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3M Touch Systems Intros Surface Capacitive Touch System

February 25, 2009

The MicroTouch SCT System is designed for 5.7 in. to 12.1 in. displays for retail and consumer applications.


METHUEN, MA --(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Touch Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 3M Company and a leading innovator and manufacturer of touch technology, announces the availability of the 3M MicroTouch System SCT3250CX. This new surface capacitive touch system from 3M is optimized for retail and consumer applications, such as video phones, home automation, retail POP displays and small all-in-one devices, using 5.7 in. to 12.1 in. LCD displays. Competitively priced with 5-wire resistive touch solutions, this system provides superior surface durability and typically 11.5% higher optical transmission for device manufacturers requiring more reliable and brighter touch displays.

Based on the newly-released 3M MicroTouch Controller CX, this touch system has been specifically developed to meet the demanding requirements of small display applications. With a reduced component count and slim 0.8 in. x 1.9 in. board, this USB-HID controller is up to 54% smaller and requires up to 25% less power compared to typical 5-wire resistive solutions, making it ideal for compact touch devices with limited board space and low power requirements.

"With the release of the SCT3250CX touch system, compact device manufacturers can now use this optically-clear and durable all-glass product as a more robust and reliable, yet competitively priced alternative to 5-wire and 7-wire resistive touch solutions," said Chris Tsourides, business unit manager, 3M Touch Systems. "This new touch system also offers an 'unlimited touches' warranty for a period of five years."

The 3M MicroTouch System SCT3250CX consists of a 3M MicroTouch Sensor SCT3250 and a 3M MicroTouch Controller CX and will be available as an integrated system.

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touch technology products to customers worldwide under the "MicroTouch" brand. Popular interactive applications include casino gaming, retail point of sale, foodservice, hospitality, self-service, industrial, healthcare and interactive digital signage.

About 3M Touch Systems
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, TX.

About 3M
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms, often in combination, to a wide array of customer needs. With $25 billion in sales, 3M employs 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.


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