Hewlett-Packard has made it huge this time. Believe it or not, it's really huge. The HP VantagePoint is a 11-feet by 7-feet multitouch screen targeted mainly at enterprises and commercial businesses. And of course if you have $125,000 to spare, you can setup the display at home (may be for playing Angry Birds). The VantagePoint is powered by two computers, one is a HP Z800 for video and image processing and a HP Pavilion Slimline for audio and colour controls.
There are six 47-inch LCDs in an Eyefinity setup powered by a single AMD Radeon HD graphics card and the whole structure is supported by an aluminium frame. The six displays used in the setup are HP LD4730G Ultra-Micro Bezel monitors. These monitors can be replaced with little effort, in case something goes wrong. At this price point, HP is aiming businesses to use these screens in an interactive way for attracting and entertaining customers. Some of the businesses or likely customers for the VantagePoint are the product & fashion designers, crisis managers and various retail units.
HP can also build tailor made large screen interactive walls of up to 40 feet and run on 4K resolution using their previous Photon Engine with regular $1200 projectors. Some practical application of the VantagePoint includes its use in showrooms, financial services centres, sports arenas and other entertainment sectors. HP has also tied up with software developers to provide solutions for its customers for using the VantagePoint in a more interactive way.
The HP VantagePoint is a pure HP product with all its component being manufactured by the company itself. HP has also collaborated with Total Immersion for augmented reality software for the VantagePoint. The scratch resistant responsive touchscreen is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass which can respond to 32 simultaneous touch inputs.
It would be interesting to see how gamers use this screen to play games like Angry Birds or painters transform their imagination on this magical wall.
Here's a video of the wall in action:
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