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Neonode Inc., (NASDAQ: NEON), the optical touch technology company, will unveil today its new high-performance Proximity Sensing solutions that can either be integrated directly into Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile devices or into their accessories (i.e. external cases). These major innovations are based on Neonode's award-winning and patented Multisensing optical infrared technologies.
By applying Neonode’s long and short range proximity sensors to a mobile phone cover, or simply build it directly into a device, the mobile user interface (UI) and device control is no longer confined to the industry standard 4-10” 2-dimensional window. Any angle or surface of a portable device can now be multi-touch and proximity enabled – front, sides and back. This innovation provides a whole new type of extended and augmented user experience, called Proximity Devices. The user experience is extended well beyond the device's physical borders, and on to the surrounding surface, allowing the user to interact with the UI in an intuitive way.
“This year at Mobile World Congress, we are delighted to demonstrate the result of some exceptional engineering accomplishments,” says Thomas Eriksson, Neonode CEO. “The end-user's demands for a differentiated user experience is growing exponentially with the development of high-speed, cloud based networks and smart devices. By enabling the launch of Proximity Devices, we believe we are providing an opportunity for forward-looking companies to provide unique and futuristic user experiences,” continues Eriksson.
“Neonode’s aim is to make a real difference by developing high performing and cost-disruptive Multisensing™ solutions, coupled with our expertise in User Experience, and User Interface Design,” Eriksson concluded.
In addition, Neonode will also be showing its Multisensing technology applied to flush (flat) devices (that require no bezel) that can receive user input from any generic object including standards pens and paintbrushes. Furthermore, the company will demonstrate optical touch and gesture-enabled keyboards, underwater touch enabled-devices, and proximity solutions for the automotive industry.