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touch screen

[′təch ‚skrēn]
(computer science)
An electronic display that allows a user to send signals to a computer by touching an area on the display with a finger, pencil, or other object.

touch screen

(hardware)
An input device that allows user to interact with computer by touching the display screen.

Often this uses beams of infrared light that are projected across the screen surface. Interrupting the beams generates an electronic signal identifying the location of the screen. Software interprets the signal and performs the required operation.
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BOSTON -- In the latest report from its Handset Component Technologies service, Strategy Analytics predicts that the touch screen user interface in mobile phones will start to see significant growth by the end of 2007, assuming that the right conditions are present.
CHICAGO -- Aiming to bring its award-winning LCD products and solutions to retail and point-of-sale markets, NEC Display Solutions of America, the leading stand-alone provider of flat panel desktop displays, today announced the availability of the new AccuSync line of touch screen LCD monitors.
TouchSense technology enables touch screens to generate tactile cues, promoting a more intuitive, engaging and natural experience for the player.
Crestron capacitive touch screens set the industry standard for performance, high-definition graphics, and reliability, said Byron Wendling, Technology Manager, Touch Screens, at Crestron.
Further, the report states that high production costs of touch screens is hindering market growth.
Capacitive touch screens account for the major share in mobile devices market owing to its less cost as compared to other touch screen technologies and it durability in harsh environment.
Several Ultrabook mobile PCs will adopt touch screens by the end of this year.
The popularity of touch screens surged with introduction of the capacitive touch-screen technology, which gives higher clarity of picture and that figures in both iPhone and in LG s Prada and Secret phones.
For the primary, we had a little over 16,000 who voted on the touch screens,'' said Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder spokeswoman Kathy Tacawy.
While the demand for rugged touch screen products for industrial applications continues to grow, truly rugged touch screens that can not only survive, but excel, in extremely harsh and hazardous environments remain hard to find," said Jim Ciardella, president of Dolch.
Object-oriented programming, with its speed, reliability, and low-cost, combined with the portability of data-entry pads and the ease of use of touch screens, looks like it will be the wave of the future for nursing home health care information management.