LG intros giant touch screens; will show at CES

With the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas just days away, propeller-heads making last-ditch attempts to argue for an extra day or two down there to do further research (it’s only coincidence, they will argue, that the big and apparently crazy adult video show is on right after CES).

I went to CES (not the boom-boom show) last year and was bowled over by the scale of thing, and particularly the booths laid on by the big display guys.

In the lead-up, starting now, expect more and more press releases about the latest, greatest and biggest screens. LG has jumped up already and released word about what flat panel nerds will be ogling at this year’s show.

As reported on Gizmodo, LG will have a series of displays that are aimed squarely at our industry.

The release says LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd. announced today that it will showcase its newest line-up of public displays at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 in Las Vegas. The company’s public displays, which are designed for commercial and advertising use, range in size from 32 to 52 inches.

LG.Philips LCD’s innovative new technologies for public displays center on increasing interactivity and viewability. Multi-touch interface capabilities create a never-before-seen level of interactivity by allowing users to manipulate objects on screen, using both hands at once and even offering the precision necessary to recognize handwriting.

Another technology, transflective backlights, tackles one of the key challenges in developing public displays: readability in all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight.

We’ll make some assumptions these things have been ruggedized and the controls hidden away. It is good to see the industry getting to a size in which public displays warrant a product line and buzz.

Still not sure about the big screen, touch-screen thing in public spaces. Seen too many people who don’t wash their hands. Maybe if the screens are sensitive enough to respond to my elbow.

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  1. […] made their way Wednesday to the LG booth to see the giant touch screens the electronics giant was talking up as a big feature at the […]


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