3M Touch Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 3M Company and a leading innovator and manufacturer of touch technology, announces today the availability of the
3M MicroTouch System SCT7650EX, 3M's next-generation, price-competitive surface capacitive touch solution for vandal-prone, heavy-use environments.
Three key product features offer display integrators an economic, user-safe, easy to seal, robust touch solution for unattended public applications such as ATMs, kiosks, and vending machines. First, the 3M MicroTouch System SCT7650EX is now up to 40% less expensive than 3M's current 3M MicroTouch ToughTouch II system. Second, the SCT7650EX touch system still features optically-clear laminated glass-on-glass construction which provides superior impact resistance and 86.5% light transmission for brighter, crisper display images. And finally, now the SCT7650EX touch system uses a conductive adhesive-bonded flexible circuit tail in place of the traditional solder connections and wire leads designed to facilitate a superior liquid and dust seal between the touch sensor and display bezel.
"The SCT7650EX ruggedized touch system was designed based on voice-of-the-customer requirements for an economic, highly-durable solution in environments where glass breakage and user safety are important concerns," said Chris Tsourides, business unit manager, 3M Touch Systems. "With more than 25 years developing of touch products and more than 100 years of continuous innovation, 3M remains committed to the touch industry while investing in new product development that meets the needs of our customers despite the challenging economic times. The SCT7650EX system combines a new sensor design with manufacturing efficiencies to yield a product that is up to 40% less expensive than its predecessor and very competitive with other rugged touch system offerings."
The 3M MicroTouch Sensor SCT7650's laminated construction withstands the EN/UL 60950-1 impact resistance test and provides the necessary surface durability for most unattended, public-access environments. If surface breakage occurs due to extraordinary impact, the lamination helps isolate the glass shards between the touch surface and LCD to protect the user. In addition to providing high impact strength, the sensor construction can also include 3M Vikuiti Advanced Light Control Film (ALCF), which increases application security by restricting the display viewing angle and helping keep sensitive data private.
3M Touch Systems provides innovative touch technology products to customers worldwide under the "MicroTouch" brand. Popular interactive applications include casino gaming, retail point of sale, foodservice, hospitality, self-service, industrial, healthcare and interactive digital signage. For more information about 3M MicroTouch products, visit www.3M.com/touch01.
About 3M Touch Systems, Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.3M.com/touch.
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 $25 billion in sales, 3M employs 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.
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