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AMT Solutions for Outdoor PCI Systems

05/10/2017 | Bulletin No : AMTNE17005

Since its popularization, projected capacitive (PCAP or PCI) touch technology continues to penetrate into diverse markets and environments.  AMT’s mission is to develop and provide comprehensive PCI touch solutions that possess superlative functionality and specifications and perform reliably in all current industrial, medical, and commercial applications and further prepare new applications to meet market demand.   Some of AMT’s customers produce applications that are located in fully outdoor or partially exposed environments.  In order to meet the demand for PCI touch solutions that can surmount the challenges posed by the elements, AMT offers several options to fortify customer products for the outdoors.

Systems that need to be tough enough to weather potential impact by stray objects, installed in high foot traffic areas, or subjected to rough handling may require glass thicknesses that are more protective than standard PCI touch panel glass.  Standard AMT PCI touch panels and standard PenMount PCI controllers paired with standard firmware can support 1.1mm, 1.8mm, and 2.8mm cover glass thicknesses.  Standard AMT PCI touch panels and standard PenMount PCI controllers paired with T-Model firmware can support a 6mm cover glass thickness.  For cover glass over 7mm thick, a standard PenMount PCI controller paired with a custom PCI touch panel and custom firmware is available.

Placing systems outdoors often means exposure to direct sunlight.  Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light will affect PCI panel appearance and functionality.  AMT offers a UV resistant PCI option to equip outdoor industrial, medical, and commercial systems exposed to direct long-term sunlight with Anti-UV characteristics.  AMT’s UV resistant PCI touch panels block UV wavelengths less than 400nm. AMT has performed a PCI touch panel test based on ASTM G154 with this Anti-UV design and our Anti-UV materials allow our touch panels to meet ASTM G154 performance criteria Cycle 6 for 500 hours and Cycle 1 for 1000 hours.

Of course, outdoor applications will also encounter rain or environmental noise interference.  An AMT touch solution with thick glass and UV resistance will still possess AMT’s superior, “no false touch when wet” water handling and IEC 61000-4-3 RS (Radiated Susceptibility) Level III 10V/m and IEC 61000-4-6 CS (Conducted Susceptibility) Level III 10Vrms EMC test standards compliance built in.  AMT always keeps customer considerations in mind to provide them with the most reliable PCI touch solutions.  For more details regarding all of our options for outdoor applications, please contact our sales representatives.

Computex Taipei 2017 will, once again, open its doors at the end of this month.  This year, AMT will be in Booth C0736 located on the ground floor of the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 from May 30st – June 3th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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