Touch Screen Display/Worstation suits harsh environments.

Press Release Summary:

RuggedTouch is available as 12, 15, and 18 in. LCD display. Bezel options include stainless steel and black powder coated steel. RuggedTouch Plus includes rear mounted ATX computer with up to 6 expansion slots, Intel Pentium® III 1.2 GHz processor, 30 GB hard drive, and 256 MB of RAM. Each features EnhancedInfrared(TM) touch display, designed for high-pressure caustic wash downs, which maintains functionality despite scratches, gouges, and deep cuts.

Original Press Release:

Dolch Introduces the New RuggedTouch(TM)

Dolch Debuts New Harsh Environment Touch Screen Solution

San Diego, California, June 25, 2002 - Dolch, the world leader in delivering rugged computer solutions, is proud to introduce RuggedTouch and RuggedTouch Plus, industrial touch screen displays and workstations.

"While the demand for rugged touch screen products for industrial applications continues to grow, truly rugged touch screens that can not only survive, but excel, in extremely harsh and hazardous environments remain hard to find," said Jim Ciardella, President of Dolch. "As a rugged solution provider to some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, Dolch understands the challenges they face. We've developed a new line of industrial touch screen displays and workstations designed for the worst environments. These touch screens are designed for high-pressure caustic wash downs. Scratches, gouges, even deep cuts won't effect the functionality of these touch screens and I challenge anyone to find a touch screen interface that is tougher and more reliable than our RuggedTouch."

The RuggedTouch is available with 12", 15" and 18" LCD displays. Bezel options include stainless steel for NEMA 4X applications and black powder coated steel for NEMA 4 and NEMA 12 applications. Additional options include direct sunlight readable upgrades.

The RuggedTouch Plus includes a rear mounted ATX computer with up to six expansion slots, an Intel Pentium® III 1.2GHz processor, 30GB hard drive and 256MB of RAM. Upgrade options are available.

All RuggedTouch products feature EnhancedInfrared(TM) touch displays, a technology designed specifically for harsh and hazardous applications. EnhancedInfrared touch screens maintain their calibration without drifting and are operationally immune to cuts or wear on the touch surface. In addition, the touch screen is covered by a comprehensive 5-year warranty.

Dolch addresses the need for remote computing with our exclusive RayFire(TM) digital fiber-optic video and data transmission system. The RayFire system allows the system's PC to be located anywhere - in most cases, a centralized, climate controlled room that allows for increased security and easy system configuration changes and upgrades.

About Dolch
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Dolch is the world leader in rugged, multi-slot portable industrial PC platforms. Dolch also manufactures rugged touch screen solutions, industrial enclosures and public access kiosk systems. The Dolch Difference - an industry-leading, customer-oriented infrastructure that ensures a consistent product configuration, superior service and lifetime technical support, backs every product. In addition to the Fremont campus, Dolch has offices in San Diego, Baltimore, Cleveland, Germany, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. For more information on Dolch and its products and services, please visit us at or call us at 1.877.347.4929.

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