GDS and NextWindow Collaborate on Touchscreens
Global Display Solutions (GDS), market leader in the design and manufacture of display solutions, has joined forces with NextWindow, designer and developer of optical imaging technologies in the field of touch recognition. Under the agreement NextWindow will supply optical imaging technology for integration into GDS's new 32" and 37" LCD displays, providing the displays with touchscreen capabilities.
GDS selected NextWindow for its touchscreen technology after GDS's research into the touch solutions available for large interactive displays identified NextWindow's technology as being superior in performance over other touch technologies on the market. This new joint venture will enable both companies to combine their unrivalled manufacturing and design capabilities to deliver touchscreen displays of unparalleled quality and innovation to industry sectors such as retail, banking, travel and leisure. The development is another key product in GDS's new e-Signage range, launched in 2004.
As part of the agreement, NextWindow will supply GDS with optical imaging touch components on a non-exclusive OEM basis and support services to assist GDS with the successful integration of the components. The agreement also provides GDS with a licence to use NextWindow's TouchEngine, installation and integration software.
Steve Morrison, Director of NextWindow comments, "This partnership offers fantastic opportunities for GDS and NextWindow. We look forward to a long-standing relationship that will extend the range of innovative, high quality, interactive display products on offer to our customers."
The 32" and 37" touchscreen displays will offer GDS customers unique and far-reaching marketing opportunities for selling their products and services to end-users in the growing digital signage marketplace.
NextWindow's ground-breaking advancements in optical imaging technology facilitate the production of large-scale interactive touchscreens. The technology is unique in providing touch sensitivity to the entire surface including the surrounding panel area as well as the active display screen. As a result, almost any size glass surface can be touch-enabled. The company provides integrated touch technology solutions to a number of industries including telecommunications, tourism and retail. The company has offices in Auckland, New Zealand, and London, United Kingdom. Additional information on NextWindow is available at www.nextwindow.com