Rugged touch screen for harsh-environment tablet and notebook PCs introduced by Getac

LAKE FOREST, Calif., 8 Oct. 2008. Getac Inc., in Lake Forest, Calif., is introducing Multi-Touch rugged touch screen technology for its line of rugged tablet and rugged notebook PC computers that enables users with or without gloves to manipulate content on the screen by using a series of gestures with their fingers.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., 8 Oct. 2008. Getac Inc., in Lake Forest, Calif., is introducing Multi-Touch rugged touch screen technology for its line of rugged tablet and rugged notebook PC computers that enables users with or without gloves to manipulate content on the screen by using a series of gestures with their fingers.

Multi-Touch technology on Getac's V100 Tablet rugged computer enables users to move and edit documents, rotate maps and photos, zoom in and zoom out, read maintenance manuals, and navigate system applications with a series of single-touch, dual-touch, "flick," and application gestures.

Getac rugged PC users will be able, quickly and easily, to perform on-screen tasks such as move, copy, delete, zoom, and rotate by simply touching the screen and performing the task desired with their fingers.

Getac's Resistive Multi-Touch technology is not based on capacitance sensitivity, which means users can perform these actions, and many others while wearing protective gloves. This makes it suitable for industrial and field professionals who work with dangerous chemicals or perform their job in extreme weather conditions.

Even with gloves, the sensitivity and accuracy of the multi-touch screen is high. The screen has 2048-by-2048-pixel resolution, 100 points per second report rate, and less than 35 milliseconds response time.

"Our customers work in some of the most extreme environments and weather conditions where touch screen technology and flick gestures are faster, safer, and more convenient than using a keypad," says Getac President Jim Rimay.

For more information contact Getac online at www.getac.com.

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