Microsoft Plans to Acquire Perceptive Pixel Inc. for Multi-Touch Displays
July 9, 2012 5:31 PM
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Perceptive Pixel Inc.'s Multi-Touch Workstation and Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall changed the way CNN covered the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections
Microsoft could definitely benefit from PPI, since it has an entire new line of Windows Phone 8 and Surface tablet devices being released this year
Microsoft announced that it will acquire Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI) for an undisclosed amount today in an effort to
enhance its multi-touch display technologies
PPI is a researcher, producer and developer of multi-touch display solutions. It was founded in 2006 by Jeff Han and shipped its first Multi-Touch Workstation and Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall in 2007, which changed the way CNN covered the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections.
“The acquisition of PPI allows us to draw on our complementary strengths, and we’re excited to accelerate this market evolution,” said Kurt DelBene, president, Office Division for Microsoft. “PPI’s large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our OEMs, will become powerful Windows 8-based PCs and open new possibilities for productivity and collaboration.”
Microsoft could definitely benefit from PPI, since it has an entire new line of Windows Phone 8 and Surface tablet devices being released this year. Microsoft unveiled its
10.6-inch Surface tablet
in June, which will feature
a 3 mm fold-out keyboard that doubles as a case, a thin 9.3 mm frame, and two complete versions of the tablets:
the Windows RT model with a Tegra 3 processor and 32/64 GB SSD options, and the Windows 8 Pro model with Intel Corp's Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors and 64/128 GB SSD options.
“We are incredibly excited to be working together on our mutual passion to build technologies that enable people to collaborate and communicate,” said Han. “By joining Microsoft, we will be able to take advantage of the tremendous momentum of the Microsoft Office Division, tightly interoperate with its products, and deliver this technology to a very broad set of customers.”
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7/9/2012 6:33:43 PM
I was impressed with the technology when viewing the 2008 campaign. I did see the glitches, which are embarrassing on live TV, but that's what you get.
I'd like to see this integration with W8.
RE: Impressive stuff
7/9/2012 7:48:04 PM
Heres something a little similar... Win8 running on a 82 inch multi-touch screen...
Which is actually a Perceptive Pixel display, so i can see why MS bought them.
RE: Impressive stuff
7/10/2012 2:35:43 AM
Ive used the tech and it's pretty amazing. We worked with them to get a table top design tailored for our analysts. Now they have the 2560X 14?? panels in 55" flavor which are very nice. Of course they aint cheap, but for large corporations that can afford these, its an awesome collaboration tool. Plus they have a lot of middleware that will interface with a lot of different programs that make using them on the touch screen extremely easy to use.
With Microsoft's money pits, they will be able to accelerate there R&D and hopefully the shrink the tech down for smaller devices. I think this will integrate nicely with MS's table top they demo'd a while back.
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