Methuen, Mass. - January 13, 2004 3M Touch Systems, Inc. announces design enhancements to its popular MicroTouch M150 LCD Touch Screen Monitor. Offering a broader feature set and increased market adaptability, the M150 monitor can cost-effectively adapt to the unique needs of touch monitor users across many application segments.
Since its introduction, the M150 Touch Monitor has generated a strong following in the point-of-sale, retail, and hospitality segments, in part because of its unique feature set. In addition to a locking angle adjustment mechanism, full multimedia capability and simple-to-use cable management system, the M150 monitor now offers several key, new features that boost the product's overall adaptability in a variety of applications.
A new Peripheral Attachment System enables near-seamless attachment of a variety of market-specific peripherals, including magnetic stripe card and fingerprint readers. The system allows peripheral devices to be mounted not only on the right or left side of the monitor, but simultaneously on both sides if necessary. Integral cable guides in the monitor case inconspicuously route peripheral cabling along the M150 Monitor and into the cable management area. The system also allows bundling of peripherals based on brand preference and market requirements. This offers value added resellers (VARs) and end users maximum configuration flexibility when developing market or site specific solutions, while capitalizing on peripheral-specific brand value and feature sets. The system allows for quick, on-site replacement of non-functional peripherals, minimizing down time and spare inventory requirements by allowing easy replacement of faulty components. The system also allows for easy upgrade of peripheral technology as it evolves.
In addition to the new peripheral system, the product now boasts an IPX-1 rating. To further extend the enhanced market adaptability, stereo speakers have been relocated to the display head allowing for full multimedia capability in ergonomic arm or wall-mounted installations.
"These new design enhancements turn the M150 monitor into a multi-tool of sorts - applicable across many application segments," said Roy Appelbaum, vice president of Components and Supplies & Accessories product marketing at Tech Data Corporation, a distributor for 3M Touch Systems Inc. "With these changes, our VARs can create solutions that leverage the latest peripheral technology features for a given class. Additionally, VARs can now deliver a better-tuned solution to the customers' specific needs by selecting the most appropriate peripheral(s) for their application."
"The expanded feature set of the M150 touch monitor enables the product to excel across application segments," said Larry Loerch, MicroTouch Monitor business manager, 3M Touch Systems, Inc. "The M150 monitor is an increasingly versatile tool for VARs as they look to expand their focus into new applications that require touch solutions. VARs now have a single touch monitor that can be configured easily to meet customer requirements across a host of usage environments and with multiple peripherals if necessary."
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/.
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