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70-inch Android touchscreen targets interactive education

Jun 29, 2015 — by Eric Brown — 1,012 views

ViewSonic’s new 70-inch HD touchscreen signage system runs Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and is aimed at interactive education and business presentations.

The $7,300 CDE7060T signage computer joins other ViewSonic large-format displays, projectors, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products aimed at the education market. It was announced along with a LightStream PJD6552LWS networkable short-throw projector, for which no Linux or Android claims were made.

ViewSonic CDE7060T
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The CDE7060T is said to offer a Linux OS, but the datasheet more specifically notes that it runs the Linux-based Android 4.2.1 on an unnamed, dual-core Cortex-A9 system-on-chip. Also onboard are 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of flash.

An optional “slot-in” PC is available for greater computing power, says ViewSonic. Pre-installed “ViewBoard” annotation and presentation software allows multiple users to write, draw, or annotate with fingers or styluses simultaneously, says the company.

Hypothetical classroom and business applications
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The 70-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel, 10-point simultaneous touchscreen features a backlit display with 6ms response time, says ViewSonic. Other display specs include 350 cd/m2 brightness, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. The scratch-resistant, anti-glare screen boasts 176º viewing angles.

CDE7060T side and bottom views showing connectors and controls
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Side-mounted I/O panels provide access to HDMI, Component, CVBS, and VGA input ports, as well as a VGA output port. Three analog audio jacks are also provided along with an SPDIF digital audio port.

Standard ports include a gigabit Ethernet port, dual USB 2.0 ports, and an RS232 serial port for control I/O. You also get dual 10W speakers, and a variety of picture adjustment and audio controls.

CDE7060T details
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The VESA wall-mountable system runs on AC 100-240V universal, 50-60Hz power, and typically consumes 350W. The CDE7060T supports 0 to 40ºC temperatures, says ViewSonic.

Further information

The CDE7060T is available now for $7,299. More information may be found at ViewSonic’s CDE7060T product page. ViewSonic will showcase the system at 2015 ISTE Conference and Expo, held June 28 to July 1 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in booth 1352.

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