Touchscreen monitors provide enormous benefits in environments like retail and restaurants. They are easy to operate and display as much data as, whether it’s calculating a bar tab or ringing up a purchase. However, different types of the screen offer various features like some offer screen mirroring features, and others do not. Some models are even better than the others. However, you should consider the following points to select the right touchscreen monitor that best suits your needs.
- What is the use case?
Starting with the purpose of the use is an excellent question that will help you get the entire screen you want. Many of us become overwhelmed while choosing because too often, we have seen these touch screens collecting dust as the purpose was not clear in the first place of selecting these.
Here are three different environments in which these screens can be used:
Collaboration or Ideation Room
The primary purpose of this type of room is to solve complex problems or generate new ideas collectively. Collaboration or ideation sessions are often done standing up, which typically takes long hours. The work in these spaces is usually done in small groups of 5 or 6 people where they work on one screen to solve a problem using a variety of techniques. Besides, the set-up can also be flexible, and collaboration can be moved around different locations in space. You can go for features like multiple touches, which allows multiple people to work on the screen at the same time. Besides, the movability of the device is quite essential here, but the screen size can be a bit smaller. Using a hightop table, you can even do it in a group of 5 to 6 people on a 27” touchscreen.
A presenter conducts a speech or presentation before an audience of people in a presentation room. This space is the whole section of the presentation or workshop on itself. The presenter will be the only person interacting with the audience to synthesize work, display their presentation, and make annotations. The larger the screen is, the better the presentation will be. Sometimes, there is a small touch screen connected to a massive projector screen or synched with a larger screen through screen mirroring. Here, multiple touch features are not important and the screen is generally fixed at a place.
The main objective of the meeting is to come to a conclusion or a final decision. These meetings are short and include a maximum of 2 to 8 people. In a very intuitive or straightforward manner, the users are required to present the documents on the screen. Touch and multiple touch experiences are keenly important here, as well as different ways of connecting their devices like screen mirroring feature.
Which touch technology?
In today’s times, technology is evolving rapidly, making the user experience much better than the previous one. Here are the four most common technologies and their characteristics:
This technology involves an embedded overlay of infrared beams all around the screen from a strip within the device’s bezel. It is a simple, cheap, and established technology.
- Capacitive Touch: Using this technology, users generally have the best touch experience, and it can be bezel-free, so have a sleek design.
- InGlass Touch: It works in a similar way to infrared technology. However,it enables a much more spontaneous interactive experience.
- Touch Projector: Compared to other displays, they are less bright and will always be noisy because of the fans.
What Screen Size?
Touchscreens displays come in different sizes including 55”, 65”, 75”, and 85”. However, 27” touch screen monitors could work well.
Here are a few considerations that could help you to select the right touch screen that suits your requirements.