Transfer of data or content has never been more easier, than with a Microsoft Surface table in hand. This 'gesture-based' interface enables you to easily drop data from any devices on to it, and similarly enables any device to drag data from it. It has taken months of research and development for Amnesia Razorfish to invent this super cool technology. A smartphone owner can now move their content freely between two devices by simply dragging content off their phone onto a Microsoft Surface Table and back onto another device instantly. The process is equally simple.
Just place your smartphone on to the Microsoft Surface table and drag the required contents(data, documents, music, photos) out of your smartphone and drop them on to the surface table, and then simply put the device onto which data needs to be copied and just drag the required data on to it. It also allows you to preview your data instantly.
It relies on a parallel Tcp- and Udp-Socket connections to get the screen syncing with real time,as close as possible. Any devices simply needs to join the open Wi-Fi network created by the Surface and then launch their apps.
Supported devices and operating environment
It currently supports only the iOS devices like the iPhone, or iPad. But Microsoft is putting this system in market with its new to-be-household device in mind. So transfer of data from any Apple iOS systems to this would be much easier.
This application opens another world of ideas for other brands, as it utilizes a range of technologies including Wi-Fi, proximity detection, unique ID and phone accelerometer, depending on the type of phone and location.
With increasing competition on the technology side, its not a wonder that Microsoft has come up with such an idea. In coming days these concepts might be taken up soon by other companies too.