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[January 31, 2013]

FlatFrog Launches Pressure Detection for Multi-Touch Displays

Jan 31, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- FlatFrog officially announced that its Planar Scatter Detection technology is further developed to detect pressure.

According to a release, FlatFrog will demonstrate the new pressure detection feature at the Integrated Systems Europe 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam.

Meet FlatFrog and test the FlatFrog Multitouch 3200 in TD Maverick's stand. The company also has displays for demonstration in Blinkblink's stand and in Omnitapps' stand.

Planar Scatter Detection can now detect up to 1000 levels of pressure for 40 individual touches.

"This is another major breakthrough for us at FlatFrog, and it opens up exciting new possibilities for multi-touch input," said Ola Wassvik, CTO and Co-founder of FlatFrog.

"Developers can use pressure detection to improve navigation, workflow and control in operating systems and applications. Users could for example press harder to open up shortcuts or menus. Pressure detection could also eliminate unwanted touches, such as opening a link or closing a window by mistake." Christer Fahraeus, CEO and Co-Founder at FlatFrog, said: "Although FlatFrog's PSD is the first multi-touch display technology to offer pressure detection, the market is more than ready. For example, Microsoft introduced the pressure parameter in Windows 8, which is fully supported by FlatFrog's PSD. Multi-touch is rapidly becoming a standard feature on a growing number of consumer electronic devices and we see pressure detection as very useful for all of those devices." ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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