TOUCH SCREEN APPLICATIONS

Touch Screen Applications
Working examples of how touch screens are used around the world
Interactive Exhibit

Learning is perhaps the most fundamental characteristic of the human experience. How we gather and process information influences our daily lives in numerous ways. Venues like schools, libraries, and other learning centers constantly seek new forms of interaction and application in order to provide a creative space for knowledge. On top of facilitating intellectual progress, these educational establishments also work to provide a dynamic environment that encourages individual potential and group collaboration.

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Retail Brand Experience

Brand owners are constantly looking for new and improved ways for customers to experience their brand and learn about their products in the retail store environment. Creating an engaging and informative in-store shopping experience, while educating customers on key product features and benefits, allows brand owners to effectively convey their brand message and differentiate their product versus the competition. An attractive in-store product experience can positively impact customer purchase considerations by building excitement around the product and can be a key driver for overall urchase satisfaction.

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Exercise Equipment

It is broadly accepted that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, stroke, and high cholesterol. Unfortunately, social trends indicate a decrease in physical activity at work, at home and getting from one to the other. Even leisure-time activity, which is holding steady or just slightly increasing, can´t overcome the overall decrease in society´s physical activity.

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Retail Brand Experience

Retailers are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve their customers´ retail shopping experience. Positive shopping experiences can have a tremendous impact on a retailer´s business by increasing customer visit time, repeat visits to the store, and improving the chance customers will recommend the store to friends and social contacts.

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Product Selector

Cell phone retailers are constantly seeking new tools to simplify the process of selecting and purchasing cellular phones in order to turn more prospective customers into buying customers. The vast number of cell phone options, rate plans, additional features and accessories leave customers and sales associates with a lengthy and complex sales process.

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Clear Touchscreen Choice for DVD Rental Kiosks in Varying Self-service Environments

A major DVD rental company wanted to increase the availability of its rental machines in high-traffic, exterior store locations, as well as in possible vandal-prone areas. The company needed a rugged, reliable touchscreen solution that could withstand exposure to all types of environments – hot and humid or cold and moist – as well as enhanced protection, durability, and resilience for attempted vandalism situations.

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3M Projected Capacitive System Enables Immersive Slot Machine Player Interface

With the launch of many touch-first consumer electronic devices - smart phones, tablets, portable gaming — consumer expectations are changing and so are the expectations of casino players. The legacy mechanical button deck now has to compete with the more immersive experience that players expect from their electronic devices.

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Leading Global Pizza Chain Implements 3M MicroTouch Displays for Food Service Ordering

With the launch of many touch-first consumer electronic devices - smart phones, tablets, portable gaming — consumer expectations are changing and so are the expectations of casino players. The legacy mechanical button deck now has to compete with the more immersive experience that players expect from their electronic devices.

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3M Dispersive Signal Technology Enables Innovative Table Gaming Products

In a large-display table game application, multiple users can simultaneously play the game from all sides of the table. With most large-display touch technologies, such as infrared (IR), surface acoustic wave (SAW) or optical (camera) that determine their touch response based on the interruption of the transmitted beams, waves or an optical field, the play of multiple users may disrupt the surface signals to create false or inadvertent touches and disrupt the intended game (see Figures 2-4).

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Industrial Panel PC Supplier Uses 3M MicroTouch Displays to Expand Product Offerings

Panel PC´s are designed specifically for use in industrial applications. These products are purpose built and have outer cases that have been designed specifically for the industrial application. These devices cost significantly more based on their fully-integrated industrial design.

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3M Touch Solution Offers Clear Sailing for Marine Navigation Device

A global marine navigation OEM wanted to enhance its electronic navigation device interface and a touch screen was seen as a way to simplify the device controls while providing a new and unique user interface.

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3M Surface Capacitive Solution Enables Intuitive Interface in Marine Navigation Application

A major European-based navigation device manufacturer was looking to differentiate their existing product by introducing a large marine display device that was capable of navigation, radar, and chart plotting.

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If you are looking to download multi-touch software please go to the 3M Multi-Touch Developer Network, which helps match the customer´s market and application need with qualified developers experienced in these key markets:

Each multi-touch developer is featured on the site including an overview of their multi-touch software capabilities and videos featuring their applications in action.