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You are looking for a touch screen monitor for shop windows?


The Challenge: touch through a shop window

Shop windows are usually equipped with double or triple glazing. The heat protection glazing prevents any operation by touch through this kind of glass. The glass is simply too thick and the distance between the finger and the touch screen too large to recognize the touch. Even touch foils, which can be glued to the shop window from the inside, can only detect a touch through a glass thickness of up to approx. 15 mm.

StoreFrontControl Sensorleiste

With our StoreFrontControl (SFC), an optical sensor bar, specifically developed by Interactive Displays, you can overcome this hurdle. The StoreFrontControl serves as a mouse replacement. It is mounted vandalism-proof inside the shop window, together with a display and mini-PC. It recognizes touch through the shop window, even with double or triple glazing of up to 40mm thickness and so controls the screen content.

StoreFrontControl PadsWe also thought of a flexible arrangement for the sensor fields. In this case we recommend our StoreFrontControl Pads (SFC Pads). Each sensor field is a separate small component that is controlled by an SFC controller. One controller can process the touch inputs of up to 8 SFC pads and forward them to the computer.


Examplary arrangements

sfc aufbauvarianten


sfc pads construction sideview


With our StoreFrontControl, existing displays in the shop window can be equipped with touch. The difference to a touchscreen is that you do not navigate directly in the monitor area. Instead, you control individual sensor fields, which you can place anywhere around the display.

Alternatively, the StoreFrontControl can be partially positioned in front of the display, between shop window and display.


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Construction of SFC pads in the shop window

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sfc pads construction

The StoreFrontControl is extremely easy to install: just fix it on the inside of your shop window and connect it to the computer (mini PC or media player) with the supplied USB cable.

There are no limits to the design of your digital shop window. Custom designed adhesive foil with symbol fields can be stuck onto the inside of the window. It has cutouts for each sensor-field.

You decide how many of the 6 sensor fields of your StoreFrontControl you want to be active and you determine the key-assignment (right, left, enter...). In order to use the SFC with less sensor fields, there would not be any cutouts planned in the adhesive foil for these.

© Orsay GmbH

Interactive shop window for Fashion Week

The fashion retailer Orsay tried out its new store concept with a pop-up store on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Their digitization strategy also includes digital signage, where large-scale screens in the shop window are to attract the attention of passers-by. For the Fashion Week, the shop window was made interactive, which was a challenge regarding the thermal insulation glass.

Our partner Bütema handled this challenge with our award-winning StoreFrontControl. Since Orsay wanted to arrange the sensors flexibly, they opted for six individual sensor buttons, the StoreFrontControl Pads.

Read more about this exciting use case courtesy of WNP Publishing.

You have a shop window indoors?

For thin window glass, as for example inside a Shopping Center, there are further touch solutions, you can choose from.


How can I order?

We will be happy to discuss the individual requirements for your project. Please contact us by phone or e-mail so that we can make you an appropriate offer!

+49 69 - 84 84 64 14
innovationspreis-it interactive displays gmbh

Our Interactive Shop Window Solution StoreFrontControl has been awarded the innovation prize-IT by the Initiative Mittelstand (SMEs). In 2015, we are winners in the category Hardware.

innovationspreis-it interactive displays gmbh

Our StoreFrontControl Pads - individual buttons for Interactive Storefronts, have been awarded the Innovation prize-IT by the Initiative Mittelstand (SMEs) as BEST OF 2018 in the category Hardware.


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