Re: Touch screens and wxPython

From: Gene Mosher <gene_at_viewtouch_dot_com>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 12:53:43 CST

Alan Dechert wrote:

>We have been in touch with the company called MMITEK (Division of Min Maw
>International). Here is the panel we will likely use for the demo.
>They will "lend" us one for 30 days, so I don't want to take delivery until
>around mid-Dec -- or the day we make the decision to go ahead with the
>"early Jan" demo.
>Alan D.
The X Window System is what provides operating systems like the various
BSD operating systems and those based upon the Linux Kernal, as well as
any variant of UNIX with the knowledge of, and therefore, the use of,
display devices and input devices (including touchscreens). Any
application that is running on a box that has X running on it, or has a
connection to a box with X running on it will handle touchscreen input
with no need for coding. X is a very valuable layer.

I expect that by the time we're ready for any kind of deployment that
the standard highest resolution that the 17" LCD will support will be
1600x1200. There may well be wide aspect ratio displays available,
too. I'll do a GUI demo in 1280x1024. Since our graphics are vector
based, not image based, the GUI will readily scale to any higher
resolution as it becomes available from the display builders.

I am currently buying 17" touchscreens for $695 but they don't look as
good as the one that you linked us to. It may well be that you'll only
want to built voting touchscreen with LCDs that sit in a frame on the wall.

Gene Mosher
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