Sharp Chooses Metal Mesh for Large-Format Touch

Although we missed it at the time, we have heard about several new products demonstrated at Touch Taiwan last month by Sharp. They used metal mesh rather than ITO, a proprietary controller chip and procap touch.

According to Japan’s Nikkei, Sharp showed an optically-bonded 70″ monitor, raising touch accuracy by eliminating the air gap. A ‘high-resolution’ panel was also on show, which was capable of detecting different pressures. Software for signal detection enabled the detection of very light touches, which would result in a thin, light line, and heavy touches, resulting in a thick, dark line. The final panel shown was compatible with multiple active pens, detecting both the location of the input and the specific pen used.