What do you expect from your touch screen technology? Are you familiar with all of the benefits of incorporating ShadowSense into your devices? We want to educate you about the touch screen features that Baanto has to offer.
- Fast Touch Screen Response Time
- Complete Immunity to Light
- Ability to Detect Size and Shape of Touch Objects
- Scalable Touch Technology
- Palm Rejection
- Transparency Detection
- Identifying Unintentional Touches
- False Touch Detection
- Excellent Multi-touch Performance
- Floating and Hover Touch Detection
- Object Shape and Size Recognition
- True Multi-touch
- ShadowSense on Mac OSX
- Exceptional Handwriting Performance
Fast Touch Screen Response Time
Fast touch screen response time of 6 ms to 8 ms – that is independent of the number of touches. All touch calculations are performed in the controller, resulting in no host PC processor overhead.
Complete Immunity to Light
ShadowSense patented technology provides an unparalleled degree of immunity to high brightness and changing light intensities. Completely immune to every type of light source using advanced band-pass filters at the sensor electronics level.
Ability to Detect Size and Shape of Touch Objects
The ability to sense the size of the touch object allows ShadowSense to react instantaneously to an object such as a paint brush.
Scalable Touch Technology
Baanto ShadowSense technology is highly scalable and cost effective. Sizes scale from 8” (20.3 cm) right through to 267” (678 cm). The same powerful ShadowSense features are supported in all sizes producing scalability in touch technology. Unlike competitive systems, the costs of ShadowSense do not scale exponentially with size, making our solutions highly affordable.
Sensing the size of an object permits control over what is recognised as a valid touch, versus unintentional touch. Using the Baanto Dashboard, precise definitions of a valid touch can be programmed. This allows things such as palm rejection easier to control.
ShadowSense differs from all other technologies in that it senses the shadow of the object causing the touch. Because of this we can also detect the density of the shadow. Being able to detect density allows us to tune out translucent touches or shadow touches, such as those caused by water.
Identifying Unintentional Touches
With the unique abilities of ShadowSense, accidental touches or unintentional touches can be identified using parameters set by Baanto Dashboard. This makes for a highly reliable and satisfying user experience.
By controlling the speed at which touches are recognised as being valid, accidental touches that happen quickly, such as the brush of a shirt cuff, can be eliminated. False touch detection, along with eliminating accidental touches based on size, work together to provide a precise profile of a touch, increasing reliability of use in high reliability environments such as medical or aerospace.
ShadowSense has the ability to register a touch at some position above the surface of the screen. This is what is commonly known as hover touch or floating touch. The “hover distance” can be determined in Dashboard. By controlling this distance a touch can be initiated whilst not touching the screen, or the user can be “forced” to make positive contact with the surface.
ShadowSense can recognise the difference between a stylus, finger or eraser without having to make monotonous menu selections. Write with the pen, resize or move with fingers, erase with the eraser in a smooth and natural workflow. The sizes of the pen and eraser can be set and adjusted within the Dashboard for a multi touch object recognition.
Exceptional Handwriting Performance
Immunity From Blocked Sensors
Unlike optical and IR systems, ShadowSense will not fail if portions of the screen are blocked, or if individual components fail. This high level of reliability reduces touch screen failures that bring about unresponsive touch screens, to virtually zero.
The Dashboard provides comprehensive diagnostics for ShadowSense frames, giving immediate feedback of LED functionality. This allows for easy troubleshooting and quick servicing to reduce down time for critical applications. This also allows for remote monitoring applications.
ShadowSense provides a unique mode that allows it to operate in rain. It does this by rejecting touches from water based on transparency and by automatically calibrating itself to accommodate water that pools along the edges of the bezel.
Complete Sunlight Immunity & Outdoor Operation
ShadowSense technology is completely immune to sunlight, and will work perfectly under any environmental conditions 24/7.