Durable and dependable, Planar touch screen displays enhance customer experience when used in demanding point-of-sale, point-of-purchase and high traffic public access environments. Enabling a venue to instantly become state-of-the-art, the use of Planar touch screen displays change the experience of a customer, enabling them to seek information or perform on-site transactions. To enhance any public space, retail environment or hospitality venue, Planar touch screen displays come in a variety of sizes, performance options and configurations.

Planar's touch solutions incorporate the latest touch technologies including Resistive, Capacitive, SAW, IR and Optical. With one to 32 touch points, Planar touch screen displays can allow multiple people to interact with the display while not affecting other users. With well-integrated touch technology, Planar touch displays enable pinpoint accuracy and prevents false touch points.

Touch Screen Benefits

There are many benefits in selecting a display with touch screen technology. Touch technology provides a fast and intuitive interface for users and simplify customer interactions. Users do not have to know how to use a computer and can simply touch the display to make selections. No keyboard is required, saving valuable space.

Select the Right Technology

The chart below provides an overview of various touch technologies available. For a more thorough description of touch technologies refer to our white paper on Touch Technologies. 

TechnologyTouch PointsTouch InputSizeAccuracyPicture QualityApplications
Resistive 1 Any Input 15-19 Okay Fair, Coating, Oversscreen Great value for basic touch
SAW 1

Finger and soft stylus only

15-19 Okay Good,Glass Great value for basic touch; especially when a clean screen is important
Optical/IR Up to 32 Any input 42+/VideoWall Varies Good, Glass Supports test gestures, but implementation is critical
Projected Capacitive 2 -10 Finger only 15-32 Excellent Good, Glass Best overall experience and look. Similar to smartphones