Ruggedized projected capacitive (p-cap) touch sensor leader and screen manufacturer, Zytronic has been chosen to supply customized touch sensors to Canadian customer Quester Tangent, for use in its sophisticated on-board rail management system.
Operating from Victoria, British Columbia, Quester Tangent is the leading supplier of advanced electronics hardware and software solutions targeted specifically at use in passenger rail. Providing products and services to more than 40 countries world-wide, Quester Tangent prides itself on the safety and high standards of its products. The customized Zytronic touch sensors have been integrated into a sophisticated fault identification monitoring system (FIMS). The FIMS modules have been designed into the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transport Authority (MARTA) and Rapid Rail (KL) fleet. The touchscreen controlled units allow for data to be collected in real time and detailed fault information on a single or multiple cars to be compiled. This information is then utilized by the engineering staff to diagnose problems, manage preventative maintenance and schedule repairs, thereby combatting costly unscheduled downtime incidents. To ensure operational efficiency it was imperative that the units and their interactive displays were capable of withstanding constant use in a tough working environment without compromising on performance and reliability.
The FIMS modules feature a durable yet attractive 12.5-inch customized ZYBRID touch sensor, with a 4.0mm thick, thermally tempered protective front layer, made from tough anti-glare etched glass. Six units have already been retrofitted into MARTA’s railcars and approximately seventy 10” displays have been delivered to Rapid KL over the last few months, with further deployments expected elsewhere.
For more information, visit Zytronic’s web site at www.zytronic.co.uk.