March 27, 2023

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3M Launches High-Performance Multi-Touch Monitors at CES 2012

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New 18.5” and 21.5” 3M multi-touch displays offer sophisticated desktop solutions with innovative, ultra-fast 20-finger touch response and flat front surface design

As consumers’ preference for the sleek, modern industrial design of smart phones and tablets continues to grow rapidly, 3M Touch Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company, announces the availability of two multi-touch monitors – 18.5- and 21.5-inch display sizes – that extend the immersive user experience to the desktop. Offered as the 3M Multi-Touch Display M1866PW (18.5”) and the 3M Multi-Touch Display M2167PW (21.5”), these multi-touch displays take interactive display technology to the next level by combining uncompromising performance (20 simultaneous touches at 6 millisecond response time), brilliant high-definition graphics powered by LED backlights, wide viewing angles and elegant product design into a series of fully-integrated, easy-to-use desktop displays. These new multi-touch desktop displays and other multi-user/multi-touch exhibits are on display at 3M’s CES 2012 booth (#56802 in South Hall, S4). Visit the 3M Touch Systems virtual CES 2012 booth at

“These professional-grade multi-touch monitors offer the high performance interactive platform needed to create a truly immersive touch interface,” says Diego Romeu, business operations manager, 3M Touch Systems. “When you combine ultra-fast multi-touch response with leading industrial design and premium display features, the result is an interactive display ideal for applications in a broad range of industries, including retail, entertainment, audio visual and hospitality.”

Based on 3M’s industry-leading Projected Capacitive Technology (3M PCT) with 20 finger touch capabilities and 6 millisecond ultra-fast touch response, these multi-touch displays offer the unique ability to recognize and reject the user’s palms or arms resting on the touchscreen to help prevent inadvertent touches. Plus, these displays feature a 3M-proprietary anti-stiction surface treatment that allows a user’s fingers to effortlessly glide across the screen for smoother gesturing and accurate draw capabilities.

These 3M multi-touch displays also feature a stylish flat front surface industrial design that allows easy touch access in the screen edges and corners not possible with a traditional bezel display, making them an attractive addition to any professional or retail environment. Featuring a sturdy and robust base, the display can accommodate a full 90-degree position range for more viewing flexibility while providing an inviting horizontal surface for multi-user on-screen collaboration. These displays are Windows 7 compatible and 3M offers drivers for Windows XP, Linux and Mac operating systems.

These displays are part of an expanding product line of 3M multi-touch displays that include the 32” 3M Multi-Touch Display C3266PW, 22” 3M Multi-Touch Display M2256PW desktop, and 22” 3M Multi-Touch Display C2254PW chassis.

All 3M multi-touch displays are available from leading distributors (BlueStar, Ingram Micro, ScanSource, SYNNEX, and Tech Data), popular on-line retailers, and 3M’s on-line store,

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the “3M” and “MicroTouch” brands. Popular single-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point of sale and self-service. For more information about 3M and MicroTouch products, visit For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit

About 3M Touch Systems Inc.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and provider of innovative touchscreen solutions, operates globally and reports through 3M Electro and Communications Business, headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit More information about 3M Company is available online.


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