Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — NextWindow, the market and technology leader in optical touch screens for desktop PCs, monitors and large-format displays, today announced that its 2700 Touch Overlay product has begun shipping to partners. The NextWindow 2700 turns any large display, such as a plasma or LCD, into an interactive multi-touch screen. In addition to offering full mouse-like functionality, the NextWindow 2700 touch screen overlay allows users, for the first time, to take advantage of native Windows 7 multi-touch features on a large-format display. The Windows 7 driver for the NextWindow 2700 is available now on the NextWindow website; http://www.nextwindow.com/nextwindow_support/windriver.html.
“With NextWindow’s multi-touch capabilities and Windows 7 compatibility, ISVs can now begin building applications for large-format displays,” said Anthony Uhrick, VP of Large Format Display at NextWindow. “Users can go beyond the mouse to take advantage of features such as pinch, swipe and zoom to enlarge text, advance through photos, or adjust an image–all courtesy of multi-touch.”
With its multi-touch functionality, NextWindow is setting the stage for ISVs and integrators to develop new and exciting applications by allowing ever-more creative ways for users to interface with their computers. NextWindow is one of the only companies that offers multi-touch capabilities for large-format displays (from 32″ to 103″). In addition to Windows 7, NextWindow provides support for Windows Vista and Apple OS X.
NextWindow touch screen overlays have been deployed in thousands of commercial and business computing environments worldwide. Systems integrators and resellers consistently choose NextWindow for its high-quality customer service and technical support organizations, advanced manufacturing facilities including new offices in Southeast and North Asia, and its proprietary multi-touch technology that enables users to pan or zoom images using simple pinch-and-swipe techniques. The 2700 Touch Overlay is ideal for public-facing applications such as digital signage or shopping mall directories as well as business offices and classrooms. The NextWindow 2700 utilizes sophisticated optical imaging technology and a robust design to provide a durable, full-clarity solution. While it is an overlay, the 2700 can be easily installed by the end user or system integrator without opening the enclosure or potentially voiding the display warranty. As a USB HID compliant device, the touch screen will provide single-touch mouse emulation without installation of proprietary drivers, ensuring compatibility with most any software application. For more information about the NextWindow 2700 Touch Overlay visit http://www.nextwindow.com.
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