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The PC market can still be saved
The PC market can still be saved
The company Leap Motion announced a partnership with technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP). Last implementing gesture control technology in their new products.
As the resource TechNewsWorld referring to an HP Cherie Britt, some PCs with the HP high Leap Motion go on sale this summer. Later, the U.S. company will release a series of new devices managed by gestures. What exactly will this device, it did not specify.
System Leap 3D motion recognition in conjunction with HP and applications creates an incredible opportunity for users – said Ms. Britt.
HP is the second largest OEM-now, pay attention to the technology of Leap. In January, plans to integrate the device Leap Motion Controller with its top-end laptops and monoblocks premium announced Taiwanese ASUS.
We continue to work with ASUS. Our company is also working with several OEMs, but the first OEM-manufacturer who announced plans to use the technology Leap Motion in their own unique devices became Hewlett Packard, – said CEO Michael Leap Motion Bakvald.
Leap Motion Controller has a viewing angle of 150 degrees. Tracking movements of the fingers by going at a speed of 250 frames per second. Highly sensitive sensors detect movement, analyze them, and transferred to the screen. According to the company, the technology is able to track the slightest movement, comparable to the size of a pinhead.
API Leap Motion is open to developers.
Deliveries Leap Motion Controller is scheduled for May 13. Pre-orders are already being taken. The cost of the device is $ 80. Includes controller, two USB-cable and free access to the app store Leap.
The device supports PCs based on the Intel Core and Windows 7/8 and a Mac running Mac OS X 10.8.
Leap Motion Technology is seen as a replacement for touch screens, which can increase the attractiveness of personal computers, a market which “dies” twice faster than expected .
Leap Controller thinner 3D cameras and not worth 150, and $ 80. Cheaper and thinner – it’s a big plus. Leap technology will help increase the sales of PCs, only if it will be cheaper touchscreen, – said vice-president of research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) Bob O’Donnell.
IDC research director David Daoud also believes that the PC market can still be saved:
PC makers have no choice but to increase the number of features that will differentiate their products from other devices. The era of the PC to which the system had a single design for all users, regardless of their age and occupation, has sunk into oblivion. Differentiation – this is what can really spice market.
Just in time for this and puts HP:
Our users are looking for new ways to create, view and interact with the content. Cooperation with Leap will help to translate the user experience to a new level.
However, there are external factors that could cause Leap technology may not have much impact on the PC market.
The right time has come, consumers are looking for differentiation. But the industry is waiting for shocks. Companies are restructuring and rethinking their strategies, paying less attention to innovation – says Daoud.
Whatever it was, the market is coming revolution. Leading technology companies are already working in the direction of wearable electronic devices .
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Tags: HP , Leap Motion , Video , PC market , Gesture control .
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