Mitsubishi Electric recently demonstrated a new multi-touch (MT) interface for its Seventy Series DLP cubes at ISE 2010. This interface transforms a standard multi-window display wall into an interactive workspace that can be used by several users simultaneously.
The multi-touch technology, developed jointly in Sweden by Mitsubishi Electric and i3sense, uses laser sensors instead of the more usual infrared (IR) detectors or capacitive touch overlays. Mitsubishi says the technology “offers greater accuracy and responsiveness” (although they didn’t say compared to what), and that the new system is much less susceptible to interference from sources of IR radiation such as sunlight – but, to be honest, the display itself is far from bright enough for sunlight applications anyway.
Seventy Series cubes come in 50″, 60″, 67″ and 80″ screen sizes in both 1024×768 pixel and 1400×1050 pixel resolutions. All Seventy Series cubes can be supplied with the i3 sense MT option (can also be retrofitted into existing installations).