Gadgets

TabletKiosk embeds a 3D gesture camera in an enterprise tablet

SoftKinetic and TabletKiosk have created an enterprise tablet that has an embedded 3D gesture control camera in it.

The tablet is a prototype that uses the Sahara Slate PC i500 platform and SoftKinetic’s DepthSense 3D camera. It is on display at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.

“We are incredibly excited to work with TabletKiosk and to be at the forefront of a major shift in 3D capabilities for the all-in-one market,” said Mitch Reifel , vice president of sales at SoftKinetic. “TabletKiosk’s superior platform allows our cutting-edge camera and 3D technology to integrate seamlessly. The enterprise market is leading the change for portable 3D devices, and we are anxious to play a major role in reshaping the ways in which users interact with their devices.”

The prototype can recognize faces and gestures from short ranges, as close as 15 centimeters away.

“With our Sahara Slate PC i500 platform we have created the ability to integrate different types of hardware that have, up to now, only been available as peripherals,” said Martin Smekal , President and CEO at TabletKiosk. “Incorporating the SoftKinetic DS525 module has allowed us to create the 3D functionality we wanted, and to offer the enterprise market a completely new and unparalleled mobile computing experience.”

The tablet uses Intel’s fourth-generation Core i7 processor and SoftKinetic’s middleware.

 


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