New plasma display by Panasonic allows four people to draw at same time
0. phoneArena 24 May 2012, 23:48 posted on
Panasonic's new plasma-based touchscreen can handle the touch of as many as 4 people at the same time although there is one caveat as a stylus has to be used for input; as a result, the company is focusing on using the screen for devices used in schools and for business presentations...
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1. niteryda8 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Very awesome idea, now they need to shrink it down a little bit and make it usable on tablets and phones alike. Once they do that, man panasonic could corner the truly multi-touch screen market easily.
7. tedkord (Posts: 11706; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
For what would you need more than two touches on a phone or tablet? Also we need to consider power requirements and brightness - plasma generally is more power hungry and dimmer than LCD/LED. Those are both concerns on portable devices. (Unless there have been advances in plasma that I'm not aware of. Very possible as I don't really read up on that)
2. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
it's better if it is combined with leap motion's gesture control.
3. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
thats really cool. by I want a samsung smart view tv:p
4. lonestrider (Posts: 88; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
I heard Sony Xperia can handle up to 10 fingers.
Correct me if I am wrong.
5. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 531; Member since: 07 May 2012)
neat ! yes the Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia acro and Sony Xperia GX handle up to 10 fingers
8. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I would really like to see these in the classroom. Schools could really benefit for this kind of tech. I remember the days were you had to roll in the projector or tv to watch a video. Chalkboard/Video display combo is a 1, 2 KO Punch.... Think of the interactivity you can do with this by wifi linking all the tablets schools bought last year... the possibilities are endless. Kudos Panasonic
9. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
My school has multi-touch smartboards that we use in conjuction with our macs currently and next semester mac Airs.
12. tedkord (Posts: 11706; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yeah, my sons grade school has touch white boards, though I think they're projection based.
10. Schmao (Posts: 358; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Since multiple phones can already register more than 4 touches at the same time, what makes that aspect notable? I think the best part of this technology, is how multiple people can connect and work with a single screen.