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 [email protected] # # # 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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