PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) - InFocus Corp., a global leader in digital display devices and visual collaboration technology, has announced that the Mondopad, the company's groundbreaking 55-inch multi-touch tablet, will be compatible with Windows 8, the new Microsoft operating system that launched Oct. 26. The Mondopad, which currently includes a built-in Windows 7 PC, will be able to load Windows 8 immediately, creating a true PC-Tablet hybrid and seamless user experience.
A touch interface is often a more human, natural way to interact with images and information and because the Mondopad will include Windows 8, interaction will be even more intuitive. Further, Mondopad users will be able to utilize the PC Marketplace, accessing a host of applications that will help customize the Mondopad for their business or classroom. InFocus is planning future iterations of the Mondopad that will be optimized for Windows 8, including up to five additional screen touch points allowing multiple users to interact on the Mondopad display screen simultaneously.
"We're excited to capture the best of both worlds in the Mondopad -- the power of the PC and convenience of a touch tablet," said Raymond Yu, president of InFocus. "The Mondopad with Windows 8 will enhance the immersive experience. Whether it's used as an interactive whiteboard in the classroom or as a video conferencing tool in the boardroom, there is no other touch PC-tablet the size of Mondopad on the market."
Windows 8 features significant changes to the Windows environment, including a new touch interface, a new Start screen in place of the traditional Start menu, and a new platform for apps that can be downloaded from the Windows Store.
About the InFocus Mondopad
The InFocus Mondopad is a one-of-a-kind presentation tool that changes the way people visually share, annotate and collaborate. The Mondopad allows users to collaborate on a giant tablet with meeting participants in the room and around the world. Everything needed to visually present, capture and share ideas is beautifully integrated into a single device. Features include:
- Multi-touch high-definition 55-inch display
- Built-in Windows PC
- Digital interactive whiteboard and document annotation
- Business-class video conferencing
- The ability to share, view and control the device from a tablet or smartphone
- Full version of Microsoft Office
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus leads with creative solutions for successful visual collaboration in large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. Based in Portland, Ore., InFocus draws on more than 25 years of experience in innovation and display technology to develop cutting-edge digital projection and collaborative devices. InFocus understands the importance of being connected, not tethered, to equipment, auxiliary components and complex devices. In 2011, InFocus created the Mondopad, a giant touch tablet that changes the way people interact with information and each other. It makes content more immersive, audiences more involved and every interaction more engaging because it brings together all the collaboration tools people need to visually present, capture and share ideas. For more information, visit the company's website at www.infocus.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InFocusCorp, or follow InFocus on Twitter at @InFocusCorp and @InFocusEDU.
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