Twin Cities Business says the Maplewood-based manufacturer plans to market the technology to museums, retailers and restaurants, but 3M has yet to announce any pricing information.
"Over the years, people have really adopted the iPhone, iPad-style user interface," David Henry, a 3M marketing manager, told Minnesota Public Radio. "And now, we've brought that to a much larger canvas. And what that really allows is multiple people to be involved. The application we were showing could be used by eight people."
3M is already looking at developing even larger 100-inch touch displays.
“3M continues to challenge the size limitations of high-performance multi-touch technology, and the investments we have made in developing robust and proprietary PX electronics platform are enabling us to achieve our innovation goals,” Diego Romeu, business operations manager of 3M Touch Systems, said in a news release. “Our 84-inch multi-touch prototype display demonstrates 3M’s ability to scale PCAP electronics and sensor manufacturing to meet the need of our customers for increasingly larger format touch solutions.”
Check out video demonstrations below: