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     ELO TOUCHSYSTEMS FIRST TOUCH SOLUTION PROVIDER APPROVED AS APPLE 
     AUTHORIZED DIRECT VALUE ADDED RESELLER
     
     ELO TO ADD ITS LEADING-EDGE iTOUCH "TOUCH-ON-TUBE" SURFACE WAVE 
     TECHNOLOGY TO APPLE'S iMAC COMPUTER
     
     
     July 20, 1999  Fremont, California
     
     Elo TouchSystems, Inc., global leader in touch technology, and a 
     wholly owned subsidiary of Raychem Corporation (NYSE:RYC), today 
     announces its acceptance into Apple's authorized Direct Value Added 
     Reseller (DVAR) program.  Elo is the only touch solution provider to 
     be authorized as a DVAR.  iTouch, Elo's latest surface wave 
     "touch-on-tube" technology, will be used to enhance Apple's popular 
     iMac computer.  Under the agreement, iTouch-enhanced iMacs can be 
     purchased from Elo, or through Apple authorized VARs.
     
     "We are impressed with the quality of Elo's surface wave technology. 
     We believe it represents an exciting new dimension for iMac and are 
     pleased to have Elo as a DVAR," says Jeff Hansen, Apple's senior 
     director, Channel Sales and Distribution.  "Because of iMac's stunning 
     design, outstanding graphics performance and gorgeous screen, Elo's 
     iTouch technology can turn the world's best consumer computer into a 
     great interactive kiosk."
     
     "Acceptance into the DVAR program represents Apple's recognition of 
     Elo's special iTouch technology and its ability to significantly 
     enhance the functionality of iMac," says Annemarie Feely, Elo market 
     manager for kiosk applications.  "Elo's new 'touch-on-tube' iTouch 
     surface wave technology, is the clearest, most responsive touchscreen 
     technology for the kind of self-service and public access applications 
     that are fueling the demand for kiosk solutions in many vertical 
     markets.  As a proven leader and preferred supplier for kiosk 
     applications, according to Summit Research, we are uniquely positioned 
     to bring the power of iMac to these applications."  In that survey, 
     Francine Mendelsohn, president of Summit Research Associates, states 
     that the majority of respondents indicated a preference for Elo 
     touchmonitors in kiosk applications.
     
     The touch technology gracing the face of iTouch-enhanced iMacs 
     represents a major breakthrough in touch technology development that 
     allows Elo to direct surface waves onto the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) for 
     touch sensing.  "No overlay on the CRT means the highest quality image 
     possible," says Steve DeLateur, vice-president of research and 
     development at Elo.  "Durability, another important feature for the 
     public access environment, will also improve greatly because the CRT 
     faceplate is several times stronger than a touchscreen overlay."  In 
     addition, the iTouch-enhanced iMac utilizes an integrated USB 
     controller/driver where other iMac touch solutions require an added 
     attachment to convert serial to USB.
     
     "Elo designed the new iTouch technology to maintain the brightness, 
     color depth and clarity of iMac's CRT, without jeopardizing the no 
     drift, stable performance and proven reliability of surface wave 
     technology," says DeLateur.  "All of that remains unchanged -- Elo's 
     latest innovation to touch technology simply takes surface wave to a 
     higher level of performance," he adds.
     
     Elo's new iTouch technology challenges traditional overlay 
     touchscreens by presenting a new, better touch solution.  Elo is the 
     only touch provider in the industry to offer a touch solution that 
     preserves the functionality, image quality and outward appearance of 
     iMac.
     
     Product (including full worldwide agency approval) will be ready for 
     shipping by the end of July.  For more information on iMacs with 
     iTouch and other Elo products and services, contact Elo TouchSystems 
     at 800-ELO-TOUCH (800-356-8682) or visit Elo's Web site at 
     www.elotouch.com.  Direct electronic mail inquiries to 
     eloinfo@elotouch.com.
     
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     IntelliTouch is a registered trademark of Elo TouchSystems, Inc. 
     iTouch is a trademark of Elo TouchSystems, Inc.  All other products 
     and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered 
     trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.
     
     Elo TouchSystems, Inc., global leader in touch technology, develops, 
     manufactures and markets a complete line of touch products that 
     simplify the interface between people and computers.  Founded in 1971, 
     Elo has headquarters in Fremont, California and offices worldwide. Elo 
     TouchSystems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raychem Corporation 
     (NYSE:RYC).  For more information on Elo's products and services, call 
     1-800-ELOTOUCH (1-800-356-8682) or visit Web site at www.elotouch.com.
     
     






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