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.