Baanto and NEC Display Solutions unveil multi-touch large format displays for reliable use in busy environments

ShadowSense touch technology makes displays a perfect fit for retail signage, way finding and self-service applications

Mississauga, Ontario, October 10th, 2014 – Baanto International Inc. announces that NEC Display Solutions Europe has added the innovative ShadowSense touch technology to five displays in its Professional (P) Series large format range available in sizes from 40- to 80-inches. The high performance, high brightness, and feature set that customers expect from NEC’s flagship large format range, are now complemented with up to six simultaneous touch points for multi-touch applications.

Unlike other optical systems, ShadowSense touch technology does not require any drivers, and uses high performance sensors, which provide flawless operation in bright ambient light conditions and deliver optimum performance, stability and accuracy. Coupled with the NEC displays it becomes an ideal solution for around-the-clock usage in busy environments requiring reliable multi-touch technology. These include interactive retail signage, way finding or self-service kiosks in shopping centres, fast-food restaurants, airports, cinema complexes and more. These ShadowSense equipped displays are a natural fit for meeting rooms or classrooms requiring an interactive whiteboard to drive engagement and participation.

“Consumers are increasingly touch focused – from smartphones and tablets through to interactive whiteboards in meeting rooms and self-service kiosks in fast-food restaurants and leisure venues. This factor is rapidly driving touch functionality in the digital display market,” said Daniela Dexheimer, Product Manager Solutions at NEC Display Solutions Europe. “Our new P Series large format displays incorporate ShadowSense touch technology for multi-touch capabilities that businesses can rely on to provide accurate results 24/7.”

“Baanto is excited to be partnering with NEC in offering ShadowSense touch solutions to the EMEA market,” remarked Joe Kotas, President of Baanto, “With the explosion in demand for interactive solutions, customers are recognizing that the high performance and advanced features of ShadowSense touch will enable them to develop more sophisticated, more engaging, and more reliable applications.” Mr. Kotas went on to say; “Quite simply, we believe that attracting and captivating end users is critical to a successful interactive product and the touch system has to support, not degrade those goals. Therefore touch systems that compromise a touch monitor by catastrophically failing in brightly lit environments or slowing down the application performance due to clunky touch driversare being supplanted by ShadowSense touch systems.

Product Availability

The NEC P403 SST, P463 SST and P553 SST large format displays are available from end of October 2014, and the P703 SST and P801 SST will be available from December 2014

About Baanto

Baanto International Ltd. is a leading developer of innovative, high performance, and cost effective touch sensing solutions. Baanto is developing products incorporating both active and passive implementations of its technologies for touchscreens and interactive white boards in sizes ranging from 8” to over 267”. Baanto has a direct and partner presence in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, enabling it to provide its customers with proven technical and sales support worldwide.

About NEC Display Solutions

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors.

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