At CES 2011, Steve Ballmer has just introduced version 2.0 of Microsoft Surface, an intuitive interactive display technology designed to be used for collaborative work by a small group of people. Microsoft partnered with Samsung to make the new system more compact and look like a traditional flat screen TV. It offers an interesting way to browse radiological imagery, discuss treatment options with a patient, and collaborate on creative projects.
Here are some of the new features in Surface 2.0:
Slim device. The new hardware is 4 inches thin. A richer visual experience. With the rich color saturation from a full HD display and a larger screen, Surface offers a compelling, immersive visual experience that draws people in. A vision-based touch experience. With PixelSense™, Microsoft Surface sees and responds to touch and real world objects. Touch-enabled from start to finish. With Windows 7 and Surface 2.0 , there is no need for a keyboard and mouse for setup and configuration. New Quick Controls. Venue staff can adjust basic settings like volume, brightness, and input source. More customization options. An improved configuration utility means you can quickly make changes to background images, configure applications, and modify settings without getting into code. Easier remote administration. Power shell scripts are easy to use and create, so Surface can be deployed in an enterprise setting. Streamlined development for touch. The Microsoft Surface 2.0 platform makes development easier with applications that run on Microsoft Windows 7 touch devices and with enhanced capabilities on the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface.
More at Microsoft’s HealthBlog: Introducing Microsoft Surface 2.0–our vision for healthcare
Product page: Surface 2.0…