Touchscreen manufacturer Baanto International Ltd. has added two new products to its ShadowSense E Series touchscreen family. A 15-inch (4:3 aspect ratio) and a 21.5-inch (16:9 aspect ratio) open frame touchscreen are now available, according to a company press release.
The E series touchscreens comprise six models ranging in size from 15- to 22-inches and provide robust multitouch performance and gesture recognition, enabling customers to replace their aging single-touch resistive, SAW and surface capacitive technologies, Av Utukuri, Baanto CTO and founder, said in the release.
"The production release of these two products now positions Baanto with one of the most comprehensive multitouch solution sets in the market," he said.
Each monitor features a touch response time of 6 to 8 milliseconds and touch detection of objects as small as 2 mm in diameter. The ShadowSense algorithms are extremely efficient and all touchpoint processing is performed by the Baanto touch controller, Utukuri said. As a result, the interface to the host PC is a Windows 7 USB HID packet, requiring no drivers and resulting in no consumption of CPU resources. A perimeter-based technology, the ShadowSense touch sensor is independent of the protective glass, resulting in brighter displays, immunity to casual scratches and debris on the screen, vandal resistant operation, and features IP65 sealing to resist dust and fluid intrusion, Utukuri said.
All models now feature the new Rev 5.0 firmware with improved four- and five-finger touch performance and enhanced Dashboard configuration options.
"We'll continue to expand the breadth of our mid-size product offering as customers establish new requirements," Utukuri said. "In addition, a number of our customers have completed rigorous testing protocols over the last several months which have validated that we have a great solution for embedded applications. For example, we easily passed a critical test for optical touch systems which is to function in full sunlight, specifically demonstrating complete immunity to light levels greater than 10,000 footcandle intensity."
Environmental testing also included fluid and dust intrusion testing to the IP65 standard and aggressive shock and vibration testing without failure or the need for repeated touch calibration, he said.
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