Methuen, Mass. - September 13, 2005 3M Touch Systems, Inc. announces the large format 32" MicroTouch ClearTek II touch screen and the expansion of its industry-proven ClearTek capacitive touch screen product line. Available immediately, this ClearTek II touch screen is the latest addition to 3M Touch Systems' series of large format ClearTek touch solutions, ranging from 24" to 32" display sizes. Larger sized displays enable casino game manufacturers to design the next generation of large format slot machines and casino operators to provide eye-catching and dynamic interactive applications for their guests.
"3M is committed to delivering innovative solutions to meet the emerging requirements of the gaming industry," said Terry Jones, general manager, 3M Touch Systems. "As interest grows for large format touch displays in casino games and hospitality applications, 3M recognizes the opportunity to provide new solutions for all venues within the casino opeartion."
The result of extensive research and development, the 32" ClearTek II touch screen is designed specifically to meet the stringent physical and functional requirements of large format, portrait-mode slot machines and complements the recently announced 40" Dispersive Signal Technology (DST) product as another ideal solution for the emerging large format digital signage needs of casinos. The optimized optics of ClearTek II, "smoother-than-glass" touch sensation, extreme reliability and high endurance are the critical features which this large format touch screen is built.
"Our large format touch solutions continue 3M's strong tradition of innovation," said Larry Loerch, global marketing manager for 3M Touch Systems. "These large format offerings are ideally suited to satisfy the needs of casino managers - both on hospitality applications for interactive signage and point of information, and gaming applications for emerging slot machine designs - while delivering easy integration and more flexibility in order to enable creative applications."
About 3M Touch Systems, Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and reports
through the 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, TX.
3M Touch Systems provides fast, reliable and accurate touch products to customers
worldwide under the "MicroTouch" brand. Popular interactive applications include
casino gaming, retail point of sale, foodservice, hospitality, self-service, mobile
handheld, and interactive digital signage. For more information visit www.3M.com/touch01.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative
products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more
than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of
customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, including the latest
product and technology news, visit http://www.3m.com/.
3M, MicroTouch, and ClearTek are trademarks of 3M Company. All other trademarks
listed herein are owned by their respective companies.
For high-resolution images of 3M MicroTouch products to accompany this release, contact Jane Kovacs, 3M Public Relations, 512-984-6747, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, contact Jane Kovacs, 3M Public Relations, 512-984-6747,
For all other inquiries, visit www.3M.com/touch01.
For media inquiries, contact Lorin Robinson, 3M Public Relations:
For all other inquiries, visit www.3Mtouch.com/info/pr.
You may download a high-resolution copy of either of these images for promotion and editorial purposes.
The images are available as 300-dpi JPEGs saved in a compressed .ZIP file. To download, right-click on the picture to start the download process and save the ZIP file (Save Target As...) to your hard drive. Once saved to your PC, double-click the ZIP file and open it using WinZIP or some other compression software to access the photo file.
The downloadable ZIP files are 2.2 MB and 1.5 MB in size, respectively.