20-finger Multi-Touch Display from 3M

From: 3M United Kingdom
Published: Wed May 26 2010

Diversified technology company 3M today announced the availability of the 3M Multi-Touch Display M2256PW. With its ultra-fast, 20-plus finger multi-touch input and a high-definition, wide viewing-angle LCD, the M2256PW display delivers performance designed to exceed the requirements of the most demanding multi-finger or multiuser interactive applications. Based on revolutionary 3M Projected Capacitive Technology (3M PCT), the M2256PW display offers application developers full multi-touch capabilities with less than 6 millisecond response time for 20 simultaneous touches.

"The application possibilities for multi-touch are colossal as software developers conceive new ways to exploit the potential of this sophisticated 20-plus finger interactivity, unavailable to them until now. Some practical examples include computer aided design, digital signage, computer gaming, security monitoring systems, education, training and telepresence," said Francesco Fasoglio, European business manager, 3M Touch Systems.

The 3M Multi-Touch Display M2256PW is a professional-level display destined to redefine performance expectations in the multi-touch ecosystem. Windows Touch AQ-tested for 20-plus fingers, the M2256PW display offers fast, accurate multi-touch response for professional and commercial applications and 3M PCT offers key differences from other multi-finger technologies:

* 20-plus finger simultaneous touch response enables more immersive and intuitive applications
* 6 millisecond response time (for 20 touches) enables more natural and responsive applications
* Palm accommodation allows interface manipulation with one or more hands resting on screen
* 3358 touch points enable precise draw and edge accuracy for full screen interactivity
* Anti-stiction touch surface provides users with smooth and natural draw response.

The 3M Display M2256PW features a high-definition 1680 x 1050 LCD screen, DVI and VGA video input, audio input, USB and RS232 (serial) dual-mode communication protocol and a durable, anti-glare front surface. The M2256PW display is compatible with Windows 7 so additional drivers are not required when using Windows 7. For Linux and Windows XP/Vista/7 operating systems, 3M offers a multi-touch driver and software utility.

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the 3M and MicroTouch brands. Popular single touch, gesture touch and multi-touch 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 www.3M.co.uk/touch. For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit www.touchtopics.com

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About 3M Touch Systems, Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and is part of the 3M Electro & Communication business, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA..

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3M is a $23 billion diversified technology company which, since 1902, has been creating innovative products that help make the world healthier, safer and more productive. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite.

3M employs some 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. It produces tens of thousands of innovative products for customers in dozens of diverse markets and its 45 technology platforms touch nearly every aspect of modern life. The company has applied its expertise in RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to map and locate underground utilities; it has used its understanding of the healthcare industry to develop innovations that help the early diagnosis of heart and lung conditions; and its range of pocket projectors are the ultimate presentation devices for business people on the go.

The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing more than 3,500 people across 17 locations, including 10 manufacturing sites.

Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, occupational health and environmental safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners.

Press contacts:
Paolo Pedrazzoli Beky Cann
3M Touch Systems Neesham Public Relations
Tel: 00 39 02 7035 3437 Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180
Email: ppedrazzoli1@mmm.com Email: bekyc@neesham.co.uk

Company: 3M United Kingdom
Contact Name: Paolo Pedrazzoli
Contact Email: ppedrazzoli1@mmm.com
Contact Phone: 00 39 02 7035 3437

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