Monthly Archives: April 2014

We become a Silver Corporate Member of SID

April 24, 2014
This month, Touch Display Research is very glad to announce that we just joined the Society for Information Display (SID) and become their Silver Corporate Member.
I’ve been attending SID conferences and reading SID’s journals since when I was a Ph.D. student at Liquid Crystal Institutes of Kent State University. It has been over 15 years. Now we are very glad our company, Touch Display Research Inc. becomes a silver corporate member of SID.
Figure. SID Silver Corporate Members
SID silver members
Source: website
Touch Display Research gave presentation at SID LA chapter one-day symposium on February 7, 2014.

Touch Display Research attended SID Display Week 2013 and blogged it.

I volunteered for SID Bay Area’s first one-day conference in January 2013.

Touch Display Research gave presentation at SID Display Week 2013, Touch and Gesture Motion conference on May 22, 2013.

We look forward to growing and contributing to SID. SID’s website is

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

Visit of Light Blue Optics about touch and pen

April 17, 2014

I’m traveling in Cambridge, England today. I had a chance to visit Light Blue Optics (LBO). Dr. Nic Lawrence, director of product management, and Ms. Evelyne Donnaes, Software team leader at LBO, showed me their touch and pen technologies.

The last time I visit LBO in Cambridge is about 6 years ago when they were developing laser based pocket projectors. Since 2011, LBO has changed business direction and developed optical touch technology. LBO’s expertise is in the touch software, which they named Light Touch.

In January 2014, Light Blue Optics and Promethean announced the integration of LBO’s advanced Light Touch™ technology into ActivWall – Promethean’s newest digital classroom projection offering.

Figure: Promethean ActivWall with Light Blue Optics touch technology

LBO Promethean

Source: Promethean and LBO

The ActivWall is an interactive digital surface that may be positioned both “front and back” in the classroom. In order to design digital classroom surfaces that allow multiple groups of students to simultaneously collaborate, the new ActivWall features Light Blue Optics’ unique Light Touch™ technology that supports differentiated pen (i.e. the system identifies whether the contact is a pen or touch and operates accordingly) and up to 20 simultaneous touches. LBO also claims their system is lower cost than competitors.

Detail analysis, comparisons of touch and pen technologies can be found in our monthly report: Touch and Emerging Display report, April 2014 issue.

Thanks for reading.

Jennifer and team