Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Touchscreens are high clarity, drift free
SAW touchscreen technology is suggested for use in ATMs, Amusement Parks, Banking and Financial Applications, Gaming Environments, Industrial Control Rooms and KIOSK.
SAW touch cannot be used within NEMA environments, as the technology cannot be gasket sealed. It has excellent durability that allows it to continue working if scratched since the overlay for the touch sensor is a solid glass display. The disadvantage to this glass overlay is that is breakable and won’t work in washdown conditions. The waves are spread across the screen by bouncing off reflector arrays along the edges of the overlay and are detected by two “receivers”. The acoustic wave weakens when the user touches the glass with their finger, gloved hand or soft stylus. The coordinates are then determined by the controller circuitry that measures the time at which the amplitude declines. It is the only technology that can produce a Z-coordinate axis response. SAW technology offers drift-free stable performance that is always precise. SAW offers superior image clarity, resolution and high light transmission.