The story behind the "TOUCH & TILT" technology
We had been looking for a tools-free solution that would allow for the flexible movement and ultimate viewing position. We tested numerous types of friction pads from plastic to steel. None met our specific demands as the screen failed to remain in the same position. One day, one of our engineers asked a very simple question "Which material used in our daily life has a very high friction coefficient?" After a few moments of silence he answered "friction pads in the brakes of the car you are driving". We re-designed the brake friction pads for our touch & tilt mechanism. Now you can tilt the screen at any angle and count on the “brake pads” to hold the screen in the perfect viewing position. Barkan has a worldwide patent on this technology - Patent Pend PCT 2005/000373.