Zytronic adds the personal touch to Seoul bus shelters with projected capacitive technology

Developer and manufacturer of advanced touch screen solutions, Zytronic, is to provide hundreds of state of the art 46-inch ZYBRID touch sensors for use in bus shelters all over Seoul, South Korea.

Working with Zytronic’s distribution partner in Korea, DTH, and Sane, a provider of intelligent transportation systems, the project has seen 300 46-inch ZYBRID touch sensors based on Zytronic’s Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) acquired for integration into the Bus Information Terminal (BIT) project. 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 Bus Information Terminal project after examining other options, including Infrared (IR) touch sensing. They 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. Furthermore, the touch sensors are unaffected by scratches, heavy rain, ice, dirt and dust.

Sales & marketing director at Zytronic, Ian Crosby 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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