BlueStar to Distribute New Elo TouchSystems 17-in. LCD Touchmonitor from Tyco Electronics

This 17-in. LCD integrated multifunction touchmonitor is designed for POS applications.

Florence, KY, January 19, 2008 --( BlueStar, the leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for Auto ID, Point-of-Sale, RFID and Mobility products, is announcing its distribution of the new Tyco Electronics Elo TouchSystems 1729L. This 17-in. LCD integrated multifunction touchmonitor is designed for POS applications.

The Elo TouchSystems 1729L 17-in. 1280 x 1024 resolution LCD touchmonitor is a solution designed for POS applications. It features optional peripherals that can easily be integrated into the 1729L’s compact design. A choice of up to three optional peripherals can be installed, including: a magnetic stripe reader; vacuum fluorescent, rear-facing LED customer display; biometric fingerprint recognition device; and speaker bar with/without a built-in single or omni-directional barcode scanner. Additional available features include: AccuTouch Five-Wire Resistive Technology; IntelliTouch Surface-Wave Technology; and choice of desktop, wall, or VESA mount.

In addition, customers can now add a field-installable MSR to the popular Elo TouchSystems 1515L 15-in. LCD touchmonitor part numbers.

“We believe the 1729L is a great addition to our touchmonitor portfolio. The new look and feel delivers advanced specifications in a compact, flexible design that is very appealing for a retail environment. The field installable peripherals are easier for our customers to upgrade and expand functionality. I believe this product separates us from the other 17-inch retail offerings. In addition, with our streamlined channel focus, our resellers will be able to improve their profitability and give their customers a great experience with the new 1729L touchmonitor series,” says John Dittig National Channel Sales Manager.

“This new Elo TouchSystems touchmonitor is a great addition to BlueStar’s line-up of POS applications,” says Mark Fraker, BlueStar’s VP of Marketing.

About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, wireless systems and undersea telecommunications systems and services, with 2007 sales of US$13.5 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. They design, manufacture and market products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances, 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 their customers’ advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at

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.

About BlueStar
BlueStar is a leading solutions-based distributor of Point-of-Sale, bar coding, data collection, radio frequency identification (RFID), and wireless mobility products. BlueStar works exclusively with VAR Partners, providing them with complete solutions at competitive prices. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support, and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. For more information about BlueStar, please contact a BlueStar Account Executive or log on to

Kacey King