CES: Touchscreen Technology For Projector

A new innovation in touchscreen technology is Light Blue Optics Light Touch interactive projector

Light Blue Optics’ Light Touch is an interactive projector that turns any flat surface into a 10-inch touch screen. Light Touch not only frees multimedia content from the confines of the small screen, but also lets users interact with that content in the same way as they expect to on their other hand-held devices – using touch technology.

Light Touch incorporates the manufacturer’s proprietary holographic laser projection technology, creating bright, high-quality WVGA resolution video images that are always in focus. HLP enables wide throw angles, resulting in large images being created at close proximity to the projector’s aperture. HLP can also correct for distortion and optical aberrations in software, enabling novel table-top projection.

Light Touch includes an infra-red touch sensing system that transforms the projected image into a virtual 10-inch touch screen. The user can control the projector and interact with multimedia content and applications simply by touching the projected image. Light Touch runs Adobe Flash Lite 3.1, leveraging a large existing developer community and enabling the rapid development of innovative applications.

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. The unit is equipped with 2GB of onboard Flash memory and has a Micro SD card slot that supports up to 32GB. It can be wall powered or battery operated, with a run-time of two hours before recharging is required.

Light Touch has been named a CES Innovations Honoree in two categories: Media Players and Personal Electronics.