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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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Total security TSW touch screens provide enterprise-grade network security by leveraging existing corporate protocols, including 802.
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The smart phone category, being the largest segment of the touch screen market, is driving advances in touch screens.
Demand for touch screens in mobile handsets has certainly taken off with the introduction of capacitive touch-based devices," said Andrew Hsu, an official at a U.
Strategy Analytics, a technology research and consulting company, predicts in the latest report from its Handset Component Technologies service that the touch screen user interface in mobile phones will start to see significant growth by the end of 2007.
EnhancedInfrared touch screens maintain their calibration without drifting and are operationally immune to cuts or wear on the touch surface.
It is this use of the touch screen and customized menus that Bronfein sees as crucial to the acceptance of any computerized health care management system in the nursing home environment.
Neonode is offering software licenses and engineering design services that enable companies to make high functionality touch screens at a low cost.
Crestron capacitive touch screens set the industry standard for performance, high-definition graphics, and reliability, said Byron Wendling, Technology Manager, Touch Screens, at Crestron.