Rain or shine, touchscreen profiles keep the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet display ultra-responsive

Mesa 2 touchscreenJuniper Systems rugged handheld computer displays are built to perform in the working world’s most punishing conditions. The Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet display hardware is tough, bright, and responsive. When paired with the built-in touchscreen profiles software, the display maintains responsiveness in conditions that cause other screens to fail.

How do touchscreen profiles keep work moving in tough environments?

Touchscreen profiles are display settings that adjust the screen to remain responsive in specific user situations. The five profiles describe each situation. Users select a profile to fine-tune the touchscreen and improve its performance.

“Due to the various environments users operate under, we’ve tuned the touchscreen to stay ultra-responsive under conditions where other touchscreens might fail,” said Zeb Johnson, a software engineer at Juniper Systems.

Capacitive touchscreens measure electrical signals. Depending on the user-selected touchscreen profile, the screen looks for the strength of the electrical signal and the number of touch points on the screen to make decisions. For example, without indicating there is rain, the touchscreen will detect raindrops and might consider each raindrop a user input. The software tells the touchscreen to look for specific inputs and ignore environmental distractions.

This keeps the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet ultra-responsive.

“In order to optimize the tablet for specific user situations, it’s necessary to choose which input a user finds most relevant,” said Slade Gurr, a product manager at Juniper Systems.

What are the touchscreen profiles?

  • Finger and stylus: A general-use setting for users who toggle between finger and stylus
  • Finger: A tuned setting for users who primarily use the device with their finger
  • Fine-tip stylus: A tuned setting for users who depend on a finer stylus and might rest their hand on the screen
  • Wet: A water-ready setting that adjusts the screen to differentiate between a touch and a water droplet sliding down the display – best paired with a fattip stylus or the Juniper Systems’ grounded stylus, which is built for extremely wet, cold situations
  • Glove: A setting for users who wear gloves – though not all gloves work

How do users change touchscreen profiles?


On devices running Windows 10, select the desktop icon titled “touchscreen profiles” and choose a profile option. If the desktop icon is missing, select the Windows icon on the bottom left corner of the display and scroll through the application list and select “touchscreen profiles.”


On devices running Android, select settings. Then, select “touch control” and choose a profile option.

Where do Juniper Systems customers use touchscreen profiles?

Juniper Systems’ customers work in a wide variety of industries and deploy their handheld computers wherever they go. Users have used the “glove” profile inside frigid industrial freezers while checking food stocks and the “wet” profile in heavy canopy for forest inventory.

Gurr said the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet has been exposed non-stop to tough environments.

“A good portion of our users encounter wet, cold environments with their tablets,” he said. “They tell me when the ‘wet’ touchscreen profile is applied, its screen responsiveness in rain is better than any device they’ve used.”

Even away from grueling environments, touchscreen profiles help users at work.

The “fine-tip stylus” profile helps users navigate Excel spreadsheets and online forms that require extra accuracy.

These touchscreen profiles adapt for users whose working environment requires Juniper Systems’ line of go-anywhere-do-anything handheld computers. If you’d like more information, contact us here. Visit Juniper Systems online here.

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