The Blade features an incredibly small footprint and slim silhouette, at just 40mm thick, yet with a generous 55-inch double-sided HD multi-touch display. The high-performance capacitive touchscreens are powered by the latest ZXY500 projected capacitive touch controller. With the proprietary ASIC coupled with custom touch-detection algorithms, the touch sensors can be mounted almost directly in contact with the display surface, reducing parallax and enabling the super-slim form-factor.
Zytronic touch technology was part of the Blade’s specification from the earliest design phase: “For the Blade to be interactive, this was key,” confirms Design to Production director Peter Gordon. “That’s why we love Zytronic – they make the best high-performance capacitive touchscreens. The feedback we’ve received regarding the Blade has been very positive. People just can’t believe the Blade is touch enabled on both sides – they couldn’t figure out how we added touch and maintained such a slim profile. That’s a testament to the projected capacitive technology that Zytronic produces – it’s market leading.”
The Blade also includes a low-profile base plate, making it ideal for showrooms and tradeshows where it is not practical to have the unit permanently installed. The elegant design, rugged construction and customisable options enable it to be tailored to meet specific needs for applications in retail, hospitality, education and office environments. The small footprint and 55-inch display make it ideal to run promotions, advertising, wayfinding and interactive displays to catch attention where space is valuable or limited. It is also available in a ceiling-hung configuration, for areas where floor space is at a premium. All it needs is to be plugged in to mains power.