Sony ships desktop PC with NextWindow optical touch screen
Press release, Staff reporter, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 14 October 2009]
Pleasanton, CA - October 12, 2009 - NextWindow, the market and technology leader in optical touch screens for desktop PCs, monitors and large-format displays, today announced that a fourth leading PC maker has begun selling a desktop PC using NextWindow touch screens. Sony this week unveiled its new touch-enabled, multi-media machine-the VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV, which includes a 24-inch wide screen panel. According to Sony: "With the VAIO L Series' multi-touch screen, easy access to your PC, HDTV, DVR- your entire entertainment hub-is readily at your fingertips."
Sony is the latest PC maker to select NextWindow, whose touch screens are certified by Microsoft to work with Windows 7. NextWindow is capitalizing on the global "touch PC" trend by forging relationships with the world's largest PC makers. Several PC manufacturers already are shipping touch PCs including NextWindow touch screens, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Medion and now Sony, and several other PC makers are expected to launch products leveraging NextWindow touch screens before the end of this year. NextWindow is further contributing to growth in the touch PC market by establishing an independent software vendor partner program to spur development of new touch-enabled software applications.
"Touch technology is not a new concept but finally there is reason to believe that a market exists for touch on the desktop," said Al Monro, CEO at NextWindow. "This idea is supported by the fact that Microsoft has made touch an important component of Windows 7, and all the leading PC makers have plans to add a touch-enabled desktop PC products to their portfolios in the not-too-distant future. With today's announcement NextWindow now has four touch PC products in-market, a significant accomplishment that cements our position as the leading provider of touch screens to the PC market."