3M Surface Capacitive touch system manufactured with Vikuiti Advanced Light Control Film (ALCF) technology from 3M provides a fully-warranted, integrated solution to help protect
on-screen sensitive information
METHUEN, Mass. – November 8, 2010 – 3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, today announced the availability of the 3M MicroTouch System SCT3855EX, a surface capacitive touchscreen system that incorporates Vikuiti Advanced Light Control Film (ALCF) into the touchscreen manufacturing process. This combination of two unique 3M technologies provides an easy-to-integrate solution that helps protect end users' sensitive on-screen information in a public setting.
"With the expanding use of self-service financial and transaction systems, banks, airports and retailers need to make a greater effort to protect their customers' on-screen sensitive information from being stolen and used for fraudulent and harmful purposes. On-screen viewer privacy is one solution that they can employ to help keep customers’ information secure." says Chris Tsourides, business manager, 3M Touch Systems. "3M Touch Systems understands the difficulty in adding viewer privacy to self-service systems, so the new 3M MicroTouch System SCT3855EX product provides device manufacturers with a fully integrated and warranted touch solution that adds viewer privacy to their products faster by collapsing their supply chain and helps speed their products to market."
The 3M MicroTouch System SCT3855EX with Vikuiti ALCF film is ideal for the financial industry and other self-service or point-of-information areas that regularly handle sensitive and secure user information. Vikuiti ALCF film is composed of invisible micro louvers that function like vertical blinds by blocking out display screen views from the side while allowing unrestricted viewing to users in front of the screen. Seen from outside the 60-degree viewing angle, the screen appears dark; seen from the front, the screen is bright and clear. During the SCT3855 touchscreen manufacturing process, the Vikuiti ALCF film is laminated to the all glass sensor before the flex circuit tail is applied. This means there is no air gap to refract or reflect light between the touchscreen and the light control film, enhancing the optical performance of the privacy touch solution.
3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the "3M" and "MicroTouch" brands. Popular single-touch, gesture-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point of sale and self-service. For more information about 3M and MicroTouch products, visit www.3M.com/touch01. For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit www.touchtopics.com.
About 3M Touch Systems Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and provider of innovative touchscreen solutions, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.3M.com/touch.
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