FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kiosk Market Manager
Marcom Programs Manager
Elo TouchSystems, Inc.
Elo TouchSystems Announces Production of
iMac Indigo 400 MHz with iTouch "Touch-on-Tube"
Orlando, Florida-April 22, 2001-Elo TouchSystems, the
global leader in touch technology and a unit of Tyco
Electronics, announces the production of an all-in-one
touchcomputer combining Elo's iTouch technology and
Apple Computer, Inc.'s newest iMac Indigo 400 MHz.
The iMac Indigo 400 MHz features Elo's unique iTouch
"touch-on-tube" surface wave touchscreen technology.
The iMac Indigo 400 MHz with iTouch is available now
and can be seen in Elo booths #225 and #227 at
KioskCom 2001 held in the Renaissance Orlando Resort
at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida, from April 22 through
April 25, 2001.
"Elo's iTouch 'touch-on-tube' technology is the only
touchscreen solution for Apple's iMac that completely
preserves iMac design and image quality because it
places the touchscreen directly on the CRT surface,"
says Scott Smith, kiosk market manager for Elo
TouchSystems. "Turning the CRT itself into a
touchscreen eliminates the need for intrusive overlays
and preserves 100 percent of the brightness, clarity,
antireflection and color properties that have made the
iMac such an overwhelmingly popular choice."
According to Smith, Elo decided to standardize on
Apple's iMac Indigo 400 MHz because, in addition to
the product's normal array of attractive features, it
also offers FireWire connection and is AirPort-ready,
all at an affordable price.
Elo's iMac Indigo 400 MHz with iTouch is being used
successfully in public access applications such as:
- Retail sales, including auto showrooms, bookstores,
specialty shops and more
- Interactive presentations at museums and exhibitions
- Self-service transactions
- Listings at real estate offices
The iMac Indigo 400 MHz with iTouch is also the
excellent, ready-to-go education tool and the natural
interface to aid learning in such applications as:
- Special education/assistive learning
- Preschool learning
- Early child development
- Campus information status
- Library systems
In addition to its powerful 400 MHz PowerPC G3
processor, the iMac Indigo 400 MHz with iTouch
features 64MB of PC100 SDRAM, a 10GB Ultra ATA hard
disk, a 24X
CD-ROM drive, two 400Mbps FireWire ports, an optional
AirPort base station, and 512K backside level 2 cache.
For more information on Elo's products and services,
please contact Elo TouchSystems at 800-ELO-TOUCH
(800-356-8682), visit Elo's Web site at
www.elotouch.com, or direct electronic mail inquiries
to [email protected].
iTouch is a trademark of Elo TouchSystems, Inc. iMac
and Apple are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All
other products and company names referred to herein
may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies or trademark holders.
# # #
About Elo TouchSystems
Elo TouchSystems, Inc., global leader in touch
technology, is a unit of Tyco Electronics. Elo
develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of
touch products that simplify the interface between
people and computers in both public-access and
employee-activated applications. Founded in 1971, the
company is headquartered in Fremont, California, with
manufacturing sites in the U.S., France, and Japan.
Elo's main regional offices are Kessel-Lo, Belgium and
Yokohama, Japan, with additional sales and technical
support offices worldwide. For more information on Elo
TouchSystems' products and services, call
1-800-ELO-TOUCH in the U.S. or +32-16-35-2100 in
Europe or visit our Web site at www.elotouch.com.
About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics is one of the major business units of
Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; LSE: TYI; BSX:
TYC). Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA,
Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive
electronic components manufacturer, and a world leader
in cutting-edge wireless technologies, fiber optic
active components, and complete power systems. The
company has facilities located in 56 countries serving
customers in the aerospace, automotive, computer,
communications, consumer electronics, industrial and
power industries. Tyco Electronics provides advanced
technology products from over thirty well-known and
respected product brands, including Agastat,
Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP Netconnect, Buchanan, CoEv,
Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, HTS, M/A-COM,
Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem,
Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.