September 20, 2004

All-in-one Touch Computer

Elo TouchSystems Introduces AllinOne Touchcomputer

September 2004

Elo TouchSystems, Inc., the global leader in touch technology and a business unit of Tyco Electronics, has announced the new 1525L 15in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) silent, fanless allinone touchcomputer. Elo has drawn on its 30 years of design experience and the success of the 1525L desktop touchmonitor to produce the spacesaving 1525L touchcomputer, that combines a touchmonitor with a computer in the space of a touchmonitor. The 1525L touchcomputer includes a choice of Elo's industryleading IntelliTouch surface wave or AccuTouch fivewire resistive touch technologies. Integrated options include a threetrack Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) and a rearfacing customer display. The Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP versions of the 1525L touchcomputer include a hard drive; the Windows CE.NET version has solidstate components with no moving parts. Applications for the new allinone touchcomputer include loyalty systems, kiosk information systems, home control, casino management, cash systems and Internet access points such as those for Web surfing and hotel reservations.

Sleek, Spacesaving and Economical
"The sleek, spacesaving 1525L touchcomputer has the footprint of a standard 15in display, so the need for a desktop or tower case is eliminated by having everything built into the LCD enclosure," says Mike Sigona, Elo TouchSystems' marketing manager Europe. "Its slim profile and compact size allow the 1525L touchcomputer to be used as a desktop or wallmountable unit. What's more, our effective design means that we can offer a complete allinone touchcomputer at a lower overall installed cost than for separate components. This is a natural advantage for touch applications when both space and budget are at a premium."

Wide Range of Connectivity and Operating Systems
The new 1525L touchcomputer offers a wide range of connectivity and operating systems. "Connectivity includes two serial, four USB, Ethernet, PCMCIA and PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports," says Sigona. "Operating system options include Windows CE.NET, Windows XP or Windows 2000. It is available as a solidstate embedded system or with an integrated hard drive." Worldwide agency approvals include UL, cUL, FCC, IC, CE, TV, VCCI and CTick.

Two Tough Touch Technologies
Elo's 1525L touchcomputer is available with a choice of IntelliTouch surface wave or AccuTouch fivewire resistive touch technologies. IntelliTouch surface wave touch technology is the pictureperfect, precision touch solution for high use indoor applications. It provides the highest light transmission (92 percent) of any touchscreen overlay plus industryleading durability and resistance to vandalism. AccuTouch fivewire resistive touch technology is the preferred solution for applications that demand reliability, input flexibility and contamination resistance. Both IntelliTouch and AccuTouch offer stable, driftfree operation and a touch response that is always accurate.

About Elo TouchSystems
Elo TouchSystems, the global leader in touch technology, develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of touchscreen and touchmonitor products. Elo offers the largest selection of touchscreen technologies, CRT touchmonitors, and LCD touchmonitors and carefully designs each product 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 30 years ago. Since then, customers have used Elo touchscreens with one common, powerful result advanced computer technology simplified for all users. Founded in 1971, the company is headquartered in Fremont, California, with manufacturing sites in the US, Europe and Asia. Elo's main regional offices are in KesselLo, Belgium and Yokohama, Japan, with additional sales and technical support offices worldwide. For more information on Elo TouchSystems' products and services, call +3216352100 in Europe or visit our web site at

About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics, a major business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cuttingedge wireless, active fibre optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty wellknown and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/ACOM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.

Further information:

Elo TouchSystems
Nadia Vandeweyer
Tel: +32 16 35 2125
Fax: +32 16 35 2101
[email protected]

Tyco Electronics Ltd.
Tom Donnelly
Tel: +1 7175925366
Fax: +1 717-592-6146
[email protected]

Posted by Craig at September 20, 2004 02:01 PM