Transforming windows into multi-media platforms

Alewijnse Marine Systems, a leading system integrator, recently demonstrated a prototype of the very latest in screen technology to the superyacht industry at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012. 

Due to go on sale in the coming months, the Transparent Smart Window Screen is set to radically change how owners and guests enjoy video entertainment on board their yachts.  This new development may eradicate unsightly monitors altogether by instead transforming simple windows into multi-media platforms.

When it is not operating, the Transparent Smart Window Screen looks like a straightforward sheet of glass, making a window frame or an otherwise solid screen separating two living areas the ideal place to mount it. 

Once switched on, icons and frames can be selected to give access to applications and computer programs while maintaining a view of the world beyond, or all incoming light can be cut out enabling the Smart Window Screen to act as a black-screen monitor for TV and movies. 

Future capabilities now under development will include touchscreen operation and a virtual blind function that allows the user to control the amount of light coming into the room. 

As for those on the other side, even when the screen is operational all they see is clear glass, or a blacked out window if the user prefers.

Alewijnse has evaluated the Transparent Smart Window Screen from a superyacht perspective and has introduced additional solutions for integration into ship-wide entertainment and IT systems.  The screen is initially available in any size up to 46-inches / 117 cm, with larger options in the pipeline. 

The resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and input is via USB and HDMI.  Retrofitting the Transparent Smart Window Screen is easy for the engineers at Alewijnse and these screens can be used for other applications such as displaying navigational or situational information.

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