Elo launches signage range

Elo TouchSystems has combined precision acoustic pulse recognition touchscreen technology with commercial grade LCD panels to launch a range of interactive digital signage touch systems, the IDS portfolio.

The Tyco Electronics business says the IDS products incorporate zero-bezel, edge-to-edge glass touchscreen technology in large-format, ruggedised panels.

Acoustic pulse recognition (APR) touch technology is housed in a durable, aluminium chassis and optional computer modules optimise media bandwidth and interactivity.

The IDS family features three sizes of displays measuring 32 to 46 inches. The portfolio incorporates various panel technologies including Samsung Electronics’ LCD Digital Information Display (DID) technology, which provides a scratch resilient, aluminium frame encased solution. APR technology recognises touch on virtually the entire screen surface, offering full-screen interface navigation regardless of how the screen is touched (finger, prosthetics, stylus or pen).

Elo TouchSystems says the IDS range also features optional high performance computer modules. These run either an Intel Celeron Dual Core or Core 2 Duo processor, and slide into a dedicated bay behind the touch display. The system is interoperable with content management servers and Web-based consoles for connection with the Internet and applications such as multimedia sharing and electronic point-of-sale. The computer modules can support optimal partitioning of locally cached and network stored content, allowing developers to monitor and deploy content via device-to-device or Web connections.

The range’s edge-to-edge glass design facilitates dust and contaminant resistance. Power and monitor control functions can be locked-out to prevent tampering and speakers are built-in with audio expansion capabilities.