August 02, 2011

Product Brief - Shadowsense 2D and 3D multi-touch technology

ShadowSense is a revolutionary new 2D and 3D optical tracking technology that is a expected to be a 'game-changer’ for the rapidly growing medium to large size touch industry.

Optical Multi-Touch | Optical 2D and 3D Multi-Touch Technology |

It delivers responsive and highly accurate multi-touch and gesture recognition, at costs typically associated with single-touch solutions, whilst supporting any type of input and being extremely robust.

Features & Benefits

  • True Multi-touch performance with 2 and 4 touch point options available
  • Supports any input type including finger, glove stylus
  • Solid touch activation
  • Senses solid objects 2 millimeters or greater in diameter
  • 6 to 8 millisecond response time
  • Better than 2 millimeter accuracy across the entire touch surface
    No ghosting or dead zones
  • Recognises accidental touches
  • Static object detection and rejection
    Continues to function with debris on the screen
  • 3 mm tempered glass with 91% optical clarity
    93% and 95% transmissivity options available
  • IP65 rated front seal (bezel to glass)
  • USB HID interface to host
  • Windows 7 compliant
  • No drivers or CPU based processing
  • Calibration free
  • Mecanically and thermally stable
  • No ageing effects

Optical Multi-Touch | Optical 2D and 3D Multi-Touch Technology |

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February 22, 2011

22” Multi-Touch Chassis Display for Self-service Applications

LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, announced today at the Digital Signage Expo 2011 in Las Vegas, NV the availability of the 3M Multi-Touch Display C2254PW, a 22-inch full multi-touch chassis display.

3M Launches 22” Multi-Touch Chassis Display for Self-service Applications | EON: Enhanced Online News

Designed for single- or multi-user self-service and public access applications, the C2254PW display combines 3M Projected Capacitive Technology’s (3M PCT) full multi-touch capabilities with an ultra-wide viewing angle, high-definition LCD display in a compact robust metal housing. Ideal for a variety of interactive table, wall and kiosk solutions, the 22-inch C2254PW chassis provides system integrators with a high performance, easy to integrate and rugged display to help create the optimal multi-touch user experience.

“The C2254PW chassis offers integrators an easy-to-configure, full multi-touch display with the robust construction needed for high use environments”

“The C2254PW chassis offers integrators an easy-to-configure, full multi-touch display with the robust construction needed for high use environments,” said Chris Tsourides, business manager, 3M Touch Systems. “This chassis is ideal for self-service applications, such as kiosks, digital signage, gaming and entertainment, where full multi-touch interactivity is becoming increasingly important to users.”

3M PCT is used in the C2254PW chassis display for ultra-fast and accurate response that tracks 10 simultaneous touch events at less than 12 millisecond response speed. With more than 3,300 discrete sensing locations (on a 22-inch 3M PCT sensor) this full multi-touch display helps create a more natural interactive user experience compared with infrared and camera-based two-touch systems. The 3M PCT sensor’s anti-stiction coating further enhances the user’s experience by enabling their fingers to glide effortlessly across the glass surface while maintaining positive contact with the screen. 3M PCT has passed Windows 7AQ for more than 10 touch points. 3M offers MT7 drivers for Windows XP and Linux operating systems.

The C2254PW chassis LCD display offers an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle (horizontal/vertical) which is ideal for off-axis viewing and multi-user table configurations. The compact metal chassis housing is 2.0 inches (51.87 mm) deep with a VESA mount pattern and side mounting brackets for ease of integration into a multitude of enclosures.

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the “3M” and “MicroTouch” brands. Popular single-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point-of-sale and self-service. For more information about 3M and MicroTouch products, visit For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit The C2254PW chassis and other 3M PCT displays will be on display at the Digital Signage Expo 2011 in Las Vegas, February 23-24, 2010 in booth #821.

About 3M Touch Systems Inc.

3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and provider of innovative touchscreen solutions, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit More information about 3M Company is available online.

3M and MicroTouch are trademarks of the 3M Company.

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Posted by staff at 08:51 AM

December 10, 2010

PR: Blowout Sale on Secure iPad Kiosks from Help Celebrate the Holidays!

BeyondKiosks press release announcing holiday pricing for the iPad kiosk. The "kiosk" is fixture for securing the iPad for use in unattended mode. Basically a informational kiosk for under $1000. Haven't seen the apps/lockdown framework or if is just an iPad.

Blowout Sale on Secure iPad Kiosks from Help Celebrate the Holidays! -- KNOXVILLE, Md., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

KNOXVILLE, Md., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Kiosks, a subsidiary of Kiosk Group, Inc. has announced special pricing for the holiday season. Their Exquisite Freestanding iPad Kiosks are now just $549, Countertop iPad Kiosks are $469, and Wall iPad Kiosks are just $269. This special sales event will run until January 5, 2011. Further discounts are available for quantities of ten or more.

Kiosk Group president Mike James, a 31-year veteran of the multimedia and kiosk industry, commented, "With some of the specials the retailers are having with iPads this season, you can have a high-end, professionally-made kiosk for well under a thousand dollars. This is totally unprecedented in the kiosk industry."

The iPad Kiosks were created by Mike James and design consultant Jer Schweickart specifically around the iPad's distinct feature set:
The iPad Kiosk enclosures feature a radio-transparent, heavy-duty plastic head unit. All Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G radio frequencies are totally unimpeded. The pedestal, brackets and base sections are constructed out of powdercoated cold-rolled steel.

The iPad kiosks from are available in free-standing, countertop and wall versions.

