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Topic # 198876 26-Jul-2016 15:33
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Has anyone around here got experience of outfitting a corporate boardroom with a shiny new interactive LCD touchscreen? I have three weeks to sort it!

 

My initial desire was for the Microsoft Surface Hub, but MS NZ isn't taking orders until later next month, with delivery next year yell

 

So... we have an 84" 1920 x 1080 LCD in there at present and I'd like to go to 4K given the size of the beast. Plus I'd like to somehow use it for collaborative international meetings (to save my bosses winging their way overseas so frequently... it would pay for itself in no time!) What could I use for video- a Kinect or just a vanilla webcam?

 

Also: Multi-touch- is IR as good/responsive/accurate as capacitive? Does it do multi-touch as well? Pen support?

 

I've been recommended the Sharp PN80TC3 but it's only HD resolution. I wonder if the 4K Philips BDL8470QT is good but it's IR touch. Anything else instead??

 

All comments appreciated!

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Jon





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  Reply # 1599118 26-Jul-2016 15:44
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How about the LG 84WT70PS-B? It's Ultra HD and has 10 Point Multitouch. It is IR, I haven't been able to find anything but the Surface Hub that uses a capacitive sensor.


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  Reply # 1599174 26-Jul-2016 18:42
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I work for a company which supplies 4K 84" (and other sizes) touchscreens (ten simultaneous touches) using the LG display range.

 

Rules on this forum prohibit me from promoting the company.  But you could try a Google search - say something like "84 interactive display site:.nz" - and that should get you there.  Three weeks is tight but within reach.


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  Reply # 1599187 26-Jul-2016 19:21
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Its a shame you can't hold out for a Surface Hub.

 

I've had the pleasure of using a Surface hub (used by teams for an internal work competition).

 

I can see these becoming a massive thing for businesses as they re-do their board / meeting rooms. The only downside I can see is the lead time (which I'm sure will get better in the future) not many businesses will be too keen on the wait and Microsoft risk a competitor (even with a inferior product) getting business simply because they have stock.




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  Reply # 1600112 28-Jul-2016 11:27
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Thanks Pablo, you're in Birkenhead? I'll be in touch...





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  Reply # 1600136 28-Jul-2016 12:24
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What do you use for videoconferencing at the moment?

 

When I was at $previous_employer and they moved to Google Apps, they got a bunch of chromebox-based VC units.  They were amazing.  Cheap enough to put in most of the meeting rooms, always worked, people could join meetings from their desks with no hassles, interfaced well with the meeting room booking system and Google Calendar, the UI was nice and worked with a simple (but very professional looking) remote control...  Blew the socks off the old polycom units.  Came in really handy when I moved to Whanganui and joined most meetings remotely.

 

https://www.google.co.nz/work/chrome/devices/for-meetings/


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  Reply # 1600199 28-Jul-2016 14:35
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 Yes in Birkenhead.  let me know when you're ready.... Rgds

 

Pablo

 

 




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Reply # 1600248 28-Jul-2016 16:00
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Thanks for the comments all.

 

After discussion with the Powers That Be, we'll cool our heels and not rush into this. We'll keep the existing screen in the boardroom (which was going to be deployed into the staff kitchen to be used for corporate updates) and put something simple in kitchen to tide us over. Anyway I need to renovate three meeting rooms and a 12-seat training room so will do a properly-researched business case in the fullness of time.

 

Cheers

 

Jon





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