The rapid growth in indoor and outdoor public access kiosk applications is fuelling an increased demand for robust and reliable touchscreens that give high levels of performance while withstanding a wide range of environmental, accidental and malicious physical threats.
In the future, powering up a latptop may require that it is unfolled first.
High-speed , reproducible and reliable processes, such as roll-to-roll display manufacturing is proving effective in the fabrication of light-emitting polymers (LEPs).
The latest touchscreen from Zytronic offers improved levels of reliability and protection against physical damage.
By chemically attaching a difficult-to-process solid-state fluorescent material to a universal polymer backbone, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have built what may be a foundation for a new generation of optoelectronic display devices
In this time of the chronic threat of terrorism and with an adversary who may be armed with biological weapons, high on the wish list of security agencies is a quick and easy way to detect the presence of dangerous biological agents
Despite the use of computer simulation, wind tunnel testing is still required to measure pressure changes and airflow speeds on the surfaces of new aircraft and automobile prototypes. Such testing is now done less with smoke visualisation and threads but more frequently with high-tech sensors which have the least influence on air flows. Film sensors made from piezoelectric materials provide one alternative. However, such films are difficult to apply - especially on rounded surfaces - and they do not adhere well under windy conditions. These disadvantages have been overcome with a varnish developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Plymer Research IAP.
In the future, powering up your laptop may require you unroll it first. Engineers at the University of Toronto have constructed flexible technology that could lay the groundwork for future generations of bendable television, computer and mobile phone screens.
Developed specifically to work with existing web browser technology, the Fieldgate FXA 520 gateway is designed for remote process measurement monitoring, diagnosis and configuration of HART-compatible sensors and actuators.