Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Industrial Touchscreens

Technological innovations are constantly paving the way for new methods of using industrial touchscreen monitors. These days, they’re pretty much everywhere and are being used in a variety of capacities including on our mobile devices, as POS systems in stores, and even on our laptops and tablets. No matter where you go, industrial touchscreen displays are prevalent and people of all ages are mastering the skill of using them for everyday life. They’ve become so ingrained in our everyday lives that it’s almost impossible to imagine what life was like before these nifty devices existed.

Elements That Affect Accuracy of Industrial Touchscreens

As advanced as they’ve become, industrial touchscreens still have a very long way to go in terms of improving durability, accuracy, and usability. There are still far too many factors that can negatively impact general experiences using industrial touchscreen displays.

Type of Touchscreen Device

As you probably already know, there are many different types of touchscreen devices currently on the market and they each cater to a different type of user and environment. Resistive touchscreens are comprised of two layers of plastic that recognize a command by registering the pressure from a certain movement on the top layer of the screen. They can be used with fingers, stylus pens, or pretty much any other instrument as long as enough pressure is applied to the screen. Capacitive touchscreens are much more durable and last longer because they’re constructed with sturdy glass layers that only respond to electromagnetic activity produced by your direct touch. They’re more precise and therefore, perfectly suited for retail and restaurant use.

Placement and Position of Fingertips

Sometimes the way you’re holding a touchscreen device can either help or hinder its ability to respond to your command accurately. If you’re holding the device in such a manner that there are multiple points of contact registered on the screen, then the device might mistakenly perform the wrong task or none at all. It’s important to make sure that your fingertips are appropriately positioned for the task you’re looking to complete.

Other Factors

Environmental factors such as sunshine, weather, temperature, and rough physical use can also negatively impact the accuracy of industrial display touchscreens. Direct and bright sunlight can impede visibility, which causes the user to make mistakes while using the device. Inclement weather such as rain or snow can also prevent the device from operating properly, especially if water penetrates the surface and makes contact with the inner mechanisms. Lastly, if the device is scratched as a result of rough usage in a public place, then this can also prevent it from being able to accurately register touches.

Nauticomp Inc.’s Rugged Industrial Touchscreens

At Nauticomp Inc., our goal is to manufacture intelligently designed industrial touchscreen displays that can withstand all kinds of tumultuous physical environments. We’ve constructed devices for a wide range of industries including military operations, naval bases, retail locations, restaurants, and so much more. For more information about our high quality industrial touchscreen monitors, please contact us at 1-705-328-2992 for Canadian service and at 1-800-267-9491 for U.S. service.