HARRISBURG, Pa. & MINNETONKA, Minn. (Jan. 14, 2008) - Tyco Electronics' Elo TouchSystems will demonstrate one of the first network powered multifunction and multimedia touch stations incorporating power-over-Ethernet technology from Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) at the NRF 97th Annual Convention & Expo January 14-15 in New York City.
Incorporating a unique low power design featuring Digi's power-over-Ethernet (POE) zero-client technology and Elo's design for LED backlighting and power distribution board, the new POS multifunction touch station from Elo TouchSystems is intended to eliminate local cabling with power provided from an Ethernet network connection. This “no-power required” station will add flexibility to the deployment of many retail applications such as price checkers and digital advertising without using separate power connections or adding infrastructure. Eliminating the need for local power can result in lower costs wherever deployments are made. With this unique design concept, retailers can place a variety of POS devices wherever they want in their stores, without having to add separate electrical power.
“Digi's POE zero-client technology coupled with the Elo TouchSystems multifunction touch station initiates an exciting alliance of technology strengths,” said Steve Popovich, vice president of business development, Digi International. “The deployment of display technology and integrated peripheral devices without local power is unique in the retail industry.”
Matthew Schmitt, CEO of Reflect Systems said, “Elo & Digi's Windows CE platform will be ideal for deploying point of service applications. We designed our new ReflectView Player Portable Edition (PE) specifically to take advantage of embedded devices and to leverage the power of point of service systems. Now, screen placement can be done based on maximum impact instead of power availability, allowing retailers to combine the benefits of digital signage with the convenience of point of service applications.”
The retail environment is quickly changing, with customers demanding more value and convenience in their shopping experience. To answer this challenge, retailers increasingly look to technology to provide the innovative and unique solutions they need. The new Elo TouchSystems multifunction touch station from Tyco Electronics with Digi power-over-Ethernet zero-client support has the promise to answer that challenge.
About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, wireless systems and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2007 sales of US$13.5 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliance and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With approximately 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at www.tycoelectronics.com/.
About Elo TouchSystems
Tyco Electronics' Elo TouchSystems broad portfolio of touchscreen technologies, touchmonitors and touchcomputers are specifically designed for the demanding requirements of diverse applications, such as industrial, medical, POS, kiosks, retail, hospitality, transportation, and gaming. Elo has been recognized as the global brand leader in touch technology since inventing the touchscreen over 35 years ago. For more information on Elo products and services, please contact 800-ELO-TOUCH (800-356-8682), visit www.elotouch.com or direct email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), the leader in device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web, and offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality available. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).