Touch Monitor offers choice of 3 touch technologies.

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Rear-mount, 15 in. LCD Model 1537L is available with choice of anti-glare IntelliTouch surface wave, AccuTouch 5-wire resistive, or surface capacitive touch technologies, plus dual serial/USB touch interface. Suited for kiosk, gaming, and light industrial applications, monitor features integrated minibezel that seals touchscreen against dirt, dust, and liquids.



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New Affordable Rear-Mount 15 Inch LCD Touchmonitor From Elo



Space-saving design ideal for kiosk, gaming and light industrial applications

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2005) - Elo TouchSystems, Inc., the global leader in touch technology and a business unit of Tyco Electronics, announces the addition of a new cost-effective rear-mount touchmonitor as part of its expanding 1000 series. The new 1537L 15" LCD rear-mount touchmonitor joins its existing 1515L 15" and 1715L 17" desktop touchmonitor siblings expanding Elo's family of affordable entry-level touch solutions for kiosk information systems, gaming and amusement, and light industrial shop-floor automation. The new space-saving touchmonitor is "designed for touch" with Elo's proven expertise and reliability already built in. The integrated precision minibezel seals the touchscreen against dirt, dust and liquids simplifying integration into the customer's enclosure. The 1537L rear-mount touchmonitor is available with a choice of Elo's IntelliTouch surface wave, AccuTouch five-wire resistive or surface capacitive touch technologies, plus a dual serial/USB touch interface. Worldwide agency approvals cover the whole monitor, which is designed, built, serviced and supported by Elo, a single-source supplier.

"Although this is an entry-level touchmonitor, it still bears the classic signs of Elo's design and development expertise," says James Witkowski, Elo product manager. "The 1537L rear-mount touchmonitor features a watertight minibezel with a thin border design that not only saves space but also improves the feedback from the surface capacitive touch option. The compact 1537L is a mere 336 mm (13.44") wide, 264 mm (10.56") high and only 41 mm (1.64") deep," Witkowski notes. "The 1537L also features an interface that is compatible with both industry-standard touchscreen protocols, including Elo's SmartSet protocol. This offers an alternative to customers currently limited by their existing capacitive monitor options."

According to Mike Sigona, Elo market manager, "The 1537L is only one in a large family of rear-mount touchmonitors whose sizes range from 12" to 19". We also offer a choice of panels including wide viewing angle panels, and a choice of the three most popular touch technologies on the market today: the antiglare clarity and superior performance of IntelliTouch surface-wave; Elo's time-tested AccuTouch five-wire resistive touch technology, which can be used in a variety of environments because it provides a fast, accurate response to input from a finger, gloved hand, credit card or stylus; and Elo's surface capacitive technology." These choices are good news, Sigona notes, for customers who want an alternative to their current capacitive technology. "Add to these options the fact that the virtually invisible minibezel seal also denies access to dirt, dust, splashes and spills, and you have a compact and affordable touchmonitor that can be deployed in a wide range of environments and markets. The 1537L rear-mount touchmonitor provides a convenient, space-saving design that makes deploying touch solutions to market easier, more flexible and much more reliable."

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 Menlo Park, California, with manufacturing sites in the United States, Belgium, Taiwan and Japan. (Elo operates in Japan under the name of Touch Panel Systems.) For more information on Elo TouchSystems' products and services, call 1-800-ELO-TOUCH (800-356-8682), visit Elo's Web site at www.elotouch.com or direct electronic mail inquiries to eloinfo@elotouch.com.

AccuTouch, Elo TouchSystems and IntelliTouch 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: 650.361.4670
bvangenn@elotouch.com

Mike Ratcliff
Tyco Electronics
Tel: 717.592.2316
mike.ratcliff@tycoelectronics.com

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