Interactive touch technology in slim 40mm design

15th May 2019
Posted By : Alex Lynn
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. 

It is based on Zytronic’s Zybrid touch sensors together with their latest ZXY500 multitouch touch controllers which when mounted to either side of the Blade display adds only 12mm to the slim profile of the unit, bringing the whole kiosk in at a staggeringly thin 40mm.

The critical factor is the selection of Zytronic’s projected capacitive ZXY500 controller. With its proprietary ASIC coupled with in-house developed touch detection algorithms, the touch sensors can be mounted almost directly in contact with the display surface, reducing parallax and enabling the super slim form-factor.

Using Zytronic touch technology was part of the Blade’s design specification from the earliest design phase. 

Design to Production director Peter Gordon, said: “For the Blade to be interactive, was key. That’s why we love Zytronic because they make the best, high performance capacitive touchscreens. The feedback we received regarding The Blade has been very positive. 

“People just can’t believe The Blade is touch enabled on both sides, they couldn’t figure out how we added touch and maintained such a slim profile. That’s a testament to the projected capacitive technology that Zytronic produces, it’s market leading.

“We’ve been manufacturing kiosks for quite some time; we know what impresses people; and it’s the thickness of the unit that is always the key. The slimmer that silhouette; the more impressive the kiosk – hence the name, Blade. With their latest ZXY500 touch controller, Zytronic leads the market in this respect.

Being touch enabled, the Blade in-built content invites patrons to tap an on-screen icon to request more information. A selection of brochures are available and the customer can have the desired material emailed to them immediately. Naturally the sales team are also alerted for follow up, informing Volkswagen regarding the vehicle the user is interested in as well as their name, along with age and gender data derived from the on-board Quividi real-time attention analytics solution.

The Blade features a 55” double-sided HD display with a small footprint and thin profile (40mm). The Blade also includes a low-profile base plate making it well suited for showrooms and tradeshows where it is not practical to have the unit permanently installed. 

The design, rugged construction and customisable options enable the Blade to be tailored to meet specific needs for complementing applications in retail, hospitality, education, and office environments. The small footprint and 55” display make it ideal to run promotions, advertising, wayfinding and interactive displays to catch attention where space is valuable or limited. 

The Blade is also available in a ceiling hung configuration, for areas where floor space is at a premium.


  • Black or white powder coated, corrosion resistant chassis.
  • Optional finishes include custom colours and stainless steel.
  • Fifty five inch double-sided slimline HD display (1920×1080).
  • Anti-glare, low iron, toughened glass panels (front and rear).
  • TruPulse Harmonic 10W audio speaker.
  • DPEMS remote electronic monitoring system.

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