Resistive Touch vs PCAP Touch Analysis
Resistive Touch - Less sensitive to light touch, some pressure is required.
Single touch only.
PCAP - Senses proximity of a finger to touchscreen, promotes touch accuracy. Multiple touches are detectable. Gestures like swipes and pinches can be supported.
Long Term Durability
Resistive Touch - Poor. The flexible material will yellow with age and is prone to scratches. This will affect the readability of the display.
PCAP - Good. The outer surface of the touchscreen is scratch-resistant, offering protection to the display and retaining its image clarity. UICO touch experts select the proper coatings for the cover glass best suited for the application.
Resistive Touch - Poor, new touchscreen cuts light transmission from the display by about 20%. As the touchscreen ages, it can yellow or become hazy, further limiting light transmission.
PCAP - Good, allows better light transmission, and provides sharper images with better contrast. Age does not affect light transmission.
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