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Bus shelters with touch sensors

13th April 2015
Jordan Mulcare

Zytronic is to provide hundreds of state of the art 46" ZYBRID touch sensors for use in bus shelters all over Seoul, South Korea. As part of the Bus Information Terminal (BIT) project, Seoul has acquired 300 of the 46" ZYBRID touch sensors from Zytronic and its distribution partners in Korea, DTH and Sane.

BIT replaces existing non-interactive digital signage and offers Seoul’s commuters engaging, easy-to-access real time information about traffic, transit routes and local amenities, with the touch of a finger. Sane selected Zytronic’s PCT technology for the BIT project after examining other options, including IR touch sensing. The company determined that Zytronic offered the best, most reliable solution for the high levels of durability and impact resistance required in this outdoor public environment.

In this application, the PCT touch sensor, coupled with Zytronic’s single/dual touch ZXY100 controller, is mounted behind and functions through an additional 8mm protection glass and continues to deliver an excellent user experience while enduring hot, humid Seoul summers and freezing winters. The touch sensors are unaffected by scratches, heavy rain, ice, dirt and dust.

Ian Crosby, Director, Sales and Marketing, Zytronic, commented: “Working closely with our South Korean partners, DTH and Sane, has given us a fantastic opportunity to put Zytronic’s proven, rugged, touch screen technology to widespread public use in the capital city of one of the world’s most dynamic economies. The general public increasingly expects similar levels of interactivity from displays they encounter in everyday life as they enjoy with their smartphones and tablets and this is a perfect example of how Zytronic’s touch technology enables this to happen.”

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