You walk in to get a cup of coffee. Your barista takes your order and inputs it into the computer. The entire process takes seconds. A trained employee with a few finger presses has your order processing. The main reason behind that speed? A touchscreen monitor. Touchscreen devices are already prevalent in our lives. You are quite possibly reading this article on a tablet or phone and navigated here using a touchscreen interface. Service industries all over the world use touchscreen monitors to input orders, complete tasks, and assist customers.
Types of Touchscreens
- Capacitive – Capacitive screens are what is used in most smartphones, tablets and consumer devices. These touchscreens are activated by the human body’s electrical conductivity. They are more responsive and faster than Resistive but restrictive on how to use them. When you think about using your smartphone you need to use your bare finger, special stylus, or gloves to activate the screen.
- Resistive- Resistive touchscreens are the more popular choice in an industrial setting. They use a metallic electrically conductive and resistive layer that can detect the pressure of your finger or another any other object. Thus, you can use your hand, and any stylus to activate.
We can see why Resistive would be more popular than Capacitive in an industrial sense just from those definitions. However, there are other advantages to using a resistive touchscreen monitor in an industrial setting.
- No mouse and keyboard
- Better efficiency and accuracy
- More mobility and space
- Cost savings
- Easy to clean and maintain
General Technics believes in the advantages a touchscreen monitor has to offer and as such, offers them in different sizes for different applications. Any of our outstanding sales representatives are here to answer your questions!