Ever find yourself watching an old spy movie from the 1960’s? The protagonist is typically a handsome, clever, well-dressed man, who attracts all the ladies. He is calm and cool and armed with intellectual weapons unlike anything his era has ever seen. Whether it is the electric shaver which is also a voice recorder, or the pen which secretly emits noxious fumes, or being able to enter a secured room with a highly complex lock decoder, the main character in the drama can do it all. Sometimes truth is truly stranger than fiction and it is probably safe to say that the writers of these old spy movies couldn’t even dream up some of the technology which even the most common man enjoys today.
Such technology as capacitive touch screen and FTIR multi touch technology are currently leading the way in contact applications. And no, such technology is not just for high ranking secret government agents. You are using contact application technology virtually every single day as you live your life. It is an application that makes your life easier and that can increase productivity and satisfaction for the company and the consumer alike. The following are some very common systems which use this highly functional technology:
- Point of Sale Systems utilize this technology. Point of Sale systems, or POS systems, as they are commonly referred to, access contact technology. While systems can vary in their approach, from either requiring the use of a stylus, a wand, or the human hand, POS systems represent the ever changing, ever improving contact technology available to a wide variety of consumers. Whether paying with credit card, debit card, or even check, all these payments can be handled electronically, and with a very simple “select-button” process.
- ATM Machines utilize this technology. ATM’s, arguably, are one of the first widely accepted methods to utilize contact technology on a regular and sustained basis. The broad acceptance by the majority of consumers has paved the way for more consumer-friendly advances in this technology. The popularity of ATM machines is undeniable and the ease with which customers can quickly access all important finances is unmistakable. ATM’s are used globally and can be one of the most convenient services traveling consumers can find.
- Video Gaming Systems utilize this technology. One of the fastest growing and most competitive technology markets today is the video gaming systems market. There is a huge portion of the population who interact with gaming and who utilize and enjoy the amazingly cool features available to gamers. From personal gaming systems to the hugely popular music playing systems, contact application technology is abundant.
- iPhones/ Smart Phones utilize this technology. The cell phone industry has experienced huge growth over the last decade and part of the reason is the unbelievable technological advances that have been applied to phone technology. With one finger, users can do everything from placing a call, to checking e-mail, to taking pictures, to scheduling an appointment. It seems like every few months, providers are introducing new and improved technology, designed to help consumers organize and manage their lives quickly and with ease.