Holographic Touch

Contactless, germ-free, convenient

The new terminal for holographic input puts an end to the risk of infection through touching. Operate the device completely without touching, just by marking virtual buttons in the air - be it in the elevator, at the vending machine, the check-in counter or the menu in the restaurant.

Get your ticket without typing the destination on the touchscreen interface and pay with your credit card without having to type in the PIN.

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HY-LINE Holographic Terminal

The key benefits at a glance:

  • Operation without touching surfaces: no fingerprints, low cleaning effort
  • Bright display for high-contrast and clear presentation
  • High-resolution touchscreen for recognition of gestures such as pinch or zoom
  • Easy mechanical installation: all components are optimally aligned and calibrated
  • Standard PC interfaces for display and touchscreen
  • GUI (Graphical User Interface) freely programmable

Function & Design

The holographic input system can be divided into two individual parts:

  1. Generation of a holographic image
  2. Capture of a touch event

The holographic image is created by directing the content of an image source, in this case a display, through a special holographic plate. In addition to angular deflection, convergent bundling of the rays takes place there, creating a virtual image floating freely in space.

The figure shows the arrangement necessary for the projection.

An infrared touch sensor is mounted below the virtual image. Its beam path is interrupted when the image is "touched". The interruption is evaluated as a touch event: single touch, multi-touch or as a gesture.

The effect is amazing and is immediately recognized by users, making the system suitable for use in public without the need to instruct the operator.

Other touch technologies

Areas of application:

The holographic input can be used wherever it is necessary to avoid the transmission of viruses and bacteria through direct contact with button.

  • Elevator controls
  • Vending machines/Point of Sales
  • ATMs - PIN entry
  • Ticket and check-in (airport)
  • Digital signage - orientation in shopping mall
  • Self-ordering in fast food restaurants
  • Self-checkin/checkout - hotel, company reception, security area
  • Healthcare - equipment operation in sterile area, hygiene

In addition, holographic operation adds value to design-oriented devices

  • Smart Home
  • Entertainment
  • Exhibition and museums
  • Operation with wet or dirty hands or gloves; kitchen, bathroom
  • Luxury store


Contact us

We are happy to demonstrate our demo system and advise on individual integration or the use of a readily available holographic input system.

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