Microsoft Surface the next generation – with Samsung SRU40

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/jan11/01-06mssurfacesamsungpr.mspx

“Microsoft continues to innovate in vision-based interaction and software designed for touch. With the introduction of the next generation of Surface, using PixelSense technology, we’ll bring more tables and walls to life with amazing natural experiences for people to enjoy together,” said Panos Panay, general manager, Microsoft Surface. “We partnered with Samsung because of its strengths in LCD technology, hardware design and manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of large-format displays. The companies have built an incredibly successful collaboration that moved from invention to development to manufacturing and sales of a high-quality, industrialized commercial product.”

“Samsung collaborated with Microsoft to bring the Surface experience to a new, thin design with powerful vision-based capabilities in the LCD market. The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface delivers an interactive experience not available anywhere else and will change the way companies engage with their customers,” said Jeong-Hwan Kim, senior vice president of Display Sales & Marketing team at Samsung Electronics.

Microsoft and Samsung worked closely to develop the LCD panel and the new hardware product, which is being manufactured by Samsung and will be sold to business customers through its broad distribution and reseller network.“

 

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/jan11/01-06mssurfacesamsungpr.mspx

 

Product Details

Samsung SUR40 will bring companies around the world new ways to help drive sales, showcase their brand, and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. The product features include these:

PixelSense. PixelSense gives an LCD display the power to recognize fingers, hands and objects placed on the screen, including more than 50 simultaneous touch points. With PixelSense, pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted.
Microsoft Surface software. Microsoft Surface software provides business customers with a premier touch-first experience for their end users, built on the principles of direct interaction and together computing, with a new look and feel. It also allows commercial application developers to use a new version of the Microsoft Surface SDK and familiar Microsoft development tools to take full advantage of the massive multitouch and object recognition capabilities of PixelSense and deliver experiences not possible on any other platform.
Designed for commercial environments. The product is designed to meet the challenges of active usage in demanding locations such as retail, hospitality and education.
Thin form factor with multiple configuration options. The product is four inches thin, which makes it easy to use horizontally, hang vertically with the VESA mount, or embed in walls or custom enclosures. Standard legs are available or customers can design and attach their own.
Forty-inch full high-definition (HD) 1080p screen. The 40-inch screen enables unparalleled multi-user experiences in full HD 1080p, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920×1080 resolution.
Powerful embedded system. The product uses the embedded AMD Athlon™ II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.9GHz paired with the AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series GPU featuring DirectX 11 support to deliver significant processing horsepower and outstanding graphics capability.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/jan11/01-06mssurfacesamsungpr.mspx

Definitely a must have gadget especially since Samsung joins the Team and the prive hopefully drops into an acceptable range. When the surface will be available and the price is still under the 3000 € / unit we’ll order 4 pieces for our conference rooms.

Boogie Board – electronic paper unpacking

  1. Löschen von Bildern mit einem Knopfdruck – und ein freundliches Aufblinken der Flüssigkristallanzeige – COOL!
  2. Versiegelte 3-V-Uhrenbatterie braucht niemals ersetzt zu werden.
  3. Das Boogie Board Tablett hat ein ultradünnes Profil (1/8 ″) und lässt sich leicht in Handtaschen, Planern, Aktentaschen oder Rucksäcken verstauen.
  4. Gehäuse und LCD sind aus robusten Kunststoffmaterialien. Sicher für die Verwendung in der Schule und im Haus, Büro und Auto.
  5. Die druckempfindliche LCD-Schreiboberfläche des Boogie Board Tabletts erzeugt Linien von unterschiedlicher Dicke je nach Druckanwendung – genau wie bei Papier und Bleistift!
  6. Schreiben oder zeichnen Sie mit dem zugehörigen Edelstahlstylus oder anderen geeignete Instrumenten – auch mit dem Finger! Nie wieder nach einem Stift oder Bleistift suchen!

http://www.improvelectronics.com/de/de/boogie-board-LCD-writing-tablet/boogie-board-8-LCD-writing-tablet.html

 

Apple store Hamburg Jungfernstieg opening

Tomorrow the next Apple store in Germany opens it’s doors at 10.00 AM.

Jungfernstieg 12, 20354 Hamburg

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/06/04/upcoming-apple-store-in-hamburg-germany-pranked-by-windows-fanb/

 

http://www.ifoapplestore.com/db/2011/09/12/say-hello-to-new-germany-store-this-saturday/

 

I don’t know if there will be some opening offers but I think I’ll check that by myself. Maybe I’m lucky and can get a good deal.

Advanced Open Water Diver

Since last weekend I’m certified Advanced Open Water Diver and on Friday my Brevet card arived. The next steps shoud bring me further to Tec Diving, I’m really interested in Cave and Wrek Diving.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tec_diver_with_sidemount_tanks.JPG