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Fujitsu to Showcase New Resistive Touch Panels for High-Use Applications and Harsh Environments at Display Week 2014

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Fujitsu Components America, Inc.

250 E. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, USA

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Fujitsu to Showcase New Resistive Touch Panels for High-Use Applications and Harsh Environments at Display Week 2014

Press release date: May 28, 2014

Sunnyvale, CA – Fujitsu Components of America, Inc. is highlighting its latest developments in analog resistive touch panels, including a 9H surface panel for Point of Sale, hospitality, industrial and medical applications at the Display Week Convention in San Diego, California, June 1-6 in booth #827.

A live demo will consist of an industrial tablet PC using Fujitsu’s Feather Touch, two-finger function PERFS (Pinch, Expand, Rotate, Flick and Swipe) touch panel. A separate demo will feature 9H top surface for increased durability, scratch and wear resistance. This ultra-durable, 4-wire resistive panel is 40 times more scratch resistant to stylus use than panels with a polycarbonate layer.

“Companies that depend on handheld industrial devices for signature capture are finding that damage to the device’s touch screen from repeated stylus use is a costly issue,” said Bruce DeVisser, Fujitsu Component’s product marketing manager for input technology. “In most cases, the touch screen’s functional life exceeds its cosmetic life. Using our 9H top surface will significantly preserve the touch panel’s appearance and extend its usability.”

DeVisser notes that the 9H-rated touch panels are also suitable for mobile and personal medical monitoring devices that are prone to scratches from repeated stylus use or being carried in pockets or purses.

Other panels on exhibit include custom 5-wire Feather Touch panels (up to 17-inches) for Point-of-Sale applications in restaurant and hospitality environments. These panels require just 0.02-0.3N force input for gesturing functionality typical of more costly projected capacitive touch panels.

Also of note is the coming introduction of larger resistive touch panels up to 24 inches in size. The large touch panels are the result of recent upgrades to Fujitsu’s Film-Glass production line, which utilizes a larger motherglass for increased capacity. Production is scheduled to begin in early July 2014.

Company Information
Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic and system components and sub-systems throughout North and South America. Products include relays, connectors, input and pointing devices, touch panels, thermal printers, and wireless modules. The company is headquartered at 250 E. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. For product information, contact FCAI via telephone at 1-800-380-0059 or by email at components@us.fujitsu.com.

For more information, please see: us.fujitsu.com/components  

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MJC Communications
Tel: (414) 425-6164
E-mail: mjccomm@att.net  
 

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