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Transportation Applications


Transportation Applications

Small non-networked portable devices used in automobiles and boats provide users with up-to-date navigation and directions.

Networked kiosks are used to dispense tickets for train, rail or airplanes, and allow the purchaser to select the class of travel and specific seats. Kiosks are being extended beyond traditional transportation depots to the outer reaches of towns enabling customers to purchase tickets outside traditional transportation terminals. Entertaining travelers during long trips with personal seatback displays that provide access to music, movies and games for travelers of all ages. Transportation applications can include:

  • Navigation Devices
  • Ticketing Systems
  • Seatback Entertainment Systems

Auto and marine navigation devices ranging in use from personal vehicles to industrial transport.

This application values a touch solution for The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT3250EX provides
  • for use in high sunlight to shadow and need an easily-viewable navigation screen with high optical clarity and low screen reflection
  • 91.5% light transmission that helps maintain LCD image brightness to emphasize on-screen graphics
  • surface finish with anti-glare properties to help minimize screen reflections in brightly lit work areas
  • accurately selecting icons or typing in positioning coordinates
  • 99% touch accuracy that helps users consistently make intended and repeated on-screen selections
  • marine environments where salt water or salt water residue may be present
  • capacitive sensing technology that works reliably despite on-screen contaminants like dust, grime or moisture


Ticket dispensing kiosks are generally found in semi-supervised environments.

This application values a touch solution for The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT3250EX provides
  • high-use installations that require reliable accuracy to help avoid transactional errors
  • 99% touch accuracy that helps users consistently make intended on-screen selections
  • fast touch response in subway or rail applications where large customer volume and fast processing is expected
  • 5.4ms touch response time that provides needed speed for demanding applications that require fast transactions
  • varying lighting environments that require excellent optics for low light conditions and anti-glare capabilities for high brightness areas
  • 91.5% light transmission that helps maintain LCD image brightness to emphasize on-screen graphics
  • surface finish with anti-glare properties to help minimize screen reflections in brightly lit areas


This application values a touch solution for The The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT7650EX provides
  • Unattended, vandal-prone locations where a high degree of durability is needed to withstand harsh use
  • laminated, impact-resistant surface durability with complete ClearTek II touch attributes to help withstand vandalism to keep functioning


Single-user seatback entertainment products found in cars, planes, trains and taxis.

This application values a touch solution for The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT3250EX provides
  • extended durability under constant use by the public
  • industry-innovative surface finishes that provide premium surface durability and scratch resistance to help customers maintain the long-term operation and aesthetic appearance of their products
  • varying lighting environments that require excellent optics for low light conditions and anti-glare capabilities for high brightness areas
  • 91.5% light transmission that helps maintain LCD image brightness to emphasize on-screen graphics
  • surface finish with anti-glare properties to help minimize screen reflections in brightly lit work areas


This application values a touch solution for The The 3M™ MicroTouch™ System SCT7650EX provides
  • products used in taxi cabs or other unattended public transportation locations that need increased durability to withstand vandalism and glass shard containment to protect users
  • impact-resistant surface durability with complete ClearTek II touch attributes to help withstand vandalism to help keep application functioning
  • laminated construction that meets the shard-containment UL-69050 standard for user safety in case of touch sensor breakage