Ultrasonic edge provides a camera like experience on smartphones, enabling image and video capture without the need for a touch screen or physical keys.

On December 2, 2020, Beijing, China – Xiantong technology, a pioneer in the field of software defined intelligent surface interaction, recently announced the launch of SDS camerabar ™。 As the first solution of its kind, the product uses ultrasound to virtualize and expand the photographing operation of smart phones. Camerabar has unlocked a new way for mobile phone manufacturers to provide customizable and ergonomic shutter photography, while eliminating the user experience limitation of pure screen. This modular solution replicates some of the functions of a point and shoot camera, enabling super response, shutter and zoom control without compromising the smooth beauty of industrial design.

Xiantong technology has developed this technology and corresponding software to improve the camera operating system of the mobile phone. The user experience is friendly and comparable to any traditional camera. The operation of the virtual shutter button is just like that of a real camera. Press the right finger gently to focus, and continue to press to take photos. At the same time, the sliding of the left finger can realize the optical zoom function.

Lizhengyang, President and CEO of Xiantong technology, said: “The new smart phones can now provide a very high level of photographing function, but the photographing control has not yet reached the level of traditional digital SLR. Camerabar can change all this. This is a modular solution, which can make the photographing operation of smart phones as convenient as that of traditional cameras. At the same time, the user experience has been expanded, without clumsy tapping on the screen, blocking the line of sight or restricting how to hold the phone. With camerabar, we Continue the trend of providing a new level of interaction for mobile devices, and bring consumers the intuitive user experience they have been accustomed to for decades. “

Powered by sdswave technology of Xiantong technology, camerabar extends the user interface of the device out of the screen, transforms the borderless edge into a pressure sensitive touch interface, and can identify and distinguish pressing, clicking and sliding according to different speeds and pressure levels.

SDS camerabar can accomplish all this while keeping mobile phone manufacturers in a fashionable design aesthetic. It consists of ultrasonic modulated discrete sensors distributed in two short modules.

Main features:

  • Software redefined virtual keys unlock a new user experience
  • Sophisticated technology, can identify intentional touch and press, and has powerful anti touch function
  • The sensor module contains firmware with tactile triggering and a complete gesture Library
  • Taking into account ultra-thin, folding screen and curved waterfall screen
  • Support complete IP68 enclosure protection grade, no longer trapped in outdated keyholes

Camerabar is the latest member of the ultrasonic sdswave solution suite of Xiantong technology. It is another major release after SDS gamingbar. SDS gamingbar is one of the most popular smartphone game triggering solutions. It was launched in the Rog phone 3 of Tencent and ASUS, and was applied on Lenovo’s first game phone. Camerabar shares the same core platform with this high-performance game solution, and uses advanced processing functions to identify and distinguish each interaction through induction fibers similar to high-performance Merkel nerve endings.

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