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A Comparison of Touch Screen Monitors vs Traditional Monitors: Which is Better?

Revolutionise the way you interact with customers

Technology is constantly evolving, and transforming the way we interact with devices and information. One notable advancement is the touch screen monitor, which has gained immense popularity in recent years. The transition from traditional monitors with a mouse and keyboard setup to touch screen monitors revolutionises the way we interact with computers, and provides a more intuitive, efficient and productive user experience.

In this article, we will delve into why touch screen monitors have become increasingly popular across various industries, and why businesses are choosing to upgrade from their traditional non touch monitors to commercial quality touch screen monitors.

Benefits of Commercial Touch Screen Monitors

Enhanced User Interaction

The most apparent benefit of a touch screen monitor is its ability to provide intuitive and direct interaction. With a simple tap, swipe, or pinch, users can quickly and effortlessly navigate through their application. This direct engagement eliminates the need for a mouse or keyboard, making tasks more intuitive, interactive and fast. Whether your employees are manipulating an image with extensive zooming and rotating, or simply clicking a button, touch screen monitors offer a natural and intuitive user experience.

Increased Efficiency

The direct interaction provided by touch screen monitors significantly enhances efficiency in various applications. For instance, in industries such as healthcare and hospitality, touch screen monitors facilitate faster and more accurate data entry. Employees or customers can directly input information, update records, and navigate through applications seamlessly, eliminating the need for manual input devices. This streamlined workflow translates into time and cost savings, as well as improved productivity for businesses.

Improved Accessibility

Touch screen monitors have significantly improved accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities or mobility impairments. For those who may struggle with fine motor skills or have limited dexterity, using a touch screen monitor eliminates the need for precise mouse movements or keyboard inputs. The ability to interact directly with the screen provides a more inclusive computing experience, allowing individuals to navigate digital content with ease.

Interactive Presentations and Collaboration

Touch screen monitors are invaluable tools for presentations, conferences, and collaborative workspaces. With a touch screen monitor, presenters can engage their audience by interacting directly with content, making annotations, or highlighting key points. In collaborative settings, multiple users can simultaneously interact with the screen, fostering engagement and creativity. This interactivity facilitates brainstorming sessions, team discussions, and promotes a more engaging and dynamic work environment.

Space Efficiency and the Removal of Clutter

Touch screen monitors offer significant space-saving advantages over traditional non-touch displays. With touch functionality integrated into the monitor, there is no need for additional peripheral devices such as a keyboard or mouse, reducing clutter and optimizing workspace utilisation. This space efficiency is particularly beneficial for industrial settings where cables and peripherals can be a hazard. They are also a logical choice in many public spaces, where a keyboard or mouse detracts from the application or can cause a point of failure.

Durability and Easy Maintenance

Commercial touch screen monitors are designed to withstand the rigors of heavy usage and provide long-term durability. Those that InTouch Screens supplies are built with reinforced vandal resistant glass that resist scratches, accidental impacts, and harsh environments. The edge-to-edge glass that is incorporated into our touch screen monitors is particularly easy to clean, since they have no bezel to attract dust and germs, and can be easily wiped down. The absence of physical buttons on the fronts and sides makes them not only easier to clean, but it removes the most common point of failure in most monitors.

Familiarity Through Smartphones: A Seamless Transition

The ubiquity of touch screen technology in our daily lives makes the transition to touch screen monitors a simple and effortless process. With smartphones now serving as our constant companions, touch screen interactions have become second nature to us. Because everyone now has a touch screen device in their pocket there is little learning curve, and users can effortlessly transition from a traditional monitor to their new touch screen device.

Selecting the Right Touch Screen Monitor

When moving from traditional non touch monitors to touch screen monitors it is important to purchase the right equipment to match your business environment and application. Just like most businesses wouldn’t order a gaming / personal PC for their business environment, it is equally important that the touch screen monitor is commercial grade, and that it will fit well, and operate reliably in your application and business environment.

To select the right touch screen monitor for your business, we recommend the following:

  • Choose a specialist touch screen supplier We recommend that touch screens monitors are not purchased through your usual IT supplier, but from a specialist touch screen supplier. Specialists have the expertise to help you choose a touch screen monitor with the technology, appearance and durability to match your environment. Look for a supplier with a solid track record in providing touch screen solutions. Their experience in the field will ensure that they have seen many types of installations, and the problems that can be encountered, and are able to advise you on the most suitable products for your business.
  • Be sure to purchase commercial grade Many touch screen monitors are not commercial grade. It can be difficult to distinguish them, since the differences are not always obvious and can often be related as much to the internal components as to the outward appearance. See our article on What a Commercial Touch Screen is for more information on what to look for. A 3 year, 24 x 7 warranty is a good indication that the monitor is commercial grade and incorporates high quality components.

Embracing the Future of Interaction

The touch screen monitor has ushered in a new era of interaction, redefining the way we engage with digital content. Its intuitive nature, efficiency, and adaptability make it a superior choice over traditional non-touch displays, challenging the status quo of keyboard and mouse setups. With the widespread use of smartphones embedding touch screen technology into our daily routines, the transition to touch screen monitors is seamless and familiar. As commercial touch screen displays continue to find their place in various industries, selecting the right supplier becomes paramount.

About InTouch Screens

To find out more about selecting the right touch screen technology for your application, please contact our team of touch screen experts. InTouch Screen is a leading Australian supplier of commercial grade touch screen monitors. We specialise in both touch screen monitors and touch screen kiosks and are able to provide expert advice for your touch screen solution. We have rolled out hundreds of touch screen projects with thousands of touch screen installations across Australia. We work with large and small companies, and are an approved supplier to all levels of Australian governments.

To find out more about selecting a touch screen supplier, or on how we can support you in sourcing your touch screen solution please contact our touch screen experts. The team at InTouch Screens are standing by to talk to you regarding your next project. Visit our customer Gallery to see some of our latest projects. Chat to our sales team today on 1300 557 219 or email.