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Touchscreen Technologies Explained

Resistive Touchscreen

Advantages

  • Cost-effective solution
  • Activated by any stylus
  • Very accurate
  • Low power requirements
  • Liquids won't affect touch screen performance

Disadvantages

  • Polyester surface can be damaged

Capacitive (CAP) Touchscreen

Advantages

  • Scratch resistant, durable surface
  • Very accurate
  • Good optical clarity
  • Liquids won't affect touch screen performance

Disadvantages

  • Does not work with gloved fingers or stylus

Projected Capacitive (PCAP) Touchscreen

Advantages

  • Outdoor operability - in rain, snow, ice and dust
  • Can be activated by a thin gloved hand
  • Functions even if glass is scratched or broken

Disadvantages

  • Won't recognize touch from a thick gloved hand

Like to know more ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchscreen

http://www.engineersgarage.com/articles/touchscreen-technology-working?page=1