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RAPT Touch Introduces 'SOLAS™' Multi-Touch Software Platform For All Interactive Screen Sizes

DUBLIN and SAN MATEO, Calif., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, RAPT Touch introduced the SOLASTM software platform.  SOLASTM provides developers with the platform necessary to work seamlessly with the RAPT 2nd Generation Reference Designs.  With SOLASTM, customers have the ability to fully customize and enhance the experience of RAPT enabled products.  SOLASTM adds to the growing portfolio of RAPT Touch products, already boasting the OPTEOTM Chipset, all of which are based on RAPT's patented 'Frustrated Total Internal Reflection' (FTIR) multi-touch technology.

RAPT is the leading provider of alternative multi-touch reference designs and software for Global Consumer OEMs and Systems Integrators.

"Our customers recognize the multitude of opportunities to develop new and breakthrough interactive experiences with the RAPT Technology," said Cathal Phelan, chief executive officer at RAPT.  "With SOLASTM, Developers are provided with a level of control and precision never experienced before in projected capacitive touch technologies.  Unique end-user features of RAPT'S Technology, most notably stylus and pressure recognition, are leading to entirely new applications which invigorate the market for interactive products."

The software tools available with SOLASTM enhance the value proposition of RAPT's Technology:

  • 'Off-the-shelf' Components
  • 'Flush-finish' Designs
  • Extreme Low Latency
  • Pressure Recognition
  • No Special Layers
  • Ease in Manufacturing
  • Low Cost Basis

RAPT will demonstrate SOLASTM and its 2nd Generation Reference Designs at Computex Taipei May 31June 2 and Infocomm Las Vegas June 8-10.

Established in 2008 by Owen Drumm and Gerry Giblin, RAPT's patented FTIR multi-touch technology is the only alternative to projected capacitive systems. RAPT's technology provides new breakthrough features at a cost which enables OEMs to sell in mass volume.  RAPT provides OEMs with the tools to integrate RAPT's technology into their products and enables OEMs to work with their existing ODMs or Contract Manufacturers to build touch kits.  RAPT is not a manufacturer. 

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RAPT is the leading provider of alternative multi-touch reference designs and software for Global Consumer OEMs and Systems Integrators. The RAPT technology is widely accepted today as the best solution for large screen format and will be adopted in smaller screen sizes over time. RAPT is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and led by a world-class team of industry veterans with expertise in launching products which can be manufactured in the millions of units.  Besides Dublin, RAPT has offices in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Switzerland.

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