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Nov 03, 2016

Alternatives to a Touch Overlay

Our customers love interactive displays. Over the years, touchscreens and multi-touch displays have become a huge part of our product offering and with no surprise. Interactivity encourages customer engagement, brand loyalty, and brings a livelihood to physical spaces, all with a natural user interface. Customers and integrators may think their only path to interactivity on a video wall or large format display is a third-party touch overlay. Something that could transform their LCD or LED display to an interactive touch screen. But there is an alternative. Planar offers a wide variety of products with touch integrated. No third-party components to More…

LED , LCD , touchscreen , touch display

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Jul 28, 2016

Natural Computing, Intuitive Interface

In June of 2007 when the very first iPhone was released a change began for not only Apple customers, but also everyone who uses computers, phones, or any type of electronic device. Touch interfaces became mainstream. The iPhone was far from being the first touch interface—the technology has existed since the 1970s—but with the launch of the iPhone, then Android phones, then iPads and tablets, touch interfaces became a natural way for us to control our devices. Now it’s time for our computers to catch up. The Desktop Gap For all of the advantages of touch interfaces, they still don’t work very well for fine movements needed in crafting spreadsheets More…

Helium , touchscreen , Interactive , touch display

Interactivity (Mobile)
Aug 18, 2014

Interactivity in Reality : Creating Interactive Content

In this first post of this series, we talked about the tools, both software and hardware, used to create and deploy interactive content. In the second post, we discussed basics of user interface design. And in this third and final post, we’ll have some case studies of effective content development that we have seen for Planar touch displays in various sizes. Planar’s library of case studies and installation profiles includes many touch interactive displays. I wanted to highlight a few of those here. Engaging Museum VisitorsThe Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is an award-winning museum in Portland, Oregon. They partnered with More…

touch display , touch video wall , Touch Screen Displays

User if Right
Aug 12, 2014

The User is Always Right. Creating Interactive Content

In the first post of this series, we talked about the tools, both software and hardware, used to create and deploy interactive content. In this second post, we will discuss some basics of user interface design. There are agencies and experts that literally spend a life-time designing, testing, and refining user interfaces. There are awards given, books written, and we won’t dare to cover the full range of this discipline of User Interface Design or User Experience Design. There is simply too much to cover. But there are a few things that we’d recommend you keeping in mind when designing touch content for Planar displays. 1. Consider the physical More…

Touch Screen , touch display

Jul 08, 2011

Hang out a Shingle

By James WoodIt used to be that you could just paint your name and business information on a shingle and hang it out in front of your shop or office. The simple market method was enough to drive business so that the phrase became an idiom for starting a new venture. Especially in the American West, doctors and lawyers could show up in a new town and immediately have business.As technology advanced the signs got a bit more complex with colors and designs. Logos and brand recognition became important marketing features. But most marketing was done through tools like the phone book, that’s why there are so many “AAA Locksmiths” around the country. The More…

ero , LCD video wall , mtek kiosk , billboards , hd , touch display

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