ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announced its second-generation smart displays today.
The 24" (23.8" Vis.) VSD241 is a self-contained Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based smart display which delivers blazing fast performance, courtesy of an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, making it perfect for local Android apps and cloud-based computing.
Paired with a 2 MP webcam with integrated microphone for video conferencing, and built-in speakers, this dual-point optical touch screen display is ideal for commercial vertical markets such as signage, point of information, and kiosks for interactive applications in enterprise, SMB, education, POS, hospitality and more.
"Recognizing the changing way people compute, ViewSonic was first to introduce Android based smart display technology in 2012," said Erik Willey, Desktop Solutions Product Marketing Director, ViewSonic. "Now we're taking this innovation to the next level, giving our customers even better performance and larger screen options, along with the latest Android operating system. The result is the best possible desktop experience for Android stand-alone usage, cloud connectivity, and remote desktop capabilities."
For further functionality and interactivity, the VSD241 offers connectivity options, including HDMI for connecting a notebook or tablet, as well as two full-sized USB ports, a micro USB and a mini USB, and SD card storage. Plenty of network connection options are integrated for instant access and transfers of data, documents and multimedia files, including integrated networking (RJ-45 Ethernet), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. Paired with VESA mount capabilities and DC power support, the VSD241 is well suited for both stand-alone and extended display operation.
Matt Wuebbling, Director of Product Marketing for the Mobile business at NVIDIA, added: "Powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor, ViewSonic's VSD241 Smart Display delivers brilliant graphics capabilities and exceptional speed. They make for a truly amazing consumer experience."
The VSD241 is now available in North America for an ESP of $499. A new 22" model, the VSD221, will be available in December for an ESP of $399. For a locked down, manageable version of the Smart Display, businesses may consider the 24" SD-A245 and 22" SD-A225 which integrates the Citrix XenMobile platform.