Touch sensor technology in public facing digital signage and self-service touch solutions is a burgeoning market and to to tap into it Arrow Electronics has announced a new EMEA agreement with visualplanet, a global manufacturer that commercialises and industrialises large format touch sensor technology. Its touchfoil products are deployed in a wide range of digital signage from real-time bus timetable information boards to mountain top way-finding kiosks.
Under this new agreement, Arrow will offer, across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, visualplanet’s touchfoil technology, a clear large format, projected capacitance, flexible film sensor that can be applied to glass and many other surfaces to add interactive touch capabilities. Under this agreement, Arrow OCS’ customers will benefit from visualplanet’s expertise in projected capacitive touch sensors and continued development of this technology.
Vernon Spencer, Managing Director of visualplanet, said: “We are delighted to be entering into a distribution agreement with Arrow. Together, we will create new markets and access high growth sectors in key global territories. It is an exciting time for large format touch technology as we are experiencing wider adoption and are working with our channel partners on ground-breaking applications. With the launch of the new Single User touchfoil™ for robust self-service solutions in demanding public facing environments, this agreement is perfect timing to collectively drive forward the implementation of interactive touch technology.”
“visualplanet brings unique focus on very large screens, to the market” said Amir Mobayen, vice president and general manager, Arrow OEM Computing Solutions EMEA. “visualplanet’s flagship technology can be used in a number of promising market sectors including retail, industrial and medical. This collaboration will be a major differentiator for Arrow OCS.”