Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Mitsubishi to deliver touch screen LCD for interactive digital signage

Mitsubishi is partnering with Touch-KO to bring a touch screen LCD display to market, thus bringing them to compete with the likes of NextWindow and SMART Technologies, who have a head-start in the large format touch screen arena (which is just starting to become interesting for digital signage networks, due to rapidly dropping price points). Here's a clip from the press release:

"Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, maker of award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, today announced that it is working with TouchKO, the premier provider of touchscreen overlay technology, to explore and pursue the emerging digital signage marketplace. The two companies merged technologies at this year's InfoComm show in Las Vegas to demonstrate the capabilities of a touchless, interactive 40-inch LCD signage screen.

"'The positive reaction to the device and interest in the capabilities of reactive screens in the display signage marketplace has been impressive but not surprising,' said Frank Anzures, product manager for Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. 'We believed the technology would drive the applications, and we were right. TouchKO and Mitsubishi have been busy previewing our screen demos to industries as diverse as casino and in-room gaming to education and museum administration.'

"The new-generation technologies are available today; their creative application possibilities can be explored by contacting either Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division or TouchKO."

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