697 Wave-to-Open Wall Switch Discontinued Effective August 25, 2016, Norton will discontinue sales of the 697 Wave-to-Open Wall Switch. In lieu of the 697, please consider using Norton's new 700 Wave-to-Open Wall Switch, available now. The Norton operators compatible with both switches include the 5600 Series, 5700 Series, 5900 Series and 6000 Series. The discontinuance schedule is as follows: End of Sales Starting August 25, 2016, orders for the 697 Switch will be automatically converted to the new 700 Switch. The 697 Switch is black plastic and the new 700 Switch is stainless steel. Customers with projects where alternatives to the 697 Switches are not allowed should notify Norton Customer Service immediately. End of Support Factory technical support will be available throughout the life of the product's warranty. Please distribute this bulletin to everyone in your distributorship who specifies and/or purchases door closers. Insert this bulletin in your Norton full line catalog. For additional information, contact your ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions sales consultant, call Norton at 877-974-2255 or visit www.nortondoorcontrols.com.