Additional Information On Touch Screen Monitors
Touch screen monitors are an integral part of the restaurant, hospitality, medical, or service industry’s point of sale systems. Employees can touch a part of the touchscreen in place of using a mouse, saving time and reducing clutter in the POS area. POSGuys carries a wide variety of touch screen monitors from manufacturers such as indsutry leading Elo and affordable Pioneer or POS-X. We also carry mainstream brands like HP, Bematech and Microtouch. Touchscreen monitors are available from 10 inches up to the full 46 inch touch monitor but the most popular are the 15 and 17 inch sizes. Because touch screen monitors are utilize in a physical way, they are engineered to be sturdy and to stand up to harder environments than regular monitors. Not all touchscreen types are ideal for all situations so when purchasing a pos touch monitor be sure to pay attention to where and how it will be utilized.
Our preferred touchscreen monitor, for its great value and its Zero Bezel design is the Tru-Flat Evo-TM4 touch monitor with resistive touch technology. It is the best budget choice for restaurants and the food industry due to its prevention of food build up on the screen (Meaning a longer touch monitor life!) and easy to clean touchscreen monitor face.
Resistive was the second touchscreen technology developed (1974) and is today the most popular screen in use. It is the mainstay for restaurants and the healthcare industry due to its ability to be activated with virtually any stylus (pencil eraser, credit card, gloved hand) and even if the surface gets a little sticky or is hit with a splash of something, it will still function properly. Due to its long history of manufacture, resistive touchscreens are generally the most affordable touchscreens out there. Due to its economy price and the extensive list of happy customers, this is a popular starting touch monitor for small business.
Suggested Resistive Touchscreen Monitors:
A capacitive touch screen uses an insulator, such as glass, coated with a transparent conductor. Since the human body is also a conductor, touching the surface results in a distortion of the electrostatic field, changing the capacitance and allowing the monitor to track screen activation. Capacitance screens, unlike resistance, generally are covered with a glass protective touch surface which can be easily cleaned and also allows more color to show through from the LCD. Often times a stylus won't work on a capacitive touch screen, and if using this type, the screen must be kept fairly clean in order for it to work effectively. However, these touchscreens are known to have a sharper, cleaner picture as well as brighter colors. They work best for gaming, indoor / outdoor kiosks and retail service
Suggested Capacitive Touchscreen Monitors:
Infrared touchscreens are one of the few screen types that do not wear out due to repeated touching. The reason for this is that instead of having a sensitive surface coating or other surface, the screen is crisscrossed by a grid of invisible infrared light beams. When the finger touches the screen it disrupts the beams, activating the touch monitor’s functions. This touch technology, like resistive can be activated with any stylus but as an added benefit is able to be uniquely sealed, lending it to harsh environment industries like automotive, food processing, hospital operating rooms, process control systems, indoor/outdoor kiosks and ATMs
Suggested Infrared Touchscreen Monitors:
Here at POSGuys we also carry stock of open frame touch screens units. Please contact us if you are looking to do any custom touch screen monitor design or if you have other questions. The gifted sales team at POSGuys.com will be happy to help select the right monitor for your needs.