Projected Capacitance Interactive Windows

Interactive Window

Interactive multi-touch window

INTERACTIVE WINDOW – Imagine the front window of your store or office being transformed into a high-tech interactive touch-screen that allowed your clients to learn about your products or services.

Projected capacitance technology is enabling an exciting new way to attract and interact with customers.

With this type of interactive window, customers can research and even order products or services before coming inside the store – day or night – even when nobody is at work!

This is a great solution for restaurants, retail stores, real-estate agencies, banks, or any other organization with a need to attract and interact with potential customers who may be passing by.

Public spaces like malls, transit stations, museums or even corporate campuses can utilize this technology to create information centers that guide users or offer information about the facility.

Interactive Information Center

Technology Overview:

Projected Capacitance describes a technology in which an electrostatic field is formed above the sensing surface to recognize inputs.    This field can be projected through an inch of glass to allow a user to interact with the touch surface.   When a touch is made it is precisely measured and passed to a controller system connected to a software application. The change in capacitance is detected and the XY coordinates are then calculated and passed through to a computer.

The video below demonstrates this solution in action:

This technology comes in the form of a transparent film that has the array of tiny wires embedded to generate the electrostatic field.     The film has a small control board, that has a USB port to interface to a computer.     Digital signage software can then sense the user’s touch and display the desired information.

This film can be transparent, which allows a flat-panel TV to be mounted behind it.    Another variety of film is more opaque, which allows a projector to illuminate the film from behind.   In either case, a user can easily interact with the displayed image using familiar touch gestures.

Note that all components are securely located behind storefront windows and provide 24 hour access to information.

Installation Methods:

Projected Capacitance Touch Foil

Projected Capacitance Touch Foil

Touch Foils can be installed using one of three methods:

» Static Cling Film relies on a static charge to create a bond between the touch foil and glass. This provides for easy removal and relocation at a later date.

» Clean Peel Double Release is an optically clear adhesive applied during production and is suitable for installation to a glass substrate. This option allows the touch foil to be removed and relocated without leaving any residue for up to one year.

» Permanent Double Release is an optically clear permanent adhesive applied during production and is suitable for installation to glass or acrylic. This option is intended as for long-term applications and subsequent removal will irreparably damage the touch foil.

For certain applications, there may be no need for any adhesion. Simply place the touch foil between two layers of glass or acrylic and clamp the edges together.

Recommended Applications

» Store window displays
» Indoor / outdoor kiosks
» Glass partitions
» Corporate offices
» Training / meeting rooms
» Exhibitions / conferences
» Museums / visitor attractions

You can project sound too!

SoundPodThe  Soundpod audio transducer is small and unobtrusive – creating the ultimate invisible sound source. It works through an energizing principle sending frequency waves across both sides of the activated surface producing a non-directional diffused sound which evenly fills the whole area. This amazing technology transforms any surface into a speaker – walls, ceilings, floors, furniture and even glass. Simply attach the device to any surface using the self-adhesive pad, stand back and listen to the results. Imagine turning your store window into an invisible sound system delivering your message and capturing attention of passers by.


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