NextWindow multi-touch technology comes to life in Dell’s Studio One 19 desktop
NextWindow, the market and technology leader in optical multi-touch screens for personal computers, has developed solutions for the top two touch-enabled all-in-one consumer PCs. Recently ending its most successful year ever, NextWindow today announced its 1900 series touch screen has been integrated into the Dell Studio One 19 all-in-one consumer PC, which features an 18.5-inch widescreen flat panel display.
Why touch on a desktop? NextWindow CEO Al Monro says the popularity of touch on mobile phones has heightened demand for touch-enabled PCs: “In the old days, it was really overt—you had to have signs on a touch-screen kiosk so people would know they could touch it. Since the Apple iPhone, and the growth of touch throughout the mobile phone market, people are now expecting a touch screen on every computer.”
In particular, multi-touch opens possibilities for a new wave of consumer and business applications. NextWindow’s TruRange® technology allows users to rotate and move photos on their desktop, organize files with the swipe of a finger, and zoom on a graph by pinching the screen. Other multi-touch functionality includes the ability to create a song using an interactive music application and develop digital art with their fingers or even a brush.
NextWindow has been at the center of the touch-screen industry for nearly 10 years, with hundreds of thousands of the company’s products in-use worldwide today. NextWindow began selling into the PC market in 2007. Its first customer was HP, whose TouchSmart all-in-one PC now uses NextWindow touch screens.
NextWindow is a leader in touch-screen technology and a major manufacturer of optical multi-touch displays for OEMs, ODMs and resellers. With highly accurate, cost-effective solutions designed for personal and business use, NextWindow provides the hardware necessary to bring touch-screen technology to life—giving software designers the freedom to create exciting and intuitive applications. NextWindow is also the creator of TruRange® technology, a proprietary solution that provides users with real-time multi-touch capabilities used in gaming and entertainment programs. Founded in 2000, NextWindow is privately held with offices in New Zealand, Taiwan, California and Singapore, with manufacturing facilities throughout Asia. More information about NextWindow is available at www.nextwindow.com.
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