The UWF Library acquired its PixelSense display in the Spring of 2012 using funding from the student Technology Fee. The specific hardware is a second generation unit (first generation units used projection systems and required cabinetry whereas this system uses an LCD screen and is ~4 inches thick!) manufactured by Samsung corporation. The unit itself features a 40 inch screen (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. The screen is protected with a layer of Corning's Gorilla Glass for strength and is capable of recognizing up to 50 simultaneous touch points. The unit is powered by an AMD X2 CPU (dual cores @2.9 GHz) and runs a stock 64-bit instance of the Windows 8 OS. Other hardware features include an AMD graphics chipset (HD6750M) and 4 GB of RAM. The unit originally shipped with a laptop style (read - slow but reliable) hard drive. We upgraded this drive to a 256 GB OCZ Vertex 4 Solid State Drive (SSD) in the summer of 2012.
Most of the applications that are available for use on the PixelSense now either shipped with the unit or were freely available to download (most of the apps on the unit now were downloaded from the Windows 8 App Store). Do you have an application idea that you'd like to develop for display on the PixelSense? Please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch with you to work out the details.