Items tagged with touchscreens

Just when we thought every device capable of a touch interface already had one, Jabra came out with its newest wireless headsets. Jabra proclaims them to be the first to have touchscreens and we don't doubt it.  There is a catch, however. These headsets don't work with any old phone. They are designed for use with business class IP PBX systems, specific SIP-based desktop handsets (like those made by Cisco, Siemens or those certified to work with Microsoft's new IP PBX, Lync), as well as specific softphones (from said IP PBX vendors). They also only work with selected mobile phones. But those that are using these highly popular voice-over-IP systems, can use the touchscreens to easily switch... Read more...
Touchscreen technology isn't really all that new, but the popularity of Apple's iPhone has whetted the public's appetite for putting their fingers on the screen and doing things. But the technology that makes tiny phone screens react to touch would be prohibitively expensive on a screen even as large a UMPC, never mind the typical desktop's widescreen.  HP and Microsoft use a different technology to track the movements of your fingers on a screen, and HP is planning on offering multiple touchscreen products within a year and a half. Sweet. HP’s personal computer and Microsoft Surface Table and Touch Wall rely on cameras built into the four corners of the monitors to make their touch screens... Read more...