There are a number of types of touch screen technology:
A resistive touch screen panel is composed of several layers. The most important are two thin metallic electrically conductive and resistive layers separated by thin space. When some object touches this kind of touch panel, the layers are connected at certain point; the panel then electrically acts similar to two voltage dividers with connected outputs. This causes a change in the electrical current which is registered as a touch event and sent to the controller for processing. When measuring press force, it is useful to add resistor dependent on force in this model -- between the dividers.
Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)
Surface Acoustic Wave technology uses ultrasonic waves that pass over the touch screen panel. When the panel is touched, a portion of the wave is absorbed. This change in the ultrasonic waves registers the position of the touch event and sends this information to the controller for processing. Surface wave touch screen panels can be damaged by outside elements. Contaminants on the surface can also interfere with the functionality of the touchscreen.
A capacitive touch screen panel is coated with a material, typically indium tin oxide that conducts a continuous electrical current across the sensor. The sensor therefore exhibits a precisely controlled field of stored electrons in both the horizontal and vertical axes - it achieves capacitance. The human body is also an electrical device which has stored electrons and therefore also exhibits capacitance. When the sensor's 'normal' capacitance field (its reference state) is altered by another capacitance field, i.e., someone's finger, electronic circuits located at each corner of the panel measure the resultant 'distortion' in the sine wave characteristics of the reference field and send the information about the event to the controller for mathematical processing. Capacitive sensors can either be touched with a bare finger or with a conductive device being held by a bare hand. Capacitive touch screens are not affected by outside elements and have high clarity, but their complex signal processing electronics increase their cost.
An infraed touch screen panel employs one of two very different methods. One method used thermal induced changes of the surface resistance. This method was sometimes slow and required warm hands. Another method is an array of vertical and horizontal IR sensors that detected the interruption of a modulated light beam near the surface of the screen. IR touch screens have the most durable surfaces and are used in many military applications that require a touch panel display.
In a strain gauge configuration the screen is spring mounted on the four corners and strain gauges are used to determine deflection when the screen is touched. This technology can also measure the Z-axis. Typically used in exposed public systems such as ticket machines due to their resistance to vandalism.
A relatively-modern development in touch screen technology, two or more image sensors are placed around the edges (mostly the corners) of the screen. Infrared backlights are placed in the camera's field of view on the other sides of the screen. A touch shows up as a shadow and each pair of cameras can then be triangulated to locate the touch. This technology is growing in popularity, due to its scalability, versatility, and affordability, especially for larger units.
Dispersive Signal Technology
Introduced in 2002, this system uses sensors to detect the mechanical energy in the glass that occur due to a touch. Complex algorithms then interpret this information and provide the actual location of the touch. The technology claims to be unaffected by dust and other outside elements, including scratches. Since there is no need for additional elements on screen, it also claims to provide excellent optical clarity. Also, since mechanical vibrations are used to detect a touch event, any object can be used to generate these events, including fingers and styli. A downside is that after the initial touch the system cannot detect a motionless finger.
Acoustic Pulse Recognition
This system uses more than two piezoelectric transducers located at some positions of the screen to turn the mechanical energy of a touch (vibration) into an electronic signal. This signal is then converted into an audio file, and then compared to preexisting audio profile for every position on the screen. This system works without a grid of wires running through the screen, the touch screen itself is actually pure glass, giving it the optics and durability of the glass out of which it is made. It works with scratches and dust on the screen, and accuracy is very good. It does not need a conductive object to activate it. It is a major advantage for larger displays. As with the Dispersive Signal Technology system, after the initial touch this system cannot detect a motionless finger.
Frustrated Total Internal Reflection
This optical system works by using the principle of total internal reflection to fill a refractive medium with light. When a finger or other soft object is pressed against the surface, the internal reflection light path is interrupted, making the light reflect outside of the medium and thus visible to a camera behind the medium.
Graphics tablet/screen hybrid technique
This new technique is definitionally not really a touchscreen, but has the same properties, in addition to having much more accuracy. It is a graphics tablet that incorporates an LCD into the tablet itself, allowing the user to draw directly "on" the display surface. It should not be mixed up with tablet pc hybrids.
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"Let there be light" is what we at Signs of 2000 like to say. Neon signs are possibly the most well known of all signs, it's not just a business, it's an art form. Getting your business name immortalized in neon is like getting your portrait taken.
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- Core of structure is molded expanded polystyrene, 1#C.F.
- Aromatic fast cure urethane, impact resistant, hard coat finish
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- 3" or 4" Schedule 40 PVC pipe is bonded into center
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- Standard models available for simple design & layout.
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We also fabricate custom caps, columns, bases, pole covers & architectural
- Mounting is to be "Direct Burial" method of installation. PVC
post sleeves are embedded into the sign core to allow steel mounting
posts to slide in place just prior to mounting. Note: Steel posts are
- Step#1: Determine placement of sign and location of mounting holes.
- Step#2: Utilize post hole diggers or auger drill, dig two holes, depth
- Step#3: Place steel posts into sleeves into bottom of sign, spray expanding
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- Step#4: Place a couple of
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- Step#5: Place sign onto blocks, placing post in the holes.
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- Step#7: Remove spacer blocks and allow sign to rest on ground.
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HED-100 Product Information
The HED-100 post and panel system features a beveled picture
style frame that carries a single message panel. The frame
assembly slides into slotted 2-1/4" x 3" standard
rectangular mounting posts or optional radius posts. Both
post styles can carry the frame flush or with a 1/2" reveal.
