Remember Surface? That's Microsoft
's over-the-top tabletop, and while most installations have been far too pricey for the average consumer, the Samsung SUR40 is taking one step closer to making it more acceptable. It's the next generation is Surface, and it's available for pre-order through Samsung resellers in 23 countries worldwide including the United States, via the Samsung Electronics website at http://www.samsunglfd.com/solution/sur40.do. Initially unveiled by Samsung and Microsoft earlier this year, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface features PixelSense technology, which gives LCD panels the power to see without the use of cameras.
SUR40 with PixelSense technology makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display. Recognizing up to 50 points of simultaneous touch, including fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen, it has been well-received by new and existing Surface customers as companies such as Dassault Aviation, Fujifilm Corp. and Royal Bank of Canada prepare to deploy units around the globe in early 2012. The Samsung SUR40 continues to capture the attention of industry influencers, from international businesses to media outlets. Announced earlier this week, the next-generation device was named a 2011 “Best of What’s New” award winner by Popular Science magazine and is featured in a special awards issue currently on newsstands.
Software developers interested in creating solutions for the Samsung SUR40 can get started immediately by visiting the Surface Developer Center. The site provides free and easy access to the Surface 2.0 software developer kit, featuring the Input Simulator, which enables developers to write Surface applications on any Windows 7 machine, as well as other helpful developer-related resources. There are already hundreds of highly skilled Surface software development partners that can be found at http://www.surface.com.
Pre-orders are available to commercial businesses in 23 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Product availability in additional markets is expected in the coming months.