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3M Touch Systems has announced an agreement with Immersion Corporation for 3M to manufacture and distribute MicroTouch touch screens that incorporate Immersion TouchSense technology for the casino gaming and bar-top amusement industries.

This enhanced touch solution provides fast, tactile response for on-screen buttons commonly used in video gaming devices.

TouchSense technology enables touch screens to generate tactile cues, promoting a more intuitive, engaging and natural experience for the player. Players perceive the on-screen buttons press and release as if they were physical buttons.

In addition, TouchSense tactile sensations can be synchronised with sound and graphical images, creating a more immersive experience.

"TouchSense tactile feedback can add a whole new dimension to the player's enjoyment of the game,” said Immersion Vice President Mike Levin.

“Game designers have the opportunity to further differentiate their content through distinctive tactile sensations. We believe 3M Touch Systems' experience and industry leadership places it in a unique position to deliver Immersion's innovative technology to the gaming industry."

"3M Touch Systems is well-known in the gaming industry for enhancing the user experience through touch innovation,” said general manager, 3M Touch Systems, Terry Jones.

“Incorporating Immersion's TouchSense technology with MicroTouch touch screens heightens player interactivity, enabling gaming developers to provide a rich, multi-sensory experience. We look forward to working closely with Immersion to bring this solution to customers."

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