Sensors / Wireless Products
Touchstone Technology designs and manufactures a wide variety of current sensors for OEMs in the building control industries. Typical product capabilities include switch closures sensors, RS-422, RS-485 and remote transmitters. We have produced a wide variety of custom designs and can create custom current sensors for your business needs.
We have been involved with the design and manufacturing of specialized environmental sensors for many years. Some sensing capabilities include light, temperature, humidity, moisture and CO2. These components can be combined in any format and transmitted via a standard interface to a central monitoring unit.
With the growth of cellular data networks, Touchstone has designed and manufactured a variety of GPRS (GSM packet radio) networks and devices. With the development of cloud based server intellectual property we are capable of providing a complete end-to-end solution to meet your needs. Standard devices and servers can be customized to meet a wide variety of customer requirements.
Embedded Computer Systems
As computer systems have become more compact, we now have the ability to integrate whole motherboards into reasonably sized LCD monitors. Touchstone Technology has been building these types of systems for a period of time and each system is custom designed to meet our customer’s needs and requirements. We source the computing components that provide the best combination of features, performance and pricing. Finally, in our factory, the motherboard is combined with Touchstone designed cabling and mechanical components and the entire system is integrated, tested and shipped to the customer.
System Management Accessories
Many system builders have the need for simple additional control devices to finish out their integrated embedded systems.
Keyboards / Keypads
Touchstone Technology has manufactured custom keyboard solutions since 1982.
Keyboard capabilities include:
Custom keycaps (color, size, printing, backlighting)
Keyboards (layouts, waterproofing, membrane)
Keyboard controllers – USB, PS-2, RS-232, RS-485
Due to the large variety of keyboard possibilities, if you do not see what you want listed below please do not hesitate to contact us.
Video Signal Processing
LCD Monitor Controller Boards
Our economical entry-level products support single input DVI/VGA sources in a small size. We have a wide variety of boards available for different applications and markets. Technical support for these boards come from the United States and we are happy to customize them to meet your needs.
Our middle range products support high-resolution inputs (1920x1200) and have support for board health monitoring, built in LED’s and touchscreen controllers. These products usually are integrated into medical systems or other demanding embedded applications.
At the top end of our LCD monitor controller product line are our high capability boards. These boards support multiple video input sources along with high resolutions and advanced firmware for complex customer requirements. Advanced functionality boards generally support picture in picture.
Video – Overlay, Mixing, Scaling and Switching Products
Due to the challenging demands of our customers, we have created a family of FPGA based signal processing boards. These boards are capable of video overlay, scaling and mixing. Typical applications include end of life support for LCD panels and casino player tracking video overlay.
Medical / Industrial Monitors
Touchstone Technology has a long history of manufacturing monitors for the medical industry. Our monitors are used in market segments ranging from x-ray review and capture to nursing central stations. With our years of experience, regulatory compliance is easy to achieve. All monitors are designed with high reliability and use components with a minimum of 5-year availability.
Touchstone Technology has supplied monitors to many of the leading companies in the gaming industry and we understand the regulatory and reliability needs. We have a wide variety of gaming monitors available in both touchscreen and non-touchscreen styles. Monitor sizes range from 6.2” player tracking displays up to 26”.
Touchstone Technology’s strongest capability is the creation of custom products that meet customer specific requirements. In the past, we have developed monitors for applications ranging from self-service kiosks to in-flight entertainment seat back video monitors. We have full design capabilities in house (electronics, sheet metal, plastics, cables) and we can completely design a monitor according to your needs. Extensive reuses of components (video controllers and plastics) allow us to save time to market and achieve economies of scale with lower volume products.
LED Lighting Products
LED lighting is widely replacing fluorescent light bulbs in a variety of applications. Touchstone Technology has been on the forefront of these efforts in the industrial display marketplace.
Current products include:
USB and RS-232 LED controllers
DC/DC LED current controlled power supplies
LED lighting strips
Touchstone Technology has a wide line of Touch Controllers available ranging from standalone products to licensable design solutions.
Touch technologies that are supported include:
4-5-8 wire resistive touchscreens
Projected capacitive touchscreens
Surface capacitive touchscreens
Various interface protocols including USB, RS-232, RS-485, CAN bus, I2C
We also manufacture translation boards that map a touchscreen protocol to another. This allows host computer software to remain unchanged and have projected capacitive to the surface acoustic wave.