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Zytronic touchscreens upgrade Seoul’s public transport signage

Zytronic, the developer and manufacturer of touchscreens, has provided 300 46in ZYBRID touch sensors for bus shelters all over Seoul, South Korea.

Zytronic worked alongside Korean distribution partners, DTH Co. Ltd, and Sane Co. Ltd., a leading provider of intelligent transportation systems. The ZYBRID touch sensors used are based on Zytronics Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) acquired for integration into the Bus Information Terminal (BIT) project. BIT replaces existing non-interactive digital signage and offers Seoul’s commuters real time information about traffic, transit routes and local amenities.

Sane Co. selected Zytronic’s PCT technology for the Bus Information Terminal project after examining other options, including Infrared (IR) touch sensing. They determined that Zytronic offered the most reliable solution for the high levels of durability and impact resistance required in this outdoor public environment. In this application, the PCT touch sensor, coupled with Zytronic’s single/dual touch ZXY100 controller, is mounted behind and functions through an additional 8mm protection glass and continues to deliver an excellent user experience while enduring hot, humid Seoul summers and freezing winters.

Sales and marketing director at Zytronic, Ian Crosby commented: “Working closely with our South Korean partners, DTH Co. Ltd. and Sane Co. Ltd., has given us a fantastic opportunity to put Zytronic’s proven, rugged, touchscreen technology to widespread public use in the capital city of one of the world’s most dynamic economies. The general public increasingly expects similar levels of interactivity from displays they encounter in everyday life, as they enjoy with their smartphones and tablets, and this is a perfect example of how Zytronic’s touch technology enables this to happen.”