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     ELO TOUCHSYSTEMS' TOUCHREADY PARTNERS SUPPORT THE POPULARITY OF 
     iTOUCH-ENHANCED iMAC WITH SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
     
     APPLE DVAR SEES A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR TOUCH-BASED iMAC KIOSK SOLUTIONS
     
     July 20, 1999  Fremont, California
     
     Elo TouchSystems, Inc., global leader in touch technology, and a 
     wholly owned subsidiary of Raychem Corporation (NYSE:RYC), today 
     reports the overwhelmingly positive response of its TouchReady 
     Software Developers, and the market in general, to its latest product 
     offering, iTouch-enhanced iMac.  As an official Apple Direct VAR 
     (DVAR), Elo enhances iMacs with iTouch, a brand new "touch-on-tube" 
     technology that turns the CRT surface into a touch sensor.  ITouch 
     technology ensures that the clarity, brightness, safety and appearance 
     of iMac's display are preserved.
     
     "Elo has seen significant early response to the iTouch-enhanced iMac, 
     primarily in the kiosk market where iMac is a natural for applications 
     where a great looking table-top kiosk is required," says Annemarie 
     Feely, market manager for Elo TouchSystems.  "Specialized, 
     small-footprint kiosks already account for over twenty-five percent of 
     the market.  The iTouch-enhanced iMac is a complete kiosk without the 
     burden of a vulnerable keyboard and mouse -- all it requires is the 
     right software application."
     
     Last year, Elo created the TouchReady software alliance program to 
     address the increasing demand for touch-based software applications. 
     "The significant rise in the number of Apple software developers 
     joining the TouchReady program is an indication that iTouch-enhanced 
     iMacs are generating a lot of excitement in the marketplace," Feely 
     adds.
     
     Recent TouchReady partners taking an interest in creating kiosk 
     applications for iTouch-enhanced iMacs are: Mile High Media, Mars 
     Interactive and First Wave Technologies.
     
     In order to showcase the potential of iTouch-enhanced iMacs, Elo is 
     sponsoring the Touch Challenge, a contest for Apple Software 
     Developers.  In three categories -- tomorrow's school, home, or 
     organization -- winning applications will receive iTouch-enhanced 
     iMacs in the color of their choice.  All entries will be presented as 
     3-5 minute demonstrations at Elo's booth #169,at MacWorld, in New 
     York's Jacob Javitz Center, July 21-23.  Attendees who stop by to vote 
     will take home a snappy new cap.
     
     For more information about MacWorld, the Touch Challenge, 
     iTouch-enhanced iMacs, and other Elo products and services, call 
     1-800-ELOTOUCH (1-800-356-8682) or visit Elo's Web site at 
     www.elotouch.com.  Electronic mail inquiries should be directed to 
     eloinfo@elotouch.com.
     
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     iTouch and TouchReady are trademarks 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 Elo's Web site at 
     www.elotouch.com.
     






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