SOURCE: Stantum


November 03, 2009 13:00 ET

Microsoft Grants Windows 7 Logo Certification to Stantum's Multi-Touch Technology

BORDEAUX, FRANCE--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Stantum (, a pioneer developer of multi-touch technology, today announced that its Slate PC demonstration platform has been certified "Compatible with Windows 7." The certification was achieved for up to 10 simultaneous touch points, enabling users and developers to benefit from Stantum's best-in-class multi-touch technology.

"This is good news for existing and future Stantum licensees," said Stantum CEO Etienne Paillard. "Our pioneering experience, added to a long-term collaboration with Microsoft, has enabled this native multi-touch support since the first beta versions of Windows 7. Having the official logo now paves the way for OEMs considering our unique multi-touch technology for their future Windows 7-compliant products."

Stantum's technology enables virtually unlimited touch points, offering an outstanding experience for the end user and surpassing other multi-touch technologies, such as AMR (analog matrix resistive) and state-of-the-art projected-capacitive solutions.

The Slate PC demonstration platform features a 10.1-inch touch screen and exemplifies the major benefits of Stantum's multi-touch technology:

--  10 or more simultaneous cursor points;
--  finger and stylus input;
--  finger-pressure detection;
--  low power consumption; and
--  native Windows 7 support, with no driver required.

Based on the Dell Inspiron Mini netbook platform, the demo is a slate PC with the multi-touch display screen replacing the keyboard. All operations -- typing, handwriting, gestures, and classic cursor control -- are input via the multi-touch screen, enabling an unprecedented user experience.

Unlike capacitive multi-touch, Stantum's technology is particularly well suited to netbook and MID (mobile Internet device) form factors, thanks to:

--  low solution cost;
--  immunity to EMI issues, enabling an easy coexistence with Wi-Fi or
    Bluetooth antennas around the screen; and
--  passive stylus input and high precision, enabling handwriting
    recognition and empowered Windows 7 interface usability.

More information is available at and at Microsoft's Windows-qualification website:

About Stantum

Stantum ( has been the pioneering company in multi-touch technology since 2002, and in 2005 was the first company to market commercial products using a truly reliable multi-touch user interface. Today, Stantum's patented and breakthrough multi-touch technology portfolio is available under license of IP bricks and associated engineering and design services. Stantum is headquartered in Bordeaux, France.

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