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<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-microsofttouch.jpg" alt="Microsoft buys Perceptive Pixel"></div>Microsoft buys Perceptive Pixel's touch technology

11 Jul 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

Microsoft has acquired Perceptive Pixel, a company engaged in the touch display technology. The acquisition will give Microsoft access to Perceptive Pixel’s software and hardware touch technology; including the 82-inch display panel with 100 simultaneous touch points.<br /><br /><h3>Microsoft acquires Perceptive Pixel</h3> Perceptive Pixel has exhibited some cool multitouch displays in the past and Microsoft has been following they work. At the Windows 8 unveiling Microsoft even demonstrated touch integration in Windows 8 on Perceptive Pixel’s 82-inch prototype display.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/windows882.jpg" alt="Windows 8 was demonstrated on a 82-inch display with 100 simultaneous touch points"><br><i>Windows 8 demonstrated on a 82-inch display with 100 simultaneous touch points made by Perceptive Pixel, Picture source: Engadget</i></p><br />But Microsoft wants it all, it seems. They have now acquired Perceptive Pixel and will gain access to years of research, development and production of multitouch display technology.<br /><br />Steve Ballmer calls Perceptive Pixel’s technology “fairly revolutionary” but also says that a lot of work has to be done before consumers can get their hands on this kind of technology at reasonable prices. The 82-inch screen is described as a white board and video conferencing system but Microsoft also says that Perceptive Pixel’s large touch displays will enable “powerful Windows 8-based PCs and open new possibilities for productivity and collaboration”. Let us see where this takes us in a few years from now.



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