It’s the first day of ISE 2017, one of the biggest Exhibitions in the AV industry calendar. It’s a chance for the team at Clevertouch to connect with industry contacts and show off our latest innovations, which this year includes the Clevertouch Pro series and a prototype of the world’s first truly agnostic large interactive flat panel display with capacitive touch.  The stunning prototype, which is barely deeper than an iPad, will be available to professional users in Q2 and can be experienced first-hand on Clevertouch stand B85 in Hall 13.

You may be wondering what all the fuss is about and why we haven’t seen a large interactive capacitive display solution until now. As an award-winning technology manufacturer, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in our range of interactive touchscreens.

Since the advent of the iPhone, which put capacitive touch into our hands for the first time, capacitive technology is standard in most smartphones and tablets.  We’re all accustomed to the many benefits of capacitive touch, which includes ditching the stylus and using our finger to perform activities. Touch is after all one of the most important senses.

Simply put, capacitive touchscreens sense conductivity to register input as opposed to pressure, like resistive touchscreens. Ordinarily this is a fingertip but capacitive screens can also be used with conductive tools such as a stylus with a conductive tip. I’m sure many of you (like me) have tried and failed to use your smartphone while wearing gloves – this is because the glove is not made of a conductive substance.

So why has the interactive display market, which uses pressure based resistive touch technology, been slow to follow suit?

With multi-touch devices, ultra-sensitive capacitive touchscreens have a slight advantage over resistive technologies however, in an environment where knocks or bangs to a screen are expected, a more durable resistive solution might be more appropriate.

In a corporate environment, a capacitive solution makes perfect sense.

Here are just a few reasons why we’re thrilled with our new Clevertouch Capacitive Series screen.

Durability: Capacitive touchscreens tend to be more durable when used heavily and because they are frameless, like an iPad, liquids will run off them instead of pooling in the frame.

Reliability:  Toughened glass with a 50,000 hour life.

Future-proofing: The majority of handheld devices uses capacitive technology – apps and software for capacitive devices are the norm and it’s only a matter of time before all large interactive flat panel displays follow suit.

Multi-touch: Capacitive touchscreens are perfectly married with multi-touch, which makes common functionalities like pinch/zoom even more fluid than before.