Sony and interactive video wall company TSItouch are collaborating on a new solution to add infrared multi-touch technology to 55-, 56-, and 75-inch models of Sony’s BRAVIA professional displays.
According to a press release, TSItouch’s Pulse Type IR technology can “detect virtually any input – including a finger, gloved finger, stylus or pen – and enables true multi-touch for up to 10 simultaneous touch points. The TSItouch Pulse Type IR solution, compatible with numerous operating systems, blends ease of installation and operation with super-high precision and functionality.”
Sony says the 4K touch screen series is designed with anti-glare properties, a cold-rolled steel chassis, tempered glass and powder coated finish for additional protection, which complement the flexibility, connectivity, ease of user and quality of BZ40H 4K HDR professional displays.
The slim, energy-efficient displays also offer improved picture performance and brightness, a powerful processor and are TAA and ADA compliant.
The displays also feature Pro mode, which allows for quick and easy customization to suit different environments, while One-Step Setting optimizes display settings for specific uses and applications, the company says.
The BRAVIA models also come with a programmable system on a chip platform and Android operating system to enable digital signage to run off the display without a separate media player, which helps save capital costs and speeds installations.
New cosmetic features include new terminal positions, a flat bottom bezel and reinforced structure designed for the commercial market.
Theresa Alesso, Son’s Pro Division president, said in a statement that people are familiar with and reliant upon touchscreen technology since it already permeates consumer technology.
“This has accelerated the move towards touch-enabled solutions and increased its demand among users, resellers and integrators in the professional realm,” Alesso said. “Adding touch screen integration to our already powerful BZ40H BRAVIA displays delivers more interactivity, creating a holistic and tactile digital signage solution that can effortlessly communicate critical information while adding enhanced protection and requiring less face-to-face contact with individuals.”
IR touch has a range of real-world applications, including digital signage, interactive kiosks and information screens in schools and other settings, TSItouch CEO Gary Mundrake said in a statement.
“The responsiveness and accuracy our technology brings is really nicely paired with the visual quality business buyers know they are going to get with Sony displays,” Mundrake said.