Behind the Touch Technology of Newline Interactive Displays

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A smooth and intuitive writing experience with newline X Series (X9)

Interactive displays are powered by touch technology, a term referring to the technology that allows touch to be detected and located on the display area of a screen. There are various types of touch technology available in the market today. All of them enable touch on your interactive display. However, they all work differently and provide varying advantages which are suitable for a diverse range of applications and needs.

Newline Interactive displays incorporate several types of touch technology to best accommodate the different applications that interactive displays can have in any sector with any needs.

Below are the different types of touch technology used by Newline displays:


Advanced IR

Infrared (IR) touch technology works with light beam interruption technology. IR lights are projected across the top of the display surface then received on the other side of the screen. Touch is detected by the light beams where the trajectory is interrupted.

IR touch technology has improved quickly over the years and offers many benefits to interactive display users. It scales to bigger sizes very economically, which makes it the perfect solution for large displays. Advanced IR touch technology allows multiple touch points at the same time for simultaneous interaction. It also supports object recognition, differentiating between thin stylus tips, fingers, and palms.



Interactive displays with advanced IR touch technology are great solutions for the education sector. They provide great scalability for large classrooms and allow simultaneous interaction for group work. They also suit small to medium sized companies looking for an intuitive and adaptable display to satisfy all their meeting and conferencing needs.

The Newline VN Series and RS Series incorporate advanced IR touch technology to deliver stunning, scalable displays fit for a wide range of applications. The VN Series combines advanced IR touch technology with optical bonding to get a smoother and more accurate touch experience.



P-cap (Projected Capacitive) touch technology, unlike IR, works from under the display glass. Conductive sensors underneath the touchscreen glass detect touch with the help of electric circuits. As P-cap technology detects electrical charges, you can use anything conductive to write on the touchscreen, including your fingers.

P-cap technology was introduced into consumer products with the iPhone. It gives the user an intuitive, fast and responsive touch experience. P-cap does not scale as well as IR technology and is a better fit for smaller displays.



Interactive displays with P-cap touch technology are great solutions for corporations and higher education. They make reliable displays for small meeting rooms and classrooms with varying usages.

The Newline X Series X7 interactive display incorporates P-cap touch technology to deliver a smooth and responsive writing experience which users find natural and intuitive.


InGlass™ IR

InGlass™ is an advanced and improved IR touch technology developed by FlatFrog, a Swedish pioneer in innovative interactive technologies. InGlass™ makes use of Frustrated Total Internal Reflection (FTIR). This technology works by injecting light wavelengths into the glass of the display and detecting touch disturbances via patented algorithms.

As InGlass™ does not require sensors to be placed anywhere on the glass, light can pass freely without interference, giving a brighter, clearer image. Additionally, the lack of sensors removes the need for bezels, which results in slimmer frame displays.



InGlass™ touch technology brings real-time response and speed without delay. It provides the smoothest writing and drawing experience possible, comparable to writing with pen on paper. Displays with InGlass™ touch technology are the perfect fit for all corporate and educational spaces looking to adopt the latest and most innovative trends in interactive display technology. They suit huddle spaces, meeting rooms, labs and classrooms with a need for an intuitive and exciting interactive collaboration tool.

The Newline X Series is enabled by InGlass™ touch technology to bring you an unparalleled natural-feel and silky smooth touch experience. Interact with your display like never before with the magic of InGlass™ touch technology.


Newline offers a wide selection of interactive displays to help you upgrade your workspace and enable your teams to collaborate better. Newline interactive displays incorporate different touch technologies to ensure there is always a fitting solution for your collaborative needs. Check out our lineup of interactive displays and find the perfect one for you today.