Tuesday, January 10th 2012

ViewSonic Unveils Desktop of the Future with New 32'' Touchscreen Work Surface

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, along with EXOPC, today announced the EXOdesk, an interactive touchscreen desk. The companies will showcase the technology demonstration at CES 2012 as part of a strategic partnership.

Built by ViewSonic, the EXOdesk is a 32" 10-point touch tabletop that uses an HTML5 powered user interface created by EXOPC. The EXOdesk demonstrates an intuitive design aesthetic and supports gesture-based control of applications including productivity tools, social networking and games. The desk will be powered by an external PC configured with an Intel Core i7 processor, Intel's integrated graphics, and Windows 7.

"As a leader in display technology, ViewSonic is dedicated to bringing our industry leading innovation to a wide variety of form factors including mobile devices, digital signage, and now, the desktop surface," said Jeff Volpe, president for ViewSonic Americas. "Our partnership with EXOPC reflects our vision for CES, 'Touch and See the Difference.' EXOPC is pushing the envelope of innovation with its multi-touch surface interface and we're excited to be the exclusive CES hardware vendor to showcase this product."

The EXOPC EXOstore allows consumers to enrich their surface computing experience by downloading additional applications, as well as backgrounds, themes and other interactive elements to customize the user interface. An HTML5 application development kit enables the software developer community to create tabletop applications that fully utilize the desktop surface environment for a compelling and efficient workstation.

"Our intuitive touch interface was designed with advanced usage scenarios in mind, for practical solutions that set us apart from the competition," said Jean-Baptiste Martinoli, co-founder and chief of innovation at EXOPC. "The touch-enabled desktop surface is ideal for a wide variety of business applications that require interactivity and contextual data. Furthermore, the cross-platform compatibility of HTML5 allows us to deliver this experience consistently across a variety of devices and operating systems."

Engineers, architects and designers can leverage this advanced technology to transform the desk into a fully interactive workstation through simple gestures and multi-touch input. Key vertical markets for the EXODesk include education, hospitality, medical, transportation, and other industries requiring impactful interactive communications and enhanced productivity.
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9 Comments on ViewSonic Unveils Desktop of the Future with New 32'' Touchscreen Work Surface

#2
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I like the concept, if you can have normal monitors and drag documents/applications/whatnot to the desk and work on it there. It should essentially be a large multitouch monitor built to last. Imagine that (with a huge resolution) plus a couple of 2560x1440 and above monitors to work with..
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#3
Batou1986
my god :eek: imagine the possibility of that with mechwarrior or a flight sim
all hail viewsonic :respect: i would totaly pay like 5k for that thing.
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
BTW, There is a similiar thing in Microsoft Surface, but I'm not sure how big that got. Plus they start at $8400.
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#5
Maban
This is obviously meant for virtual air hockey.
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#6
iLLz
I think I just jizzed! I so want this...
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#7
karnak
Star Trek: TNG consoles yes yes
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#8
Drone
Screen is small. It could have a size of a tabletop. For better symmetry.
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#9
EnergyFX
Guessing it would need a way to enable 'deadzones' for your mouse and/or palm. I guess a mouse pad would do the trick, but that kinda defeats the purpose.

I wanna go into cryostasis and come back in 100yrs when all this cool stuff is perfected and works.
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