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NOW PASSERSBY CAN INTERACT WITH EXHIBITS

A new technique called Through-The-Glass offers museums, retailers, and exhibitors a method of providing continuous access to displays. At a museum exhibit in New York, three flashing red lights were encased behind glass with video monitors. By touching the glass in front of the different lights, viewers activated the monitors and responded to questions flashing on a screen. The technology would allow retailers to ``increase their store hours without additional manpower,'' says Ariel Schwartz of Exhibit Technology Inc., the technique's developer.