touch screen


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Touch International's MulTI-Touch Projected Capacitive touch screen and Multi-Touch Analog Resistive (MARS) touch screen are two of the leading multi-touch technologies on the market and allow for up to 10-finger input.
New technologies like touch screen displays, projected interfaces and voice recognition are rapidly replacing switches and keyboards in computing devices.
After I installed the touch screen drivers, the resolution plunged by 50 percent.
Reach Technology gives a jump start to embedded engineers adding an LCD Touch Screen to their product.
We are pleased to be the first to deliver the new touch screen to the market," said Kelly Walker, President, Pinnacle Security.
Our analysis will cover current and near-term forces that will define the market opportunities and requirements, competitive landscape, user requirements and preferences, and industry trends of touch screen display and sensor markets.
Our mission is to offer a touch screen solution that combines the best functionality and the best price.
DALLAS -- The new advanced gesturing capabilities of Ocular's Crystal Touch[TM] large-size capacitive touch screens will enable intuitive, engaging user interfaces on netbooks, mobile Internet devices (MID) and other emerging types of devices.
Until now, the largest projected capacitive touch screens were only available in small form factors, limiting the technology's application to a few smartphones, such as Apple's iPhone, and media players.
The Company is a leading provider of optical touch screen solutions for hand-held devices.
Combining the convenience of a table top unit with an easy-to-use interface, the Control4[R] 7" Table Top Touch Screen offers convenient control of whole-home automation, including home theater control, multi-room music, advanced temperature control, security integration, smart lighting and more.