TOUCH SCREEN MONITORS FOR RESTAURANTS: TYPES AND DIFFERENCES
Touch screens are in all places and touch monitors are everywhere. Just take a closer look – your smartphone, tablet, on-board computer in the car have touch control panels. The keyboard and mouse already seem outdated, and touch displays are a more intuitive technology for users. Touch screens save space, are they easy to manage and maintain? they are becoming leaders among digital technologies.
Touch screen monitor is actively implemented in the HoReCa field, which allows:
- establish high-quality communication with the target audience;
- improve the level of service;
- to attract the attention of customers and increase their loyalty;
- increase the profit of a restaurant or hotel.
Do you want to use innovative solutions, in particular, touch displays, in your institution? Determine which type is right for you, given the following aspects:
How will your customers interact with technology?
What size and type of screen is suitable for your space (hall, lobby, etc.)?
What goals do you pursue when choosing Digital Signage solutions?
In the hotel and restaurant business, resistive and capacitive touch screens are most often used.
RESISTIVE TOUCH MONITORS
The resistive touch display consists of two parts: a glass panel and a flexible membrane. When you click on the screen, they are compressed and notify the computer of the action performed by the user. One of the significant advantages of a resistive touch screen monitor is that you can use almost any object (a pen, tool, gloved finger, etc.) for touching (control), which is why resistive monitors are often used in restaurants, factories and hospitals because of the high resistance to liquids and pollutants;
Features of resistive displays:
- affordable cost;
- high resistance to dust and water;
- handwriting recognition;
- low sensitivity;
- poor contrast due to additional reflections from additional layers of material placed above the screen
- lack of multi-touch;
- vulnerability to damage from sharp objects.
CAPACITIVE TOUCH SCREEN MONITOR
Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP) technology is most commonly used on smartphones and tablets, but is quickly becoming the preferred option for larger touch screens and terminals.
Capacitive touch monitor acts as a conductor. Since the human body can also conduct electricity, touching the monitor leads to a change in the electric charge of the display. The location of this change is then used to determine where the screen was affected. In order for him to correctly recognize the touch, you must use a bare finger or a special stylus.
Capacitive Monitor Features:
- multitouch features: two-finger zoom, “drag and drop” objects and others;
- protection system;
- long service life;
- high accuracy of touch;
- superior image quality;
- modern design;
- built-in camera;
- more expensive than resistive screens.
Note! Capacitive monitors are not recommended where employees may have wet hands (bar, kitchen). In this case, the screen will “see” the touch, but the cursor will move randomly.
WHICH TOUCH SCREEN MONITOR TO CHOOSE: RESISTIVE OR CAPACITIVE?
Each type has strengths and weaknesses. It is important to consider every aspect: user-friendliness, users (staff or customers), cost and the required display size. If the screen is too small, customers may not notice it, and for staff it will be inconvenient. If the monitor is too large, it may look tasteless.
Properly selected touch-screen display will be a useful and stylish addition to a restaurant, hotel or store. After you consider your business needs, you can determine the type of touch screen that is best for you.