This manufacturing technology is unique to Zytronic and offers significant benefits to electronic display manufacturers. The touch-sensing layer consists of an array of micro fine wires that are not visible on a powered display.

Unlike other touch sensors using a capacitive system where the sensing medium is on the surface of the touch panel, the active component of the ZYTOUCH® sensor is embedded for protection – and can be up to 20mm from the touch surface.

Not only does this technology produce a highly dependable, rugged vandal resistant and low-maintenance system, it also offers unrivalled protection against a wide range of physical threats – a cost effective solution for the most demanding touch sensor applications.

Detection Method:
Dynamic capacitance using horizontal and vertical 10 micron diameter wires.
Power Requirements:
Typically 5mA at 6 to 12 volts which is provided by RS232 port, USB or external source.
Lead and Connector:
Female D9 serial connector on a 3 metre long, 3 wire, lead. Maximum length of lead – 10 metres. Power supply components in connections – 2 diodes, 1 resistor and 1 capacitor.
Operating Temperature:
-35°C to +65°C
0 to 90% RH @ 40°C. Unaffected by condensation.
Speed of Response:
13msec through 4mm thick glass.
Unsurpassed vandal and shock resistance.
Less than 1mm Position
Less than 1.5% of diagonal error within the recommended viewing area.
Adjustable by software. Maximum thickness 20mm from the sensor to the touch surface.
What it Detects:
Bare and gloved fingers.
Resistance to Contamination:
Unaffected by harsh cleaning fluids, solvents, grease and dirt.
Light Transmission:
88% through standard ZYTOUCH®.
Immunity to Damage:
Protected by glass – sensing media is not touched by the operator. No moving parts.
Use of fixed wires ensures no drift with time.
Glass Options:
Clear, anti-glare, toughened, high transmission.
MTBF (Sensor):
Excellent, no known wear-out mechanism.
MTBF (Controller):
In excess of 1 million hours – Bellcore TR332.
Controller will be compliant with CE and UL when installed in system.
Will pass FCC Class B when installed in system.
Ability to be NEMA 12 or NEMA 4 compliant.
Software provided:
Simple calibration and set-up with Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP and Linux. Mouse emulation with Select on Touch, Select on Dwell, Select on Release and Drag and Drop.
Download Version OS Interface Technology Notes
Zytouch Datasheet
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