Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — NextWindow, the leading provider of optical touch screens for desktop PCs, monitors and large-format displays, today announced that its touch screens are being used in a new desktop monitor from a leading computer manufacturer. This week Dell launched the SX2210T, a 21.5″ display with multi-touch functionality. With this announcement Dell becomes the fourth major PC maker in the last month to introduce a NextWindow-enabled desktop PC or monitor.
The past six months have been busy for NextWindow. The company has aggressively expanded relationships with leading PC and monitor manufacturers, while at the same time ramping-up new-employee hiring, manufacturing capabilities, partnerships with independent software developers, research and development. All of the aforementioned activities coincide with the launch of Windows 7. Following is a re-cap of the most significant accomplishments for NextWindow since May 2009: May – NextWindow completes a record fiscal year, with revenue increasing 600% from FY’08 to FY’09
May – NextWindow announces its touch screens are shipping with the Dell Studio One 19 all-in-one computer
June – NextWindow is granted two key optical touch screen patents, cementing its technology leadership position and expanding its burgeoning IP portfolio
June – NextWindow opens operations headquarters in Singapore to work more closely with PC manufacturers and original design manufacturers in the region
July – NextWindow earns the coveted Windows 7 logo certification from Microsoft, ensuring its touch screens will achieve the high performance standards required by PC makers
October – NextWindow announces that its touch screens would be used in the new Medion X9613 all-in-one PC, available initially in Germany
October – NextWindow announces its touch screens are being used in the new Sony VAIO L Series; with this announcement Sony becomes the fourth leading PC maker to announce a desktop PC powered by NextWindow touch screens
October – NextWindow announces its touch screens are once again being used in the Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart, the third generation HP all-in-one to use NextWindow touch screens
October – NextWindow wins the 2009 ANZCham Business Excellence Award from the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei for its collaboration with Taiwanese PC manufacturers
October – NextWindow announces its touch screens have been selected for 10 Touch PCs and monitors, by far the most of any desktop-focused optical touch screen manufacturer
“The launch of Windows 7 will be remembered as a major developmental step in the life history of the PC,” said Al Monro, CEO at NextWindow. “While we don’t expect touch screens to replace the mouse and keyboard, Windows 7 served notice that the software industry’s leading company believes strongly that consumers want the ability to interact with their computers in a new way. And this is just the beginning. PC makers are responding with a wide variety of new touch-enabled desktop computers, and new touch-centric software applications are just around the corner. This is an exciting time to be in the Touch PC business, and we’re thrilled to be the entry point for the Touch PC experience.”
About NextWindow 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. 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 http://www.nextwindow.com.
Company contact: David Villarina NextWindow +1 (925) 272-4530