Touch Screen Displays come in 40 and 42 in. models.

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Delivering 4096 x 4096 resolution, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) touch screens feature pure glass optics that deliver 92% light transmission with no color shift. Products, offered in tempered or shatterproof glass, may be worked with fingers or gloves and exhibit no performance impact from touches or cleaning over time. Fully integrated behind existing bezel of LCD monitors, displays provide high-performance touch without altering monitor design.

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Horizon Technology First to Offer 40' & 42' Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Touch Screen Displays in the US Market

LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 29 -- Horizon Technology, a leading independent distributor and integrator of display products, today announced the arrival of their 40" and 42" large SAW touch screens to complement their existing product line. The large touch screens are fully integrated behind the existing bezel of LCD monitors providing high performance touch without altering the monitor design.

As a front runner for addressing the rapidly growing demand of large touch screen applications, Horizon has positioned itself to offer the large interactive displays to the retail & digital signage, point-of-information, transportation, education, conference room, financial, gaming, restaurant, and exhibition & trade show markets. Horizon is able to offer the large touch SAW displays at a cost effective price-point below competitive technologies.

"Horizon is excited to be the first in the US market to offer the 40" and 42" SAW touch screen displays. This product development is the direct result of strong demand from our customers and is consistent with the market consensus of growing demand for large interactive displays," stated Kurt Johnson, Chief Executive Officer for Horizon Technology.

Some of the advantages of SAW technology include:

o Optics: Pure glass, best performance on light transmission (~92%) with no color shift
o Durability: No performance impact from touches or cleaning over time
o Stability: Drift-free, only requires a single calibration
o Safety: Offered in tempered or shatter proof glass
o Response: Works with finger or gloves
o Reliability: 50,000,000 touches in one location without failure
o Accuracy: 4096 x 4096 resolution

Along with the 40" and 42" Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) touch screen displays, Horizon offers a variety of sizes of touch solutions in SAW, resistive, capacitive, and infra-red technology. In addition to touch screen products, Horizon's Display Solutions Group offers sunlight readable and hi-bright displays, open frame monitors, LCD kits, and LCD screens.

"Our commitment to a customer-centric distribution model results in offering multiple price-performance point display solutions to our customers. Offering these new large area SAW touch screens achieves that in one of the fastest growing display market segments," added Johnson.

About Horizon Technology

Horizon Technology is an ISO 9001:2000 certified independent distributor specializing in information storage and display products. Our Display Solutions Group designs, engineers, and integrates a full range of standard & custom LCD solutions, including touch screen displays, sunlight readable & high bright displays, LCD kits, LCD open frames, controller boards, and LCD Screens. For more information about Horizon visit:

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