The company’s large, touch displays are anticipated to enhance Microsoft’s collaboration products such as Lync
PPI technology will be the part of the Office Division and its founder, president and CTO Jeff Han will be the GM reporting to the division’s President Kurt DelBene, Giovanni Mezgec,GM for Lync told in a blog post on Monday.
In an interview when the deal was announced on July 9, Mezgec revealed that “a awesome opportunity” exists in the collaboration and productivity market to give the shape how meetings are existed.
By introducing large touch-screen displays “mainstream” in workplaces, the work platform can be “fundamentally” altered, he told at the time.
In that sense, Microsoft will likely be come into conflict with Cisco, which has had for years a line of video conferencing and telepresence designed to in order to produce virtual meetings.
Cisco is now in the process of combining those items with its other companies collaboration tools.
PPI’s major displays can be appended walls and used with hand gestures or stylus pens.
The reality that Microsoft adopt Mezgec as the official in charge of speaking about this contract is a clearly suggest that the PPI products be the first and foremost integrated with Lync, which provides instant messaging and presence, web meetings and video conferencing and many other incredible functions.
The PPI technology sets in with Microsoft’s Metro reshape of the Windows user interface in Windows 8 , tablets and smartphones whose screens works with touch and stylus input. Windows 8 will be launched commercially in October, at which time devices running the new OS will also start to appear.