Zytronic Plc Articles
Touch tech to enhance visitor experience in downtown Greensboro
Zytronic’s all-weather projected capacitive touch sensors have helped the city of Greensboro breathe new life into its downtown area. The durable interactive technology has provided the user interface to thirteen double-sided, 55” public information terminals, which look and work like giant sized smartphones. The North Carolina municipality deployed the kiosks to give timely information to passers-by, such as nearby restaurants, local...
Adding a third dimension to touch with its ZyBrid hover
Touch technology innovator Zytronic has released a contactless sensing option that can detect user interactions up to 30mm away from the surface of the glass. Based upon the company’s fully customisable ZyBrid touch sensors, and developed entirely at its UK R&D and manufacturing facility, ZyBrid hover has been designed to assist manufacturers of self-service kiosks in their efforts to reassure customers nervous about touching ...
Vending machines use touch technology to double capacity
Today, there are about 15 million vending machines installed worldwide, enabling retailers to sell practically anything 24 hours a day, and all-year-round. When engineers from PharmaShop24 were looking at how they could fit more product lines into their self-service vending machines, they decided to go digital by switching to an interactive user interface. After lengthy research, the touchscreens they finally selected were based on Zytronic&...
Advances in the product design of touchscreens
We live in a world that expects every display to be interactive. When a child approaches a screen in a shopping mall, they instinctively touch it, and are surprised if it doesn’t react. Touchscreens are now a natural part of our everyday lives – from smartphones and tablet computers to ticket machines and self-service check outs.
Helping museum to bring smart agriculture to life
When the farm meets smart technology (smart agriculture), what will it look like? With the advent of the IoT, ‘Big Data’ and Machine Learning, many businesses can now quickly and accurately collect and analyse information to fine tune their processes and improve productivity and quality.
Zytronic’s rugged touchscreens improve quarry efficiency
When looking to speed up the flow of trucks checking into its busy mines and quarries, Australia’s largest construction material supplier, Boral Limited, decided to apply ‘smart’ technologies. As a result, haulage drivers now use specially designed kiosks, with Zytronic’s interactive rugged touchscreens, at Boral’s incoming and outgoing weighbridges to avoid bottlenecks.
Creating touchscreen displays for retail
If you’re an OEM producing display products for retailers, you’re going to be facing a somewhat new challenge: the incorporation of touchscreen technology into retail advertisement displays. As more consumers than ever grow accustomed to touch being a standard luxury in personal electronics, Point Of Sales(P.O.S) displays in stores now face the burden of bringing high level, touch-enabled performance to a harsher environment.
Touch sensor tech helps tourists visit Shinto shrines
Japan has become an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers who value its unique culture and heritage. Japan is home to 23 World Heritage Sites, ranging from beautiful lakes, stunning waterfalls and lush bamboo forests, to serene Shinto shrines and tranquil temples.
Touchscreen hygiene in the age of COVID-19
With the Coronavirus crisis continuing in the UK and worldwide, many are rightfully looking to ways they can minimise the risk of the virus spreading in public places, such as supermarkets, train stations and petrol station forecourts. Many such locations now depend upon self-service touchscreens and anxiety over their use is on the rise.
Configurable capacitive interface for rugged applications
Touch technology specialist Zytronic has extended its capability and can now work closely with customers to design and manufacture projected capacitive interfaces that combine a ‘traditional’ dynamic touch area with surrounding capacitive keys.
The future of touchscreen technology
As the widespread proliferation of touch technology sets a new expectation in user’s minds, how can commercial designers install touchscreens that meet these expectations in more demanding environments? When users have pre-existing expectations of responsive touch performance, how do designers overcome the robust demands placed upon technology by industrial applications?
Interactive video wall with multi-touch transition screen tiles
Zytronic will demonstrate a video wall of four multi-touch screens that are linked to enable touch transition between screen tiles at ISE (Hall 8, stand G351), 11th-14th February 2020. Each of the four 55” multi-touch sensors in the 2x2 array features an ultra-narrow border, creating a sleek appearance by using the maximum display area.
Interactive creative experiences in new sensory room
Zytronic has announced its part in a project to bring touch interactivity to a new facility at Canopy Children’s Solutions in Mississippi. The company’s touch sensors enable interactive capabilities in the Ucreate digital play panel used in Canopy’s newly opened sensory room at its Jackson, MS facility.
Investment to increase display product range
Zytronic has recently invested over £350,000 into their Northeast manufacturing site. The upgrade to glass processing and storage equipment increases the range of products and design features offered to customers and streamlines operations.
Ultra-fast charging stations incorporate touch technology
Specialist in custom designed, durable Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors, Zytronic, has announced that its touch technology provides the user-friendly interface for the Circontrol Raption Series of intelligent car chargers for electrical vehicles.
Interactive touch technology in slim 40mm design
Manufacturer of large format, durable and customised Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors, Zytronic, has announced that its touch technology has been used to create the double sided, 55” interactive display in the slimline Blade kiosk created by Design to Production and currently being piloted in Australian Volkswagen showrooms.
Speeding check in with touch sensors
Over 47 million patients have reportedly checked in to see their GP through a Zytronic PCT touch sensor. This is because the sensors, supplied by distributor Display Technology, have been the top choice for Engage Health Systems (formerly known as Wiggly-Amps), suppliers of patient-facing services for the healthcare sector.
Fully integrated mechanical and touch controls
Provider of custom-designed, durable Projected Capacitive Technology touch sensors, Zytronic, launched its Hybrid Touch technology, fully integrating touch and physical controls into the sensor’s active area. Zytronic’s hybrid touch allows tactile buttons or mechanical dials to be incorporated in and around the active area of the projected capacitive touchscreen and which are connected invisibly through the viewable area of the screen...
Higher drive for touch controllers transforms the user interface
Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) used in hazardous or industrial applications have a difficult life, and their designers face many challenges when integrating interactive technologies into these systems. A new generation of touch controllers will transform the design of industrial projected capacitive (p-cap) touchscreens, with technical innovations that deliver better performance and functionality than before.
Secure PIN entry through large format touch screens
Zytronic new version of its rugged, customised touch screens is now available to support secure PIN entry applications via their development partner, Cryptera. The new PCI PTS compliant product, named CryptoTouch Unattended has been co-developed with Cryptera.