The people sitting in front of their touchscreens are almost dwarfed by them. *Very* swank.
Agreed. Though I'm skeptical of their actual practicality in use and the every day work flow. I mean they look cool but someone has got to get the urge to sit down and bang away at a traditional keyboard at some point.
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Dave, I don't k now if you noticed, but they also have normal keyboards sitting in front of the screens.
I think this is pretty cool. I need this in my house!
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Ahh... didn't see that acarzt. Good catch! Hmm... it does all look cool and yes, I want it down in my man cave too!
I give salute to Windows 8 for being so powerful, not just because the OS can run up to 16 terabytes of hard drive, can run 8 large monitors simultaneously and can not match even the most extreme processor avilable on the market today but because the OS even make the OS haters very8x sick.
I suspect that using a 55" interactive display at that distance would actually be cumbersome to work with for the individual user but I'm guessing they went with that size for camera reasons. The video wall is very cool and I like the tweet wall. I'd be interested in finding out more about the software behind this system.
"(Why would you spend big bucks to outfit your newsroom with 5-inch touchscreen desks and not put them on camera?) "
Cause it would be a shame to work on a 5 inch touchscreen desk xD
This is really cool, and i do agree with diggity, having a 55" screen like two foot from your face is cumbersome. I would be dizzy using such a big screen that close. But i think they have their reasons for such a big screen, they do have a lot of information to work with so the more space they have the better.
It‘s amazing!but look what I find:http://tabler.tv/mtitouchscreen.html
Cool, but even cooler would've been to superimpose behind Shep a virtual, information hub similar to the all white systems control hub depicted at Zion in The Matrix. The technology is here now with all of the gesture capture devices that are available. Though in real life, the people working the screens would be sitting in front of regular, large flat screens with borders and stands, the borders and stands could be edited out in real time, and the displays could be made slightly transparent, appearing to float in front of the news sifters. The 3D positional information of the workers and the displays could be acquired in real time, so the transparency of any particular display could be adjusted as desired to bring more focus and clarity, or it could be zoomed in on as necessary. This would be a relative snap to do with one or more Kinect 2s and a bit of software.
Such a virtual news gathering / presentation environment would give more of an impression of knowledge workers truly working in the cloud, part of cyberspace, embedded in the information flow.
There is also an 82 inch version of this from a company Microsoft bought a few years back called Perceptive Pixel.
I saw one of these in a conference room once it really gets folks attention.
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