It will depend on your users but overall I think theyr’e not worth the money (and good ones are expensive) the one station I worked at that had them, most of the staff used mouse and keyboard anyway, one guy really loved them though but I think he was more in love with the “wow” factor of it. On the Elo screens we had, you could go into the elo application and disable the touch for cleaning. And they need cleaned a lot….and people will accidentally trigger events a lot. Not worth the hassle IMO.
The next station I worked at didn’t have them. I polled the staff and no one was really all that interested in getting them. WE don’t have them where I am now either. I’m renovating a studio now and we are going to go with large wall mounted screens(id like 3 or 4 55”) and maybe 1 or 2 smaller screens off to the side of the board. It’s a talk studio with the board in the studio (host runs the board) so we want good sightlines for the up to 5 guest positions. Well be using low profile mic booms also. We plan to add video capabilities at some point, but even without I prefer the open sightlines.
From: Rhonda Repshire [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:46 AM
To: CRTech <email@example.com>
Subject: [CRTech] Touchscreens?
We are getting ready for a major studio overhaul and were wondering what you are using for monitors in your studios and what your jocks prefer (or if they do). Touch screens vs. mouse operated?
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