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Elographics was founded in 1971 and invented touchscreen overlay technology and was acquired by Tyco Electronics Corporation in 1999.  The Gores Group, an investment firm based in Los Angeles, California completed the acquisition of the Elo Touch Solutions business from TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) in June 2012. Elo TouchSystems is a trademark of Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.

Elo Touch Solutions is a premier global supplier of touch solutions including touchscreen components, touchmonitors, and all-in-one (AiO) touchcomputers. With multiple touchscreen technology options, including surface acoustic wave (SAW), resistive, projected capacitive, acoustic pulse recognition (APR), infrared (IR), and optical, Elo touch solutions meet the diverse requirements of digital signage, retail, point-of-sale (POS), hospitality, medical/healthcare IT, industrial, and consumer. A pioneer in the industry with over 40 years of experience, Elo brings quality, innovation, and integrity to everything we touch.

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  • Industry-leading touchscreen product lines:
    • Acoustic pulse recognition (APR) touchscreen overlays
    • IntelliTouch and SecureTouch surface-wave touchscreen overlays
    • CarrollTouch infrared touch sensors
    • Projected and surface capacitive touchscreen overlays
    • LCD touchmonitors in various form factors
    • All-in-one touchcomputers

    Full line of touchscreen controllers; software drivers for popular operating environments, including Windows, Macintosh and Linux; application development tools.

    Elo developed many proprietary designs for touch technologies and products.

    • Kiosks: point of information, self-service, transaction
    • Point-of-sale: restaurant, retail, lodging, self-service systems
    • Industrial: process & machine control, test & measurement, security & alarm
    • Gaming/entertainment: casino, lottery, bingo, amusement
    • Medical/healthcare: equipment, hospital/doctor office system, patient care
    • Financial: banking, office automation, point of information
    • Transportation: ticket machines, in-vehicle

    R&D and manufacturing facilities in Milpitas, California; Kessel-Lo, Belgium; Yokohama, Japan; and Su Zhou, China. North American offices in Milpitas, California, with additional offices throughout Europe, Latin America, and Asia/Pacific.

    2012 The Gores Group, an investment firm based in Los Angeles, California completed the acquisition of the Elo Touch Solutions business from TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL)
    2011 Tyco Electronics becomes TE Connectivity.
    2011 TE acquires Sensitive Object (passive acoustic technology) forming the Touch Solutions Business Unit with Elo TouchSystems.
    2011 The Elo IDS product line is relaunched with the added technology of IntelliTouch and IntelliTouch Plus.
    2011 Multi-touch unveiled on the Elo 2242L with IntelliTouch Plus.
    2010 James O'Toole appointed VP and GM of Touch Solutions.
    2010 The Elo B- and D-Series AiO Touchcomputers are available with Windows® 7 Professional and POSReady 2009.
    2010 The Elo product family grew in large scale with Interactive Digital Signage (IDS).
    2009 Elo announces multi-touch capability for analog resistive screens, Resistive Gestures.
    2008 The Elo 1900L/2200L Zero-Bezel APR touchmonitors were launched.
    2007 Tyco Electronics separates from Tyco International, establishing a new corporation (NYSE: TEL).
    2006 Acoustic pulse recognition (APR) touch technology added to portfolio and celebrates 35 years in the touchscreen business.
    2005 Surface capacitive technology added to touchmonitor line.
    2004 Headquarters moved to Menlo Park, California.
    2004 The first Elo touchcomputer was introduced.
    2004 Surface capacitive touch technology added to portfolio.
    2003 AT4 four-wire resistive products added to AccuTouch technology family.
    2003 Projected capacitive added to its family of touch technologies, with a choice of DirectTouch or ThruTouch monitor options.
    2001 Sales offices in Brazil, Argentina, and Miami were established to serve the Central America, Caribbean and Latin American markets. 
    2000 Elo adds custom operations from Touchscreen Systems Limited, United Kingdom and International Concept, France.
    2000 Elo introduces Entuitive touchmonitors "designed for touch," offering reliable operation, superior performance, and ease of use and installation.
    1999 Breakthrough development of iTouch "touch-on-tube" surface-wave technology.
    1999 Carroll Touch Systems technology added and becomes part of Tyco Electronics.
    1999 Elo acquires custom touchmonitor manufacturer National Integration Services, Inc.
    1999 Elo acquires the remaining portion of Touch Panel Systems Japan from Daicel Chemical.
    1997 Elo completes move to new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
    1996 Elo celebrates a quarter century in the touchscreen business.
    1995 Elo launches three new products: high-speed IntelliTouch Ultra with increased resolution, AccuTouch HL with 37 percent increase in light transmission, and MonitorMice software driver that allows multiple monitors running Windows to operate from a single PC.
    1991 Elo achieves major technical breakthrough in IntelliTouch product line, doubling speed, resolution, and sensitivity.
    1989 Elo introduces world's first mouse emulation driver, MonitorMouse, for DOS and Microsoft Windows 2.0. Implementation of touch accelerates rapidly.
    1987 The IntelliTouch product line was launched, based on innovative surface-wave technology.
    1987 The first touchscreen driver software for DOS, ELODEV was launched.
    1986 Elo TouchSystems becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Raychem Corporation.
    1977 Proprietary AccuTouch five-wire resistive technology was developed - the most popular touchscreen technology in use today.
    1974 Elo enhances computer touch system, incorporating transparent surface.
    1971 Elo TouchSystems founder Dr. Samuel C. Hurst invents the world's first electronic touch interface.

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