Art Lebedev Studio is a Russian design and engineering company that has brought these fully programmable keyboards to NAB. Through their management interface, you can set a image file for each key to represent a specific function and their Optimus Popularis keyboard even has an image display that can be driven dynamically by the computer. These could have applications in training or computer labs or for interactive kiosks.
Perceptive Pixel was showing their 82″ multi-touch display which offers 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio and sub-pixel touch precision with fingers, a stylus or even gloved hand. The monitor also comes in 27″ and 55″ resolution. They provide a development platform as well to create interactive applications.
I was struck by how user friendly the interface was to manage the Evertz EFX Video Wall System. Behind the scenes is the 9700DVT-18×18 Digital Video Tiler with the ability to accept up to 18 live real time video inputs and the ability to drive up to 18 displays inside a single 1RU package. For video walls that are larger than 18 displays, an unlimited number of 9700DVT-18×18 can be stacked together to create the largest video walls in the market.
Eiki and Calibre were showing an interesting approach to better project 3D imagery. They made the two projectors as co-incident as physically possible then warped the screen to try to give it more natural curve when projecting. Then using the Calibre HQView hardware, adjusted the overall image to more perfectly fit the screen. It might have interesting application for larger venues where you want to project 3D and allow people to have differing views of the imagery depending on location.
Haivision was showing their Coolsign digital signage system. We need to do more investigation into the distributed administration but I liked their ability to link to dynamic content. Their ability to produce beautiful video was also notable, but since that is the focus of the rest of their product line, it was somewhat expected. They also had a cool timeline based editor for creating dynamic content.
The Planar Mosaic Architectural Video Wall System features three different sized LCD (LED backlit) tiles from 21″ square to 46″ and 55″ rectangular. Tiles can be mounted at any angle or in any position and you can scale one image or video over the tile layout. It has an ADA compliant ultra thin mounting system and specialized software to help you create and preview layouts.
Planar was showing (4) of their 55″ Clarity Matix LCD (LED backlit) displays. The monitors were so well mounted (using the EasyAxis™ mounting system) that it didn’t really bother you when dragging images across the seams. The monitors were made interactive using Omnitaps 2.o multitouch software. They offer a number of pre-built templates for things like puzzles and maps which can speed development and deployment of interactive applications and have non-profit pricing. The hardware framework was by PQ Labs and can be custom made to fit many different sized displays – including multiple displays as seen here.