Stantum Announces SMK-4.3 Series Multi-Touch Development Kit

Stantum Technologies, a pioneer developer of multi-touch sensing technology, is introducing a new version of its SMK series of multi-touch demo, evaluation and development kits, which enable vendors and OEMs to evaluate the performance of Stantum’s technology and develop their own multi-touch applications. The new version, which features a 4.3-inch touch panel, will be formally announced next week at the Mobile World Congress (Hall 2.1, Stand 2.1F67) in Barcelona, where Stantum is demonstrating it on a Texas Instruments OMAP35xx platform to illustrate on an industry-standard mobile platform the major advantages of its multi-touch technology.

The demo is based on a beta version of Touch Park(TM), Stantum’s new multi-touch framework. It simulates a mobile device user interface demonstrating Stantum’s multi-touch performance in various types of applications, such as address book, drawing, picture resize, and gaming.

At MWC, Stantum is also exhibiting its 2.5- and 3.5-inch SMK kits, whose state-of-the-art touch panels boast the highest performance in transparency (83% transmission) and unprecedented low activation force (10g).

Like the SMK-2.5 and 3.5, the new SMK-4.3 features:

  • Stantum’s patented PMatrix(TM), a resistive multi-touch detection platform – now with finger-pressure detection – that lets users simultaneously move an unlimited number of fingers, fingernails or utensils (such as styli) on a screen
  • Hardware kit made of a resistive-based touch-screen sensor, a multi-touch controller board with a USB connection to the application host processor
  • Drivers for Windows, MAC, and Linux operating systems

SMK series demo, evaluation and development kits provide the best of both worlds – the optical performance and soft touch of a capacitive touch screen and the versatility and low cost of resistive touch screens.

About Stantum Technologies
Stantum has been the pioneering company in multi-touch display technology since 2002, and in 2005 was the first company to market commercial products using a truly reliable multi-touch user interface. Today, Stantum’s breakthrough technology portfolio is available under license for products covering every aspect of multi-touch interaction: touch panels, multi-touch controllers, intellectual property cores, and multi-touch software framework. Stantum is headquartered in Bordeaux, France.