PARIS Sunvision Technology has selected a 22-inch version of Zytronic's capacitive touch sensors, Zybrid, as the enabling technology in an innovative restaurant application.
Interactive dining tables offer customers a new, entertaining dining experience at the exclusive Mojo restaurant in Taipei. Interactive functionality is enabled by embedding the Zybrid touch sensors inside the restaurant's tabletops.
The touchscreen operates in conjunction with a computer-controlled projector mounted over each table which presents interactive menus on to the surface.
Customers can then select simply by touching the table and by doing so, are able to scroll through the menus to preview and order food. Once food orders have been placed, they are recorded and submitted to the kitchen.
An additional series of interactive services are also available via the touchscreen, enabling customers to engage in instant messaging with diners on other tables, access images and play games while they wait for their orders to arrive.
Zybrid is based on Zytronic's proprietary projected capacitive touch sensing technology, where the sensing element comprises an array of 10 micrometer diameter copper capacitors arranged in an XY grid and embedded in a laminated substrate behind a durable front glass panel.
This allows the sensor to be completely sealed into its enclosure, protecting it from liquid ingress. The matrix of capacitors is near invisible when the display is activated.
A unique feature of all PCT sensors is the ability to adjust Z axis touch sensitivity via the Zytronic supplied driver, allowing users to operate the touch sensors wearing heavy work gloves or through thick protective glass or polycarbonate overlays.
Sunvision's brief for the Mojo project was to create networked touch tables using this capability to penetrate the 10mm wooden tabletops.
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