Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage

Reconfigurable Tactile Display (RTD)

Definition - What does Reconfigurable Tactile Display (RTD) mean?

A reconfigurable tactile display (RTD) is a control interface that provides physical touch input with the tactile feedback of a set of mechanical controls but can still be reconfigured through programming.

Used in conjunction with GPS technology, RTD could enhance driving navigation by displaying maps and vehicle location as well as streets and landmarks.

Techopedia explains Reconfigurable Tactile Display (RTD)

Whereas liquid crystal display (LCD) screens must remain flat, the irregular shaped display of an RTD may be designed around vents and other obstacles within vehicles, and can be over four times as large as LCDs. One RTD can control discrete functions such as fan speed, temperature, audio volume and radio tuning - all on the same set of controls.

RTDs may also be useful in a hospital setting. They are lightweight, easy-to-clean and would be convenient for patients to use to adjust their bed, temperature controls or other factors related to their comfort.

A September 2010 online patent application lists other possible applications and emphasizes the state of RTD technology. It describes this technology as totally unique and having using application in cars, planes, hospitals, appliances, cameras, keyboards and more.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.