11-07-2013, SCHOTT North America, Inc., Elmsford, N.Y.
SCHOTT Smart Touch Sets New Design Trend in Control Panels for Electrical Appliances
In the future, appliances will be able to be operated using finger grooves in the glass surface.
SCHOTT has responded to the latest trend in user interfaces in the electrical appliance industry by incorporating minimalistic design and intuitive surface control with a new technology called Smart Touch. Thanks to Smart Touch, discrete finger grooves and sliders in the glass surface now intuitively guide use, instead of push buttons, knobs, and slide controls that used to cause turmoil. This means completely new design and operator concepts can be realized for coffee machines, refrigerators, medical devices, and other industrial applications.
SCHOTT Smart Touch offers appliance manufacturers a multitude of new possibilities. SCHOTT’s new manufacturing technology precisely grinds and positions cavities so that capacitive switches can be easily installed. These switches then serve as tactile orientation guides for appliance operators, enabling manufacturers to stand out from the crowd and sharpen their unique brand identity by offering a distinctive operator interface.
SCHOTT Smart Touch offers many new possibilities. Punctiform control elements are just as possible as rings or sliders. SCHOTT can produce matte or polished finger grooves with different depths and diameters. Illuminating or printing colors and symbols on the respective areas opens up even more design options.
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SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Mike Lizun Gregory FCA on behalf of SCHOTT
Photo no. 166119. Photo: SCHOTT.