Elo TouchSystems invented touch technology in 1971 and has been a pioneer in new technologies ever since.
IntelliTouch/SecureTouch Surface Wave
The Elo brand name for its line of surface wave touchscreens that incorporate a glass overlay is IntelliTouch. When first introduced in 1987, surface wave technology marked a major breakthrough in the industry. With nothing but glass between the user and an image on screen, surface wave touchscreens offer unmatched clarity and durability. This family of touchscreens quickly became a favorite among developers of highly graphical public display systems, such as those found in video-gaming terminals. For added vandal resistance, SecureTouch versions made with an extra-tough strengthened glass substrate (typically 0.25 inch/6 mm) are available. Read more about IntelliTouch/SecureTouch technology.
Elo capacitive touchscreens (also called surface capacitive) provide a solution for customers who want an alternative to their capacitive options available today. The transparent protective coating makes the sensor resistant to scratches and abrasions. Touch performance is unaffected by everyday abuse and mishaps such as dirt, dust, condensation, liquid spills, contaminants or cleaning solutions. And the Elo-designed controller responds to quick, light touches, and operates drift-free even in areas of poor grounding. Read more about Capacitive technology.
Acoustic Pulse Recognition
The newest technology, available only from Elo. APR combines the best of the other technologies—pure glass and superior optical qualities of IntelliTouch, the dragging performance of capacitive, but also with fingernail and stylus activation not found in the other technologies. Read more about APR technology.
See how IntelliTouch/SecureTouch, capacitive, and APR technologies compare with this side-by-side review of physical, touch and environmental characteristics.