As we’ve all discussed, customers and end-users have expressed concerns regarding technology, social distancing, and sanitation in a COVID-19 environment.
Cleaning and sanitation procedures are going to be established within public spaces. Ultimately we believe touchscreens are just another surface that needs to be cleaned. We feel the touchscreen market will actually grow post COVID-19. To quote Dave Haynes – “Screens in public spaces need to be cleaned and sanitized steadily, but so do door handles, rails, and tabletops.”
All that being said, the CDC has stated “Coronavirus mainly spreads through person-to-person contact and ‘does not spread easily’ on contaminated surfaces,” see the link below:
We recognize there are some companies that are questioning touchscreen usage during this health crisis, so below is a summary of some products and safety steps that can be taken to increase user confidence with public facing touchscreens.
Please let us know if you have questions or would like to further discuss any of these items.
- TSI hand cleaner and holder
- Antimicrobial film
- AirTouch Display
- Screen Cleaning
- UV light sanitizer
We are offering an alcohol-based hand cleaner with mount that attaches to new and existing TSItouch screens and protective solutions – datasheet attached.
We are now offering anti-microbial film, which will adhere to the glass of our touch displays. It should be known that most anti-microbials do not kill any germs on contact but will inhibit some pathogens growth and therefore over time eliminate them.
The TSItouch AirTouch display is an IR touch solution that allows for interactivity without requiring the user to physically touch the display. The IR beam is built around the display, instead of directly on top of it. We're working to expand this product line - more info and datasheets to follow.
TSI recommends following CDC and EPA guidelines for cleaning touchscreens. This site is continuously updated, check back often for new recommendations. TSI’s preferred method - wipe type products or apply cleaner to a cloth and then wipe. Do not spray cleaner directly on displays. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
It is possible that a solution could be developed using UV lights and other components that would provide a safe and highly automated way to clean a screen between each use. There are companies aggressively pursuing development of this type of capability. We can provide more guidance as it becomes available.
Click on this link for various documents on cleaning your touchscreen
Congratulations to BSC Enclosures LLC for receiving the TSItouch Certification!
BSC Enclosures LLC (BSC) designs and manufactures custom and run-rate enclosure solutions. The BSC Enclosure team is full of experts who believe that building your perfect enclosure is both a science and an art. Their degreed engineers are mechanical experts and esteemed artists,
so the end product catches your audience’s attention and is easily serviceable/installed. BSC Enclosures has state-of-the-art machinery and highly trained craftsman. Their fabrication team is balanced and equipped to manage any project – a perfect blend of smart machines for programmed production and highly trained welders for the details that need a human touch.
Congratulations to Palmer Digital Group (PDG) for becoming a TSItouch Certified company!
Palmer Digital Group, a division of Industrial Enclosure Corporation, specializes in custom indoor and outdoor digital kiosks and enclosures. These digital solutions also include drive-through digital menu boards for the QSR industry boasting the most cost-effective solution in the industry and with operating temperatures of -20f to 122f. Palmer Digital Group leverages the forty plus years of Industrial Enclosures expert fabrication capabilities by designing digital kiosk enclosures for outdoor applications that meet more than seven UL ratings.
TSItouch is well known for working with any company in the industry. It is the signature of TSItouch that we can create an interactive solution for any display, with any touch technology, functional with any software. This versatility makes partnerships one of the most important aspects of our business.
We want to show our most trusted partners appreciation by giving them our official stamp of approval. Partners who share our same passion for providing the best possible solution to every customer. Those companies that help us put forth an end product that we are proud to associate with the TSItouch name.
We will be highlighting TSItouch certified companies in the coming months. Think your company should be TSItouch Certified?
Learn the differences between our three best-selling touch technologies.
TSItouch offers a multitude of touch technology solutions, but there are three technologies that generate 99% of our touch screen sales: Infrared, ShadowSense, and Projected Capacitive.
Each of these touch technologies have competitive advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into account when searching for a touch solution that will fit your needs and budget. Below is an explanation of how all three types of touch technology work as well as some of the specific advantages of each.
Here at TSItouch, not only do we pride ourselves on high-performing and user-friendly touch screen products, but also our dedicated and educated Customer Service & Technical Support Team. We are equipped to provide different types of solutions (troubleshooting, In-Warranty programs, Out-of-Warranty service) for any situations or problems that our customers may come across. We understand that certain cases need to be solved immediately, and with our company van, we can offer a quick, easy solution.
TSItouch has been issued Patent #9,671,824 for our Glass Retention Bezel System (GRBS)
As of June 6th, 2017, our protective glass solution for video wall monitors is now patented. We are excited to receive this official patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office!
Proper Touch Solution Cleaning: A 4-Step Process
Cleaning your touch screen solution or commercial grade display is an easy but necessary task for any owner. TSItouch is here to provide you with detailed instruction on cleaning your touch solutions and displays in a manner that is efficient and not harmful to your solution.
Have you ever tried to destroy a touch screen? We tried to shatter one of our tempered glass touch screens using basketballs and failed, but isn't that a good thing?
Do you have ideas for other videos we could produce? Send us a message!
We greatly enjoyed sharing the latest in touch screen technology when we attended many 2016 technology trade shows in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and New York City.
If you missed those shows, you can still check out some photos of our technology trade show booth below or learn more about our custom touch screen options here.
Android is becoming a front runner that you may be considering switching to for multi-touch applications.
Why? It's quite affordable and easy to use! The average price range for an Android device is between $40.00 and $145.00. This is so much cheaper than a Windows or Apple product.