Touch, as it relates to digital signage of today, comes in two varieties: single touch and multi-touch. Both of those necessitate different media players.
Single touch screens typically work best with standard media players. They do need more processing power than a standard digital signage solution but not much. The power requirement changes if other concerns are present such as the need for internet connectivity or the desire to show high-resolution images or animations.
Multi-touch screens naturally need more processing power, and they need more and more of it as the number of touch points increase. Multi-touch screens can range from six touch points to over thirty; thus, they put more strain on the media player. That strain only is furthered by a need for internet or the content. As a result, multi-touch screens typically need some sort of high-end performance media player.
For more information, you can download our “Purchasing a Media Player: 5 Considerations.” If you’re looking at a specific touch-enabled digital display and have a question about which media player is best for that solution, give us a call at (512) 846-2424. We’re happy to answer questions.