Strongsville, Ohio — March 21, 2017 — PPG has launched the new TouchMix XI computer, the first of three tools that will make up PPG’s new branded Color Solutions product line known as XI. A PPG exclusive, the computer runs on Windows and 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 colour solutions and a genuine aid in simplifying refinish colour identification and matching,” said John Beran, PPG Director, Refinish Global Dolor 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 centre environments.”
According to Beran, the TouchMix XI unit features plug-and-play functionality, an easy-to-clean 15-inch glass colour 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 centre operations, USB data backup, Wi-Fi capability, and Ethernet and HDMI compatibility.
“We believe technicians will find TouchMix XI to be an outstanding way to productively streamline shop operations,” saidTracey 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 colour solutions.”
The TouchMix XI computer is now available in 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, please visit ppgrefinish.com.