September 28, 2006

KIOSK Information Systems Offers Immersion's TouchSense(R) Tactile Feedback for Touchscreen Kiosks

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR - News), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, announces that the largest supplier of kiosks in North America, KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK,, is now offering Immersion's TouchSense® tactile feedback solution in its kiosks for the self-service and retail industries.

Serving both North American and European markets estimated at US$1 billion and 193,000 kiosks* annually (77 percent using touchscreens), KIOSK's new TouchSense tactile feedback option significantly expands exposure for the technology. KIOSK will be exhibiting in booth #2000 and Immersion will be exhibiting in booth #407 at the Self-Service & Kiosk Show, San Antonio, September 28 and 29.

TouchSense components integrated into touchscreen designs produce tactile feedback in response to the user's press. For retail and self-service applications, the simple addition of a tactile cue may either help overcome user uncertainty or enhance the user experience. A tactile cue supplies unmistakable confirmation, encouraging more rapid and accurate data entry. By establishing clear communication, it also promotes greater ease-of-use leading to higher customer satisfaction. And a tactile cue increases interactivity and a sense of control, helping to create a more engaging experience to encourage continued use.

"KIOSK has built virtually every type of self-service application in every type of location and environment imaginable," explains Michael D. Levin, vice president and general manager, Immersion's Touch Interface Products group. "One of the reasons they are such a strong leader is that KIOSK is not only a manufacturer, but also a consultant in ensuring the long-term success of their customers' projects. KIOSK sees the value of our TouchSense system and will now be able to help its customers capitalize on tactile feedback technology for improving kiosk applications and the user experience."

*Kiosks And Interactive Technology, 2006, Summit Research Associates, Inc.

About Kiosk Information Systems (

Founded in 1993, KIOSK Information Systems is a leader in the design and manufacture of self-service kiosks. For applications including bill payment, human resources, music download, order entry, photo kiosk, public internet access, and ticketing, the company's innovative products have been delivered across numerous industries for clients including Borders, Citibank, Disney, FEDEX, McDonald's, Mercedes Benz, Pepsi, Sony, Wal-Mart, and the United States Postal Service. The company's processes allow customers to participate in design and development, which speeds time-to-market and reduces costly rework. Its ISO-9001 high-production manufacturing facilities in Louisville, Colorado and Larbert, Scotland provide typical delivery times for standard products of 3 to 6 weeks and custom designed product prototypes within 5 to 8 weeks. KIOSK products are UL and CE certified and manufactured using independent modules that can be serviced quickly and easily in the field.

About Immersion (

Founded in 1993, Immersion Corporation is a recognized leader in developing, licensing, and marketing digital touch technology and products. Using Immersion's advanced touch feedback technology, electronic user interfaces can be made more productive, compelling, entertaining, or safer. Immersion technologies are deployed across automotive, entertainment, industrial controls, medical training, mobility, and three-dimensional simulation markets. Immersion's patent portfolio includes over 600 issued or pending patents in the U.S. and other countries.

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Posted by keefner at September 28, 2006 07:10 AM