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PenMount Releases Virtual Keys for PCAP Controllers

08/16/2018 | Bulletin No : PMY18008

PenMount’s Virtual Key firmware feature is the most convenient virtual keyboard on the market for projected capacitive (PCAP or PCI) touch panels.  PenMount Virtual Keys replace hardware keypads or buttons and can be assigned keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys.  In July, PenMount released standard firmware version 6.0 for PCAP controllers and PenMount PCIUtility version 1.5 which includes the virtual key feature.  In August, we released the PenMount Virtual Key Tools Program and User Guide to provide customers with complete virtual key setting capabilities.

PenMount Virtual Key Tools will automatically retrieve the panel active area dimensions from the firmware.  Users can then use PenMount Virtual Key Tools to delineate the active area into a touch area surrounded by or adjacent to a button area.  PenMount Virtual Key Tools allow users to designate the size and position of the button area, add/remove buttons, adjust button size and position, and define button function.

The new PenMount firmware V6.0 includes the PenMount Virtual Keys feature and retains the following functions when applying virtual keys:

  • Water handling – no false touch in wet areas and basic functionality in dry areas
  • Meets IEC 61000-4-3 RS Level III 10 V/m and IEC 61000-4-6 CS Level III 10 Vrms specifications
  • IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition medical EMC compliance
  • Gloved operation

When enabled with the advantages of PenMount PCAP controllers, the potential of PenMount Virtual Keys is limitless.  Shortcuts for navigating frequently used options enhance the convenience of kiosks, POS, information, transportation, and many other public terminals.  Preset buttons allow faster and safer operation of medical devices.  Mission critical equipment can use PenMount Virtual Keys to “point and execute.”  PenMount touch technology ensures Virtual Key equipped PCAP devices are not limited by environmental noise, inclement weather, temperature, or rough treatment.

Paired with AMT’s PhotoReal décor glass, PenMount Virtual Keys create a beautiful user experience while maintaining the true flat aesthetic that defines PCAP touch technology.  PenMount Virtual Keys simplify hardware and software design with all functions provided by the PenMount PCAP touch controller.  Implementation is easy with PenMount firmware and setting adjustment is quick and intuitive through PenMount Virtual Key Tools.

For more information, please refer to the Virtual Key User Manual or contact the PenMount team.

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].


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