'Swipe left' to scratches with toughened glass

20th December 2016
Alice Matthews

Developer and manufacturer of reliable computers for demanding environments, JLT Mobile Computers will be attending ProMat – the supply chain and materials handling event taking place in Chicago between 3rd-6th April 2017 – to show the latest rugged computers that increase productivity and minimise costly interruptions in the supply chain.

At the event (on Booth S3074) JLT will be demoing the capabilities of its PowerTouch Projective Capacitive Touch (PCT) display technology, which is setting a new standard in terms of usability and reliability in the face of some of the industry’s harshest applications.

Alongside the PowerTouch technology, JLT will be showcasing two of its most popular industrial computers. The first is the compact VERSO+ 10 mobile computer, which is suitable for use within the heavy-duty and logistics segments due to its small form factor and flexible QuickLock feature.

The second is the company’s workhorse, the JLT1214P forklift computer which is renowned for its quality and reliability, and a useful choice for logistics applications, ranging from warehousing and food distribution to freezer storage and cross-docking.

Both the VERSO+ 10 and the JLT1214P computer come equipped with the PowerTouch display. They offer users an interaction experience similar to that of consumer devices, but thanks to the addition of a 1.8mm (0.07") thick, chemically toughened glass cover, the screens are far more resilient, making scratches, scuffs or even breakage a thing of the past. Unlike resistive screens, that typically fail in areas where keys are regularly pressed, PCT screens aren’t susceptible to wear and tear and are compatible with virtual keyboard technology, giving users even greater flexibility in their logistics operations. In addition to this robustness, PowerTouch screens share the capability of resistive touch screens in that they can be operated with gloves of different materials and thicknesses.

Combined with an Intel quad-core processor the PowerTouch screens also exhibit fast response times, which means that after touching the screen the response appears to be instantaneous. Finally, advanced control firmware, which filters out unwanted signals caused by water droplets on the screen, means that these screens can also be deployed in wet environments.

As a result of all these performance capabilities, PowerTouch screens can offer a service lifetime as long as the computer itself, minimising disruptive down time and resulting in higher service levels and greater customer satisfaction.

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