Methuen, Mass. - October 5, 2004 3M Touch Systems, Inc. displays 30" and 40" touch screens integrated on Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD's) enabling game maufacturers to design games for larger displays and for casino managers to implement touch for guest services applications. Dispersive Signal Technology is featured on 40" displays for the fist time at the Global Gaming Exposition in Las Vegas and is expected to be available in 2005.
"Large LCD panels are becoming more and more popular as demand has steadily increased, and prices continue to come down. Casino managers can now utilize large panel displays by implementing touch applictions as casino directories or interactive advertising for events taking place throughout the casino," said Dan Savage, business manager for touch screens. "More creative, multi-player gaming applications are possible with large displays deployed as table games, bar top games, or even giant slot machines."
Dispersive Signal Technology offers a fundamentally different approach to touch. Unlike other solutions that recognize touch by the interruption of electrical fields, acoustic waves, or infrared light, Dispersive Signal Technology recognizes touch through vibrations made to the substrate. By measuring specific vibrational energy, it eliminates issues with screen contaminants and surface scratches, while offering enhanced palm rejection - allowing accurate touch recognition while an object rests on the screen. The MicroTouch DST substrate can be glass, tempered glass, glass integrated with 3M's Vikuiti films, or even acrylic - all of which offer excellent optical qualities.
"Dispersive Signal Technology distinctly offers new ways to implement touch while offering great optics, touch input flexibility, and the durability expected by casino operators," said Doug Kuller, program manager, 3M Touch Systems.
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
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