On Glass Controls

OnGlass Controls

OnGlass Controls enable a true tactile user interface to enhance the functionality and experience of touch screens and glass surfaces. Touch screen systems lack the tangible buttons, encoders, and sliders needed for many applications. OnGlass Controls applied to a touch surface provides real tactile feedback and precise “blind touch” operation to interact without looking at the controls.

  • Impervious to liquids, debris, and cleaning.
  • OnGlass Controls enable novel solutions in terms of dynamic button legends and reconfigurable interface layouts

Using the touch sensor as the electrical switch architecture, passive OnGlass Controls require no electronics, no batteries, and no expensive milled holes in the glass. Traditional button backlighting can be enhanced using the display’s capabilities, which is protected under a layer of sealed glass that makes the HMX solution robust to environmental factors and harsh environments. OnGlass Controls can be permanently adhered or free-floating to enable limitless flexibility

Rotary Encoder & Dial:
OnGlass Rotary Encoders enable tangible encoders to be used to support precise input control on a surface without the need for holes in glass.

Tactile Push Button:
OnGlass Push Buttons provide the physical sensation of using a real button on a touch screen, while enabling the flexibility and limitless configuration options of dynamic graphics behind your button.

Slider & Linear Encoder:
OnGlass Sliders employ a linear motion travel to yield a correlating signal change. Mechanical Sliders (Slide Potentiometers) are notoriously difficult to seal and clean, but capacitive sensing sliders can address these challenges and provide precise input control with zero failures due to ingress.

Joystick:
OnGlass Joysticks provide the multi-axis precision control needed for certain applications. Ergonomics and industrial design contribute to the overall solution based on the user experience goals.

Features

Mechanical Controls On Glass

OnGlass Control specifications vary based on touch sensor and controller capabilities. Typical system variables include touch sensor pitch design and controller algorithms. The OnGlass Control size, shape, and proximity to each other must all be considered during system architecture. OnGlass Controls provide a completely new suite of input methods for interaction designers to enrich the touchscreen application user experience.

Features
  • No Holes or Milled Glass
  • Blind Touch Operation to Interact without Looking at the Controls
  • Flexible Layouts
  • Enhanced Touch Screen Experience
  • Permanent or Free Floating Controls
  • Backlight displays Enable Limitless Options for Dynamic buttons
  • Cleanable & Removable
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Precision Input

Specifications

Standard
AIS touch controller w/ 5mm pitch touch sensor
Advanced
AIS touch controller w/ 2mm pitch touch sensor1
Encoder/Dial
(polar axis motion)

Size

30-60mm diameter typ

30-60mm diameter typ

Resolution

15° @ 35mm

5° @ 35mm

Spacing

design dependent3

design dependent3

Quantity

1 – 4 simultaneous

1 – 4 simultaneous

Tactile Push Button
(discrete input)

Size

10-60mm typ

<10mm minimum1

Spacing

design dependent3

design dependent3

Quantity

10 multi-touch typ

multi-touch dependent1

Sliders & Linear Encoders
(single-axis motion)

Size

10mm minimum

<10mm minimum1

Resolution

screen size dependent2

screen size dependent2

Spacing

<20mm minimum3

<20mm minimum3

Quantity

10 multi-touch typ

multi-touch dependent1

Joystick
(multi-axis motion)

Size

10mm minimum

<10mm minimum1

Resolution

screen size dependent2

screen size dependent2

Spacing

design dependent3

design dependent3

Quantity

10 multi-touch typ

multi-touch dependent1

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