Touchscreens - any experience with these anyone ?


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Square eyes

Hi,

My employer wants me to start specing out a PC that controls a device and
write software for it. The device is for not very computer literate people
so I was thinking of suggesting a touch screen.

What I wanted to know is how good these are. I've only seen old ones where
sometimes its not aligned properly and you have to offset your finger to hit
the right button. Also "right clicking" was a mystery. I take it all you
have to do is install the monitor and some drivers and thats it ?

I'd appreciate it if anyone could share their knowledge / experiences and
maybe give an example of a good brand (Iiyama ? Elo ?)

Thanks,
Michael
 
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L

We use PLC with touchscreen at work .. they work but can be painfull
....

I have used a 7" LCD with touchscreen and it works well

Matt
 
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Woodsy

Hi,

My employer wants me to start specing out a PC that controls a device and
write software for it. The device is for not very computer literate people
so I was thinking of suggesting a touch screen.
If you are writing the software, remember to keep the screen density
low, as the buttons need to be easy to hit, and precision targeting is
a pain, unless the user is comfortable and stable relative to the
screen and equipped with a stylus and using it a lot (or so little
that it is a small inconv...)
I use one as a multimedia player built in to A/V rack next to tv wired
to stereo. Works great. Anyone seems to be able to figure it out.
What I wanted to know is how good these are. I've only seen old ones where
sometimes its not aligned properly and you have to offset your finger to hit
the right button. Also "right clicking" was a mystery. I take it all you
have to do is install the monitor and some drivers and thats it ?
If the application is right, they are fantastic. An ELO touchscreen
has a utility that will put a pic of a mouse to tap for right mouse on
next "touchclick",but it is not that good for "walk up and use".
(you are writing the software, just do it without right mouse button)

And,yes, just install and "touch", after running centering utility,
that configures the touch screen to your finger or stylus. My
experiance with the ELO drivers and config utils is REBOOT immediatly
after the configuration, and do it again and REBOOT, as it seems if
you wait, you will need to configure again. (YMMV)
I'd appreciate it if anyone could share their knowledge / experiences and
maybe give an example of a good brand (Iiyama ? Elo ?)
I like my NIB eBay Kiosk (~2000 model) with the ELO lcd, and if they
have improved, must be real good by now.
I have not looked at the tech of later screens, but the idea of not
having a film to scratch and/or look thru would be better, and I know
they are out there (fancy side shooting lasers?)
 

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