Digital signage specialist Ittocan demonstrated a transparent, interactive LCD display. Ittocan used Samsung’s 46-inch transparent display combined with a Web camera connected to a set-top box running Windows Embedded. As a passerby waves his hand in front of the display window, rose petals superimposed on the transparent LCD screen disperse in response.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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