Anyone who has ever tried to demonstrate a touchscreen likely knows the anxiety of seeing a novice user jab brutally at the display. Bad enough when it’s your precious Tablet PC; potentially even more expensive if it’s your home automation interface. So it’s good to see Stealth Computer’s new SV-2400 ruggedized touchscreen; intended, really, for industrial applications, the 24-inch widescreen would nonetheless make for a great combo control panel and display for any user with forceful fingers.
The display is WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution with 160-degree viewing angles and 16:10 aspect ratio. 250 nits of brightness and 1,000:1 contrast ratio aren’t going to threaten a dedicated LCD, but then a standard screen won’t have NEMA 4/IP56 accreditation capable of withstanding water, dust and dirt intrusion. Video input is either DVI-D or analog VGA, with the capacitive touchscreen layer controlled via USB.
It’s probably overkill for most domestic applications – though the ability to withstand hose-directed water could make it a good poolside option – but where industrial designs go, residential tend to follow. You don’t tend to see such large touchscreens, certainly not capacitive, but there’s undoubtedly a market for them. The panel mount touchscreen SV-2400 is priced at $2,495 (with a non-touchscreen version $200 less).