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Video: World's biggest touchscreen display is 82-inch beast

Video: World's biggest touchscreen display is 82-inch beast

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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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Tuan Nguyen

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Contributing Editor Tuan C. Nguyen is a freelance science journalist based in New York City. He has written for the U.S. News and World Report, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, AOL, Yahoo! News and LiveScience. Formerly, he was reporter and producer for the technology section of ABCNews.com. He holds degrees from the University of California Los Angeles and the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure