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Touchscreen Monitors

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Eos Family consoles (Eos, Gio, Ion, Element), Eos Family RPUs, Net3 RVIs, Congo Family consoles (Congo, Congo Jr, Congo Kid), Congo Light Servers running version 5+ software, and Cobalt Family Consoles (Cobalt 20, Cobalt 10, Congo Jr, Congo Kid) all support external touchscreens.

How to determine which type of touchscreen is supported by your hardware:

Eos Family

Console Touchscreen Type Supported
Eos Classic
Eos Titanium (aka Eos Ti) (all) Windows 7 Compatible
Gio (all) Windows 7 Compatible
Ion consoles with DVI splitters Classic
Ion consoles with 2 DVI connectors and a single network interface Classic
Ion consoles with 2 DVI connectors, a Display Port, and 2 NICs Windows 7 Compatible
Element consoles with 2 DVI connectors and a single network interface Classic
Element consoles with 2 DVI connectors, a Display Port, and 2 NICs Windows 7 Compatible
Eos RPU3 (all) Windows 7 Compatible
Net3 RVI3 (all) Windows 7 Compatible
Eos RPUs with DVI splitters Classic
Eos RPUs with 2 DVI connectors and a single network interface Classic
Ion RPUs with DVI splitters Classic
Ion RPUs with 2 DVI connectors and a single network interface Classic
Ion RPUs with 2 DVI connectors, a Display Port, and 2 NICs Windows 7 Compatible
Net3 RVI with DVI splitters Classic
Net3 RVI with 2 DVI connectors and a single network interface Classic
Net3 RVI with 2 DVI connectors, a Display Port, and 2 NICs Windows 7 Compatible
Ion Xe and Ion Xe 20 Windows 7 Compatible
Element 2 Windows 7 Compatible
Ion Xe RPU Windows 7 Compatible
ETCnomad Puck Windows 7 Compatible

Congo Family

Console Touchscreen Type Supported
Congo Sr Classic
Congo Jr consoles with DVI splitters Classic
Congo Jr consoles with 2 DVI connectors and a single network interface Classic
Congo Jr consoles with 2 DVI connectors, a Display Port, and 2 NICs Windows 7 Compatible
Congo Kid consoles with 2 DVI connectors and a single network interface Classic
Congo Kid consoles with 2 DVI connectors, a Display Port, and 2 NICs Windows 7 Compatible

Cobalt Family

Console Touchscreen Type Supported
Cobalt 20 (all) Windows 7 Compatible
Cobalt 10 (all) Windows 7 Compatible
Cobalt Light Server (all) Windows 7 Compatible
Net3 RVI3 (all) Windows 7 Compatible

Note: NIC = Network Interface 

WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBLE TOUCHSCREENS

Consoles listed as "Windows 7 Compatible" have different guidelines for touchscreens. Please see this article for more information: Windows 7 Compatible External Touchscreens

Classic Touchscreens

Some ELO touchscreens are compatible. Since ELO model #s can be imprecise and change often, ETC does not specify a particular model. Instead we offer the following specifications:

  • ELO Accu-touch 5 wire resistive touch technology
  • A USB interface
  • All console products can support as many touchscreens as they support monitors, or mixed combinations of touchscreen and standard monitors.
  • Video Interface:
    • For Ion, Element, Congo Jr consoles which do not have a DVI splitter, Congo Kid, Eos Family RPUs without a DVI splitter, and Net3 RVIs without a DVI splitter, the following configurations are supported:
      • Dual DVI Monitors
      • Single DVI Monitor
      • Single VGA Monitor (Monitor 1) & Single DVI Monitor (Monitor 2)
      • Single VGA Monitor
    • For original Congo consoles, monitors must have a VGA interface.
    • For all other compatible products (including Eos, Gio, older Net3 RVI with splitter, and older Eos Family RPUs with splitter) VGA or DVI are acceptable.
  • Resolution:
    • For Eos, Gio, Ion, Element, Eos Family RPUs, & Net3 RVI running Eos Family, monitors should have a minimum resolution of 1280x1024.
    • For Congo, Congo Kid, Congo jr, Congo Lightserver, & Net3 RVI running Congo, monitors should have a minimum resolution of 1024x768
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