By Eric Almgren, CEO
Today I am very excited to congratulate Acer on the launch of its thinnest and most powerful 2-in-1 hybrid to date: the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S.
The Aspire Switch 12 S is the first laptop/tablet that performs with the speed of a PC without sacrificing the beauty and elegance of an ultra-thin form factor. Keyssa is thrilled to provide some of the key technology that makes this breakthrough a reality. With the Aspire Switch 12 S, Acer has effectively launched a new era in design and ease of use for the devices at the center of our lives.
Each Aspire Switch 12 S uses Keyssa’s Kiss Connectivity to handle data transfer between the dock and the 4K display, at 5Gbps…simultaneously! This means no more unsightly mechanical connectors and no more pogo pins. Kiss Connectors are as fast as wires and infinitely more elegant.
The fact is, all of the products we use on a daily basis – smartphones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, televisions, and cable boxes – can be made thinner and more versatile with Kiss Connectivity. One by one, we will start to see the innumerable jacks of the electronics world disappear. Apple is already rumored to be eliminating the 3.5 mm headphone jack from the next iPhone and other OEMs will begin to do the same. Kiss Connectivity is secure, protocol-agnostic, bi-directional and can aggregate signals from multiple types of mechanical connectors, making it a compelling option where Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular fall short.
Congratulations to Acer and to the many OEMs who will shortly follow.