One of the most common questions we receive with regards to touchscreens is which technology is best? Well it really depends on the application so here is the skinny on the main touch technologies available from Stealth Computer.
The four most common touch screen technologies include resistive, infrared, capacitive and SAW (surface acoustic wave). Each technology offers its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Resistive and capacitive touch screen technologies are the most popular for industrial applications. They are both very reliable. If the application requires that operators can wear gloves when using the touch screen, then we generally recommend the resistive technology (capacitive doesn’t support). Otherwise the capacitive technology (better optical characteristics) is more often recommended.
Please Click on our FAQ to learn more about each individual touch sensor and its advantages