Touch Screen Technology White Paper
April 2008
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A white paper on touch screen technology focuses on helping engineering and industrial designers make better decisions regarding the integration of touch technology in outdoor applications. The touch screen is an increasingly popular interface for interacting with many electronic devices. Commodity touch screen panels generally are not acceptable for applications requiring greater optical performance, higher reliability, or operation in harsh environments. Because the touch panel is typically the outer surface, it must be optimized to support the overall optical, environmental, and performance requirements. The white paper, titled Touch Technology Primer, gives a brief overview of the different touch technologies available, as well as a matrix for helping design engineers select the best technology for their applications. A copy of the white paper can be obtained from the company’s Web site at


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