Barco Brings Interactive Touch-Screen Technology to Large Command and Control Video Wall Displays

Integration of SMART's DViT technology provides interactive collaboration environment (London, UK., September 11, 2007) -- Barco, a leader in display and visualization solutions for selected professional markets, will showcase its new Display Wall Touch System at this year's DSEI exhibition in London. The new system integrates Digital Vision Touch technology from SMART Technologies, Calgary, AB, Canada, enabling users to access and manipulate data across a large screen area. At this year's DSEI exhibition, Barco will demonstrate the benefits of the new system for Command and Control environments, where effective collaboration is critical in enhancing the speed and quality of command decisions. Barco's interactive Display Wall Touch System with SMART's DViT technology was developed by SMART's custom solutions group and is ideally suited for collaborative decision-making, brainstorming, mind mapping, briefing and training applications. On the large screen area, users can write and save notes, save screen captures and interact with content on the display wall. The technology delivers unmatched accuracy and responsiveness and ensures real-time interaction that can be integrated into Barco's 50" XGA, SXGA and SXGA+ video wall configurations. The system uses two digital cameras with CMOS image sensors located on the corners of the video wall and sophisticated recognition algorithms to determine the exact position of the user's fingertip to make a clear distinction between single clicking, double clicking and drag and drop functions. On Barco's video walls, the technology is able to cover display wall set-ups up to three cubes across and two cubes deep.

Source: Barco
Date: Sep 11, 2007