LONDON Light Blue Optics Ltd. (Cambridge, England), a startup founded in December 2003, has introduced its first product; an interactive projector that can display an image onto a flat surface and let it function as a touch screen.
The Light Touch unit is about the size of a paper-back book and projects a display of up to 10-inch diagonal size. The user can control the projector and interact with multimedia content and applications using an infra-red touch sensing system that transforms the projected image into a virtual touch screen. Light Touch runs Adobe Flash Lite 3.1.
Light Touch incorporates LBO's holographic laser projection technology, which creates WVGA-resolution video images. HLP can also correct for distortion and optical aberrations in software, enabling novel table-top projection.
WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity enable device to device communication and applications that connect directly to the internet such as social networking, multimedia sharing and electronic point of sale.
Light Touch is equipped with 2-Gbyte of Flash memory and has a Micro SD card slot that supports up to 32-Gbyte. The unit can be wall powered or battery operated, with a run-time of 2 hours before recharging is required.
"The opportunities for Light Touch extend beyond consumer electronics into retail spaces, the workplace and the home; profoundly changing the way people interact with multimedia content and the built environment," said Chris Harris, CEO of Light Blue Optics, in a statement.
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