3M Multi-Touch Developer Kit Wows SID Display Week Attendees


10-finger Independent Tracking Sets New Standard for Touch Interfaces

Methuen, MA - June 10, 2009 - The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit was introduced to the touch industry at the SID Display Week 2009 Conference in San Antonio last week to the welcome praise of display industry experts, the apparent awe of conference attendees and the reluctant respect of touch competitors, and essentially redefined what "multi-touch" really can be.

Where 2- to 4-finger touch capabilities and simple pinch-and-expand gestures once defined sophisticated multi-touch interactivity, 3M's multi-touch technology designed with fast and accurate 10-finger touch now sets the new "true multi-touch" standard. Software developers using this new interactive tool may create previously unattainable interaction with their applications that might include enhanced operating system desktops, 4 or more players gaming, or may finally touch-enable everyday 10-finger activities like QWERTY keyboard typing or piano playing.

The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit also received extensive television coverage from Fox 29 KABB News (San Antonio affiliate), which singled out this new technology in a roving-reporter, show-floor feature and then with an in-depth, in-studio, follow-up segment during their News First morning technology report.

The 3M Multi-Touch Developer Kit will be shown to the audio-visual (AV) industry at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, Fla., June 17-19.

Visit www.3M.com/multitouch for more information on the 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit.

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, Texas. For more information, visit www.3M.com/touch.

About 3M

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 76,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.

Media Contact:

Mary Kay Knief

Mkknief at 3M dot com

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