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CES: 3M's giant multi-touch displays for Windows 7 PCs

Huge displays offer fastest capacitative touch capabilities

3M Touch Systems is previewing three multi-touch displays here at the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. 3M expects these displays to be integrated into PCs, and their multitouch capabilities are compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux.

The good-looking 23-inch multi-touch display PC Advisor saw is designed to be used for desktop applications with a locking, configurable metal base, 1080p high-definition display and a glass surface. It rotates from landscape to portrait mode and can be locked in place at angles ranging from 90 degrees to virtually lying flat. According to a 3M spokesman, 3M's PCT multi-touch technology can register more than 10 simultaneous touch events with a 6-millisecond response time, which sounds pretty accurate to us.

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3M is also showing off 32- and 22-inch PCT LCD displays which, according to the company, offer true 10+ finger multi-touch on a durable glass surface, with a wide-viewing angle, HD display and metal housing.

3m 22in display

“With more than 25 years of capacitive sensing expertise, 3M is uniquely positioned to establish 3M Projected Capacitive Technology as the multi-touch standard for a wide range of pro-consumer and professional applications,” said Chris Colbert, general manager, 3M Touch Systems. “With our expanding line of multi-touch desktop and chassis displays, developers, integrators, and OEM’s can now offer their customers a more natural and immersive user interface."


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