Company Press Release
Carroll Touch Announces Industry's Largest Touchscreen
ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 1998--Carroll
Touch, the world leader in build-to-order solutions for the touch
interface market, today announced a new clip-on Smart Frame that
enables customers to add touchscreen capability to 42-inch gas plasma
displays. The new Smart Frame clip-on is the largest touch screen
available for a flat panel display.
The product was designed to fit the popular Fujitsu 42-inch gas
plasma display, but can easily be modified for any 42-inch monitor,
and a variety of smaller sizes are already available through Carroll
``The 42-inch Smart Frame offers our customers new options for
touch interface applications because it is the first such solution to
fit a 42-inch display,'' said Stacey Woltenberg, infrared product
manager. ``Carroll Touch is committed to bringing a wide range of touch
technologies and sizes to the monitor market to meet our customers'
Carroll Touch developed the 42-inch frame at the request of
customers who want increasingly large touch-interface devices for
applications ranging from executive board rooms, trade show
exhibitions, executive training centers, and public information
kiosks. Increasingly, designers of industrial control systems are also
considering larger touch interfaces for a variety of applications. For
example, the trend toward walk-by verification by supervisors of
highly automated operations is made much easier with larger touch
control and feedback panels which enable them to walk by displays and
quickly spot negative conditions.
The new touch frame features scanning infrared technology, the
most rugged and reliable technology available, and is designed for
easy, non-invasive integration. The smart frame contains a built-in
serial controller that connects to a RS-232 port, and every unit ships
with software and drivers for Windows 95 and Windows NT operating
Scanning infrared technology ensures a long life for touch
products, making them an ideal choice for public and industrial
applications. Carroll Touch scanning infrared products are 100 percent
transmissive, operate well even in direct sunlight, can withstand
vandalism, are not subject to drift, and offer sustained use without
Carroll Touch pioneered scanning infrared touch technology in the
1970s and is continually enhancing the technology to keep up with
customer requirements, delivering solutions for computer monitors,
terminals and flat panel displays. Recently, Carroll Touch added a
four-wire resistive touch technology to its offerings. Carroll Touch
was the first in its industry to offer a comprehensive five-year
warranty on its touch products and was the first major touch vendor to
achieve ISO 9001 quality certification.
The 42-inch Smart Frames are available immediately through
Carroll Touch. Prices range from $1,900 for a single-unit purchase to
$1,000 each in volume. For more information, contact Carroll Touch in
North America at (800) 386-8241. In Europe, Carroll Touch products are
available by calling the European Sales Office in Denmark (45)
55-96-03-36 and through Carroll Touch distributors in most countries.
Information can also be obtained through Carroll Touch's web page at
Mark Austin, 512/388-5615
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