3M Touch Systems Inc. Announces MicroTouch CT150 Touch Monitor; New Features Focus on Integration Flexibility and Display Performance

3M Touch Systems Inc. announces availability of the new MicroTouch CT150 15" LCD touch screen monitor specifically designed for self-service and industrial applications. The MicroTouch CT150 touch monitor offers a unique feature set that addresses key design, integration and performance needs in these applications.

Key MicroTouch CT150 touch monitor features include:

-- Three unique bezel options.

-- An array of designer-flexible mounting methods.

-- Remote control on-screen-display adjustment module.

-- Complete, rigid steel enclosure, allowing VESA mounting as a stand-alone display for industrial applications.

-- FCC B, and CE certifications, and UL/cUL compliance, which can be helpful in accelerating the UL certification process for kiosk solutions.

-- Full compliance to the European Union Directive on Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

-- 3M's proven MicroTouch ClearTek II touch screen technology and MicroTouch EXII electronics platform.

-- A 500:1 contrast ratio LCD display module that can be print-color matched, making it an ideal choice for photo kiosk applications.

-- Accepts either AC or DC power, eliminating the need for power adapters inside enclosed solutions.

-- Three-year display warranty and a full five-year warranty on the touch screen.

"The MicroTouch CT150 touch monitor is a product that solution providers will embrace because of its mounting flexibility, ease of configuration and overall performance," said Larry Loerch, global marketing manager for 3M Touch Systems. "It affords designers valuable creative options that are key to developing a unique look for their customers, as well as the practical features necessary to simplify installation, setup and service. As the self-service market continues to grow, these features are increasingly important for solution providers."

"The new MicroTouch CT150 touch monitor offers several key features that are appealing to us as a kiosk solution provider," said Frank Olea, vice president of Olea Inc. "The variety of integration configurations greatly simplifies the design side of our business, and the performance and optics of the MicroTouch ClearTek II capacitive touch screen enhances the performance of our new photo kiosk product line."

The MicroTouch CT150 touch monitor joins a family of high performance MicroTouch monitor products, which include the MicroTouch 17" chassis touch monitor and the MicroTouch 15" M150 and 17" M170 desktop touch screen monitors. This product is available for shipment May 1, 2006.

For more information, visit www.CT150monitor.com or call 888-659-1080.

About 3M Touch Systems Inc.

3M Touch Systems Inc., a subsidiary of 3M, operates globally and reports through 3M Optical Systems Division headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. For more information on the MicroTouch CT150 touch monitor and other innovative touch products visit www.CT150Monitor.com or www.3Mtouch.com

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