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      Power-conscious display design to optimise user experience (15/08/2017)

      Thinking creatively about the needs of the user interface can help meet challenging power and cost targets when designing products for use in environments, ranging from homes or offices to cars or factories. This piece explores how to approach designing power-conscious displays to optimise UX (user experience).

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      Zytronic touch sensors double vending machine capacity (10/08/2017)

      This article discusses how Amtek, a leading Italian manufacturer of self-service vending machines, has been able to double the capacity and increase the internal space in its range of condom vending machines, by switching to a user interface based on a Zytronic projected capacitive touch sensor. The new electronic vending machines can also hold a wider range of product, and deliver detailed sales reports in real time to allow stock to be tuned to local demand.

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      Is Raspberry Pi the future for low-cost embedded display technology? (04/08/2017)

      Finding a controller isn’t the problem, but for small to medium businesses with low volume requirements, it can be difficult to access the support and custom solution that is often required. This piece discusses an alternative approach.

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      Inspiring design innovation with flexible e-paper displays (03/08/2017)

      Glass displays are ubiquitous – but they don’t always make sense for every application and can sometimes limit product design and innovation. This is evidenced by the growth in alternatives such as flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs) – more commonly known as e-paper.

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      Cutting-edge digital signage shows its worth in property market (11/05/2017)

      Estate agents are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to help them in their trade; in a highly competitive market, the right tools are often crucial.

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      Advances in capacitive touch panels (03/04/2017)

      Although capacitive touchscreens can normally respond when the user is wearing thin latex or rubber gloves, demand is now growing for touchscreens to offer an acceptable user experience for wearers of thicker gloves, such as cut-resistant industrial gloves worn to comply with safety regulations, or ordinary leather or synthetic gloves, to allow wearers to interact with industrial automation or machinery, smart signage, access-control panels, or outdoor point-of-sale equipment, to name a few.

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      Display specification – avoiding the common pitfalls (01/08/2016)

      When should I choose the display for my design, and what factors should I think about?

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      Driving displays both big and small (27/06/2016)

      The ever-increasing diversity of mobile devices and end-user demands is driving designers to develop flexible ways of displaying high-definition content across a wide range of screen types and sizes.

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      Southern Electronics 2016 (11/12/2015)

      Southern Electronics returns to FIVE, Farnborough from February 9th and 11th 2016. The event retains its three-day format introduced last year, making it more flexible for visitors.