Custom LCD Touchmonitors suit wind turbine applications.

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Useful in environmentally challenging environments, touchmonitors are offered in models compliant with NEMA 1/2/4/4X/5/12/12K/13 and IP66 standards. They range in size from 15-32 in. and can incorporate choice of Elo TouchSystems touch technologies: IntelliTouch surface wave, surface capacitive, AccuTouch 4-wire resistive, and Acoustic Pulse Recognition. Resistant to scratches and liquids, products offer viewing angles from 160-178° and brightness up to 1,400 nits.

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Tyco Electronics Offers IP66 and NEMA-Compliant Touchmonitors for Wind Turbine Applications

-- Elo TouchSystems Touchmonitors for Environmentally Challenging Applications --

HARRISBURG, Pa. - June 1, 2008 - Tyco Electronics now combines high-performance LCD panels with the industry-leading Elo TouchSystems touch technologies to create, with very short lead times, custom large-screen, wide-aspect industrial touchmonitors. The monitors have models developed to be compliant with NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4X, 5, 12, 12K and 13, as well as IP66 standards. The custom solution touchmonitors, ranging in size from 15-inch through 32-inch, can be used in environmentally challenging environments such as wind turbines, paint shops, marine and other applications. The industrial monitors, offering wide-viewing angles from 160° to 178°, are supplemented by brightness as high as 1400 nits. The new large-screen, wide-aspect monitors include a choice of Elo TouchSystems touch technologies, including IntelliTouch surface wave, surface capacitive, AccuTouch 4-wire resistive and the innovative Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR). Elo's touch technologies provide stable, durable touch options that are resistant to scratches, liquids and corrosive elements and can be activated in a variety of ways.

Choice of Inputs
The variety of Elo TouchSystems touch technologies allows customers to select the type of touchmonitor that is most appropriate for their specific application and method of interaction with the monitor. An appropriate touch technology can be selected so that virtually any material (gloves, bare fingers, pens, styli, etc.) can be used to actuate the touchscreens under a broad spectrum of conditions, high ambient light conditions, water on the screen, extreme heat or cold.

Designed for Sight
According to product manager Brian Shannon, large, bright screens with wide-viewing angles give developers the ability to design applications that captivate the user's attention. "We're not only a leader in touch technology, but one of the largest producers of touchmonitors. We've put our nearly 40 years of experience behind the design and manufacture of our new family of large, wide-aspect touchmonitors. Elo TouchSystems' APR and IntelliTouch touch technologies offer a higher level of light transmission to the user, up to 92%."

The Right Fit
The Elo TouchSystems Customs Solutions Group can produce touchmonitors to suit custom configurations and customer requirements including harsh environments. The group's rapid prototyping capabilities allow them to take any standard Elo TouchSystems touch technology and create a customized integrated touchmonitor solution to meet customer needs within a short period of time. According to Greg Swistak, director of Elo TouchSystems' Custom Solutions Group, "We can produce monitors with a performance few other companies can match and in far less time because of our tight integration with R & D, rapid prototyping and efficient supply chain."

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems and wireless systems, with 2007 sales of $13.0 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliance and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at

Tyco Electronics' Elo TouchSystems is the global leading brand in touch technology. The Elo TouchSystems' line encompasses the largest selection of touchscreen technologies, LCD and CRT touchmonitors, carefully designed for the demanding requirements of diverse applications, such as industrial, medical, POS, kiosks, retail, hospitality, transportation, office automation and gaming. Elo founders invented the touchscreen over 35 years ago. Since then, customers have used Elo touchscreens with one common, powerful result advanced computer technology simplified for all users. For more information on Elo products and services, please contact 800-ELO-TOUCH (800-356-8682), or view Elo products website at or direct electronic mail inquiries to

AccuTouch, Elo TouchSystems, IntelliTouch, TE logo, and Tyco Electronics are trademarks. All other products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

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