Mitsubishi Electric announces 19.0-inch projected capacitive touch panel for industrial applications

Mitsubishi Electric announced today the launch of a 19.0-inch SXGA color TFT-LCD module, equipped with a projected capacitive touch panel utilizing a cover glass of up to 5 millimeters in thickness. The Projected capacitive touch panel offers superior operability. The new 19.0-inch SXGA color TFT-LCD module with ten-point touch operation for accurate sensing is highly operable even if screen is wet or user wears gloves. The combination of these cutting-edge touch capabilities and Mitsubishi Electric’s proven TFT-LCD technologies will support diverse applications and installations. The model is mercury-free and fully compliant with the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) directive 2011/65/EU.

Capacitive touch is a touch panel technology that uses two perpendicular layers of conductive material to form a grid. When electric current is applied, a uniform electrostatic field is created. The touch of a finger or other conductive object distorts the field, allowing the system to accurately track movement across the panel at multiple points. This technology is commonly used in smartphones and tablets. Sample sales will begin on June 30 via Mitsubishi Electric offices worldwide. The new module will be presented at the 20th Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC Spring) at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex from May 10 to 12.

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