By Tuan Nguyen
Posting in Technology
Perceptive Pixel recently unveiled an 82-inch capacitive multitouch display, the world's largest touchscreen LCD device.
As touchscreens make their way from smartphones to tablets to even desktops, one company has created a device that enables the technology to impact businesses in a very big way.
Perceptive Pixel recently unveiled an 82-inch multi-touch display, the world's largest capacitive touchscreen LCD. While other larger-than-life touchscreens use outside projectors to beam visual graphics onto a screen, this one uses the same self-projected backlit touchscreen technology found on popular consumer gadgets like iPhones and tablets.
Representatives were on hand at SIGGRAPH 2011, an annual conference showcasing new computer graphics and interactive techniques, to give live demonstrations of how their latest product can revolutionize workspaces like classrooms and corporate boardrooms and military command centers.
The company had recently introduced a 27" pro-cap desktop display, but the specs on this ginormous beast of a display shows that they really outdid themselves this time.
Here's a sampling of what this baby is packing:
- Slim 6-inch deep LCD form factor
- 1920 x 1080 full-HD resolution
- Optically bonded
- Ultra-low parallax
- 120Hz, touch response time of <1ms
- Mission-critical reliability
Impressive hardware aside, the touchscreen technology introduces some nifty new tricks. The Nvidia graphics processor allows for seamless streaming of a dozen or more videos, which can be be manipulated in all kinds of fancy ways using what the company calls touchcast technology. Users can also embed an application within another, such as a map within a map.
But mind you, the displays aren't flash-in-the-pan prototypes and can actually be purchased through Perceptive Pixel, though a price has yet to be announced. Let's just cross our gesture-ready fingers and hope that the panel doesn't have an outsized cost to match.
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Aug 15, 2011
Impressive work. looking nice. you have to take lot to manage it. http://interlogicindustries.com/touch-screen-solutions-touch-screen-displays-c-5_10
Headline writers a little to enthusiastic or lack of research? Just Google "largest touchscreen" and you will find multiple examples of screens much larger.
Roughly twice the size of your bigger flat screen TVs (58 inch). It will be interesting to see how much more a touch screen will cost than an ordinary TV of the same size.
Well this may be the first / biggest of its size but really the specs are not that good. First: 6" thick is not slim. Look at the latese samsung LED TV's they are 1". And why build it LCD in the age of Plasma and LED. Second: Standard HD resolution on a 80" TV looks fine from 8 feet away, but standing there touching it, you will need much more resolution. My 23" monitor with HD resolution (1920X1080) is barrly acceptable. Well at least it is fast and reliable.
I imagine they couldn't go with LEDs because it would make the display astronomically expensive. Nowadays most LED Displays are built as LCDs with LED backlight located on the top or (in more expensive models) around the circumference. As a result, backlight only shines around the edges and special diffusers spread the light evenly over the whole screen. Seems like it would be tough to have even brightness/contrast on a screen of that size. Alternatively, they could build it with OLEDs, but we're talking REALLY big bucks there. By the way, if your 23" monitor had resolution higher than 1080p, you would have a really hard time seeing things on it because objects would be simply too small. I'm just saying.