A Graphical User Interface (GUI) is a window with menus and requires the use of devices like keyboard, mouse, touchpad, trackballs etc. to input data into the computer, but with the advancement of technology a new phase of computing is pioneered, Natural User Interface (NUI) which is implemented in Surface Computing.
In surface computing the user interaction is by touch or by any object rather than separate input devices. There are multiple cameras which sense the touch patterns or objects placed on the interfacing surface.
Some of the key applications of Surface Computing are Entertainment, Banking, Industrial, Education, Health Care, Retail, Hotels and Restaurants, Casinos, Office and many more. In Starwood Las Vegas surface computers are used as a virtual concierge, the guests can order food and drinks by the interacting with the surface. The order goes to the kitchen automatically and after the meal, the payment is done by placing the credit card on the surface. The end user industries are Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial, Advertisement and many others.
Surface computing has a more user friendly and advanced interface than GUI. Moreover it has capability of object recognition, interaction and data sharing from devices like phones, cameras, tablets without any peripheral use. These features are the market accelerating forces of surface computing.
The surface computing market
is segmented by interface, components, application and regions. Interface is further sub-categorized into direct interaction, multi touch, multi user, object recognition and others. Components section is further divided into screen, infrared light source, projectors, CPU, cameras, and others.
Major players manufacturing Surface Computers are profiled in the report with company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolios, recent developments and market shares of the key players. Some of the prominent players are:
- Microsoft Corporation(U.S),
- Apple Inc.(U.S),
- Planar Systems Inc.(U.S),
- 3M Co.(U.S),
- Viewsonic Corporation(U.S) and many more.
The report contains detailed and in-depth analysis of the segmentation of the Surface Computing market.