SMART Technologies has new competition from a brand called Avocor. I had a chance to see a private demo of this at InfoComm and the best way to describe what their first offering, called the Vividtouch is that it’s a combination Microsoft Surface HUB and SMART interactive touchcreen — but it runs Windows 10.
The company, founded by Nigel Steljes (of Steljes distribution fame) will aim the Vividtouch line of interactive flat panels at both business and education applications.
Technically, the Vividtouch VTF series was launched at BETT in 2016, a UK-based show that happened about a month before the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) show and garnered a lot of attention. We actually shot a video it it at ISE. The interactive panels are designed to offer users a tablet-like experience – replicating the responsive, smooth and familiar touch performance on a large touch screen that you are used to on a mobile phone, but in a large-format display aimed at both workplace and classroom environments.
Some of the features that differentiate the 65”, 75” or 84” Vividtouch product include front-panel connectivity (via USB and HDMI), wireless collaboration connectivity, a touch sensitivity that is some of the best I have ever seen — it’s instant without any delay on the screen (they call this InGlass Technology) and it’s integrated with Windows 10 embedded in the display.