Mar 6, 2013
Recently, there’s a new technology unveiled by Intel at Hanover Germany that allows any smartphone or tablet device to project its screen to a TV display or monitor screen. Dubbed as the Display as a Service or DAAS, anyone can now easily hooked up their gadget to a TV or any monitor screen for business presentations. Using this technology, DAAS could help business owners to reduce costs incurred by projectors used during meetings or any similar activity.
According to Intel, display as a service could possibly change how a mobile device user consumes their gadget. Imagine working in an office similar to Tony Stark’s tower? In the last Iron Man movie, Tony Stark might have been using a similar DAAS technology wherein he can easily project a device’s screen to multiple TV display. Tony Stark can then collectively utilize the networked display as a single unit or as individual screen display by simply waving his hand. But of course, hand gestures are not included in DAAS but this could be implemented by TV manufacturers or as a separate device similar to Microsoft’s Kinect.
In the near future, monitor displays manufacturers might include an additional LAN adapter or Wi-Fi functionality to be able to use this new display as a service technology. As you might have guessed, yes, the connection between a DAAS enabled display and a smartphone or tablet is IP based. You might notice that this is similar to streaming a video via Apple TV on your Apple device or via Wi-Fi on a Smart TV. If DAAS will be implemented on future displays, video streaming from a mobile device to display screens can be standardized. This could mean video streaming for everyone without the huge cost of buying a Smart TV or Apple TV. But unfortunately, prices of DAAS enabled display screen might rise (but just a little or minimal) compared to non-DAAS enabled display screen.
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