New Touch-and-Shop Monitors for Buyers

Specialty display technology company Planar Systems has introduced a suite of touchscreen monitors designed to meet the demands of the point-of-sale, point-of-purchase and public access environments.

Integrated with a variety of point-of-sale (POS), thin client or PC systems, the new Planar multi-touch projected capacitive monitors allow for intuitive user interface and information input. The latest addition to the PT-Series of touch screens is now unveiled by Planar.

Architected from the ground up, Planar’s PT monitors are designed to offer end users the most sensitive and reactive touch technology available on the market today, says the company.

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Only a slight touch using a finger, gloved hand or conductive stylus is needed to activate the screen – eliminating user frustration that often is a result of slow or unresponsive monitors, it says.

With the addition of the PT projected capacitive monitors, Planar now has a complete line of Resistive, Capacitive, Projected Capacitive and SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) Touchscreen LCDs each designed to meet the demands of the most high traffic retail environments.

Planar’s touch screens are claimed to be ideal for retail where employee turnover is high and training time is low. They also allow for quick, intuitive and accurate point-of-sale transactions.

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Touchscreens are also considered perfect for sales floor kiosks where customers can quickly and easily view product features and benefits if employees are busy helping other customers.

Key features include:

Zero-bezel design. The zero-bezel design removes the constraints of a traditional monitor allowing users the ability to access 100 percent of the surface area. The design is not only visually appealing, but easy to clean.

Pure glass surface. Going beyond style, Planar’s pure glass surface provides high optical quality and image stability in addition to superior dragging properties.

Ideal for public spaces. The bonded pure glass and smooth touch surface is rugged and durable. Immune to moisture and dirt, the PT series can be used in a range of public environments, including the rigors of high traffic public spaces such as commercial retail environments.

Driverless. The projected capacitive units are HID compliant. No drivers are needed for basic touchscreen operation, but for advanced features, drivers are quickly loaded using the easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.

Warranty. Planar touchscreen monitors feature 3-year, 2-day advance replacement warranty. No down time!

Virtually maintenance free. Projected capacitive touchscreen monitors have no drift and don’t require recalibration, eliminating downtime.

Multi-touch capability. When using Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, retailers have the ability to create an innovative sales environment using the benefits of multi-touch technology. With multi-touch applications becoming more prevalent, future application innovation is not limited to a single touch.

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The PT series is available in standard widths of 15”, 17”, 19” and a wide size 22” and all come standard with an analog and a USB controller.

Both the 19” standard and 22” wide models include DVI-D. Beginning in February, Planar channel partners will begin shipping the PT2285PW with the PT1585P, PT1785P and PT1985P available in April.

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Rakesh Raman