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

    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13 /CNW/ -- 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

    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


For further information:

For further information: Neal Leavitt of Leavitt Communications,
+1-760-639-2900, +1-760-212-9112,, for Stantum Technologies
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