Zytronic supplies 84-inch touch sensor to Smithsonian Institution
Zytronic, a touch sensor manufacturer, teamed up with Ideum to provide a 84-inch touch table for the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The mulitouch table is designed to offer users the chance to virtually launch a space station module, according to a press release.
Zytronic provide its ZyBrid touch sensor for the touch table, which was designed with 6-millimeter thick anti-glare etched glass to give a better finger glide and impact resistance. Ideum used powdercoated aluminum to build the table to give it extra durability.
"The Smithsonian was looking for an update of this proven exhibit. We made some minor improvements to the interface and improved the software itself, but the biggest upgrade was to move the exhibit from a projection-based, optical touch table to a highly reliable, hardened and responsive touch table," Jim Spadaccini, founder Ideum, said in the release. "We effectively rebuilt the entire exhibit from the ground-up to withstand the rigors of nearly constant use at what is one of the busiest museums in United States."