Technology firm develops Android based signage
Diginfo is reporting that SKR Technology has developed a prototype multi-touch system running the Android operating system on a 32" display. Running off a regular Android device which is connected via USB to the touch sensors, and HDMI to the display, it perfectly replicates the android interface and can also display Full HD video.
Akitosi Sekimoto, President of the company, comments: "Our company makes digital signage, and people were asking us to create a large screen device which has multi-touch functionality like a smartphone. We first tried to make it using Windows 7, but it didn't meet the needs of our customers. They said they wanted crisp, fluid movement like in a smartphone but with a high resolution display. But when we asked touch panel and peripheral manufacturers they said they don't support the Android OS, so we were temporarily stalled. We want to do a lot more work with Android in the future, so we decided to develop the system ourselves."SKR developed their own device driver for Android in order to achieve a large, multi-touch display, and that is what is used in this device.In addition to a 32" version, they are currently planning a wide variety of screen sizes in the ramp up to commercialization, with a 23", 46" and wide screen versions in mind.