Multiple Touch Possibilities with an Expanded Elo Touch Technology Portfolio
Harrisburg, Pa - June 2, 2009 - Tyco Electronics' Elo TouchSystems, the global leader in touch technology, makes multiple things possible with an expanded touch portfolio. Broadened touch capabilities bring a new realm of performance and functionality to the user experience. The newest Elo technologies deliver benefits that have been only partially achieved before by other touch technologies. Bringing multi-touch capabilities to the widely accepted mainstream IntelliTouch surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch technology is an example of the innovation and performance customers depend on from Elo TouchSystems products.
The new touch capabilities will be exhibited at Computex at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan, June 2- 6, 2009. Computex Taipei is the largest computer exhibition in Asia and the second largest in the world. Demonstrations of IntelliTouch multi-touch will be conducted on the popular Elo 2239L 22-inch open-frame touchmonitor in the Mythology Tech Express Booth #L1104. Mythology Tech Express, an Elo TouchSystems customer, specializes in the retail market with point-of-sale solutions. The new technology will be available for purchase on the Elo 22-inch open-frame touchmonitor or as components later this year.
"Elo invented touch technology over 35 years ago," says Mark Mendenhall vice president, Tyco Electronics and general manager, Elo TouchSystems, "and we've never stopped innovating. This new touch technology joins the extensive portfolio of Elo products developed to meet the changing needs and demands of our customers."
"This new technology is an additional example of our company's drive to delight our customers with novel solutions. We've always put the needs of the customer first," Mendenhall states, "and our success in responding to those needs creates new innovative technologies. We developed IntelliTouch surface acoustic wave touch technology over twenty years ago because of customer demand for a more rugged touch technology and we've added multi-touch IntelliTouch SAW technology to our portfolio for the very same reason. Customers are looking for economical solutions that incorporate a balance of characteristics while delivering state-of-the-art multi-touch capabilities."
According to Elo product manager Abraham Shen, the multi-touch IntelliTouch technology utilizes the durable Elo surface acoustic wave technology for a precise two-finger touch solution. "Simply stated," says Shen, "the pure-glass construction of the new Elo multi-touch IntelliTouch technology delivers an excellent image and high light transmission just like the single-touch IntelliTouch touch technology customers have trusted for years. With stable, drift-free operation, these new IntelliTouch touchscreens will accurately recognize two-finger simultaneous touches. Shen confirms, "Elo multi-touch IntelliTouch delivers reliable performance and is the cost-effective multi-touch technology for the market. And, it comes from the leader in touch technologies for nearly 40 years, Elo TouchSystems."
But IntelliTouch technology isn't the only Elo multi-touch technology. Over the last year, Elo TouchSystems has demonstrated how the CarrollTouch IR touch technology allows users to interact with a computer's software. At the Wall Street Journal's 2008 "D6: All Things Digital" conference Elo's IR 19-inch multi-touch monitor was featured in a brief demonstration by Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president of program management for the Windows Experience at Microsoft Corp., of the soon-to-be-released Windows 7 operating system. According to Steve Haungs, Elo product manager, "The IR multi-touch product has been modeled after the Elo CarrollTouch IR component line with the tested reliability of millions of screens in active use. It provides a true two-coordinate report set with more to come in the future."
Both of these new touch technologies will be available for Windows 7 and for purchase later this year on Elo open-frame touchmonitors: 1939L 19-inch (CarrollTouch IR technology) and 2239L 22-inch (CarrollTouch IR technology and IntelliTouch technology) or as components.
ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems and specialty products, with fiscal 2008 sales of US$14.8* billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; and alternative energy and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at www.tycoelectronics.com/. (*Includes revenue from the company's former Wireless Systems segment, which will be reported as a discontinued operation beginning in the fiscal third quarter of 2009.)
ABOUT ELO TOUCHSYSTEMS
Tyco Electronics' Elo TouchSystems is the global leading brand in touch technology. The Elo TouchSystems portfolio encompasses the largest selection of touchscreen technologies, touchmonitors, and all-in-one touchcomputers for the demanding requirements of diverse applications, such as industrial, medical, POS, kiosks, retail, hospitality, transportation, office automation and gaming. Elo founders invented the touchscreen over 35 years ago. Since then, Elo touchscreens have delivered one common, powerful result advanced computer technology simplified for all users. For more information on Elo products and services, please contact 800-ELO-TOUCH (800-356-8682), or view Elo products website at www.elotouch.com or direct electronic mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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