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Zytronic Touchscreens perform well on the “Mean Streets” of Moscow

28 September 2012

On a recent business trip to Moscow, our Sales & Marketing Director Ian Crosby spotted a number of our screens being used in various public touchscreen and interactive signage applications.

Zytronic | Russian Vandalised Kiosk | Public Use Touch Screen

This badly vandalised payment kiosk is a great example of level of punishment that our touchscreens can withstand whilst continuing to operate… Moscow’s harsh winters  mean that the outdoor deployed screens have to reliably function when temperatures can be below -20ºC. As can be seen, the abuse the kiosks receive on the streets of Russian capital can also be extreme. Graffiti and violent defacement all put our touchscreens to the test.  However this payment kiosk was working with no problems, even though the sacrificial glass covering the 17” Zybrid touch sensor was smashed, the screen was dirty and defaced and it was raining heavily. An incredible testament to the durability of our PCT technology!

Zytronic | Digital Signage Touchscreen | P&G Lipton Tea interactive bus stop ad

Interactive bus stops, like the one featured in the photo above are beginning to be installed along the main thoroughfares – in this case, leading to Moscow’s iconic Red Square. The touchscreen was being used for an interactive advert campaign by Proctor & Gamble – in this case, for Lipton Ice Tea. Similar screens are being deployed for public information and wayfinders in transport hubs and shopping areas.

The 46” projected capacitive touch screen here was mounted behind (and working through) ~5mm of protective glass. Another great example of how large format PCT touch screens are increasingly being used to engage with the public in challenging environments.

Touch screen ticket machines in Kiyevsky Rail Terminal, Moscow 

Touch screen ticket machines in Kiyevsky Rail Terminal, Moscow

We also observed a bank of ticket machines being used within the Kiyevsky Rail Terminal in Moscow’s City Centre. The ticket terminals were built using our 17” touch screens featuring our patented Projected Capacitive Technology with its powerful through-glass performance. Manufacturers of ticket machines used in public transportation have relied upon PCT’s unrivalled levels of durability and reliability for many years.

Zytronic’s touch technology is proven in these types of unattended self-service application around the world.

For more information on the technology used in these applications, visit our products page.

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