SCHOTT Offers Ultra-Strong Cover Glass for Military Display and Touch Screen Devices
SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover Delivers Ultra-Strong, Scratch-resistant Glass for Touch Screen Devices Able to Meet Needs of Military Field Applications
SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover for capactive touch technologies. SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover is a floated aluminosilicate glass with hardness and resistance to protect touch screen devices from scratches and breakage.
April 24, 2012 - (Arlington, VA and Baltimore, MD at DSS, Booth 1519) – SCHOTT the developer of specialized, high tech glass and glass ceramics for defense and homeland security applications, today announced the immediate availability of its ultra-strong cover glass Xensation™ Cover.
Designed to be the strongest, scratch-resistant cover glass available, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover has the potential to transform the U.S. military’s use of PDAs, smart phones, laptops and other devices by keeping mobile technology devices operable and displays readable in the field. Customized development of Xensation™ Cover means that the cover glass can be produced in any size and a variety of thicknesses to meet any handheld device or display screen specifications, while meeting U.S. Armed Forces requirements, including MIL-STD-810 for sand and dust.
“Advanced technology devices such as cell phones, laptop computers and tablets are part of the everyday life of the modern Marine, soldier, sailor and airman. With their intuitive touch-screen interfaces and flexible applications architectures, modern portable electronics enable the warfighter to make smarter and faster decisions,” said Jim Stein, Vice President of Government Affairs for SCHOTT North America. “Xensation Cover ensures that these device displays stand up to the rigors of the barracks and the training range and can meet the ultimate test on the battlefield.”
The patented technology behind Xensation™ Cover includes floated and chemically-strengthened aluminosilicate glass, which has a very high bending strength, drop ball resistance and a compressive strength of more than 900 MPa. The tough cover glass can be delivered in thicknesses as thin as 0.55 mm, making the glass suitable for use in thin handheld devices, as well as ruggedized laptops and GPS units. Xensation™ Cover is also resistant to chemicals and environmental influences.
“SCHOTT brings together 125 years of glass development and production experience, combined with world-class engineering know-how, to create high-quality lightweight glass with the strength to protect today’s most interactive technology,” said Stein. “SCHOTT is committed to helping the U.S. Armed Forces invest wisely to meet the needs of the military of the future.”