No one denies that touch screen displays are way more interactive that regular flat-screen displays. And, 3M has added to the mix by introducing a multi-touch developer kit that tracks up to 10 individual fingers and is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 7 platform. Here’s a video we shot at InfoComm 09.
The 3M Multi-Touch Developer Kit is a 19-inch wide-aspect ratio LCD display featuring 3M Projected Capacitive touch technology. Supporting standard flick and scale gestures, as well as accurately tracking 10 individual fingers from single or multiple users, this display has a durable glass surface and less than 15 milliseconds touch response, making it ideal for developing next-generation games and user applications.
The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit includes the 19-inch wide-aspect ratio (16:10, 1440 x 900 resolution) LCD chassis display, desktop stand, USB and VGA cables, plus access to the password-secure 3M Multi-touch Developer Program site for firmware updates, on-line technical support, and hosted developer forum. 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit can be pre-ordered for the introductory price of $999 for delivery in July, 2009. Visit here for pre-ordering details.
Talking about “not getting it,” I really didn’t get the general category of multi-touch, initially. But now that I’ve had my hands (and feet) on some applications, it’s opened my eyes on how interface interaction will expand.