Synaptics unveiled a concept driver for its Windows 8 work on Monday.
The driver demonstrates the company’s latest Series 7 ClearPad and ClickPad solutions designed with Windows 8 in mind. The trackpads will compliment Windows 8 by allowing users to multitouch their laptop trackpad and interact with the operating system and applications. Synaptics revealed that the technology will track up to 10 fingers simultaneously when used with a 100x56mm ClickPad.
“The time for PC OEMs to design for Windows 8 with touch has arrived. Synaptics is excited to deliver on the promise of advanced touchscreen and innovative TouchPad technology, which will play an important role in how users interact with their Windows 8 PCs and tablets,” said Mark Vena, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Synaptics’ PC Division. “We’re especially enthusiastic about new product concepts like Intel’s thin and light Ultrabook which will take special advantage of Synaptics’ technology.”
Synaptics plans to demonstrate the technology at Microsoft’s Ecosystem Summit from November 8-10 in Taipei. Check out the video demo below.
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