You might remember my article about the ultimate office solution in the form of a touchscreen desk concept design. If it would have been real, I think Apple would have a serious headache right now. Unfortunately it wasn’t, and our reality became as ordinary as it always is. But if you think Apple is the only one working on groundbreaking touchscreen solutions, you are ultimately wrong. The 100-inch touchscreen desk called Pano should definitely be proof of that.
It’s the latest creation announced by Ideum and is a beast of a device. It is a touchscreen desk that is powered by Genuine 64-bit Windows 7 (Windows 8 ready). The specs for it are quite impressive, but it’s the 100-inch touchscreen desk itself that will probably wow anyone. Have a look at what this badboy has to offer. Its interior is built up by Intel Quad Core i7 3770 (3.4GHz) with hyperthreading, dual 500 GB SATA II 7200 RPM (RAID 1) hard disk drives, nVidia Quadro 600 1GB graphics card and 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1066 RAM. That’s some serious power which you will be able to wield with the 40+ simultaneous touch points it’s able to detect.
Having one of these beasts in the office could definitely help increase productivity by quite a bit. When it’s pivoted, this entire touchscreen desk has a whole new use. We could work on it constantly without getting too fatigued. Furthermore, the Pano comes standard as an integrated unit with its own computer workstation, audio with Yamaha speakers, and UPS. It can also be configured for a control room setup with rack-mountable hardware.
Now that’s what I call the ultimate touchscreen desk solution for any office. If you want to know the price for this insane device, I am afraid you will have to contact Ideum directly. As with all of these high-end devices, I can’t imagine the price being anywhere under $10,000. Whoever gets one of these touchscreen desks will definitely have a whole new work flow to look forward to.
Ideum’s 100-Inch Touchscreen Desk
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