3M Release Multi Touch LCD Developer Kit Compatible with Windows 7

3M Touch Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M Company and a leading innovator and manufacturer of touch technology, announces today at SID Display Week 2009 a "true multi-touch" LCD developer kit that tracks up to 10 individual fingers and is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 7 platform.

The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit is a 19-inch wide-aspect ratio LCD display featuring 3M Projected Capacitive touch technology. Supporting standard flick and scale gestures, as well as accurately tracking 10 individual fingers from single or multiple users, this display has a durable glass surface and less than 15 milliseconds touch response, making it ideal for developing next- generation games and user applications.

"3M is very excited to offer a developer kit that supports true multi-touch functionality," says Scott Hagermoser, business manager, 3M Touch Systems. "Software developers have been clamoring for multi-touch functionality and the upcoming release of Windows 7 only increases the need for a full multi-touch display. With the availability of this multi-touch developer kit, software developers now have a projected capacitive hardware platform that finally fulfills the promise of true multi-touch interactivity which they can use to build next-generation software applications."

The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit includes the 19-inch wide-aspect ratio (16:10, 1440 x 900 resolution) LCD chassis display, desktop stand, USB and VGA cables, plus access to the password-secure 3M Multi-touch Developer Program site for firmware updates, on-line technical support, and hosted developer forum.

Until June 12, 2009, the 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit can be pre-ordered for the introductory price of $999 ($500 off the $1499 regular price) for delivery in July, 2009. Visit www.3m.com/multitouch for pre-ordering details.

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