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G2E PREVIEW
3M exhibits gaming
innovations at G2E
Visit Booth 545 to enjoy the latest technology from 3M Touch Systems
T
he industry eagerly awaits the world’s Tovis Co. Ltd., and Wells Gardner Electronics Corp.
largest and premier gaming tradeshow and
conference, Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Large-format interactive signage
Las Vegas. Diversified technology company 3M’s DST touch system is an ideal solution for
3M will be among the exhibitors, showing interactive casino end-caps and point-of-information
its broad and innovative range of touch products for systems, and is available for LCD sizes ranging from
casino gaming machines, large-format point-of- 32” to 46”. This innovative, large-screen touch
information displays and graphic-intensive hospitality technology is fast, accurate and responsive, and
applications (Booth #545). On display will be the operates reliably despite on-screen contaminants or
revolutionary MicroTouch Capacitive TouchSense static objects resting on the screen. On display will
System (MCT System) and MicroTouch DST Touch be a 40” slot end-cap application and 32”, 42” and
System, along with capacitive touch screen sensors 46” casino wayfinder applications.
and LCD touch monitors from 3M.
Highly durable capacitive
New standard for the gaming touch screens
touch interface The MicroTouch ToughTouch II touch system from
The MCT System is a next generation multi-sensory 3M, a ruggedized, impact-resistant implementation of
touch interface that adds tactile-feedback effects to the ClearTek II touch system, will be featured for the
an enhanced ClearTek II first time with a flex tail configuration to replace
Capactive Touch Screen the existing soldered/wired design. The flex tail
system from 3M. The configuration improves the ease of integration and
system supports slot seal ability due to the absence of solder bumps.
games optimised with ToughTouch II is an ideal solution for vandal-
complex tactile- prone environments. On display will be a 19”
feedback features, can ToughTouch II gaming chassis monitor running a
be retrofitted into UL60950 “ball drop” test video.
popular casino games The ClearTek II touch system will be featured
to add simple tactile- throughout the exhibit and is the active touch
feedback effects, or technology for the featured MCT System and
replace mechanical buttons ToughTouch II touch system.
with a video-based button panel so players receive
tactile-feedback similar to pressing a mechanical Touch monitors for hospitality
button. applications
With tactile-feedback, gaming machines can The MicroTouch M150HB 15” and M170 17” touch
convey a variety of touch sensations to the user’s monitors from 3M will also be on exhibit. The
fingertips. These range from simple clicks and M150HB touch monitor’s 550-nit display makes it
variations in resistance, simulating the behaviour of a ideal for high ambient light casino environments. The
mechanical switch, to communicating dynamic M170 touch monitor’s high-resolution display and
effects such as pulses or vibrations. These can be co- DVI capability makes it a preferred solution for
ordinated with events on screen, as well as graphical graphic-intensive hospitality applications.
and audio effects, to draw players into the game. This
is the gaming technology to watch over the next few www.3M.com/uk/touch
years as the enhanced legacy games provide casinos
with the key player feedback and usage patterns
needed to expand throughout their entire slot floors.
Recipient of various casino gaming industry
awards, the MCT System is available on popular
gaming displays ranging from 7” to 32” and will be
featured by key display integrators across the show
floor including Ceronix Inc., Effinet Systems, Inc.,
Kortek Corporation, Kristel Displays, Tatung Co.,
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