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World's Largest Multitouch LCD Powered by Sandy Bridge

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MultiTouch today launched what it claims to be the largest LCD multi-touch display, powered by Intel's Sandy Bridge.

The MultiTaction Cell is a modular, 55-inch integrated LCD screen that can be combined into massive touch screen walls that support an unlimited number of users. Up to 24 displays can be stacked to run a single application. User input tracking is achieved via backlight emitter camera modules.

The screens come with a frameless, thin-bezel design that allows customers to build the Cell devices into any type of environment, including custom furniture, MultiTouch said. The displays can also be displayed horizontally and compete directly with Microsoft's Surface technology.

"The years of research and market development that we have poured into creating MultiTaction have finally yielded what we now know to be the industry’s next platform for creating powerful multi-user multitouch displays," said Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch, in a prepared statement. "By working with the world’s leading interactive developers, we have carefully listened to our customers and developed technology that can be used by what we know will be a large community of multitouch software developers committed to touching the future."

The screen has an active display area of 1209 x 680 mm and delivers 1080p resolution. The brightness is 250 cd/m2 and the contrast ratio is 4000:1. The software and high response time of 200 fps is driven by Intel Sandy Bridge processors. The power consumption is 450 watts per screen.

There was no information on price.

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    alyoshka , October 13, 2011 6:05 AM
    Awesome
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    alyoshka , October 13, 2011 6:07 AM
    This is something like what Nokia tried out some while back, but just on a slightly bigger screen (Nokia's Version was bigger I think)
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    funguseater , October 13, 2011 6:08 AM
    How bout a little info on the system running it....
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    austinwillis81 , October 13, 2011 6:09 AM
    what in the world would u use this far?
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    JOSHSKORN , October 13, 2011 6:19 AM
    austinwillis81what in the world would u use this far?

    What do you think it'd be used for? To play Crysis! I'm kidding.
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    nicodemus_mm , October 13, 2011 6:22 AM
    austinwillis81what in the world would u use this far?


    My guess would be interactive information kiosks for airports, hotels, businesses, etc. That or interactive, life-sized porn. Either way, I'd like to see the implementation.
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    one-shot , October 13, 2011 6:46 AM
    450W per screen? Nice....
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    Anonymous , October 13, 2011 6:52 AM
    It could supercede this for example...
    http://www.copenhagen.dk/en/whats_on/the_wall/what_is_the_wall
    more simultaneous users.
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    ojas , October 13, 2011 8:20 AM
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    The software and high response time of 200 fps is driven by Intel Sandy Bridge processors


    Isn't response time measured in milliseconds? And does this statement also imply that they've got HD 3000 graphics running this?
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    Sined , October 13, 2011 8:56 AM
    ojasIsn't response time measured in milliseconds? And does this statement also imply that they've got HD 3000 graphics running this?


    well.. 100fps is 0.1 ms, so it must have 0.05ms response time?
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    eddieroolz , October 13, 2011 8:58 AM
    Nice, I suppose...
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    back_by_demand , October 13, 2011 9:41 AM
    How about getting a racing seat and a driving wheel in front of this and playing Forza in Eyefinity
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    the_krasno , October 13, 2011 11:31 AM
    They should have used an eco-friendly alternative to run the screens. 450W per screen is just unacceptable.
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    mortsmi7 , October 13, 2011 11:51 AM
    Sinedwell.. 100fps is 0.1 ms, so it must have 0.05ms response time?

    Millisecond is thousandths. 10000 fps is .1 ms. 200fps is 5 ms.
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    southernshark , October 13, 2011 12:13 PM
    It doesn't really count IMO if you are stacking screens together. That'
    s like saying I have the world's biggest cow because I have the most cows together in one pen.
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    gtvr , October 13, 2011 1:27 PM
    Sinedwell.. 100fps is 0.1 ms, so it must have 0.05ms response time?


    Response time is not the same as throughput.
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    nicorepe , October 13, 2011 2:19 PM
    what's the point of doing this big touch screen, I mean, I like the idea but I think is something unnecesary
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    Xajel , October 13, 2011 2:25 PM
    It's funny to know there's such screens even thought It's hard to find a reliable 23 - 24 multi-touch screens... hope these will be more produced when Windows 8 arrives...
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    sonofliberty08 , October 13, 2011 6:50 PM
    "World's Largest Multitouch LCD Had Crappy Intel Graphic Inside"
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    f-14 , October 14, 2011 4:07 PM
    austinwillis81what in the world would u use this far?

    first thing i can think of is to conduct a war on, track my assets, troops and targets, co-ordinate forces for attacks and defenses strategies in real time with the option for simulation projections with mini windows projecting live video from each that can be expanded to fit a whole panel so that h/q can watch what's going on as it is happening and assess each situation.
    or i could run a tv network operation and cut down on equipment costs and staff.
    while it would be a bit exotic, i suppose you could manage a large retail corporation as well. maybe keep an eye on that lazy bum up in sector 7G?

    with the right software anything is possible, but what i'd really love to do is run an RTS game on it!
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