Acoustic pulse recognition is one of several touchscreen technologies. It’s typically used for tablets, human machine interfaces (HMIs) and other consumer and commercial touchscreen applications. As the name suggests, acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens rely on sound waves to detect touch commands. They can still detect and respond to touch commands — just like all touchscreens. Acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens, however, offer several benefits.
#1) Optical Clarity
Acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens offer a high level of optical clarity. They produce crystal-clear images with a superior level of detail than their counterparts. Optical clarity, of course, is just one of many reasons to choose an acoustic pulse recognition touchscreen.
You don’t have to worry about acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens failing prematurely. They last for a very long time thanks to their method of operation. As previously mentioned, acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens use sound waves to detect touch commands. They emit sound waves across the surface of the interface. Touching the interface will then block or disrupt the sound waves in that area. Without any moving parts, acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens last longer than many other types of touchscreens.
#3) Moisture Resistant
Another benefit of acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens is moisture resistance. You can use them in humid environments without fear of them succumbing to moisture-related damage. Acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens feature a sealed construction that protects them from humidity, moisture and other liquids. This makes them a popular choice for restaurants, hospitals and other commercial workplaces where moisture is a concern.
#4) Dust Resistant
In addition to being moisture resistant, acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens are dust resistant. They can still develop dust on the interface surface. Dust, however, won’t interfere in their operations. Acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens will still identify your touch commands even if they are dusty. They’ll emit sound waves across the interface surface. Regardless of how dusty the interface surface is, the sound waves will travel across it. In turn, you can perform touch commands, and the acoustic pulse recognition touchscreen will respond to them.
#5) Works With a Stylus
You can control acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens with a stylus. Not all touchscreens support a stylus. Some of them only work with a bare finger. With acoustic pulse recognition touchscreens, you can use either a bare finger or a stylus. They’ll identify and respond to all touch commands, including those performed with a bare finger and those performed with a stylus.