Wall display is a giant monitor for collaborators
- By Susan M. Menke
- Sep 05, 2002
An $11,825, 60-inch electronic Wall Display from 3M Co. can plug into a notebook or desktop PC and act as a giant monitor on which users can create or edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
A user writes directly on the glass with colored dry-erase markers or taps the screen with a blank marker to pull down menus and select items.
Remote users chosen from a Microsoft NetMeeting address list can chat and collaborate in real time. The screens can be printed out in color and sorted, saved and distributed in normal Microsoft Windows fashion.
The 4-inch-thick, digital-light-processing display has the same landscape orientation as a notebook LCD and requires no adjustments'there is only one on-off button.
The 85-pound unit can roll or hang on a wall, and it operates via a top-mounted projection arm with a replaceable, 2,000-hour bulb.