Industry definitions and terms glossary.

We understand that there are terms and jargon used in our industry that our customers may want to better understand. Here is our list to help you navigate the multi-touch world.

100 simultaneous touch points


Multi Touch Industry Definitions


The number of pixels that compose a picture on TV; Ultra High Resolution (UHD) 3,840 x 2,160 pixels which 8.3 megapixels, and aspect ratio 16:9.


The number of pixels that compose a picture; Ultra High Resolution (UHD) which is 7680 pixels × 4320 pixels (33.2 megapixels).


The number of pixels that compose a picture on TV; 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.


A communication standard for the wireless connection of mobile phones, computers, and other consumer devices.


The absence of a grooved ridge that holds the display glass in place.

Capacitive Touch

A technology that uses the electrical properties of the human body to detect when and where a user touches a display screen and controls it with very light touch of a finger.


Short for infrared, is a range of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum where wavelengths range from 700 nanometers (nm) to 1 millimeter (mm) which are invisible to human sight.


A small structure with one open side that houses an interactive screen for retail or public demonstration of information.


Light Emitting Diode; a semiconductor device when actuated emits light energy. LED technology is often used in consumer light bulbs and strips.


Universal Serial Bus; a popular electronic communications input, output and power interface used in consumer and industrial devices such as TVs, interactive displays, and computers.


An electronic environment which allows multiple people concurrent access to an application such as a game or whiteboard.


Technology that allows a touchscreen to sense input from a number of points of contact simultaneously.

Multi-touch Gestures

The motions recognized by a multi-touch device to control and interact with applications.


A touchscreen is an input and output device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.


The number of pixels that compose the picture on a TV.  Ultra High Resolution also called 4K which is 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, 8.3 megapixels, and aspect ratio 16:9. Other names for this resolution include 4K, Ultra HD, Ultra-High Definition.

Windows 10

Microsoft operating system, part of the Windows NT family.