At first I would like to thank SoundGraph
for making this review possible by offering me their FingerVU 706 auxiliary monitor with touch screen
for testing and reviewing!About SoundGraph:
“ The company name ’SoundGraph‘ is composed of two words, ’sound‘ and ’graph‘. As the name implies, SoundGraph provides various multimedia products and services which employ the latest digital media technologies.Features:A Monitor? or Another PC?
Numerous products and services concerning the production, processing and distribution of multimedia have been emerging in these days, along with the spread of new digital media. SoundGraph suggests new concepts of multimedia contents from the perspective of users and provides innovative products on the basis of the new concepts.
We have developed the distinct technologies regarding 1) the real-time manipulation of compressed audio files using an analog turn-table, 2) the control of a PC as a home appliance with a custom remote-controller replacing the conventional keyboard and mouse and 3) the development of multi-channel audio file format which can control properties of a musical instrument in each channel to enjoy music in a joyful environment. Now we have been developing another new technology which enables the control of multiple touch-screen monitors with independent finger actions to enjoy various media files and widget information.
New multimedia contents are widely spreading through the rapidly growing capability of network system. SoundGraph will keep providing the creative and innovative solutions to control and prove the digital media world.”
In 2010, SoundGraph Inc. launched the new products of FingerVU series, an auxiliary monitor with totally different features. Unlike the downside of most secondary monitors in the market controlled by mouse and keyboard and user easily loose the focus of work when controls of tasks are moving between main and secondary monitors; FingerVU an auxiliary monitor with touch screen can work independently from main monitor and user will not lose the focus. SoundGraph Inc. has developed the technology of touch control independently from the main monitor. Through FingerVU, user can play medias as like Music, Video, Photo, YouTube as well as World Weather, World Time, Memo, which can work as a PC.USB Touch Monitor
FingerVU is an auxiliary monitor and easily connected by USB port. FingerVU 706 with 7.0” LCD monitor and 800 X 480 resolutions can set right beside the main monitor and use as an auxiliary monitor.
USB graphic chipset for the secondary monitor USB from Displaylink's is used for FingerVU 436.D / ID TC Mounted Touch-Screen Method
FingerVU touch screen is resistive type and detects the pressure on the touch screen, so you may touch it with hard end as like finger tip or pen. Independent Touch Control to auxiliary monitor as like FingerVU is the authorized and patent 'Direct/Independent Touch Control' pending technology of SoundGraph Inc. Touch input to FingerVU monitor will not interrupt to mouse, keyboard, and current tasks on main monitor when FingerVU monitor can input and control independently.Touch and Enjoy the New Style of Your Computing
You don’t need a mouse or keyboard for FingerVU. You can play media files and use Widgets with your finger touch. Enjoy your PC more convenient than other mobile devices.
FingerUI touch control is not just pressing the buttons on the screen. You can touch and drag to scroll the list, jump to Next/Previous page and drag Touch Wheel in clockwise or counter clockwise to adjust volume.Run Your Favorite Media and Widgets in Main Menu Instantly
FingerUI allows every media files and Widgets can freely be added to the Main menu.
In case of FingerVU 706, Main menu can be expanded up to 25 pages and media files and Widgets can be added up to 625 items. (In case of FingerVU 436, up to 16 pages and 256 items)
Now, you don’t need to spend your time looking for folders but you can easily choose and play the album or song which was added to Main menu.
You can build your personal media library by arranging media files and Widgets on different pages in Main menu.Specifications:1. Remote Singaling
38KHz infrared signals2. Maximum Receiving Distance
10 meter3. Wireless Reception Angle
AFFS 120º4. LCD Touch Screen
Samsung 7” LCD wide Touch Screen5. Resolution
800 x 4806. Touch Resolution
17,78 cm (7 inch)7. Aspect Ratio
Wide(16:10)8. Response Rate
LED Backlight11. Brightness
350 cd/m212. Panel Type
TMR Type TFT LCD13. Color
16,777,216 colors14. Power Consumption
5.5 W15. Touch Resolution
4,096 x 4,09616. Connector
One or two USB 20 port ( 1 port for data transmission; 1 port for bus power supply)17. Interface
USB 2.018. Color
Black, White19. Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7 (32/64 bit), VISTA (32/64 bit) and XP (32/64 bit) CPU and memory: 1.5 GHz, 512MB or more ( up to 1.8 GHz, 1.0 GB for Resolution of Video Play)
2 USB 2.0 Data Port20. Supported Languages
Korea, English, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional/ Simplified), French, German, Italian, Spanish21. Supported Applications:
iMEDIAN HD, Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, Real Player, Realone Player, QuickTime, MusicMatch Jukebox, Sonique, GOM Player, KMP, Jet Audio, Power Cinema, Win DVD, Power DVD and Windows Media Center Edition22. Hardware Certification
CE, FCC, MIC, RoHS, WEEE