Nov 17, 2009

TECH NEWS: HP TouchSmart DevZone; HP Interactive Solutions ISV Partner Program; Info from NextWindow

The following information is from the following HP press release:

HP Announces HP TouchSmart Software Development
"HP today announced the HP TouchSmart software development programs that allow software developers to create consumer and commercial applications for HP TouchSmart PCs and touch-enabled digital signage displays. The programs are designed to significantly increase the utility of TouchSmart products for consumers and businesses."

“HP TouchSmart development programs allow developers to uncover new market opportunities while users can discover a whole new world of possibilities on their touch products,” said James Taylor, director, Experience Marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP’s unique multitouch user interface, combined with native applications, provide the most advanced software platform for touch-enabled PCs and digital signage.”

HP connects with developers at TouchSmart DevZone

"Developers looking to create applications for consumer TouchSmart PCs can visit the TouchSmart DevZone at to download the HP TouchSmart software development kit free of charge. The kit includes a complete set of code samples, documentation and application programming interfaces that make creating applications for HP TouchSmart products easy and fast"

HP Interactive Solutions ISV Partner Program Overview
"The HP Interactive Solutions ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Partner Program allows ISVs to register with HP to access technical resources and support for building tailor-made business solutions for business TouchSmart PCs and touch-enabled and non-touch digital signage displays. In partnering with ISVs, HP provides its business customers more choices and provides a more complete solution for their needs."


I have an HP TouchSmart - one of the reasons I bought it is that the touch-screen component was made by NextWindow.    Nextwindow was the company responsible for the large touch-screen display I used for a couple of  projects when I was taking HCI and Ubicomp classes during the first part of 2007. It had the best resolution and touch response of all of the displays I could get my hand on at the time. 

NextWindow screens can be found in new computers and all-in-ones. These include the  Dell Studio One 19, Dell SX2210T the HP TouchSmart 300, 600, & 9100, the Sony L Series, the Medion X9613, the  NEC's ValueStar W All In One, Leveno A70z All-in-On PC More information regarding Nextwindow can be found on the company's press release page.


-Photos from NextWindow

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