Revolutionary Membrane Switch Mimics Capacitive Touch

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Simscroll Membrane Switch Technology Brings Light Touch Actuation to Remote Controls, Household Appliances, Industrial Controls and both Automotive and Medical Industry applications.

What differentiates our product from capacitive devices, aside from lower cost, is the ability to actuate the switch with the use of latex or other gloves

The Pannam Imaging™ Division of Horizons Incorporated, an industry leader in the manufacture of membrane switch technology and advanced interface solutions, is pleased to introduce SimScroll®, a unique circular switch array that mimics a capacitive touch switch.

SimScroll utilizes a patented membrane switch technology designed in a circular array that promises to revolutionize the way traditional membrane switches are embraced. The slim profile creates a lightweight switch that requires only low actuation force to activate, similar to that of a capacitive touch screen. This light-touch actuation adds simple elegance while maintaining functionality at a lower cost than traditional capacitive touch switches.

“Pannam recognizes the industry standard for high-end electronic devices, appliances, and consumer electronics is moving toward low-force actuation switches,” says Andy Orzechowski, Director of Sales and Marketing. “What differentiates our product from capacitive devices, aside from lower cost, is the ability to actuate the switch with the use of latex or other gloves worn by a person. This product attribute makes SimScroll a robust technology for applications, such as the medical industry, where sterile environments are critical and protective gloves are regularly worn.”

Low-force actuation and a variety of material sets allow end users to experience the same elegant look and feel of capacitive touch switches found in many high-end appliances and devices, but without the high-end cost. SimScroll is ideal for products requiring effective navigation or large menu lists. Typical applications include universal remote controls, A/V media system controls, the automotive industry, household appliances and industrial controls.

The unique technology of SimScroll is also available in SimTouch™, which employs discrete buttons; and SimSlide™, which is designed with a sliding array.

Pannam Imaging™ is a privately owned company and has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of membrane switches for over 30 years. Innovation and experience have allowed us to anticipate industry demands and introduce new technologies grounding Pannam as an advanced interface solutions provider. In addition to membrane switches, our product offerings include elastomer keypads, touch screens, and graphic overlays along with other integrated technologies and complimentary components.

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