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PPG debuts TOUCHMIX XI touchscreen computer


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 16, 2017 – PPG has launched the state-of-the-art TOUCHMIX® XI computer, the first of three advanced tools that will make up PPG’s new branded Color Solutions product line known as XI. A PPG exclusive, this robust WINDOWS® OS computer is designed to provide easy navigation of the PAINTMANAGER® software program by PPG to reduce mixing room complexity and enable technicians to work more efficiently.

“This is a highly significant technological leap in color solutions and a genuine aid in simplifying refinish color identification and matching,” said John Beran, PPG director, refinish global color information technology (IT). “By linking this remarkable self-contained unit with our PaintManager system, we’ve developed a secure and compact solution for the most demanding collision center environments.”
According to Beran, the TouchMix XI unit features plug-and-play functionality, an easy-to-clean 15-inch glass color touchscreen and a paint-resistant finish. Its small footprint enables it to be configured in several ways—stand-, pole- or wall-mounted with no external computer or keyboard required. In addition, the TouchMix XI computer provides a variety of networking options to match collision center operations, USB data backup, Wi-Fi capability, and Ethernet and HDMI compatibility to enhance its versatility.
“We believe technicians will find TouchMix XI to be an outstanding way to productively streamline shop operations,” added Tracey Johnson, PPG senior manager, global IT. “PPG customers will appreciate the improved system reliability, reduced support costs and minimal maintenance. Like all of our products, TouchMix XI is intended to keep PPG at the forefront of color solutions.”
The TouchMix XI computer is now available in the U.S. and Canada. Launch dates for the PaintManager XI program software and RAPIDMATCH™ XI spectrophotometer, the next two components in the Color Solutions lineup, will be announced soon.

For more information about the TouchMix XI computer and other PPG color tools, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG Media Contact:
Cynthia Schauer
Automotive Refinish