[CES 2011] Never mind that the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is going on at the same time as CES, the Tacto LCD display you see above? We’re pretty sure that it gets a whole lot more gropes and touches than even the biggest porn star at AEE. Why do we say so? This OEM module offers 46” of touchscreen goodness, and it is said to be able to handle an unlimited number of fingers, although in theory, once it gets too crowded for even a particular app, that ought to be the maximum. Targeting use in various industries such as information displays at museums, schools, libraries and trade shows, the education sector, medical environment, advertising and even graphics design among others, the Tacto’s possibilities seem to be endless. Check out what we think of the Tacto as well as a video of it in action after the jump.
It comes with a standard Linux computer integrated within, and can be customized to your very own needs if such a situation arises. Of course, installation of other operating systems can be done by Cyberdyne (the company behind Tacto) upon request. At 46”, it is a good thing you get full HD resolution at 60Hz that makes it easy on the eyes. Connectivity options include a quartet of USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and DVI-I video/audio.
Already on sale in Japan, Cyberdyne intends to bring it to the US – with a recommended retail price of $30,000. Now that’s some serious money, and where else but Las Vegas casinos would be best to display such extravagance as the city looks for different ways to suck up your money? We see this as more of a social device, and unless someone comes up with some kick-ass apps and games for it, it will remain a glorified touchscreen display for the general public.
As you can see in the video below, the flicking of photos are really smooth, and you just can’t help but be mesmerized by the way photos are flicked across the display and even twirled on a finger. The zooming in and zooming out processes require the usual pinching action, and there are even simple games of bouncing balls included for demonstration purposes. Enjoy!