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Tactile Technology will Allow Players to Feel Next Generation Slot Machines

MicroTouch™ Capacitive TouchSense® System: Heralded as possibly the “next great thing” for casino slot gaming, the MicroTouch Capacitive TouchSense System allows players to enjoy a more immersive experience. Traditionally casino slot games have relied on audio and visual cues for interative game play, but with the release of this enhanced “tactile touch” technology from 3M, the addition of tactile feedback allows players to “feel the game.”

By targeting the combination of these three senses, game designers can now develop games that are more realistic and engaging to keep players playing games longer. 3M Touch Systems is working with leading game manufacturers to bring these new multi-sensory games to casino floors in 2008. The MicroTouch Capacitive TouchSense System combines the robust and reliable MicroTouch ClearTek II capacitive touch sensor and MicroTouch EX II electronics with TouchSense tactile feedback technology from Immersion Corporation.

An array of Tactile Touch products are on display ranging from a 7" wide aspect ratio display simulating mechanical button replacement to a 22" wide aspect ratio display simulating a common slot game.

MicroTouch™ ClearTek™ II Touch Screen Surface Finishes: Environmental lighting conditions can be difficult to control, especially in casinos, and can cause distracting glare to users of touch screen gaming displays. Also, varying display characteristics among popular gaming LCD monitors can conflict with standard touch screen optics. Combine these two factors and finding the best match in touch screen optics becomes exceedingly important. Responding to customer requests for choices to meet their lighting and display requirements, 3M Touch Systems now offers ClearTek II touch screens with three distinct surface finishes: AG500, AG250, and WC100.

On display will be a side-by-side comparison of these three touch screen surface finishes.

MicroTouch™ ClearTek™ II Wide Aspect Ratio Touch Screens: Where a few years ago the casino gaming industry overwhelmingly converted from CRT monitors to LCD displays, now the industry is quickly moving to wide aspect ratio displays that require touch screens to match. Responding to this escalating trend, 3M Touch Systems now offers wide aspect ratio touch screens in popular gaming display sizes ranging from 7" to 32". And, due to its unique capacitive technology manufacturing process and flexible supply chain, 3M can provide the touch screen sizes customers want, when they’re needed (based on reasonable schedules).

On display will be wide aspect ratio screen sizes ranging from 7" to 32".

MicroTouch™ Dispersive Signal Technology (DST) Touch Systems: Interactive digital signage is fast becoming a requirement for the modern casino and 3M Touch Systems now offers hospitality management a revolutionary new large-format touch technology. Based on 3M’s patented Dispersive Signal Technology (DST), MicroTouch DST touch systems are available in 32", 40", 42" and 46" screen sizes, and offer an ideal solution for large-format interactive applications that require fast, accurate, reliable touch response. Other unique features include operation unaffected by surface contaminants and “dynamic touch,” which ignores static objects on the screen and allows for multi-user touch capabilities.

On display are three 40" MicroTouch DST units working in tandem to create a multi-screen casino wayfinder.

Based on more than 20 years developing and manufacturing interactive products for game manufacturers, 3M Touch Systems remains a global leader in touch gaming solutions and MicroTouch-brand touch solutions continue to be the most recognized in the industry.

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