Concealed locking squares hold the frame securely in place.
Our one panel all aluminum sign systems are designed to
offer strong visual impact in a non-illuminated format. They
provide small to mid-size signs intended for primary and
secondary site identification, directional and informational
applications. These signs are available in double post,
flag, ceiling, and wall mount configurations. Standard
finish is duranodic bronze, custom colors are available.
HED 225 Product Information
The HED-225 post and
double panel system features a 2-1/4" cabinet style frame that attaches
two panels with no visible retainers and no exposed fasteners for a frameless appearance. A 2" polystyrene core is chemically bonded to the panels for increased strength and durability. The frame assembly slides into slotted 2-1/4" square posts which carry the frame flush or with a
1/2" reveal. Concealed locking squares hold the frame secure.
Our two panel all aluminum sign systems are designed to offer enhanced
visual impact in a sturdy, dimensional non-illuminated format. They
provide small to large size signs intended for primary and secondary
site identification, directional and informational applications. These
signs are available in double post, flag, ceiling, and wall mount
configurations. Standard finish is duranodic bronze, custom colors are
Wordbars allow multiple listings to
be organized as individual stacking units that can be easily removed or
replaced in the future. A specially designed two part mounting
extrusion with removable fasteners makes for quick and easy changes to
all wordbars regardless of size or placement on the sign. Wordbars are
constructed of a 2-1/4", 4", 6", 8", 10", 12", 15", or 18" high bar
extrusion carried on two end cap mounting extrusions. All wordbars are
2-1/4" wide and slide into our slotted 2-1/4" x 3" standard rectangular
posts or 2" x 3" radius posts and can also be used with our corner and
double slot mounting posts. Wordbars mount to the various posts with a
flush or 1/2" reveal and are held in place with concealed locking
The E-Z Change Wordbar signage system provides an ideal
means for conveying secondary site identification, directions and
information. The all aluminum system is designed to carry two sides of
copy and is comprised of wordbars and mounting posts of various styles
and functions. Standard finish for wordbars and mounting posts is
duranodic bronze. Custom colors are also available.
The HED P-20 combines radius edge
extrusions of heavy gauge aluminum with .125" aluminum panels to create
two-sided, freestanding, vertical and low-profile pylon signs. Standard
signs are 14" to 18" deep, include a 6" high, recessed, aluminum
skirted base, and offer custom options for horizontal and vertical
reveals. Fluorescent lamps provide uniform illumination.
Our Pylon sign systems create unique and attractive illuminated and
non-illuminated signage with monolithic styling for primary site
identification, directions and information. Pylon signs feature clean
edge treatments and countersunk fasteners. Removable access panels with
countersunk fasteners are built in to accommodate the maintenance of
lighting components. U.L. inspection and documentation is available on
request. Standard finish is duranodic bronze. Custom colors are
The DSS-75 and DSS-125 are designed for vandal resistant, non-illuminated,
wall mounted signage for interior and exterior site identification and
directional applications. They are an ideal choice for parking
facilities, hospitals, airports, universities, and business/industrial
complexes. Standard color is duranodic bronze. Custom colors are
Wall mount signs can provide clear and concise directions to clients in or outside your business location.
DSS signs are installed from the interior of the sign structure for a clean
professional appearance and optimum vandal resistance. The frame locks
together with corner keys and once it is secured to the wall surface,
the message panel is installed, concealing the fasteners. This approach
makes DSS signs a viable choice in high traffic, low security areas.
HED I-10 Product Information
The HED I-10 system is primarily designed for signs with two illuminated polycarbonate faces or illuminated signs with sign frames having radius tops or radius corners. The system features a 10" wide heavy gauge, extruded aluminum cabinet style frame with two adjustable retainers. The frame locks together with corner keys and the retainers attach to the cabinet with a seamless appearance allowing for the use of .080" to .250" face material. Mounting extrusions attach to the frame allow-ing it to slide into slotted 3" x 7" rectangular or 4" x 7" radius posts and are held in place with concealed locking squares. Both post styles offer an adjustable reveal of 1/4", 1/2" or to carry the frame flush.
The HED I-70 and HED I-10 systems provide vivid illuminated signage with strong visual impact for primary and secondary site identification, directions and information. They are also ideal for non-illuminated signs where greater visual emphasis is essential. The I-70 and I-10 systems are adaptable as post and panel, wall mounted, and pylon illuminated signs with internal mounting posts. U.L. inspected illuminated signs are available on request. Standard finish is duranodic bronze, custom colors are also available.
The HED I-12 system
features a 12" wide heavy gauge, extruded aluminum cabinet style frame
and hinged faces for easy access to the electrical components. The
sturdy aluminum frame is constructed of a main body extrusion and two
retainers which form a double reveal around the cabinet. The .125" face
material is inset 1/2" from the front of the retainers. Aluminum
mounting extrusions attach to the sides of the frame allowing it to
slide into 3" x 7" rectangular posts or 4" x 7" radius posts. Both post
styles allow for an adjustable reveal of 1/2", 1/4" or to carry the
frame flush. For increased design potential, the system offers optional
construction with flush faces, 6" x 12" radius post covers, full round
post covers below the frame, and signs with internal posts and skirted
Create visual impact for primary and secondary site
identification, directions and information. The system is also ideal
for non-illuminated signs where greater visual emphasis is essential.
The I-12 system is adaptable for post and panel, wall mounted, and
pylon signs with internal mounting posts. U.L. inspected signs are
available on request. Standard finish is duranodic bronze, custom
colors are also available.