Large-format touch-sensor expert Visualplanet is calling its new ‘touchglass’ product an industry game-changer. A glass-laminated variant of Visualplanet’s trademarked ‘touchfoil’ product, touchglass is aimed at integrators who require durable and customised sensors for public-facing touchscreen solutions.
To create touchglass, Visualplanet has formed a strategic partnership with bespoke glass manufacturer Romag. The latter’s glass shaping, curving and ceramic printing machinery enables it to incorporate customised borders and motifs within glass. This enables Visualplanet to offer bespoke touchglass designs for kiosks, self-service ticketing, vending and wayfinding, as well as multi-user tables and curved cabinets for the gaming industry.
Dan Spencer, product manager at Visualplanet, commented: “Visualplanet invented touchfoil and founded the large-format 15-75in flexible film pro-cap [projected capacitance] touch market – a market that continues to grow significantly at 6-8% CAGR. Customers have been asking for an ‘on-glass’ version of touchfoil and we are now able to respond with touchglass, allowing us to directly compete against the incumbent suppliers of glass-laminated touch sensors.”
“With over 70 years of unrivalled, customised glass manufacturing and processing experience, Romag share our passion for innovation. Together, we can tailor-make touchglass in volume, as a single, dual or multitouch sensor to meet integrators’ vast scope of needs, and an anticipated 99% of design briefs”.
Ryan Green, CEO of Romag, commented: “Romag has a proven track record of innovation and we are delighted to have partnered with Visualplanet who share this enthusiasm. Using our advanced manufacturing processes and Visualplanet’s touchfoil technology, we are the only supplier that can produce completely bespoke solutions to service this growing market”.
Visualplanet’s touchglass and touchfoil are available to order now.