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Touchscreen Sensitivity Challenges: The Benefits of PCAP Touch Panel Response

Touchscreen Sensitivity Challenges: The Benefits of PCAP Touch Panel Response

When using a touchscreen, how it responds to touch is vital to the experience. When screens don’t register touches, users quickly become frustrated while overly sensitive screens tend to register more than intended, resulting in random selections that were not the user’s objective. When choosing between touchscreens, seek one that responds quickly and consistently to touch, delivering a seamless user experience. And keep in mind that all touch panels are not the same—some don’t leverage Protected Capacitive (PCAP) technology.

How PCAP Senses

A PCAP display recognizes changes in electromagnetic fields by the touch of a naked or gloved fingertip or stylus. They are known for their accuracy and resolution. This allows for excellent, consistent response on touchscreen panels.

PCAP Benefits

When you use a touchscreen with PCAP technology, multiple benefits set this application apart from other touchscreens. Some of these include:

  • Speed: When users can interact with touch, it speeds up the process and there is no mouse to click or key to enter. For example, a kiosk epitomizes quick service to a user. That’s why whether checking in at the airport or ordering a sandwich, users often head to a kiosk. They expect it to be faster. When the experience is quick, they walk away feeling positive and fulfilled.
  • Easy-to-Use: Touchscreens are very intuitive and something that most people interact with every day via smartphones or tablets, so there’s no learning curve. Button size can be adjusted based on screen size to fit the size of a single finger better. PCAP screens react consistently to the touch of the finger, providing users with the direction and data they need to keep moving.
  • Durability: Other screen technology might not hold up to constant use, which can exacerbate sensitivity issues. Touchscreens with PCAP, however, are built to last, especially those used for commercial applications. With a hard-coated surface, these screens stand up to the daily wear and tear of consistent interaction.
  • Multi-Touch: PCAP screens detect multiple touch points at the same time. Theoretically, the amount of touches it can fill simultaneously is unlimited, however most have a practical limit. Most Mimo touch screens support 10 touches. This technology is what enables pinching and zooming directly with the fingers.
  • Vibrant Visuals: Other screens that are not engineered using layers have reduced transmissivity, but because PCAP screens use glass or plastic coverings, they offer exceptional image quality. For a clean looking screen that works as expected, PCAP has the advantage over other screen technologies.
  • Programmability: Some touch controllers have adjustable parameters. Maybe you need it higher sensitivity than normal so that it works through thicker gloves, or you prefer it to work faster as it will be capturing signatures. These are parameters that can be adjusted to an optimal experience.


PCAP Technology Responds

When using PCAP touchscreen kiosks, sensitivity will never be an issue. Their intuitive design delivers an excellent user experience. With so many benefits, it’s clear that PCAP technology is the best choice for touchscreens. That’s why all of our commercial touchscreens at Mimo Monitors are built with PCAP technology. Check out all our monitors, and learn how PCAP can be leveraged for upcoming projects.

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