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Planar Launches POS Products

Planar Systems has added two touchscreen displays for retail, healthcare, and government/education applications, to its product lineup, the new PA1575R touchscreen system and PT22755SW touchscreen LCD.

Planar Systems has added two new touch-screen displays for retail, healthcare, and government/education applications, to its product lineup. The new PA1575R touch-screen system and PT22755SW touch-screen LCD are targeted at point-of-sale (POS) terminals, retail digital signage, point-of-information displays, healthcare check-in stations, or government information kiosks, according to the company.

The PA1575R is an all-in-one system with a 15-inch touch-screen computer, specifically designed for POS applications. The thin-profile, touch-screen computer features Microsoft Windows XP or WePOS operating system, a fanless 1 GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1 GB of memory, and a resistive touch screen, which the company says can be activated by a finger, gloved hand, credit card, pen, or stylus. The PA1575R can also accommodate a card swipe on the side.

The Planar PT22U55W 22-inch-wide, surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch-screen LCD is designed for smaller-format digital signage applications or desktop applications that require larger screen sizes. Featuring SAW technology, the screen is constructed of pure glass for high image quality, resolution, and light transmission, and can be activated with a finger, gloved hand, or stylus.

Both touch-screen systems incorporate enhancements designed to improve the end-user interface, according to Planar, such as the ability to adjust the monitor from -5 degrees to 90 degrees, and a rugged desk stand to minimize accidental tipping.

"Touch-screen interfaces are becoming a pervasive technology," said Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research for iSuppli Corp., in a statement. "Having gained widespread adoption in handheld devices, touch screens are becoming a key feature in all sorts of environments where humans interact with machines."

Planar's touch-screen products are offered through a variety of online and distribution partners, and are backed by Planar's three-year Customer First warranty, with free two-day advanced replacement.



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