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PenMount PCAP Technology Leads the Way in Medical Applications

04/26/2018 | Bulletin No : PMY18004

In the medical field, there is nothing more critical than safety followed by patients’ comfort and health.  Medical instruments must operate readily, reliably, and correctly while weathering the rigors of hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, medical wards, and nursing homes.  PenMount was one of the first to build our projective capacitive (PCAP or PCI) touch controllers into medical applications.

The challenges most frequently encountered by PCAP touchscreens in a medical setting are:

  • Fluids and gels
  • Surgical/examination gloves
  • High frequency electrical noise interference

Equipment such as ultrasonic dental scalers, harmonic scalpels, and electrosurgical units generate massive high-frequency electrical noise interference.  In addition, operators will always wear one or multiple layers of surgical gloves.  Medical test devices such as ultrasounds will encounter gels during operation and water or alcohol during cleaning.

PenMount meets these requirements and specifications through the following:

  • IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition medical EMC compliance
  • Updated frequency hopping algorithms filter interference to allow continued touch operation
  • Gloved touch support in standard firmware
  • Advanced water handling to allow continued touch operation without false touch phenomena
  • One firmware allows simultaneous use of multiple functions

Penmount PCAP control boards, COF controllers, and onboard control chips are already driving touch functionality in ultrasounds, EKGs, blood gas analyzers, AEDs, and other forthcoming devices. This proves PenMount PCAP controllers are the best PCAP controllers.

PenMount creates advanced functionality that is convenient and powerful by listening to our customers and understanding their needs.  We provide comprehensive touch solutions and assist customers in successfully introducing PCAP touch products.  If you have any questions or product inquires, you are welcome to contact us for more information.

You are welcome to download all of PenMount’s standard product data and drivers directly from our website at: http://www.amtouch.com.tw or http://www.penmount.com. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to email us at [email protected] or [email protected].


Apex Material Technology Corp.

Address: No. 84, WuXun Street, Anle District, Keelung City 20446, Taiwan
TEL: + 886-2-2430 2666
FAX: + 886-2-2430 3255
Email: [email protected]

North American Sales Office – AMTouch USA, Inc.

Address: 4055 N 128th Street Brookfield, WI 53005, USA
TEL: + 1-414-847-1814
FAX: + 1-414-445-1968
Email: [email protected]

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