costs.
First prototypes are an important part of any project - TouchNetix factories have extensive capabilities to manufacture a wide range of custom design elements and prototype components and of integrating those components into a working subsystem.
Establishing the most appropriate supply chain for your custom product is a key element of a successful design. TouchNetix has several factory options and several highly capable qualified subcontractors which readily address a range of volumes of product builds.
One of the most important and challenging areas of capacitive touch technology is understanding how the sensor system will operate in the real environment it experiences in your product. TouchNetix experience of challenging environments delivers first class results every time.
TouchNetix supplies qualified custom and semi-custom modules tested and guaranteed to meet your specification.
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