Interactive tables get a significant upgrade with multitouch sensor

08-01-2021 | Zytronic | New Technologies

Zytronic has revealed its patented multitouch projected capacitive technology has been chosen by Ideum for its next-generation Pano Duo 49” interactive touch table.

The essential difference between the first-generation table and Ideum’s new one is the transition from an infrared touch frame to Zytronic’s all-glass printed ZyBrid multitouch sensor. This important change in sensor technologies brings a range of benefits. Crucially, the interactive table has no bezel around the edges, creating a sleek, easy-clean, and modern appearance. The projected capacitive technology also enables the company to simplify the design process by allowing them to utilise its patented extrusion style construction, which they employ for most of its rugged, yet elegant builds.

The table is over 2m long and allows multiple users to interact with the content. It connects two 49” commercial-grade LG UHD displays mounted end-to-end, overlaid by a single, stretched Zytronic ZyBrid sensor fitted with proprietary ZXY500 multitouch controller, and connected to a high-performance PC housed in the table’s base. Overall, the active touch area of the table is nearly 90” (2.25m diagonal), and large enough to comfortably support up to eight people interacting with it simultaneously.

The ZXY500 controller can register up to 100 independent touchpoints with millisecond quick touch response. Together with the customised touch sensor manufacturing ability, it was the best solution to allow Ideum to produce a compelling, collaborative multi-user experience. It offers the same interactive features, quality, and performance as a smartphone, but on a much larger and significantly more durable scale.

By Natasha Shek