Friday, March 5, 2010

Touch International Enhances Interactive Applications with the Multi-Touch Resistive Module

[Press Release]

Touch International Multi-Touch Analog Resistive (MARS) Touch Screen

Austin, TX – March 1, 2010 - Touch International, an innovator and global leader in the touch screen industry is expanding its plug-and-play module offerings with the Multi-Touch Analog Resistive (MARS) Touch Screen Module. Released today, the Windows 7 compatible 10.4” MARS Module supports 10-finger touch and is easily modifiable, transforming from a virtual keyboard or touch screen piano to an interactive learning tool based on customer specifications.

A fresh solution using resistive touch technology, the single piece MARS design is equipped with a general purpose controller and a touch screen mounted on an LCD allowing for plug-and-play applications. Featuring superior drift-free performance, outstanding optical clarity and a fast and accurate response time, the MARS module allows for True Touch Gesture and palm rejection while working with bare or gloved finger and any pointing device.

“The MARS Module is an excellent and inexpensive tool for engineers to explore the resistive 10-finger touch technology and see how easily it integrates into their system,” explains Kelvin Tran, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Touch International. “Since resistive touch technology is used in a variety of applications due to its proven durability and relatively low cost, their current applications can easily be upgraded with this cutting-edge, multi-touch technology.”

This hassle free module allows for quick system integration and its firmware can be easily modified based on the users’ needs. To demonstrate its application flexibility, the MARS Model comes equipped with eight different demonstration modes including Gesture, Multi-Line, Multi-Button, Palm Rejection and Ten Key.

For more on the MARS Module and Touch International, visit

About Touch International

Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO and has become a world leader in touch screen and EMI filter technology. The company, with its partner DMC, Co. Ltd. in Osaka, Japan, operates eight manufacturing facilities worldwide with 1,200 employees. TI’s China factories manufacture Apple iPhone-type projected capacitive touch screens, resistive sensors and glass filter products used in touch screens, EMI, anti-reflective or anti-vandal filters.

For more information about Touch International, contact:

Kelly M. Leff
Director of Marketing
Touch International, Inc.
Tel: 512-832-8292 ext. 310


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