Microsoft Surface

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3/18/2009 1 Microsoft Surface By: Adam J. Vella

The History of Touch Screen Technology & Microsoft Surface : 

The History of Touch Screen Technology & Microsoft Surface 3/18/2009 2 Microsoft Surface Early example of a multi-touch system Technology behind Surface – Multi-touch First studied – 1982 – University of Toronto Conceptualized in 2001 by: Steven Bathiche – Microsoft Hardware Andy Wilson – Microsoft Research Late 2001 – Virtual Team assembled 2003 - Idea presented to chairman Bill Gates Virtual Team Expanded 80 prototypes built from 2003 - 2004 2007 – Unveiled at the “All things Digital” conference 2008 – AT&T became first retail location to resell Surface

Basic Design : 

Basic Design 3/18/2009 3 30 inch XGA Screen Cameras Cameras DLP Projector Motherboard, RAM, etc. 42.5 x 27 x 21 inches 180 lbs – Metal Panels 198 lbs – Acrylic Panels Camera Microsoft Surface

Technical Specifications : 

Technical Specifications 3/18/2009 4 Microsoft Surface Display: 30 inch XGA DLP Projector ATI X1650 256MB video card Max Resolution: 1024 x 768 Lamp life-expectancy: 6000+ hrs. Maximum load: 2000 lbs. Input Devices: Camera-based vision system Bluetooth keyboard & Mouse (for administrators) Computing System: 2.13-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB dual-channel DDR2 RAM 250 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive Intel GB LAN Wireless LAN Supported Supported Network Standards: 802.11b, 802.11g , and Bluetooth 2.0 Audio: Built-in flat panel stereo Stereo output compliant Input/Output Connections: 2 headphone jacks 6 USB 2.0 ports RGB component video S-VGA video Component audio Ethernet port External monitor port

The Surface Experience : 

The Surface Experience 3/18/2009 5 Microsoft Surface A Surface Paint demonstration at the CES 2008 conference Direct Interaction: Users can “grab” items with their hands and move data to different locations on the hard disk or to removable devices. Easy touch navigation – without the use of a mouse and keyboard. Object Recognition: Users can place physical objects such as drinks, cell phones, food, laptops, mp3 players on the table to activate digital responses. Multi-Touch Friendly: Recognizes several points of contact simultaneously as opposed to average single point of contact touch screens . Gives users the ability to be completing unrelated tasks simultaneously. Multi-User Friendly: It’s design and multi-touch capabilities make it a great gathering spot to share data, exchange ideas, and inspire group collaboration.

Real World Application : 

Real World Application 3/18/2009 6 Microsoft Surface Swapping music from one mp3 player to another

Political Coverage : 

Political Coverage 3/18/2009 7 Microsoft Surface The MSNBC Political news team and their Microsoft Surface

Super Bowl XLIII : 

Super Bowl XLIII 3/18/2009 8 Microsoft Surface Zone-map of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL

Hotels & Casinos : 

Hotels & Casinos 3/18/2009 9 Microsoft Surface Friends using the Flirt application at the RIO casino in Las Vegas

Disneyland’s Tommorowland : 

Disneyland’s Tommorowland 3/18/2009 10 Microsoft Surface Playing around with one of the several hands-on puzzles

Education : 

Education 3/18/2009 11 Microsoft Surface Educational electric-circuit application Students playing around with a photo application

In Conclusion : 

In Conclusion 3/18/2009 12 Microsoft Surface Transferring photos from digital camera to the Surface unit

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