Touch screen overlays are a simple and effective way to turn any screen into a touchscreen. Touch screen overlays allow users to interact with the screen by touching it. They are a cost-effective solution for businesses and organisations that want to add interactivity to their displays. They work with both LCD and LED displays, as well as a variety of other screens.
There are two main types of touch screen overlays: projected capacitive (PCAP) and infrared (IR):
Projected Capacitive (PCAP)
PCAP overlays use an electrical field to detect where a user touches the screen
IR overlays use a grid of infrared beams to detect where a user breaks the beam
|PCAP TOUCH FOIL
||INFRARED TOUCH FRAME
Our interactive Mirror TV Overlay even enables you to turn a mirror into an interactive screen.
Touch screen overlays are available in a variety of sizes and resolutions. They can be used with a wide range of screens, including LCD, LED, and plasma displays. Touch screen overlays are a versatile and easy-to-use solution for adding interactivity to displays. They are a cost-effective way to improve the user experience and engage customers, employees, and students.
Infrared overlay fitted to an ultra short throw rear projection screen
- Retail: Touch screen overlays can be used to create interactive displays in retail stores. This can help businesses to engage customers and promote products. For example, Pro Display worked with MSC Cruises to create interactive displays in their Starship Club lounges. These displays allow passengers to explore the ship’s amenities, book shore excursions, and even order food and drinks.
- Hospitality: Touch screen overlays can be used to create interactive menus and wayfinding displays in hotels and restaurants. This can help businesses to improve the customer experience.
- Education: Touch screen overlays can be used to create interactive whiteboards and learning tools in classrooms. This can help students to learn more effectively. One of our most popular solutions for the education sector are our Interactive Touch tables, manufactured with 10-point touch to facilitate a collaborative working environment. (Finding the right Interactive Whiteboard for your school)
- Healthcare: Touch screen overlays can be used to create interactive patient portals and educational displays in hospitals. This can help patients to better understand their care and treatment. For example, Pro Display supplied bespoke multi-touch interactive foils for a custom built wall unit to house viewing monitors, AV equipment and a system control screen.
- Transportation: Touch screen overlays can be used to create interactive maps and wayfinding displays in airports, train stations, and other transportation hubs. This can help passengers to find their way around and get to their destinations more easily.
- Government: Touch screen overlays can be used to create interactive kiosks for public services, such as voting, filing taxes, and applying for benefits. This can make it easier for citizens to access government services and improve the efficiency of government operations.
Here are some of the latest innovations in touch screen technology:
- Transparent touch screens: These screens allow users to interact with the screen without blocking the view of what is behind it. This makes them ideal for use in retail displays, kiosks, and other applications where visibility is important. Pro Display launched a line of transparent touch screens that are ideal for use in retail displays.
- Multi-touch screens: These screens allow users to interact with the screen using multiple fingers. This can be used for a variety of applications, such as gaming, video editing, and medical imaging. Pro Display offers a variety of multi-touch screen overlays that are ideal for use in these applications.
- Capacitive touch screens: These screens use an electrical field to detect when a user touches the screen. This makes them more responsive than other types of touch screens. Pro Display offers a variety of capacitive touch screen overlays that are ideal for use in applications where responsiveness is important.
- In-cell touch screens: These screens integrate the touch sensor directly into the LCD panel. This makes them thinner and lighter than traditional touch screen overlays.
Touch screen overlays are a versatile and innovative technology that can be used in a wide variety of applications. They are a cost-effective way to add interactivity to displays and improve the user experience. If you are looking for a way to add interactivity to your displays, touch screen overlays are a great option. They are easy to install and use, and they can be customised to meet the specific needs of your application.
Here are some of the things to consider when choosing a touch screen overlay:
- The size and resolution of the screen you want to make touch-enabled.
- The type of touch screen technology you want to use.
- The durability and lifespan of the overlay.
- The budget you have available.
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