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3M Touch Systems

Touchscreen Technologies
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3M Touch Systems

3M™ Multi-Touch System PCT2000PX

The Innovative Choice for Next Generation User Interfaces

3M™ Multi-Touch Sensors

With more than 25 years of capacitive touch sensing and manufacturing expertise, 3M has developed a purpose-built multi-touch system for applications that demand high-performance multi-touch functionality for displays ranging from 15 to 32 inches. The 3M™ Multi-Touch System PCT2000PX provides customers with a leading-edge solution that resolves up to 40 simultaneous multi-touch events with palm rejection at speeds 167% faster than the 60 Hz refresh rate of many industrial displays. This innovative multi-touch solution goes beyond two-touch gestures to enable intuitive, easy-to-use natural user interfaces that can create more engaging user experiences.

3M PCT Fully-integrated System Solution

  • Touchscreen and electronics tuned for high-fidelity, full multi-touch functionality, even at the edges and corners of the display
  • Integrated standard systems offered from a single source ensures full system support and warranty
  • Robust system solution tested to work with many display technologies provides integration and design flexibility

Patented 3M Electronics

  • Reports simultaneous multi-touch events while supporting palm rejection at speeds 167% faster than the 60 Hz refresh rate of most industrial displays
  • High signal-to-noise ratio provides input flexibility including thin gloves and fingertips
  • Ultra-high definition touch for smooth draw capability and ability to distinguish multiple fingers in close proximity
  • Custom ASIC design offers a standard protocol for any size between 15 and 32 inches and facilitates seamless application development

3M PCT with Engineered Cover Glass

  • Enables leading edge industrial design solutions with a uniform narrow black border graphics design
  • No surface components or bezel requirement limits debris build up which results in increased reliability
  • Easy-to-clean, no wear surface provides operation unaffected by surface scratches
  • Smooth edge finish for improved durability and handling safety
  • Anti-stiction surface allows for “easy drag feel” for smooth touch performance
  • Anti-glare for table-top applications or strong ambient lighting environments
System Performance
  • Number of Inputs:
    Touch Inputs 15” to 26”: 20 touches with palm rejection
    Touch Inputs 27” to 32”: 40 touches with palm rejection
  • Input Method : Finger, thin gloves
  • Accuracy: >99% of true position
  • Resolution: 4K x 4K
  • Linearization: Inherently Linear (only video alignment needed)
  • Tail Connection : Solder-less design
  • Light Transmission: > 87%
Electronics (3M Multi-Touch Controller PX)
  • Communication: USB HID Digitizer, Serial RS-232
  • Dimensions (15"): 2.75" x 2.75” (69.85 mm x 69.85 mm) REF
  • Dimensions (16” to 26”): 3.25" x 2.75” (82.55 mm x 69.85 mm) REF
  • Dimensions (27” to 32”): 3.45" x 3.33” (87.63 mm x 84.46 mm) REF
  • Operating (15"): 236mA
  • Operating (16" to 26"): 360 mA
  • Operating (27” to 32”): 380 mA
  • Sleep Current (15"): 850 uA
  • Sleep Current (16" to 26"): 850 uA
  • Sleep Current (27” to 32”): 750 uA
  • Power Connection: Self-powered 5 V @ 2 A max
  • Connectors: ZIF (touchscreen side)
    Molex (USB/Serial COM side)
  • Touch Refresh Rate: Greater than 100 Hz (<10 ms)
  • Surface Obstruction: Withstands most surface contaminants
  • Chemical Resistance: ASTM-D-1308 and ASTM-F-1598-95
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +50°C (up to 90% RH from 0°C to +35°C (above +35°C see specification))
  • Storage Temperature: -10°C to +70°C (up to 90% RH from 0°C to +35°C (above +35°C see specification))
  • Humidity: Up to 90% RH from 0°C to +35°C, non-condensing (above +35°C, see specification)
  • Total Thickness: 15” to 27”: 2.1 mm
  • Total Thickness: 32”: 2.4 mm
  • Cover Glass: 15” to 27”: 1.6 mm Thickness
  • Cover Glass: 32”: 1.9 mm
  • Graphics: Black border (standard design)
  • Display Size Supported: 15” to 32” (standard sizes available)
  • Durability: Non-active cover glass, no wear mechanism
  • Sealing: NEMA 4X/IP66, complete water-resistant seal compatible
  • Cleaning: Water, isopropyl alcohol, or similar non-abrasive cleaners
  • RoHS Compliant: Yes
  • Regulatory: FCC-B, CE, IEC 60950 (Agency Approvals)
System Warranty
  • One year on touch system
  • Unlimited touch warranty
Operating Systems Supported
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows CE 3.0, 3.2, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.6, Kernel 2.4 (serial only)
  • Mac OS (Intel)**
  • ** Third party driver
Diagonal Format Part Number
15" (15.08") Standard 98-0003-3751-3
15" (15.65") Wide 98-0003-3850-3
17" (17.15") Standard 98-0003-3745-5
18.5" (18.61") Wide 98-0003-3763-8
19" (19.09") Standard 98-0003-3800-8
20" (20.11") Wide 98-0003-3802-4
21.5" (21.5") Wide 98-0003-3781-0
22" (22.10") Wide 98-0003-3771-1
23" (23.13") Wide 98-0003-3805-7
24" (24.00") Wide 98-0003-3775-2
26" (26.00") Wide 98-0003-3832-1
27" (27.00") Wide 98-0003-3779-4
32" (31.69") Wide 98-0003-3783-6

North America

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