Switches are compatible with lead-free solder process.

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Lead-Free Switches such as trackball navigation switch, and KMR, KMS, TPC, TPA, and KSU tact switches contain no cadmium, mercury, or other toxic substances, such as hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers. With height of 6 mm, Elum(TM) illuminated pushbutton switches feature right angle actuator with integral LED, facilitating design of front panels for mode select, power on, reset, and notification functions.

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ITT Industries, Cannon Offers PB-Free Switching Solutions

NEWTON, Mass. - December 6, 2004 - In advance of much of the industry and in line with imminent world-wide legislation, ITT Industries, Cannon now offers a wide range of its switch products in lead-free versions. Cannon's vast portfolio of switch products includes many devices that are not only lead-free, but also contain no cadmium, mercury, or other toxic substances, such as hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

Switches such as the innovative trackball navigation switch, and KMR, KMS, TPC, TPA and KSU tact switches are not only completely free of all the chemicals mentioned above, but have also been designed to be completely compatible with lead-free solder processes.

Cannon's C&K switching products, such as the recently-introduced Elum(TM) illuminated pushbutton switch series, are similarly environmentally friendly. With a height of only 6mm, Elum switches are notable for their right angle actuator with integral, central LED. This simplifies the design of front panels for applications such as mode select, power on, reset and notification functions and menu select.

ITT Industries, Cannon (www.ittcannon.com) is an international supplier of connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, switches, dome arrays, keypads, multi-function grips, panel switch assemblies, I/O card kits, smart card systems and LAN components, as well as a provider of high-speed/high-bandwidth network systems and services.

ITT Industries, Inc. supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services, electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $5.63 billion in 2003 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

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