Blue Cube LCD to Use InPlay’s Capacitive Touch Solution

It looks like things are finally looking up for InPlay Technologies, as they have signed a development agreement with Blue Cube LCD.

InPlay Technologies (NASDAQ: NPLA), a developer of innovative human interface devices for electronic products, has entered into a development agreement with Blue Cube LCD, a leading display integrator. Under the agreement, Blue Cube is utilizing InPlay’s integrated digital pen and capacitive touch input solution to design computing platforms for OEM customers.

““We are pleased to enter this new relationship with Blue Cube, a company known for its innovative custom solutions. Blue Cube serves a roster of well-known OEMs, making this a strong validation of our technology,” said Ramesh Ramchandani, president and COO, InPlay.

InPlay’s design integrates its patented, active digital pen and multi-finger capacitive touch input, allowing the user to choose the most natural and effective input means. The active digital pen optimizes handwriting recognition and allows for added digital features. The capacitive touch screen offers a quick, proximity sensing, intuitive interface for cursor selection and navigation.

““We always keep an eye toward the latest technology,” said Jason Meyer, Blue Cube CEO. ““InPlay provides a compelling package with its digital architecture, progressive roadmap for touch integration and feature enhancement capability. This unique technology allows us design flexibility and gives our customer a leading-edge interface solution.”

InPlay’s patented digital computing system allows the user to communicate directly with the computer or other electronic device via an active RF signal. The digitizer behind the LCD screen employs bi-directional electromagnetic technology to communicate with the pen as it moves across the surface, reporting the tip status, sensitivity, pen position, and other details. The active digital pen optimizes handwriting recognition and allows for added digital features not easily achieved with analog products. InPlay offers OEMs the choice of battery-powered or battery-free, cordless or corded pen products, all designed to meet a wide range of markets from smartphones to tablet PCs.

About Blue Cube LCD

Founded in 2003, Blue Cube LCD is a premiere display integrator for customers in a wide range of industries including avionics, marine, industrial, medical and automotive. Blue Cube is dedicated to excellence in display products and has introduced a number of technological advancements in the field. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Charles City, Iowa. For more information, visit