Stantum Adds Finger-pressure Detection To Its Patented Pmatrix Multi-touch Detection Platform

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Stantum Adds Finger-Pressure Detection to Its Patented PMatrix Multi-Touch Detection


BARCELONA, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Stantum Technologies (, a pioneer developer of multi-touch sensing

technology, is demonstrating at the Mobile World Congress (Hall 2.1, Stand 2.1F67) next week a

unique new finger-pressure detection capability for its patented PMatrix(TM), a resistive multi-touch

detection platform that lets users simultaneously move an unlimited number of fingers, fingernails or

utensils (such as styli) on a screen.

    The new feature can differentiate three distinct levels of pressure: soft, medium and hard.

Depending on how strong the user touches the screen, the device is able to react differently. This

allows implementation of safer and more sophisticated interactions with devices such as mobile

phones, gaming consoles, digital cameras, computers, PDAs and PNDs. Sample applications


    - a camera shutter: half pressure to engage autofocus, full pressure to take the picture;

    - the trigger button of a game console's joypad: half pressure to aim, full pressure to shoot; and

    - drag and drop: soft touch to select an item, medium touch to move it.

    In addition, the finger-pressure detection feature significantly improves the comfort and reliability

of typing on a touch screen by allowing the device to visualize which key the user is about to press

before it is actually pressed.

    More information is available on Stantum's web site at

    About Stantum Technologies

    Stantum has been the pioneering company in multi-touch display technology since 2002, and in

2005 was the first company to market commercial products using a truly reliable multi-touch user

interface. Today, Stantum's breakthrough technology portfolio is available under license for

products covering every aspect of multi-touch interaction: touch panels, multi-touch controllers,

intellectual property cores, and multi-touch software framework. Stantum is headquartered in

Bordeaux, France.

    Editorial Contact

    Neal Leavitt

    Leavitt Communications

    760-639-2900 or 760-212-9112

    SOURCE Stantum Technologies

    CONTACT: Neal Leavitt of Leavitt Communications, +1-760-639-2900,

+1-760-212-9112,, for Stantum Technologies

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