LCD Rear/Panel Mount Touchmonitors have IR touch sensors.

Press Release Summary:

Models 1547L and 1747L are 15 and 17 in. LCD touchmonitors, respectively, with CarrollTouch IR touch technology and serial or USB touch interface. Able to operate in extreme lighting conditions, display has low-profile, 4.5 mm bezel with nearly pixel-level touch resolution and no parallax. It is protected by glass or acrylic overlay and features injection-molded minibezel and watertight seal. Input options include finger, gloved hand, and credit card.

Original Press Release:

Elo TouchSystems Introduces New 15 Inch and 17 Inch LCD Rear/Panel Mount Touchmonitors with Infrared Touch Sensors

Exceptional clarity, durability and versatile form factors

Fremont, California - May 14, 2004 - Elo TouchSystems, Inc., the global leader in touch technology and a business unit of Tyco Electronics, today announces two new 15" and 17" Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) touchmonitors that feature the company's CarrollTouch next-generation infrared touch technology. The new monitors are an enhanced version of Elo's popular 1547L/1747L 15" and 17" rear and panel mount touchmonitors. Both touchmonitors are available with a serial or USB touch interface and agency approvals for sale worldwide. The new 1547L/1747L rear/panel mount touchmonitors with CarrollTouch infrared touch sensor are targeted toward industrial and kiosk-based point-of-information (POI) applications, where customers will benefit from the increased brightness, clarity and durability of Elo's infrared touch technology.

Featuring Next-Generation Infrared Touch Technology

Elo's CarrollTouch sensing technology has many advanced features not traditionally associated with infrared technology. "The next-generation design features a low-profile 4.5-mm bezel with nearly pixel-level touch resolution and no parallax, and it operates in extreme lighting conditions," says Paul Wiener, Elo's marketing manager. "The display is protected by a choice of glass or acrylic overlays optimized for optical clarity, security and safety." CarrollTouch also offers a wide range of input options - including finger, gloved hand, and credit card. And the infrared optical touch sensor technology means the monitor is virtually calibration free, providing stable, drift-free operation for a touch response that's always accurate.

Long-Lasting Product Cycle

The 1547L and 1747L touchmonitors, like all of Elo's LCD chassis monitors, have a long-lasting product cycle because the enclosure is controlled by Elo's specifications. The monitors feature a unique injection-molded minibezel and watertight seal, plus a choice of mounting options including rear mount VESA and front/panel mount bezels or 19" rack mount bezel. "Both the 1547L and 1747L LCD touchmonitors offer multilingual remote on-screen display (OSD) as standard," says Wiener. "The 1747L 17" LCD touchmonitor also features a wide 160º x 160º viewing angle and both analog and digital (DVI-D) video inputs." Optional glass, acrylic and tempered-glass filters give the 1547L/1747L display added protection and sealability against contaminants with minimal loss of image clarity.

For more information on Elo's products and services, please contact Elo TouchSystems at 800-ELO-TOUCH (800-356-8682), visit Elo's Web site at, or direct electronic mail inquiries to

CarrollTouch and Entuitive are trademarks of Elo TouchSystems, Inc. All other products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

Public Relations Contacts:

Barbara Van Gennep

Marcom Manager

Elo TouchSystems, Inc.

Tel: 510.739.4670

Tom Donnelly

Tyco Electronics

Tel: 717.592.5366

About Elo TouchSystems

Elo TouchSystems, Inc., global leader in touch technology, is a business unit of Tyco Electronics. Elo develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of touch products that simplify the interface between people and computers in both public-access and employee-activated applications. Founded in 1971, the company is headquartered in Fremont, California, with manufacturing sites in the U.S., Belgium, Taiwan, and Japan. (Elo operates in Japan under the name of Touch Panel Systems.) Elo's main regional offices are in Kessel-Lo, Belgium and Yokohama, Japan, with additional sales and technical support offices worldwide. For more information on Elo TouchSystems' products and services, call 1-800-ELO-TOUCH in the U.S. or visit our Web site at

About Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.


All Topics