has announced that it’s taking orders for touchscreen conversions on 20 and 23 inch Cinema Displays from Apple. The integrations happen at Troll Touch’s facility in Valencia, Calif.
Popular for kiosk work, point of sale terminals, multimedia, and other applications where directly pressing the screen is preferably to wielding a mouse or other input device, touchscreen systems have long been available for the Mac. Troll Touch itself — an Apple Scientific/Technical Value Added Reseller (VAR) — has been performing Mac conversions since the days of the Classic.
Troll Touch reworks a variety of Mac models including iMacs, eMacs, iBooks and other equipment with PSR-1 (or Pressure Sensitive Resistive) technology. The touchscreen technology operates with any non-sharp pointer, like a fingertip, eraser or gloved hand. And because PSR-1 isn’t moisture-dependent, you don’t get problems like “drift,” or incorrect touch readings.
Troll Touch does not offer price lists online, but encourages users interested in such conversions to get in touch with them — more details are available online. If you’re reluctant or unable to send in your existing displays to be modified, Troll Touch also offers pre-configured displays.