iTouch Surface Wave "Touch-on-Tube" Technology


Elo iTouch Surface Acoustic Wave Technology

( Special order item )

Call Bryan 828-644-0070

Touch Screens Inc.

NOTE: iTouch technology is designed for CRT (cathode ray tube) touchmonitors. Elo has discontinued its line of CRT touchmonitors, so this technology is no longer available on Elo products.

Using surface wave technology as its foundation, Elo has created a breakthrough in touch technology—iTouch. In iTouch touch-on-tube technology, surface waves (also known as surface acoustic waves) are directed onto the cathode ray tube (CRT) surface itself for unhindered touch sensing—eliminating any glass overlay on the CRT and delivering the highest quality image possible.

iTouch also provides unmatched durability—a critical feature for the public access environment—because the CRT faceplate is several times stronger than a touchscreen overlay, even a bonded one. iTouch technology leaves the original brightness and clarity intact while providing the same, no-drift, stable performance and proven reliability of surface wave technology.


  • Touch directly on tube—no touchscreen overlay
  • Preserves 100 percent of CRT brightness, clarity, antireflection and color properties
  • More durable and safer than even bonded touchscreen overlays
  • Same fast, accurate and stable performance as surface wave

iTouch "touch-on-tube" surface wave technology heralds a breakthrough in interactive displays that provide unmatched clarity, reliability and durability — even in exposed public access environments.

Key Features

  • CRT faceplate acts as touch sensor — no touchscreen overlay
  • Preserves 100 percent of original CRT brightness and image quality for clearer, brighter images and purer colors
  • 100 percent viewing area of monitor available
  • Superior touchscreen response
    Smart — no false activation
    Fast — efficient algorithms and electronics
    Sensitive — recognizes touch location and pressure
  • Finger, gloved hand, or soft stylus activation
  • Stable, "drift-free" operation for a touch response that's always accurate
  • More durable, stronger and safer than even bonded overlays
  • Scratch- and contaminant-resistant
  • Offered as a completely sealed Elo touchmonitor in desktop, kiosk, gaming, and amusement machines
  • Touchmonitors with iTouch technology meet UL, cUL, FCC and CE standards

Self-Service Applications

  • Point-of-information (POI) kiosks
  • Point-of-purchase (POP) promotion
  • Electronic catalogs
  • In-store e-commerce
  • Gaming, lottery and amusement
  • Multimedia marketing
  • Banking/financial transactions
  • Ticket sales
  • Industrial control rooms
  • Computer-based training
  • Education