Daily Dose of iQ: A Peek at Planar's Clarity Matrix Touch

Sep 09, 2011 — Allan Pulga

Planar recently blogged (Sept. 7) about its latest product, the Clarity Matrix Touch, calling it the world's first integrated multi-panel touch screen display.

"While that may not roll right off the tongue, it’s a tremendous breakthrough," the company writes. "Prior to the launch of the Clarity Matrix Touch on June 15th at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida, multi-panel touch screens had to be cobbled together from different vendors with various components. It was a situation that would challenge the inestimable Dr. Frankenstein’s skills of stitching parts together."

Below is a demo video of the Clarity Matrix Touch from the showroom floor at InfoComm 2011.

The 2x2 panel video wall on display also comes in a 2x3 and 3x3 format, so it can cover a pretty large area. Because the video wall is modular, it makes servicing a lot easier -- you would just have to repair one panel on the wall, rather than the whole massive wall as a whole.

Three things make this video wall unique:

  1. its ultra-thin profile, perfect for interactive displays in public spaces and collaborative environments
  2. Planar's ERO (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) glass, which makes the LCD screens extra durable
  3. use of SMART Technologies' DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology, which allows users to use the wall like a whiteboard and interact with content using finger touches and touch gestures.

Looks pretty cool. It will be interesting to try it out in person some time.

Topics: Mobile Industry, Customer Experience

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