HMI touch screens advance: Cirque Corp., Ocular team on Crystal TouchT display screens

Cirque Corp., the inventor of the first commercially successful capacitive touchpad and a subsidiary of ALPS Electric, formed a strategic relationship with Ocular Inc., to advance the state-of-the-art of touch display screens.

09/24/2009


Cirque Corp., the inventor of the first commercially successful capacitive touchpad and a subsidiary of ALPS Electric, has formed a strategic relationship with Ocular Inc., to advance the state-of-the-art of touch display screens. As a first step, Ocular has incorporated Cirque's capacitive touch controller into its Crystal TouchT line of capacitive touch screens.

"We are very excited about working with Cirque and utilizing its innovative touch technology," said Phil Spivey, president and CEO of Ocular. "We're aggressively advancing capacitive touch screen technology by introducing large screens to the industry and by adding gesturing user interface capabilities. Cirque's touch controller technology has been instrumental in our achievements [so far]."

Ocular's Crystal TouchT projected capacitance touch screens come in sizes up to 10.1 inches. This technology is useful for device types like netbooks and mobile Internet devices, industrial and medical systems, and consumer electronics because the durable glass is immune to scratching and contaminants, and the screens can be cleaned with caustic chemicals.

With its headquarters and design center in Richardson, Texas, and three company-owned manufacturing facilities in China, Ocular has been developing, designing, and manufacturing advanced LCD technology, touch screens and display system solutions for more than two decades.

Cirque Interact 3D

Cirque HMI panels feature Interact3D technology, allowing for detection of a hand approaching the panel.

Cirque is a subsidiary of ALPS Electric, a Tokyo-based electronic component manufacturer.

- Learn more about gesturing capabilities .

- Learn more about Cirque's touch solutions .
- Learn more about Ocular's Crystal TouchT and display solutions .

- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
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