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Looking for Mac compatible touch screen monitors

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Looking for Mac compatible touch screen monitors

We're putting together a couple of Mac Mini installs to playback media to our new projection system, and due to space limitations, the theater tech suggested we look at touch screen monitors. I've been search for MacOS compatible touchscreens, and all the ones I found had less than stellar reviews or are no longer in production.

Does anyone know of some touchscreens that'll work?

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· 1y · edited 1y

Going that route is unconventional at best and will run in to all sorts of problems like future support, compatibility and high cost. That said, there are options:

All touchscreens that are “normal” screens with touch on top still work provided the touch layer simulates a standard usb trackpad or even a mouse.

Better integrations come with capacitive and multi-touch options are things like wacom digitizers and complete solutions from wacom themselves like the cintiq line. The OS supports touch via Ink, macOS’s system-wide pen and finger touch integration. Other options like the Dell S2240T combined with TouchBase UPDD used to work very well too.

Edit: keep in mind that a touchscreen works best when the controls on screen are designed with touch in mind (i.e. when using a finger to push or slide something, the visual area is usually shifted up from the 'active' area because you put your finger down on the button causing your touch to always be below the actual visual button -- not taking that in to account in the software makes it a bit finicky to use).

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· 1y
Education

Ink was 32-bit and discontinued in Catalina.

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level 1
· 1y

I have a few iPads running sidecar for one of my clients. I did buy a $1,000 touch screen monitor for a customer. It was embarrassing how bad it was.

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· 1y

eLO makes macOS compatible touch screens. We use them in production in our on-campus cafe and stores and they work fine.

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· 1y

I have done zero research but surely for $349 iPad is the answer here... right?

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Op · 1y
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iPads can't run the software we use.

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· 1y · edited 1y

A colleague has a nice ASUS one he plugs into his MacBook I’ll check the model and get back.

edit: Its a Zenscreen https://www.asus.com/uk/Monitors/MB16AC/

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· 1y

I have a zenscreen and it isn't touchscreen, is there a different model?

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level 1
· 1y

Clevertouch.

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level 1
· 1y

Not enough space for wireless magic keyboard and trackpad? I’d try to make that work if possible. Seems like it would be the most reliable. Otherwise, I’d look into an iPad + Sidecar.

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Op · 1y
Education

that's the solution I'm pushing them toward now. He really wanted the whizbang cool touch screen.

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level 1
· 1y

I don't think there are any anymore.

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level 1
· 1y

We have a 85" multitouch display (Christie FHQ842) in our lobby, and I fully explored the options with Mac at the time . After getting no where, I finally gave up and went Windows 10. Mac's just don't support multitouch points via USB (or maybe any way); this screen supports up to 10 touch points.

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· 1y
Education

We have Wacom tablets in our Mac Labs but once we go to Catalina I’m going to encourage students (we’re one-to-one iPad) to learn how to use Side Car.

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