No Cameras in Next Generation Surface


CES_thumb_logo_181x148The next generation Microsoft Surface experience features PixelSense technology, which gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras.

People can share, collaborate, and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen.

The announcement was made jointly at the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Microsoft Corp.

About Next Generation Surface

PixelSense. PixelSense gives an LCD display the power to recognize fingers, hands and objects placed on the screen, including more than 50 simultaneous touch points. With PixelSense, pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted.

Microsoft Surface software. Microsoft Surface software provides business customers with a premier touch-first experience for their end users, built on the principles of direct interaction and together computing, with a new look and feel. It also allows commercial application developers to use a new version of the Microsoft Surface SDK and familiar Microsoft development tools to take full advantage of the massive multi-touch and object recognition capabilities of PixelSense and deliver experiences not possible on any other platform.

Designed for commercial environments. The product is designed to meet the challenges of active usage in demanding locations such as retail, hospitality and education.

Thin form factor with multiple configuration options. The product is four inches thin, which makes it easy to use horizontally, hang vertically with the VESA mount, or embed in walls or custom enclosures. Standard legs are available or customers can design and attach their own.

Forty-inch full high-definition (HD) 1080p screen. The 40-inch screen enables unparalleled multi-user experiences in full HD 1080p, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920x1080 resolution.

Getting Started with Surface

Microsoft Surface provides a new way to experience and use information and digital content, engaging the senses, improving collaboration and empowering people to interact. Microsoft Surface is at the forefront of developing software and hardware that uses vision-based technology to fundamentally change the way people use computing devices. More information can be found at http://www.surface.com.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

cid:image010.png@01C9DEED.1FDB2200 cid:image011.png@01C9DEED.1FDB2200 cid:image012.gif@01C9DEED.1FDB2200 channel9

Skip to main content