Albatron to launch DIY touch-screen upgrade

Albatron Technology said it will launch an external multi-touch module, that allows users to turn a stanard LCD monitor into a touch panel display

The firm will introduce the gadget at next month's Computex show in Taipei.

The EM215 is designed for 21.5 inch LCD screens with a 16:9 aspect ratio and will fit all 16:9 or 4:3 monitors that have display area smaller than 478mm by 269mm.

Alabtron says the EM215 is the first external touch module designed for 16:9 LCD sceens.

Users can use the touch screen with finger, pen or stylus. It is covered with tempered glass and scratch free, the firm said.

The device is compatible with Windows 7 touch technology and Albatron reckons it can installed in less than a minute.