>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<< MicroTouch TouchTidbits >>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<< the periodic News & Noteworthy E-mail Newsletter from MicroTouch Systems, the Global Standard in Touch. The following departments * The Latest in Touch - 150 million touches * Special Product Feature - TouchStation * Spring Trade Show Schedule * Recent Touch Application Stories * Recent Press Releases * MicroTouch World Newsletter, Spring Issue appear below. THE LATEST IN TOUCH - 150 million touches and counting ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ClearTek 3000, the industry's most durable touchscreen has set a new standard in touchscreen reliability. Ongoing tests show that the touch responsiveness of ClearTek 3000 touchscreens is unaffected by 150 million touches in any one location and still counting. That's 100 million more touches than the published counts of any other touchscreen on the market. Stay tuned for an updated touch count in the June issue of TouchTidbits. Information about ClearTek 3000 touchscreens is available at http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/ClearTek3000.pdf. SPECIAL PRODUCT FEATURE - TouchStation ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TouchStation, the touch-enabled iMac has been upgraded to incorporate Apple's iMac DV/400MHz processor and 350MHz processor. Both TouchStations feature CleanScreen antibacterial touchscreen protection at no extra cost. These TouchStations are available on TouchStore.com - MicroTouch's e-commerce site dedicated to touch products - at $1,951 for the 400MHz and $1,596 for the 350MHz versions. Check out these links for information on TouchStore.com, http://www.touchstore.com, or TouchStation, http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/TouchStation.pdf SPRING EXHIBITS ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ See MicroTouch at these Spring trade shows: April 16-19 Retail Systems 2000 - http://www.retailsystems.com/ConfExpos/RS2000 April 17-20 KioskCom 2000 - http://www.kioskcom.com May 14-19 Society for Information Display Conference (SID) - http://www.sid.org/conf/conf.html RECENT TOUCH APPLICATION STORIES ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TouchStation Opens Window to Washington - Government Education Center http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/Ford_Museum.pdf Chamber Works Kiosks Provide Around-the-clock Information - Chamber Works http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/ChamberWorks.pdf The House Always Wins with Touchscreen Technology - funworld http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/funworld.pdf Satellite Video Jukeboxes Overcome Technology Hurdles - Sound Leisure http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/SoundLeisure.pdf SAM Stays Up All Night - Volkswagen http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/volkswagon.pdf Game, Set, and Match with Touchscreen Technology - Wimbledon http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/wimbledon.pdf Touchscreen Technology Gives New Voice to Musical Exhibit - The Field Museum of Natural History http://www.microtouch.com/mtmedia/pdf/Fieldmuseum.pdf RECENT PRESS RELEASES ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ MicroTouch's Ibid 2.0 Software Brings New Functionality To Ibid Electronic Whiteboards http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07c_press-releases/07c_02-01-00-Ibid2v0.htm MicroTouch Launches World's First Touch-Enabled iMac with CleanScreen Antibacterial Protection http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07c_press-releases/07c_01-05-00-CleanScreeniMac.htm MicroTouch Launches Antibacterial-Protected Touchscreens http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07c_press-releases/07c_12-08-99-CleanScreen.htm MicroTouch WORLD NEWSLETTER ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ February 2000 issue is now available online at http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1.htm Volume III, Number 1, February 2000 features touch stories about: CleanScreen antibacterial protection for touchscreens http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_CleanScreen.htm What do some brands of diapers, carpeting, surgical drapes, hosiery, sponges, home air filters, and computer touchscreen displays have in common? The answer is, an effective, durable, and safe method of controlling and protecting against bacteria and other microorganisms. Customers and industry see value in CleanScreen http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_CleanScreen_feedback.htm Positive feedback from CleanScreen surveys, customers, and industry spokespeople confirmed end users and integrators from a variety of industries - including financial, medical, restaurant, gaming/ ntertainment, retail, education, kiosk, and more - see value in antibacterial touchscreens. Volkswagen speeds up customer service http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_Volkswagen.htm Volkswagen offers 'round-the-clock' customer service with its touch-enabled Service Auto-Mat (SAM), an innovative self-service terminal developed by Siemens Nixdorf. SAM makes checking a car in for service much easier and is as simple to use as an ATM. New TouchStation based on 400MHz Apple iMac DV http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_TouchStation.htm The new TouchStation is based on the iMac DV with a 400MHz PowerPC G3 processor, and features CleanScreen antibacterial protection. MicroTouch has fully integrated the iMac DV with its ClearTek 3000 capacitive touchscreen without compromising the iMac's aesthetics, high performance, or viewing area. Customer approval http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_Customer-approval.htm "Ibid added a dimension to my communications capabilities I am still learning to appreciate. I'm not generally one who raves about a product; I REALLY need to be impressed. Your product has demonstrated functionality, facility, and reliability. I endorse it without reservation," said John Fields, Vice President of Patient Care Services for Central Maine Medical Center. In touch with the president http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_Wes-Davis.htm "At the heart of our strategy is a simple goal: MicroTouch will be the touchscreen company that our worldwide customers, partners, and suppliers want to do business with because we provide the industry's most reliable, highest quality, and best value products and services," said Wes Davis, MicroTouch President and CEO. Touch gives Diverse Yachts the winning edge http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_Diverse-Yachts.htm Diverse Yacht Systems (UK), a leader in the installation of electronic systems for raceboats and cruising yachts, recently chose MicroTouch touchscreens to give racing yachts a winning edge. The company's Racevision multifunctional touchscreen unit has been installed on a number of race-winning yachts and will be used by more than half of the America's Cup competitors. Wimbledon scores with touch http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_Wimbledon.htm Wimbledon organizers and IBM - the official Championship technology provider for ten years - installed MicroTouch-enabled flat panel displays to improve its information service to journalists demanding up-to-the-second information. Fire the butler, SmartLinc is on the job http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_SmartLinc.htm It's seems like a movie... a touchscreen panel controlling virtually every major appliance and function in the home - lights, home theater, security, thermostats, and more. Sound futuristic? It's here - today - from SmartLinc. Using proven home automation technology, SmartLinc offers its 'TouchLinc' products at prices in reach of middle-class homeowners. Sound Leisure brings jukeboxes into the space age http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_Sound_Leisure.htm Jukeboxes have been a familiar feature in pubs and bars for some time. Recently, their popularity has been declining as people found other ways to access their favorite music. Jukebox manufacturer, Sound Leisure, is set to change that trend with its Starlight Satellite touchscreen-enabled jukebox. This futuristic unit is the world's first digital satellite video jukebox. Access Internet anywhere http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_VideoNet.htm VideoNET, a currency-operated public-access Internet terminal, gives all users the ability to take advantage of the latest technology. It's built to provide endless entertainment, communications, and educational opportunities for everyone. Auto dealership stops traffic with touchscreen kiosk http://www.microtouch.com/mthtml/07b1_Vol3_No1_Miratouch.htm Conventional market research is often slow to produce results and can provide questionable data. Miracom Corporation's Miratouch system solves this problem by providing immediate marketing data. Miratouch offers auto dealership visitors incentives to answer demographic and marketing questions from a free-standing custom kiosk with a 15-inch touchscreen display from MicroTouch. CONTACT MicroTouch ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You can contact MicroTouch by visiting the Contact Us page at http://126.96.36.199/sales/sales.htm. If you don't want to receive future TouchTidbit Updates, please return this e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and type "LIST DELETE" in the Subject field.
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