Zytronic To Demonstrate ZyBrid Edge Touch Sensor Technology at ISE 2022

Zytronic ZyBrid edge touch sensor technology ISE 2022Touch technology innovator Zytronic will demonstrate the new ZyBrid edge touch sensor technology at ISE 2022. Zybrid was designed to mirror the narrowest bezel video wall monitors and the glass sensors feature an ultra-narrow border (anywhere from 3 millimeters to 0 millimeters) to create a sleek appearance by using the maximum display area. The sensors can be linked when used with the associated all-new ZyBrid edge controller to enable seamless touch transition between screens with potentially no gap between adjacent active areas.

“The new Zytronic projected capacitive solution eradicates both these issues, enabling ultra-fast, accurate touchscreen responses and providing borders that match the latest near borderless LCDs,” said Ian Crosby, sales and marketing director, Zytronic. Each narrow-border ZyBrid edge sensor is supported by a dedicated ZYX500 based multitouch controller linked via a set of RJ45 data cables. The connected associate controllers then connect to a single, leading primary controller. The controllers are fitted with a manual toggle switch that changes the onboard firmware settings, allowing AV installers to quickly choose whether to make it an associate or a primary controller. Only needing one type of controller reduces system complexity and component inventory.

Zytronic has also designed proprietary new firmware for the special ZXY500 controllers. The firmware allows the data from the individual associate controllers to be “stitched” together by the primary controller, which then presents a single set of X and Y coordinates to the host computer as a USB HID plug-and-play touch screen device.

Users pass their fingers from one screen to an adjacent unit to achieve a coordinate and touch contact ID transfer “handshake.” The individual touch sensors can be attached to the underlying ultra-narrow bezel displays using suitably designed frames or optical bonding. When tiled alongside, each screen’s touch controller is linked to create a near-borderless interactive wall.

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The main requirements are expected to be 37, 46, 49, 55 and 65 inches, matching the most commonly available narrow border video wall monitors from suppliers like Christie, LG, NEC, Philips and Samsung. The glass touch sensors can be made from 3-, 4- and 6-mm thermally tempered glass, with either a plain or Anti-Glare finish, depending upon customer needs and impact requirements.