the periodic News & Noteworthy E-mail Newsletter from MicroTouch Systems, the Global Standard in Touch. The following departments * The Latest in Touch - CleanScreen * Special Program Feature - TouchStore.com * Recent Touch Application Stories * Recent Press Releases * Recent Issue of MicroTouch World appear below. THE LATEST IN TOUCH - CleanScreen +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CleanScreen, Antibacterial Protection for Touchscreens, is the world's first touchscreen to incorporate antibacterial technology to control bacteria and microorganisms on the surface of the touchscreen. CleanScreen is the result of a technology partnership between AEGIS Environments and MicroTouch Systems that incorporates the proven AEGIS Microbe Shield into the surface of the touchscreen. And, since CleanScreen is part of the touchscreen's surface, the AEGIS Antimicrobial cannot be rubbed or worn off during use and will provide antibacterial protection for the life of the touchscreen. AEGIS' Microbe Shield technology, commercially available since 1976 and based on technology developed and tested by Dow Corning Corporation, can be found in a wide array of consumer and medical hygiene products, including disposable wipes and diapers, active wear, athletic socks, scrubbing sponges, and hospital surgery drapes. CleanScreen provides users a new level of confidence that the surface of the touchscreen is protected from contaminants. More information about CleanScreen is available at http://www.microtouch.com/cleanscreen_tidbits. SPECIAL PROGRAM FEATURE - TouchStore.com ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TouchStore.com, the industry's predominant e-commerce site for touchscreen monitors, now accepts both purchase order (for accredited customers) and credit card orders for its broad range of Microtouch-brand and IBM flat panel and CRT touch monitors. In addition to touch monitors, TouchStore.com offers TouchStation, the world's most durable touch-enabled iMac. Visit TouchStore.com at http://www.touchstore.com. RECENT TOUCH APPLICATION STORIES ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Touch make Virtual Fish Tank a Reality Boston Computer Museum http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/ComputerMuseum.pdf Brunswick score big with Touchscreens in State-of-the-art Entertainment Centers Brunswick Indoor Recreational Group http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/Brunswick.pdf Touchscreen Interactive Kiosks for Make-up Ideas and Information English Ideas http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/CyberBeauty.pdf Interactive Touchscreen Fitness System FitLinxx http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/Fitlinxx.pdf Touchscreens in Open Control Systems Foxboro http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/Foxboro.pdf Auto Dealership Stops Traffic with Touchscreen Kiosk Miracom Corporation http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/Miracom.pdf Touchscreen Remote Controls for Home Theatres. Remote Technologies http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/RTI.pdf Touch-sensitive Screens Help NET Provide "Internet Access for Everyone VideoNET http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/VideoNet.pdf RECENT PRESS RELEASES ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ MicroTouch Unveils New Resistive Touchscreens For Retail, Industrial, Hospitality, Medical Markets http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07c_press-releases/07c_11-01-99-Chipset.htm MicroTouch Extends Its Leadership In High-Durability Markets With Advanced Flat-Panel Touchscreens That Simplify OEM Integration http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07c_press-releases/07c_09-14-99-Profile.htm MicroTouch WORLD NEWSLETTER ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ September 1999 issue is now available online at http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2.htm Volume II, Number 2, September 1999 features touch stories about: Compaq, Princeton, NEC adopt touch; partner with MicroTouch Monitor Alliance partners are applying touch solutions into their existing markets, thus providing touch growth through new markets and product lines. Compaq and Princeton Graphics recently joined MicroTouch's impressive list of worldwide Monitor Alliance partners which includes NEC, PixelTouch, Mitsubishi, LG, Sanyo, iiyama, IBM, and Totoku. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_Partners.htm New Monitor Alliance Program Aligning with monitor manufacturers and systems vendors through its newly introduced Monitor Alliance Program, MicroTouch aims to maximize selling opportunities of MicroTouch-enabled flat-panel displays and CRTs worldwide by making entry into the touch market as easy as possible for partners. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_Alliance.htm MTN calls on iMac MTN, South Africa's leading GSM cellular network operator, chose TouchStation, the MicroTouch-enabled iMac to communicate with its customers and 3,000 employees. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_MTN.htm New and noteworthy products MicroTouch's e-commerce site has added two new products; TouchStation, the touch-enabled Apple iMac, and Bravo, the slide-on touch kit for the Philips 151AX flat-panel monitor. Also, announcing improvements with TouchTek4 and TouchTek5, a new 14" black CRT, and new TouchWare Drivers. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_NewProds.htm In touch with the President MicroTouch's President and CEO, Wes Davis, views and vision. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_WesDavis.htm TouchTek4 chosen for Dynamo portable communicator DynaVox Systems, Inc. a leading provider of portable communication devices for people with disabilities, selected MicroTouch's TouchTek4 4-wire resistive touchscreens for use in its newest product, Dynamo. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_Dynamo.htm Australian zoo speeds admissions with touch Victoria Zoological Parks and Garden's Board implemented a new touchscreen-based admissions system using MicroTouch ClearTek touchscreens throughout its three properties. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_Aussie_Zoo.htm If I had a million dollars Leading Austrian automation specialist, KEBA, has a winning solution in KeWIN. A self-service, multimedia, on-line terminal combining the latest scanning methods with MicroTouch Systems' ClearTek 3000 capacitive touchscreen technology, KeWIN is setting a new industry standard in lottery transaction speed and reliability. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_KeWIN.htm Fitness goes hi-tech The challenge was to design an interactive computerized coaching, feedback, and record-keeping fitness system sophisticated enough to recognize, interact with, and motivate individual club members, yet be easy to use and able to withstand the rigors of a gym environment. The FitLinxx Interactive Fitness Network achieves all that with the help of intranet and touch-input technology. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_Fitlinxx.htm Singapore going online with i-One kiosks Singapore may be the only place on earth with an abundance of online, interactive touchscreen kiosks accessible to the public 24-hours every day. About 100 i-One kiosks are up and running in Singapore's famous Orchard Road shopping district, and thousands more are scheduled to be set up soon across the nation. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_i-One.htm Touchscreens improve communication with the government Long Island Technical approached the IRS to discuss production of touchscreen kiosks for automated forms. The company then developed prototype systems which are located in IRS walk-in centers. Long Island Technical has had MicroTouch screens in applications running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for nearly four years - without a single failure or problem. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_LIT.htm ThruGlass accepted to the University of Florence The University of Florence, one of the largest and oldest in Italy, implemented interactive touchscreen kiosks using MicroTouch technology which have transformed the way students access University- related information. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_UofF.htm Wanted: full-time employment kiosk
The Korean Ministry of Labor partnered with MicroTouch customer Media Solutions to deploy 120 "Work-Net" kiosks throughout South Korea. The kiosks are helping relieve the recent unemployment surge caused by the Asian economic crisis. http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol2_No2_KML.htm CONTACT MicroTouch ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You can contact MicroTouch by visiting the Contact Us page at http://220.127.116.11/sales/sales.htm. If you don't want to receive future TouchTidbit Updates, please return this e-mail to [email protected] and type "LIST DELETE" in the Subject field.
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