OT: Touchscreen technology
hershbp at realtorsgroup.us
Wed Mar 10 19:13:29 CST 2004
Hi, while wer'e at it , can I have a brief understanding on how to
build a kiosk app. ? How and were the buttons are stored, in a db ,
diferent cards or what ever ?
On Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 09:18 PM, cteno4 wrote:
> you're right, Metacard/rev is a great solution for kiosks, I've done
> quite a few of them in the last decade. the main touch screen
> manufacturers are elographics and microtouch (think they are still
> around, maybe merged with 3M?). they buy monitors and slap the touch
> screen membrane on the screen. there are two kinds of technology, one
> a membrane that is placed over the screen and the other just uses sound
> waves that travel over the surface of the monitor (or a piece of glass
> mounted in front of it) to determine the touch point. there are a few
> other touchscreen manufactures out there also, most more specialized to
> atms and such. flat screens now mean you dont have the huge clunky
> monitor in your kiosk!
> elographics sells a number of different kinds of monitors with touch
> screens installed or you can buy the touch screen and slap it on your
> monitor. this takes a lot of fiddling and is not recommended unless you
> like to get good with your dremel tool!
> another company ive used is trolltouch also very good at integrating
> touch screens onto all sorts of monitors and computers, especially
> and emacs. the emacs make a great standalone solution in environments
> where you dont have a viscous public. another company who makes a great
> stand for emacs and other kiosk solutions is pearlson.
> some things to think about on the kiosk interfaces:
> • you will need larger type since folks will be standing farther away
> • look at the ADA guidelines so that it has handicap access (mainly
> chair with height and tilt)
> • make sure all buttons are at least 3/4" square or larger for those
> fingers to hit
> • dont have users try to do pulldown menus.
> • if you need typing input then just make a keyboard on the screen for
> input via the touchscreen, dont use a keyboard.
> yell if you have any questions, ive been around this tree many times.
> use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com wrote on 3/9/04 7:52 PM
>> I guess it's obvious that a long running Revolution process/interface,
>> should make an ideal backend for a touchscreen-kiosk application.
>> If any of you have experience with , or are into touch screen
>> technology and are willing to share the "twenty dos and don'ts" and
>> "best of show touch screen monitors" with us, we would really
>> appreciate it. Of course I can surf the net and google for this but,
>> nothing like experience. email me off list. katir at hindu.org
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