A touch screen or touch display monitor is the combination of an output and input device together with a thin display layer that responds to pressure or touch on the screen. The touch screen is generally layered directly on top of an existing computer image of an integrated information processing system. While the system might be a tablet, laptop, or smartphone it most often is an LCD or LED screen. The screen then projects this image to the user’s touch screen monitor when the user makes contact with the monitor.
The demand for touch screen monitors has increased tremendously over the last few years due to the rising cost of owning, running, and maintaining a personal computer. A computer monitor requires a separate monitor stand mount for the monitor itself. Additionally, a wide variety of devices must be kept in direct view of the monitor in order to perform functions such as data entry or printing. When a PC is operated in this manner, there is a great deal of stress on the monitor itself and the hardware. Many people now utilize a touch screen monitor as opposed to a monitor sitting on their desk or other flat surface.
There are many different types of monitors available including flat panel displays, projection units, SIP based (small form factor) units, and USB displayports. It is important to understand the differences between these types of units and know the differences between the types of ports. A USB display port connects to the computer via a USB port, whereas the LCD touch screen monitor uses an IPTV connection and uses ports on the motherboard that translate analog signals into digital and vice versa. There are some advantages and disadvantages to using an IPTV monitor versus a LCD monitor.
The most obvious advantage to an IPTV based touch screen monitor is that it requires no screen bezel to be installed in order to view the signal. For those who are considering this type of monitor, the cost of the technology will come as a surprise. The price range of the monitor starts at around two hundred dollars and can go up to five hundred dollars. This price difference is directly related to the amount of input functions that can be found on the unit. The more functionality, the higher the price tag.
The disadvantages to using an IPTV based touch screen monitor include, finger fatigue, and the risk of having someone to scratch your finger with the monitor’s finger. Finger fatigue is a common complaint that relates to today’s high end computer monitors. If you are using one of these devices for hours at a time, then you should expect to spend several hours each day wearing corrective gloves. The fingers can become tired from holding the mouse button down for long periods of time. Some devices are designed to automatically turn off when the computer is switched off. These monitors are suitable for people who work from home or use their computer regularly.
A common complaint about touch screen monitors is that they have poor color representation or shade control. As touch screen monitors are generally analog signals, the response time can suffer if the display refreshes too fast or too slow. If this issue is an issue when you view pictures on your monitor, then it may also be an issue when you are watching a video. Most devices can be adjusted to show the colors as intended and you don’t have to worry about the shades because they can be manually adjusted.
On the other hand, it is also important to consider the disadvantages of using this type of monitor if you are using your computer system for business purposes. Touch screen monitors are generally used for interactive games or access to digital content. Business computers need to be kept in a specific temperature in order to meet the needs of their employees. If your computer system uses most of the time in a temperature controlled environment, then purchasing a monitor with temperature control capabilities may not be worth the cost. You may save money by purchasing monitors that have built-in fans that can keep the screens warm during the cold winter months.
While most systems that have a touch screen displays offer excellent color accuracy, there are some drawbacks. The most common problem is that users experience monitor glare. This happens when light from the screen reflects off other objects in the room and makes the displayed image to appear hazy or distorted. Some people also have problems with readability depending on the display’s mode. When you use an IP camera, you will need a high-quality display in order to take clear images. Monitors with better color accuracy and greater color resolution will cost more.