With nearly 30 years in the specialty display industry, Planar is a leader in durable, vibrant touch screen display solutions. Planar offers a wide range of LCD touch screen display solutions from small custom LCD displays to large LCD video walls.
Durable and dependable, Planar touch screen displays enhance customer experience when used in demanding point-of-sale, point-of-purchase, and high traffic public access environments. Enabling a venue to instantly become state-of-the-art, the use of Planar touch screen displays change the experience of a customer, enabling them to seek information or perform on-site transactions. To enhance any public space, retail environment, or hospitality venue, Planar touch screen displays come in a variety of sizes, performance options and configurations.
Planar's touch solutions incorporate the latest touch technologies including Resistive, Capacitive touch screen, SAW, IR, and Optical. With one to 32 touch points, Planar touch screen displays can allow multiple people to interact with the display while not affecting other users. With well-integrated touch technology, Planar touch displays enable pinpoint accuracy and prevents false touch points.
There are many benefits in selecting a display with touch screen technology. Touch technology provides a fast and intuitive interface for users and simplify customer interactions. Users do not have to know how to use a computer and can simply touch the display to make selections. No keyboard is required, saving valuable space.
The chart below provides an overview of various touch technologies available. For a more thorough description of touch technologies refer to our white paper on Touch Technologies.
|Technology||Touch Points||Touch Input||Size||Accuracy||Picture Quality||Applications|
|Resistive||1||Any Input||15-19||Okay||Fair, Coating over screen||Great value for basic touch|
Finger and soft stylus only
|15-19||Okay||Good, Glass||Great value for basic touch: especially when a clean screen is important|
|Projected Capacitive Touch Screen||2 -10||Finger and Stylus||15-32||Excellent||Good, Glass||Best overall experience and look. Similar to smartphones|
|Optical||Up to 32||Any input||24+l||Varies||Good, Glass||Supports test gestures, but implementation is critical|
|IR (infrared)||Up to 32||Any input||42+ and Video Wall||Excellent||Good, Glass||Best performance for tiled video wall and large format displays|