Abingdon, UK 3M Touch Systems introduces a touch technology platform - Interactive Surface Technology (IST) - addressing the needs of traditional touch application segments such as retail, point-of-sale, kiosks, and industrial. It also expands the possibilities of touch for new emerging applications, such as outdoor environments, mobile and handheld devices, and on- and off-display implementation for use in automobiles. The new technology is an evolution of 3M's projected capacitive touch technology. Its design is based on the fact that the interactive touch surface is constructed of a flexible, polyester layer that can be laminated to the front and back of any surface, or applied to a contoured surface. The substrate for lamination can be plexiglass, polycarbonate, plastic, glass, laminated glass or any other non-conductive surface. In addition, MicroTouch IST can support "on display" use with LCD panels or "off display" use creating touch pad or button interface designs not using a display. 3M Touch Systems , Abingdon, UK. www.3Mtouch.com.
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