Zytronic touch tech powers bike-rental kiosks in Japan

Feb. 27, 2014

Zytronic's proprietary projected capacitive touch technology has been specified for a new outdoor, public-use application through its Japanese distribution partner, Minato Electronics.

According to a news release from Zytronic, Pedal LTD. has begun integrating PCT touch sensors into its Inter Street rental kiosks. The Inter Street systems are already in the process of being installed throughout Kawagoe city, close to Tokyo. Each rental kiosk has a 12-inch customized ZYBRID touch sensor, linked to a Zytronic ZXY100 touch controller, the release said.

Ian Crosby, sales and marketing director for Zytronic, said the company's touch sensors have been utilized in bike rental kiosks in London, Montreal and Melbourne, among other cities.

"Adding Japan to this list represents another significant endorsement for our proprietary projected capacitive touch technology," he said in the release. "As the Pedal LTD. systems are sited in unattended outdoor locations, they will be continuously exposed to the elements, as well as facing the rigors of heavy use and potential damage."

Topics: Interactive / Touchscreen

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