The front bezel restricts the use of the iPad's Home button, so users cannot escape from the iPad kiosk application.

Technicians have easy access to the tablet's Power, Volume Controls and Home Screen without kiosk disassembly.

The iPads are secure in their kiosk enclosures held in place with special security screens. In addition, all three units can be bolted to the surface for additional security
All kiosks are ADA compliant.

The iPad kiosks can be seen at Jer Schweickart's work can be seen at For more information, contact Mike James at 1-888-569-5467 x801 or [email protected]
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Posted by staff at 08:58 AM

November 03, 2010

New gloves that work with touchscreens

New gloves from Boulder company allow you to work with common touchscreen devices using capacitive technology.

Agloves give full 10-finger gloved touchscreen functionality - Image 4 of 4

With capacitive the technology of choice on the majority of touchscreen devices hitting the market, people have been coming up with all kinds of interesting ways to interact with their devices when the winter chill sets in and gloves become a necessity. Many South Koreans apparently turned to using sausages as a stylus but if you’d prefer not to be hassled by dogs as you type a text there are less meat product-based solutions, such as the North Face Etip gloves. Now there’s another glove-based solution in the form of Agloves, which provide even greater touchscreen friendly surface area for your hands.

Whereas the Etip gloves feature a conductive material known as X-Static fabric on the tips of the thumb and index finger, the Agloves are made with silver coated nylon to make the entire glove conductive. With silver boasting particularly high electrical conductivity it allows the Agloves to better transfer the skin’s bioelectrical charge through the gloves to the screen.

The Boulder-based company behind the Agloves says that since the whole glove is knitted with its unique silver yarn they are able to work even if the wearer’s fingertips lose conductivity, when they are too cold or dry for example. In such cases the rest of the hand is able to pick up the slack and allow the bioelectricity to travel from other areas on the hand, through the glove to the fingertips to maintain a connection.

Also, because the Agloves provide full 10-finger functionality, users are able to type using full QWERTY onscreen keyboards like that found on the iPad, or do four-finger swipes. Oh, and they should also keep your hands warm.

The Agloves are available now for US$17.99 a pair.

Posted by staff at 03:17 PM

August 26, 2009

Touchscreen News - Multi-touch & tutorial site from 3M

News from 3M on multi-touch and also launch of new "education" site which is to explain all various touchscreen technologies be they from 3M or Elo or whomever. Upcoming conferences are in California.

3M Presents “What is Multi-touch” Overview at 2009 Display Conferences
3M Launches Touch Industry Reference Site to Help Establish Touch Nomenclature

Methuen, Mass. – August 26, 2009 – Multi-touch interactivity may be the touch industry’s most discussed topic and possibly the most misunderstood when single finger gestures and 10 resolvable touch points are grouped together and called “multi-touch”. For software developers writing applications along this 1 to 10 finger touch spectrum and system integrators matching their requirements with existing touch solutions, understanding the multi-touch capabilities of popular technologies is important. To help clarify this touch nomenclature, 3M Touch Systems will be presenting on “Multi-touch” at two upcoming display conferences (DisplayBank U.S. FPD Conference 2009, August 20, 2009, Santa Clara, CA and DisplaySearch Emerging Displays Technology Conference, September 2, 2009, San Jose, CA) and launching a touch industry reference web site at

“With 25 years of touch industry experience and as a manufacturer who offers touch technologies ranging from single finger touch to 10 resolvable touch points, 3M Touch Systems is in a unique position to help standardize our industry’s nomenclature,” said Scott Hagermoser, business manager, 3M Touch Systems. “We’ve seen first hand how a simple misunderstanding of ‘what is multi-touch’ can create buying confusion and lead customers to select the wrong touch technology for their solution.”

Posted by staff at 12:53 PM

June 19, 2009

Touchscreen News - Multi-touch developer kit from 3M

3M Multi-touch Developer Kit Wows SID Display Week Attendees - 10-finger Independent Tracking Sets New Standard for Touch Interfaces

Methuen, MA – June 10, 2009 – The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit was introduced to the touch industry at the SID Display Week 2009 Conference in San Antonio last week to the welcome praise of display industry experts, the apparent awe of conference attendees and the reluctant respect of touch competitors, and essentially redefined what “multi-touch” really can be.

Where 2- to 4-finger touch capabilities and simple pinch-and-expand gestures once defined sophisticated multi-touch interactivity, 3M’s multi-touch technology designed with fast and accurate 10-finger touch now sets the new “true multi-touch” standard. Software developers using this new interactive tool may create previously unattainable interaction with their applications that might include enhanced operating system desktops, 4 or more players gaming, or may finally touch-enable everyday 10-finger activities like QWERTY keyboard typing or piano playing.
The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit also received extensive television coverage from Fox 29 KABB News (San Antonio affiliate), which singled out this new technology in a roving-reporter, show-floor feature and then with an in-depth, in-studio, follow-up segment during their News First morning technology report.

The 3M Multi-Touch Developer Kit will be shown to the audio-visual (AV) industry at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, Fla., June 17-19.
Visit for more information on the 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit.

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touch technology products to customers worldwide under the “MicroTouch” brand. Popular interactive applications include casino gaming, retail point of sale, foodservice, hospitality, self-service, industrial, healthcare and interactive digital signage. For more information about 3M MicroTouch products, visit
About 3M Touch Systems, Inc.

3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit
About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $25 billion in sales, 3M employs 76,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit
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3M and MicroTouch are trademarks of 3M Company.

Posted by staff at 12:50 PM