Touch encoder technology for more intuitive user experience
The Grayhill Touch Encoder uses a non-contact Hall-effect sensor to provide coded output, determining the position based on feedback from the sensor. The device has a sealed, rugged construction and is impact resistant to survive harsh environments. The unit is engineered to have excellent haptics. The switch detent is repeatable and stable over its life in environments where it can be subjected to wide temperature ranges, electrical noise, vibration, and shock.
The Touch Encoder has a vivid, high-resolution color display. It supports no-look operation, multiple configuration options, and can incorporate tap, swipe, and rotation gestures. Those transitioning from older designs can use the Touch Encoder to obtain a modern design with more information than available on a monochrome or low-resolution color display.
To achieve ease of application development, the Touch Encoder uses a simple tablet-based development kit that allows anyone to develop a custom interface. Industrial designers can personalize multi-touch gestures, generate images, customize the display, and trigger the logic themselves, without needing a software engineer to configure the device.
The Touch Encoder can be used in various markets, especially where shrinking the user interface footprint is important in new designs. In off-highway applications, for instance, the device is being used for armrest, dashboard, and marine applications where no-look operation, sealed, impact resistance, and CAN bus interface is a requirement.