Perceptive Pixel Multi-Touch LCD Reshapes the world of Professional Displays
5/17/2011 by: Theo Valich
Second day of SID Display Week 2011 that is taking place in Los Angeles, CA is going to be remembered for Perceptive Pixel's announcement of somewhat revolutionary display. The company that became famous following the must-see TED Video featuring Jeff Han, company's founder, CEO and Chief Scientist.
Following the talk that happened almost half a decade ago, Perceptive Pixel went on to develop large scale installations such as CNN's Situation Room or various government installations which installed specialized low-volume 55" displays. After years of hard work and joint development with companies such as 3M, the company is finally coming to market with 27" multi-touch display that promises to solve the multi-touch dilemma on desktop displays.
Featuring a high resolution of 2560x1440 (1440p), Perceptive Pixel used a method of optically bonding sensor glass to the high-quality IPS (In Plane Switching) panel. According to the company, they managed to completely solve the electrostatic interference as well as parallax issue that plagued the multi-touch LCD displays. After researching the method, we find it very interesting that innovative companies such as Master Image 3D or Perceptive Pixel use similar methods to optically bond the LCD matrix to the glass/barrier to achieve seamless glassless 3D or multi-touch experience.
In case of Perceptive Pixel, the technology is called "Pro-Cap" (Projected Capacitive) Controller. Jeff Han's bold statement "We will fundamentally transform the way we work with computers. This new technology is a critical part of Perceptive Pixel’s growth strategy, and it opens up tremendous opportunities for the display industry at large." really sounds true to our ears, but we'll only know did Perceptive Pixel pulled the impossible and created a seamless multi-touch experience with a desktop display - once that the evaluation unit arrives in our Lab.
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