3M Launches High-Performance Multi-Touch Monitors at CES 2012

New 18.5” and 21.5” 3M multi-touch displays offer sophisticated desktop solutions with innovative, ultra-fast 20-finger touch response and flat front surface design

2012 International CES

LAS VEGAS--()--As consumers’ preference for the sleek, modern industrial design of smart phones and tablets continues to grow rapidly, 3M Touch Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company, announces the availability of two multi-touch monitors – 18.5- and 21.5-inch display sizes – that extend the immersive user experience to the desktop. Offered as the 3M Multi-Touch Display M1866PW (18.5”) and the 3M Multi-Touch Display M2167PW (21.5”), these multi-touch displays take interactive display technology to the next level by combining uncompromising performance (20 simultaneous touches at 6 millisecond response time), brilliant high-definition graphics powered by LED backlights, wide viewing angles and elegant product design into a series of fully-integrated, easy-to-use desktop displays. These new multi-touch desktop displays and other multi-user/multi-touch exhibits are on display at 3M’s CES 2012 booth (#56802 in South Hall, S4). Visit the 3M Touch Systems virtual CES 2012 booth at www.3m.com/multitouch/ces2.

“These professional-grade multi-touch monitors offer the high performance interactive platform needed to create a truly immersive touch interface,” says Diego Romeu, business operations manager, 3M Touch Systems. “When you combine ultra-fast multi-touch response with leading industrial design and premium display features, the result is an interactive display ideal for applications in a broad range of industries, including retail, entertainment, audio visual and hospitality.”

Based on 3M’s industry-leading Projected Capacitive Technology (3M PCT) with 20 finger touch capabilities and 6 millisecond ultra-fast touch response, these multi-touch displays offer the unique ability to recognize and reject the user’s palms or arms resting on the touchscreen to help prevent inadvertent touches. Plus, these displays feature a 3M-proprietary anti-stiction surface treatment that allows a user’s fingers to effortlessly glide across the screen for smoother gesturing and accurate draw capabilities.

These 3M multi-touch displays also feature a stylish flat front surface industrial design that allows easy touch access in the screen edges and corners not possible with a traditional bezel display, making them an attractive addition to any professional or retail environment. Featuring a sturdy and robust base, the display can accommodate a full 90-degree position range for more viewing flexibility while providing an inviting horizontal surface for multi-user on-screen collaboration. These displays are Windows 7 compatible and 3M offers drivers for Windows XP, Linux and Mac operating systems.

These displays are part of an expanding product line of 3M multi-touch displays that include the 32” 3M Multi-Touch Display C3266PW, 22” 3M Multi-Touch Display M2256PW desktop, and 22” 3M Multi-Touch Display C2254PW chassis.

All 3M multi-touch displays are available from leading distributors (BlueStar, Ingram Micro, ScanSource, SYNNEX, and Tech Data), popular on-line retailers, and 3M’s on-line store, www.Shop3M.com.

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the “3M” and “MicroTouch” brands. Popular single-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point of sale and self-service. For more information about 3M and MicroTouch products, visit www.3M.com/touch01. For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit www.touchtopics.com.

About 3M Touch Systems Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and provider of innovative touchscreen solutions, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.3M.com/multitouch. More information about 3M Company is available online.

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Editors: High-resolution images of 3M Multi-Touch products are available by contacting Jenni Balthrop at jsbalthrop@mmm.com.

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3M Touch Systems offers a variety of single-touch and multi-touch technology solutions across multiple industries. The company's new line of multi-touch monitors was launched at CES 2012 and features an ultra-fast 20-finger touch response, ideal for an immersive user experiences in retail and point-of-sale industries. (Photo: 3M)

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3M Touch Systems announces two multi-touch monitors that extend the immersive user experience to the desktop, with ultra-fast 20-finger touch response and a flat front surface design.

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3M
Jenni Balthrop, 512-984-2146
jsbalthrop@mmm.com
on Twitter @jennijewel
For all other 3M Company media inquiries, visit:
http://www.3m.com/MediaContact