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What is Surface ComputingSurface computing is a form of computing that offers a natural way of interacting with information rather than traditional user interface.Surface Computing is a new way of working with the computers that move beyond the mouse and keyboard experience.It is a natural user interface that allows people to interact with digital content the same way they have interacted with everyday objects.

Features of Surface ComputingDirect Interaction: The ability to grab digital information with hands-interacting with touch gestures not with the mouse or keyboardMulti-User : The surface screen is vertical allowing many people to come together and experience a collaborative, face-to-face computing experienceMulti-Touch: The ability to recognise multiple points of contact at the same time not just one(ex. one finger like, with most touch screens) but dozens.Object Recognition: Physical objects can be placed on surfaces screen to trigger different types of digital responses(ex. cell phone, camera, glass of wine).

Technology behind Surface Computing: Touch Sensing:

ResistiveCapacitiveOptical Motion Sensing:

Optical Sensing Radio SensingThermal Sensing

INTRODUCTION-Microsoft Surface Hub is surface-series interactive whiteboard announced by Microsoft on 21 January 2015 at the Windows 10 Event in Redmond. It is a wall- or roller stand-mounted device with a 84 inches (210 cm) 120 Hz 4K or 55 inches (140 cm) 1080p multi-touch and multi-pen touch screen, running the Windows 10 operating system. It is targeted for businesses to use for collaboration and videoconferencing.Unlock the power of the group with Microsoft Surface Hub, a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together naturally. Microsoft Surface Hub re-images the meeting experience so that you can unlock the power of the group. You can walk up and join a Skype for Business meeting with a single tap, and share content effortlessly, so that you spend your time connecting to people rather than technology. And since you can easily send meeting notes and content, you can communicate outcomes and action points.

An Epitome of Surface Computing

Feature of Microsoft Surface HubOneNote white board: The OneNote-based Whiteboard tool feels as natural to write on as traditional whiteboard. But it also lets you bring rich, multimedia data into the conversation, makes it easy to share work and ideas when the meeting is over and lets you quickly start where you left off in future conversations

Take your Ideas with you: Save your whiteboard as a rich OneNote file and email it to others so your ideas dont evaporate when the meeting ends

Team work: Surface Hub provides a platform to build amazing large-screen apps for group productivity. Microsoft productivity apps like Office and Skype for Business are built in. And with native support for touch, ink and sensors, the hardware will also enable third party developers to develop beautiful, powerful, immersive applications that light up on the big screen and enable groups to be productive together

Fluid, natural ink: The ink on Microsoft Surface Hub is so fluid and responsive that it feels just like a pen on paperand it lets two people ink at the same time.

Connected: Microsoft Surface Hub offers a variety of inputs including wireless projection, HDMI, NFC, Bluetooth, and ports to connect to peripheral devices.

6Technologies used in Surface hub:Pen computing:-A responsive and natural inking experience that feels as fluid as a pen on paper.

Touch:-Advanced touch capabilities recognize up to 100 touch points with precision, allowing multiple people to interact with the screen simultaneously.

Windows 10:-A new experience for Windows 10 that is tailored for group use, with ink and touch at its core. Many applications can be used without authentication.

Cortana:-Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Microsoft. Cortana features include being able to recognise the natural voice without the user having to input a predefined series of commands and answer questions using information from bing.

NUI:-NUI stands for Natural User Interface. A NUI relies on a user being able to quickly transition from inexperienced to expert. The word natural refers to a goal in the user experience that the interaction comes naturally, while interacting with the technology, rather than that the interface itself is natural. This is contrasted with the idea of an intuitive interface, referring to one that can be used without previous learning.

Hardware Specifications-Microsoft Surface HubHardware Specifications:Microsoft designed two Surface Hub models: a 55- and 84-inch version, both of which are supposed to enhance a teams ability to communicate, collaborate and share their ideas. Microsoft showed off how the device works on stage, but here are some of the tech specs:

.55-inch display at 1080p or 84-inch at 4KDisplays locked at 120 HZ for no-lag writingOptically bounded displays for extra clarity (as on the Surface Pro)Supports up to 100 simultaneous touch pointsSupports up to 3 pens simultaneouslyPowered by Intel Core CPUs2 x 1080p cameras and a mic arrayHDMI, Miracast, NFC, Bluetooth, USB portsPowered by a slightly modified version of Windows 10

ApplicationsCurrently only commercially available and being used in the retail hospitality, automotive, banking and health care industries.Current Customers are AT&T, T-Mobile, The Rio all suite hotel and casino in Las Vegas.Also used in the film industries .Ex. Fast and Furious 7.

BusinessEducational InstitutionsMedical FieldScientific ResearchBanking

Merits and DemeritsMERITS:Easy to share content: You can easily share content from laptops, tablets, or phones. With reciprocal touch and inking, your changes will appear on compatible personal devices.

2)Engaging for everyone: Everyone can see content and contribute equally no matter where they are. Clear sound and high-quality video make meetings great.

3)Create your own app: Build amazing experiences, designed specifically for your business, on the Microsoft Surface Hub platform.

4)Windows apps: You can run universal Windows apps natively from Microsoft Surface Hub or connect applications from your personal device.

5)Any space: The fully integrated design, flexible mounting options and stands, plus a choice of two sizes means that there is a solution for any space.

6)Tool kit: Microsoft Surface Hub comes with Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus the OneNote whiteboard and Skype for Business.


2)Not portable.

3)Tailored for high end clients.

4)Currently designed only in some areas.

Surface computing is the use of a specialized computer graphical user interface GUI in which traditional GUI elements are replaced by everyday objects. Instead of a keyboard and mouse, in this the user interacts directly with a touch-sensitive screen.

A Surface computer is a platform that allows true multiuser collaboration experience. Surface computer is advanced computer having large touch screenUsers can interact with the machine by touching or dragging their fingertips and objects such as paint brushes across the screenwe can use surface computer in different hotels, restaurants, casinos etc

Surface Hub: It is simple to use and doesnt seem to cause any problem. So, youre not out of anything downloading it. Considering the size, Everyone can see content and contribute equally no matter where they are. Clear sound and high-quality video make meetings great. Microsoft Surface Hub integrates beautifully into the modern workplace, enabling productivity in any space where people come together to get things done.CONCLUSION!