Medical computers with touchscreen technology need to meet stringent medical standards. Completely sealed for easy cleaning and touchable with gloves to perform accurate touch-based inputs in patient records in medical clean rooms like operating theaters are a must. Avoiding additional physical keys on the panel, or extra devices like keyboards, mouse or touchpad is efficient as these can harbor bacteria. A touchscreen can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area, usually one or more fingers or a stylus. The touchscreen enables the user to interact with what is displayed without using an additional keyboard or mouse. Touchscreens are widely integrated in gaming consoles, all-in-one computers, tablets, navigation devices, smartphones, ATM devices and information kiosks. There is a variety of touch technologies that offer different methodologies of sensing the touch. All technologies are related to the X / Y coordinates of the touch sensitive area. The way how to sense the touch point is explained in the next paragraphs.
Nowadays, digital signage is everywhere. It has become a popular marketing tool which can provide real time information such as map or promotional messages, advertising in rich multimedia formats to attract consumers, and to influence their behaviors. Interactive digital signage allows consumers to interact with the signage to enhance customer engagement and in-store sales. Among all public places, shopping malls are one of the ideal venues to utilize interactive digital signage.
Shopping mall is typically an environment that is noisy and crowded, if a digital signage is to be installed it has to carry big enough screen with good image quality in order to draw customers’ attention. Moreover, fast, yet accurate touch responses would be required to build a reliable interactive interface. Lastly, the signage needs to be rugged enough to withstand 24/7 usage and interactivity. Therefore, reliability and longevity are crucial for a successful deployment of digital signage in shopping mall. Continue reading
The rapid rise of tablet computing has created an interesting phenomenon in public spaces like retail and airports – AV and IT systems people trying to turn small, hand-held consumer devices into useful self-service tools that can survive endless use and abuse.
With some exceptions, it hasn’t worked out too well. Tablets are designed for the loving, careful embrace of their owners. They’re not designed to be poked at all day by a parade of people who don’t normally care if the units last much beyond their own time in front of them.
Consumer tablets are also just the right size for a pair of hands, but pretty small when locked in a kiosk stand or fixed on a lot of display shelves.
They also, particularly when it comes to Apple’s tablets, have locked-down operating systems that require both development and approvals from the people in Cupertino.
So … what are the alternatives? Continue reading
Kiosks are an increasingly popular choice to deliver a range of application in public environments. Those in retail and hospitality industries are finding it important to have reliable kiosk solutions to provide customers vital information and also speed up sales process. View below video to see what kiosk signage can do in various environments.