Neonode Z Force Optical Touchscreen to launch with new ASUS Tablets
Announced over a year ago, a platform for mobile touchscreen called “Neonode zForce” now come into large-scale producers. In this case, this development drew the attention of company ASUS, has signed a licensing agreement with Neonode to use its technology of optical touch panels in their products. Theoretically, it would make, for example, Internet Tablet is thinner, cheaper, but with a better touchpad than capacitive.
In Neonode zForce there is no additional layer over the touch screen, as in the case of resistive and capacitive touch panels. The company uses optical technology to detect clicks and declares that the response from its solutions can be even better than the capacitive panels. The absence of additional layers in the display unit will make it thinner, plus the cost of production of new touch panels are lower than those of competitors.
Diagonal touchscreen Neonode zForce is in the range of 5 to 13 inches, and it supports Multi-Touch. Unfortunately, ASUS has not said when the market received the first devices with new displays and that they will represent. For end users this means that devices will become more subtle and, hopefully, more responsive to the touch. By year end, ASUS plans to ship a product line with an optical touch screen of Neonode.