Touch International Unveils the Innovative ExtremeTouch

TI Brings iPhone Experience to Vertical Markets

Austin, TX – October 12, 2006 – The revolution has begun! Touch International is right in the middle of it. TI announced the release of ExtremeTouch, the newest projected capacitive touch screen. Touch International’s revolutionary new touch technology can transform any transparent surface into a functioning touch screen, giving the designer the flexibility to choose any first surface material, including a window storefront, tabletop, or bulletproof glass.

In partnership with DMC Co., Ltd., TI announces a new universal ExtremeTouch driver for capacitive USB touch screen systems. Historically, capacitive users have been locked into one manufacturer, because the software drivers only allow usage with the original company’s hardware.

“Incompatibilities with drivers have made it costly or nearly impossible to use another product,” says Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO. “In the past, changes to programs already in revenue production could not be easily changed (due to gaming regulations). Touch International has solved this problem with the new ExtremeTouch.”

In addition to the driver, TI has added 8.4″ (diagonal) ExtremeTouch to the product line, larger models are under development. With its palm rejection capabilities, ExtremeTouch eliminates accidental input from the pressure of the user’s knuckles or palm, ensuring accurate registration every time. Input methods range from active stylus (also known as digital ink), gloved hand, to finger. As part of the line of Ruggedized capacitive products, ExtremeTouch can be made with plastic, shock-proof, deflect vandalism, or incorporate AR filters. Applications for ExtremeTouch range from medical instrumentation and industrial controls, to retail signature capture, GPS, windows, storefronts, and personal digital assistants.

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. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.

Touch International Donates Supplies to Support AAC Device Give-Away Program for Individuals with Disabilities

AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 26, 2006- Touch International, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality touch screens and touch screen components, has donated multiple touch screens valued in the thousands of dollars to support the ’40 for 40′ Program launched this year by Prentke Romich Company (PRC) of Wooster, OH.

PRC is celebrating its 40th year as a worldwide leader in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by donating 40 of its powerful speech-output devices to individuals with disabilities who lack funding assistance and would not otherwise be able to obtain a communication aid.

Touch International, which provides touch screens used in PRC’s industry-leading devices, was eager to participate in the device give-away program. “Communication is very important,” said Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO. “Many people who are unable to communicate in traditional ways have found a way to communicate via touch, thanks to technological advances. It is Touch International’s goal to assist in any way possible.”

“We are grateful to Touch International for its generous support of our ’40 for 40′ Program,” stated PRC President Dave Moffatt. “We are a mission-based company, dedicated to enabling individuals with disabilities to communicate without limitations. We are proud to include Touch International among our business partners who support us in this important mission.”

To learn more about PRC’s ’40 for 40′ Program and read profiles of the device recipients, go to www.prentrom.com.

About PRC
Prentke Romich Company (PRC) is a global leader in the development and manufacture of augmentative communication devices, computer access products, and other assistive technology for people with severe disabilities.
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, PRC has enabled thousands of speech-impaired children and adults worldwide to achieve spontaneous, independent, and interactive communication regardless of their disability, literacy level, or motor skills. PRC products are also distributed internationally through PRC subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Germany and through partnerships with leading AAC companies worldwide.

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. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.

Touch International Adds Filters and Touch Screen Enhancements to the Product Line

Austin, TX – August 18, 2006 – Touch International, Inc. announces the addition of resistive and capacitive filtering to their product line. Many people think of Touch International as just a touch screen company. TI can incorporate a number of filters and light guides into the touch panels to improve touch screen readability, optical clarity, and to meet any number of customer requirements. “We are excited about our innovative custom offerings,” says Grieg Spidle, Vice President of Military Aerospace Markets. “TI is specially prepared to serve the military and aerospace markets with C-Touch, our custom line of touch screen enhancements.”

TI’s flame retardant filters are ideal for Military and Aerospace markets. The main requirements for military and aerospace markets are the FAR 25.853 vertical burn. A cross section of a touch screen is exposed to flame and must self-extinguish within 12 seconds or 60 seconds depending on the diagonal length. The base material structures that Touch International can implement within a custom design have been formulated to pass the 12 and 60-second vertical burn test dictated by the FAA without deleterious effects to the light transmission rate.

Many touch screen providers lack all-inclusive solutions, sending customers to an outside company for plastic and glass filter needs. From Privacy to Persistence filters, Safety to Sapphire enhancements, Touch International provides comprehensive filter solutions to accommodate demanding environments.

For technical information about filters, please see the literature section of our website for Gary Barrett’s White Paper on Touch Screen Enhancements.

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. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.