Touch Panels are suitable for both pen and finger input.

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Circularly polarized touch panels, Series FID-554, enhance display readability in direct sunlight conditions by eliminating 60% of reflected ambient light and maintaining 79% luminance transmissivity. For use with transmissive LCDs, 4 and 7 wire resistive touch panels are suitable for portable and stationary outdoor use. Touch panels use 1/4 wave retarder and polarizer to prevent light from being reflected. Panels have 3H minimum surface hardness rating.



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Fujitsu Releases Circularly Polarized Resistive Touch Panels for Sunlight Readability



SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 20, 2003 - Fujitsu Components America, Inc. today expanded its touch panel offering by releasing a line of custom, circularly polarized touch panels that greatly enhance display readability in direct sunlight conditions. The touch panels eliminate over 60% of reflected ambient light while maintaining 79% luminance transmissivity.

These new 4-and 7 wire resistive touch panels are designed for use with transmissive LCDs in a variety of portable and stationary outdoor applications, such as kiosks, navigation systems, industrial instruments, and test instrumentation.

Fujitsu's circularly polarized FID-554 series touch panels use a 1/4 wave retarder and a polarizer to prevent light that has passed through from being reflected back to the user's eye. This process results in a high-contrast display that is highly readable in sunlit conditions.

The circularly polarized touch panels have a 3H minimum surface hardness rating and a minimum life of 1 million operations. They are offered as a custom product in a variety of sizes, and are suitable for both pen and finger input. The touch panels are compatible with standard controller and device drivers available from Fujitsu.

Available immediately, estimated pricing for the circularly polarized FID554 custom product series begins at $25.00 per unit in OEM volumes. Lead time is 12 - 14 weeks ARO.

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. markets and distributes electronic components throughout North and South America. Products include relays, connectors, keyboards, input and pointing devices, KVM switches, touch panels, and thermal printers. The company is headquartered at 250 E. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. For product information, telephone 1-800-380-0059, email marcom@fcai.fujitsu.com, or access the company web site at www.fcai.fujitsu.com.

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