At a booth at the Intel Embedded Technology 2010 conference, Pioneer Solutions showed off a pretty incredible touchscreen table that combines a number of technologies in order to bring groups of people together for work and play.
Users can bring their laptops and tablets close to the table and instantly transfer files or even the screens, using wireless desktop sharing. Cameras that support the TransferJet short-range standard can sit on top of the table to instantly transfer their files.
The aptly-named Discussion Table also features a built-in scanner so that paper documents can be instantly and easily viewed and manipulated on the table, and a second screen allows users to digitally push content onto a vertically-mounted display for easy group viewing.
The table itself is built upon a Core i7 desktop PC running a copy of Windows 7 Embedded. Windows is actually responsible for driving the touchscreen interface; Pioneer added some extra software, most of it relating to the collaboration efforts.
While the Discussion Table is still in active development, Pioneer Solutions promises to launch sometime next year. Pricing has yet to be discussed, but there’s no doubt it’ll be pricey.