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Multi-tasking monitor uses dual flat-panels

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November 6, 2003

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DoubleSight is a uniquely designed dual LCD monitor that employs two 15-inch flat panels mounted side-by-side on a single base to provide 24 by 9 inches of screen real-estate despite a relatively small desktop footprint. Using a single controlling motherboard to manage the displays, the DoubleSight DS-1500 is capable of stretching single documents like spreadsheets across two monitors, or simultaneously displaying multiple applications to eliminate the hassle of opening and closing different windows.

As a single display, the dual monitor can show as much data as a single 20-inch monitor with the two combined LCD panels generating 2048 x 768 resolution (1.57 megapixels) and an on-screen menu enables optimisation of each LCD display depending on the function.

Apart from the obvious benefits to desk space, the DoubleSight DS-1500 design incorporates an aluminium tilt and swivel base that supports horizontal and vertical
movement of the LCD panels and the unit can also be wall-mounted.

The approach of combining two separate panels has also meant that the end price is in a lower than could be expected range at US$799.

DoubleSight's press release states that the use of dual LCD monitors can allow users to increase multitasking and productivity by as much as 50 percent. But its not all about productivity - like some of the other cutting-edge interfaces [link] covered by Gizmo during 2003 - DoubleSight is an attractive proposition for gamers with the ability to deliver a single expanded view or to duplicate the display signal so multiple players can view the same game on their own screen.

See www.doublesight.com to learn more.

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