VISTA, CA - APEM, Inc. will expand its TS series Thumbstick range to include an LED backlighting option. The TS series is a miniature joystick featuring contactless Hall effect technology to provide long life proportional control. With a total current draw no greater than 16 mA, the new LED Thumbstick option is ideally suited for wireless remote control applications where visibility is low and battery life and power consumption are critical.The Thumbstick's new backlighting option utilizes an overmolded polycarbonate "Castle" style actuator to effectively diffuse the LED and provide illumination over a wide viewing angle. Both red and blue color options are available.Contact: APEM, Inc. for more information: (877) 246-7890 or [email protected] APEM, Inc.For over 60 years, APEM has been a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, offering one of the broadest ranges of products in the industry. APEM's portfolio, comprised of an expanding range of MMI interface products, includes switches, joysticks, indicators and keypads.APEM is a vertically integrated manufacturer with a strong commitment to maintaining its exceptionally high standards in safety, service and reliability, while continuing its emphasis on innovation and product development. For more information about APEM, Inc.'s product line, please visit the company's website at www.apem.com.CH Products and MEC Switches are trade names of APEM, Inc.