Ginsbury to supply Ocular PCAP touch screens

Display specialist, Ginsbury has announced a new distribution agreement with Ocular, the US touch screen manufacturer. The agreement will see Ginsbury promote and market Ocular”s Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch screens in the UK and Ireland.

Crystal Touch provides optical clarity, durability and scratch resistance, and is Ocular’s premier line of projected capacitive touch panels. It provides significant design flexibility and can be used in many configurations and systems. Crystal Touch PCAP touch panels provide a high tech, robust, leading-edge industrial look featuring a bezel-free touch interface.

According to Ocular its Crystal Touch PCAP touch panels are able to perform reliably for a longer period of time than resistive touch panels. The pressure applied with each touch to a resistive touch panel gradually erodes the structural integrity of the flexible film and can impact long-term reliability. A capacitive glass touch panel like Crystal Touch registers the user selection from the capacitive effects produced when a finger or stylus touches the panel, not the physical deformation of the panel itself, as a result it is able to offer significantly longer service life than many other touch panel technologies.

Standard Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch projected capacitive touch panels are available with or without an optically bonded soda-lime cover glass.

Neville Milward, Director, Ginsbury explained, “Ocular will strengthen and complement our display proposition across many different applications and vertical markets. With Crystal Touch we are now in a position to take advantage of the growing customer demand for PCAP touch applications and new user interface designs.”

Commenting Joe Fiamingo, President and CEO, Ocular said, “Ginsbury has impressed us with their knowledge and experience of the UK display market allied to strong depth of technical expertise. The product specification and design-in phase is essential for our products and as a specialist technical design-in distributor, Ginsbury has the focused approach required to develop new business opportunities for Ocular.”

Crystal Touch panels can be customised specifically to perform in outdoor and marine environments. Water droplets, especially salt water, can cause false touches on projected capacitive touch panels. False or unintended touches can be problematic, or even dangerous, in certain applications. These specially designed Crystal Touch PCAP panels minimise birefringence and are immune to false touches caused by water spray and droplets yet still maintain accurate touch functionality. Excellent optical qualities are also maintained when polarized sunglasses or cover glass is used.


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