Capacitive Touchscreens in Slot Machines
“Quality, accuracy, reliability, resilience and durability are prerequisites when selecting a touch screen solution,” said Alexey Gribanov of Unicum. “The latter two are particularly important for us as a supplier, since gaming machines must withstand robust usage. They need to be in action 24/7 to keep players satisfied and to avoid any loss of potential revenue for the operator.
The quality of the MicroTouch ClearTek Capacitive Touch Technology from 3M is clearly superior compared to the alternatives we considered. The screens have proved easy to install, allowing our machines to be fully operational within just 10 minutes. "
Unicum engineers have been deploying both flat and curved MicroTouch ClearTek Capacitive Touch Screen models in their Adventures machines, while ClearTek II touch screen technology is being used in their latest generation product – the Sensation. The touch-interface presents a distinct value-add advantage over alternative machines that rely solely on buttons or keys to control the game play. They enable new opportunities to add advanced game features and implement fun, attractive graphics that capture player attention and encourage repeat usage. Bright colours, dynamic displays and large controls that are easy to understand and use are powerful techniques that allow Unicum customers to deliver the new experiences their customers crave.
ClearTek touch screens are ideally suited to slot machine applications, offering fast and accurate touch performance, physical durability, excellent light transmission, advanced anti-glare properties and high reliability in demanding environments. ClearTek II touch screens are particularly appealing for their optimised optics. All ClearTek models are inherently reliable with a protective hard coating to withstand corrosion, liquid spills and abrasion as much as five times more than other competitive capacitive solutions.
“By selecting our capacitive touch screen for its machines, Unicum can reduce the touch screen wear-out rate, enabling casino operators to keep machine downtime to a minimum and reduce operating costs whilst retaining customer satisfaction, brand image, business reputation and income,” commented Francesco Fasoglio, European Marketing Manager, 3M Touch Systems.