TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - Baanto International Ltd. ("Baanto™" or the "Company") a leading independent manufacturer of touchscreen technologies and D4E Inc., a leader in mechanical design and fabrication today announced an agreement between the two companies to develop and manufacture a full range of sheet metal chassis products designed to be mechanically compatible to the ELO openframe monitor products.
The family will launch with four (4) models with the sizes and aspect ratios matched to market requirements. These include a 15" 4:3 A/R, a 17" 5:4 A/R, a 19" 5:4 A/R, and a 21.5" A/R. All of the products are designed to interface with the corresponding Baanto touchscreen, yet support multiple TFT panels, providing customers with vendor, cost, and performance flexibility. The mechanical dimensions and mounting conventions are designed to be compatible with the corresponding ELO openframe monitors of the same size, including the 1537L, 1739L, and 1939L.
"The mechanical chassis is a critical component to all openframe monitors. The chassis supports and protects the TFT display, the display electronics, the power supplies, and interfaces for the video input, USB connection, and power," stated Av Utukuri, Baanto CTO. "The design has to be flexible in nature to support TFT displays from multiple vendors, yet mechanically precise to ensure correct mounting and support of the touchscreen frame, the TFT, and supporting electronics. On top of these requirements, D4E designed the outline and mounting to ensure the openframe would be drop in compatible with the ELO equivalent."
"The sheet metal chassis are being manufactured in our ISO/TS 16949 approved factory in Pinghu, China. Constructed of 20 gauge CRS electrogalvinized sheet metal, the designs are intended to meet the mechanical and durability requirements of embedded applications, yet be very cost effective," stated Shawn Zhou, Principle of D4E. "The ISO/TS 16949 standard is a rigorous quality and process control standard for the automotive industry. Conforming to these standards ensures our chassis customers of the highest quality products available."
Joe Kotas, Baanto CEO, noted: "We see significant interest from customers that would like to take advantage of the ShadowSense technology, multi-touch performance, and pricing, however their supply chain is faced with the challenge of designing and tooling the sheet metal chassis from scratch, a painstaking and costly task. Partnering with D4E allows Baanto customers and their current display integrators to take advantage of their existing supply chain for displays and electronics, yet procure verified and tooled chassis subassemblies directly from D4E at volume pricing."
Samples of the 17" and 19" chassis are available now. See www.baanto.com or www.d4e.com for more information and updates.
Baanto International Ltd. is a leading developer of innovative, high performance, and cost effective touch sensing solutions. Baanto is developing products incorporating both active and passive implementations of its technologies for touchscreens and interactive white boards in sizes ranging from 8" to over 266". Baanto has a direct and partner presence in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, enabling it to provide its customers with proven technical and sales support worldwide.
Baanto™ and ShadowSense™ are trademarks of Baanto International Limited.
For more information visit: www.baanto.com.
Founded in 2007, D4E Inc. is a mechanical service company that blends Canada's engineering know-how with China's manufacturing capacity. We provide complete solutions for high tech, medical and consumer industries. Also, we as a company are active in multiple research and development projects.
We specialize in tooling parts from small to large volumes. Our China operation has accumulated over 20+ years experience in developing custom, quality tooling for small volumes at reasonable cost. Our Canadian staff works closely with our 161,000 square feet factory in Pinghu, China to ensure high quality and responsive service.
For more information visit: http://www.d4e.com.