Zytouch capacitive sensing technology allowed Zytronic to provide Aeroflex with a toughened glass screen, enabling the 6413A to exceed the BS EN61010-1 2001 safety specification in relation to screen breakage tests. This test specifies a 1-metre drop test using a 0.5kg ball bearing and allows the screen to break provided no sharp edges are protruding. However, Aeroflex testers found the Zytouch screen would not break at all under this test. Furthermore, there was no breakage even when the ball bearing was dropped from 2 metres. The active component of the Zytouch sensor is embedded 3mm from the surface of the screen, making the 6413A not only safe according to international standards but also extremely durable and robust under heavy-duty usage in the field. In addition, the Zytouch touchscreen also achieves good optical clarity and high readability, with light transmission up to 91%.
Use of the Zytouch projected capacitive technology results in a highly stable touchscreen solution as there is no drift. This eliminates the need to periodically recalibrate the screen, a key benefit to 3G network maintenance teams, who see stoppages for test gear calibration as wasteful downtime.