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ZYPROFILM® flexible touch sensor utilised at the Poznan Stadium in Poland
Touch sensor specialist Zytronic has confirmed that its products, supplied through local distributor Elatec, are being used by Polish display solutions provider RasterVision to bring touch functionality to the interactive museum at the Poznan Football Stadium.
With a capacity of 40,000 people, Poznan is one of the largest stadia in Poland. It recently hosted some of the group games in the European Championship. Lech Poznan, the club that resides there, has a long and illustrious history – having won the Polish league 6 times and the Polish cup twice.
The interactive museum has been designed to give its fans an entertaining and informative experience. The RasterTouch touch-enabled rear projection display system employed within the museum makes use of a 60-inch ZYPROFILM® flexible touch sensor, based on Zytronic’s proprietary Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT™). The system is designed to be mounted to the rear surface of a rigid transparent screen, then operated by touching the screen’s front surface. Using it, visitors to the museum can view pictures and watch videos covering the club’s achievements over the years. The rear projection configuration means that the image passes through the screen rather than being reflected on to it. In certain applications, this approach offers major advantages, as eye-catching and very large interactive display systems can be quickly deployed without the expense (and risk) associated with installing a large, costly LCD in a public area. Furthermore, when the exhibit or promotion has finished, the touch foil can be removed from the supporting window or substrate and potentially reused at a later date or another event.
ZYPROFILM® is flexible film touch sensing foil that incorporates a PCT touch sensor matrix made up of micro-fine copper capacitors, combined with an integrated rear projection film. Available in large sizes, with either an adhesive or ‘cling-film’ type front face for semi-permanent or removable applications, ZYPROFILM is designed for temporary large form-factor, interactive digital signage applications. PCT’s ability to detect touch through thick overlay materials such as glass or plastic makes it highly optimised for attachment to the rear surface of shop windows, screens in exhibition halls and museums, etc, where an interactive surface is required in a high profile public area.
“The RasterTouch system will allow users to go on a virtual journey, spanning from when Lech Poznan was founded over 90 years ago right up to the modern day,” states Piotr Wesołowski, Product Manager at RasterVision. “The performance that Zytronic could deliver through its PCT product offering ensured that we could furnish our client with a lightweight, portable, low maintenance touch-enabled display system that did not need recalibration and upheld high levels of responsiveness and accuracy.”
“ZYPROFILM® has proved itself time and time again to be an easy to implement touch sensing solution that maximizes design flexibility while exhibiting high levels of performance,” adds Ian Crosby, Sales & Marketing Director for Zytronic. “Its lightweight construction means it is easy to transport and the high degree of scalability allows display formats up to 82 inches to be given touch functionality.”
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Zytronic designs and manufactures a range of technologies that optimise the performance of electronic display applications. The company’s principle products include award-winning touch sensor technologies, optical filters for enhanced performance and protection, and special filters to minimise electromagnetic emissions. In addition, the company can offer complex shaped glass composites for specialised applications.
Zytronic products are used in electronic displays for information kiosks, web phones, ATMs and gaming machines, as well as by military, computer, telecommunications, medical and lighting OEMs, and are available from its network of worldwide distributors.
The company is headquartered at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Blaydon, Tyne & Wear in the UK. In addition to ISO-approved manufacturing (including ISO 14001:2004), this facility is responsible for ongoing product development in composite technology and is home to Zytronic’s team of lamination, material science and electronics specialists.
For more company information, visit Zytronic’s web site at www.zytronic.co.uk or find us on
RasterVision is a creator and distributor of innovative solutions like display technologies, interactive solutions and presentation systems. The company cooperates with market leaders all over the world. It provide complete solutions like projection screens, rear projection foils, projection stands, rigid screens, mobile screens mounting systems and multimedia content such as flash applications and 3D animations.
Elatec is the official distributor for Zytronic in Eastern and Central Europe. The company is divided into 5 business units as RFID SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, CARD SOLUTIONS, SECURITY SOLUTIONS and IPTV SOLUTIONS. Elatec has a strong presence in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and through its subsidiary network is able to offer local technical support and expertise