Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has recently begun mass production of 40-inch ‘Optical Sensor in Pixel’ LCD panels, which feature highly advanced optical sensors. The Optical Sensor in Pixel LCD panel detects reflected images of an object on the panel, using Infra-red sensors that are built into the panel. With optical sensor in each pixel of the panel, it can assess touch sensitivity much more accurately, compared to existing touch panels.
Using next-generation image sensing technology, this Optical Sensor can detect more than 50 touch points simultaneously and can display images with Full HD resolution and wide-angle viewing. All of the input functions of a keyboard, mouse or scanner can be carried out on the panel itself. The panel can be installed in a variety of applications including table top and wall-mounted types. Its tempered glass is strong enough to withstand external loads over 80 kilograms.
This product will transform the paradigm for massively interactive communications, compared to the older one-way communications of today’s kiosk touch panels. ‘Optical sensing per pixel’ technology can perform without interrupting the image signals displayed on the panel, so it can be used by professional stock brokers, financial analysts or for eDesk applications in schools or business conference rooms. It has already been installed in ‘Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft® Surface®’, a table-type PC product, co-developed by Samsung Electronics and Microsoft®, that is now available for pre-order. The MD of Samsung Pakistan, Mr, Hee Chang Yee said; “This innovation has overcome the limitations of touch functionality that hampered the effectiveness of most interactive displays.