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April 11, 2022
Japan Display Inc.

JDI Launches Sales of Add-On Hover Sensor

- Easily Makes Existing Touch Screens Touch-Free to Decrease Infection Transmission Risk -

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is launching sales today of a detection-height-variable, add-on 15 inch hover sensor that easily makes existing touch screens touch-free.

15inch hover sensor

15 Inch Hover Sensor

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There is a growing need globally for touch-free input devices in order to decrease infection transmission risk from the use of high-traffic touch devices such as ATMs, vending machines, elevators, automatic check-in machines, and automatic ticket dispensers. Touch-free input can also aid in keeping strict hygiene at medical facilities and food processing plants. To respond to this critical personal and public health need, JDI has developed a high-precision and tailorable add-on hover sensor to easily modify current devices to make them touch-free. (Product video : new window)

JDI Add-On Hover Sensor Key Usage Benefits

Touch activity up to 5cm from the sensor can be detected, even while wearing gloves.
Making full use of JDI’s advanced capacitive sensor technology, tap height is switchable and modifiable to fit the requirements of the existing application (e.g., different device shapes and button sizes).
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Tap height is switchable and can be tailored to the application.

No additional driver installation is needed. Simply insert the USB cable into the existing system.
Due to its thin and flat surface, the hover sensor can be easily attached to existing devices.
High transparency and high sensitivity are achieved by pairing a high-performance JDI custom algorithm to JDI’s proprietary in-cell touch sensor Pixel Eyes™ technology.
Touch confirmation can also be achieved by audio feedback and cursor display via an application available from JDI.

Product Specification

Sensor TypeCapacitive
Product ConfigurationExternal Sensor (Display not included)
ConnectionUSB (HID - No driver installation necessary)
Detection AxisX axis, Y axis, and switchable Z height axis
Finger Detection Rangec. 5cm or less - Detectable while wearing gloves
Sensor Accuracy±20mm (at 5cm Z axis)
Detection Points1
Sensor Area15 inch Aspect Ratio 4:3 (304.1mm × 228.0mm)
AlgorithmJDI proprietary algorithm
Support OSWindows 10
Report Rate120Hz (Max.)
Sensor Panel SubstrateFlat Glass

Today’s add-on hover sensor’s first public deployment will be in the Tottori Prefectural Library in Japan from April 11. In addition, it will be demonstrated in JDI's booth (#1113) at SID Display Week 2022 in San Jose, California from May 10 to May 12. The Society of Information Display’s SID Display Week is the premier international event for the global display industry.

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Reference: Related Release

Nov. 4, 2020
Development of Hover Sensor Technology for Highly Precise Non-Contact Input

The information contained in this press release is accurate as of the date of issuance and is subject to change without notice. Information in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, constitutes forward-looking statements, which are based on available information, operating plans and projections about future events and trends. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements.

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