Hello Jason - see your point, sorry! I only use one monitor, which is switched between Montage and my computer as required - the computer is an inherent part of the Montage set-up, hence my connection. I'm leaning towards blowing €350 on the Dell, and if I do I'll let you know if it works!
I wanted to look across the aisle and see what's out there in the way of touch screen monitors. There are more brands available (Asus, Viewsonic, etc). I just picked out a few of them to take a look at the specs. I didn't go as far as look at what drivers they use to see if maybe they have compatibility with Montage (whatever that means, no messaging from Yamaha yet on this). When I see "USB2 upstream" - those are the one, from just a USB hardware compatibility standpoint, I start to look at as a first cut line. Montage has had "iffy" results with USB3 storage media - so I am inclined to narrow the list down to only USB 2.0 devices. You'll notice the S2240T discussed earlier is USB 2.0 while the larger P2418HT is USB 3.0. They are both priced the same, so it still looks like the S2240T (if from Dell) will have the best chance of working even though I like the stand of the larger screen better. The HPs are all the same price and close in pricing to the Dell - but are also all USB 3.0, so I'm not inclined to check those out. USB is supposed to "down shift" and provide backwards compatibility. "supposed to". The Acer is considerably cheaper which is why I listed it - and has USB 2.0 for the touch interface. I have no idea what driver the touch interface uses - so no idea if it will stand any chance of working with Montage. Not a fan of the stand - or how they did the speaker mounting either which is certainly wasted space for this usage. But it is "cheap" if it works.
All of these are probably "too big" for me to actually use under all scenarios. A 10" tablet would be better in my opinion - but at the studio it may be worth having a jumbo-touch-tron.
If the DisplayLink is the version compatible with Montage - then it seems well suited because - unlike the other monitors - would use just a single USB connection instead of having to go through a hub with a USB-to-HDMI converter to get the video to work with the other touchscreen (as the youtube video must have done - if that is authentic).
I have a number of DisplayLink devices and Montage is fairly finicky about what it can talk to because there is a narrow of window of support they placed in there - probably just enough to have early engineers test before the final touchscreen was decided on. Or maybe just a might-as-well add it because someone had a particular device on their desk and decided to spend the weekend adding what needed to be added to support his/her own device.
The size and attributes (perhaps other than resolution - not sure what the native resolution of Montage is). Looks like a great fit, though on nearly all fronts if it works.
Just for testing, i have plug my USB adaptator to DVI on an powered hub and test with my two tactil Monitor (not in the same time of course, one by one by also connecting the usb tactil port) :
Hans G 23" and Iiyama PLT1532SR-B1 15".
I have the Montage screen on each tactil Monitor (it shutdown the montage screen like on the video), tactil work but it's not calibrate like it must be :
pressing somewhere on the external Monitor up it active a pad down, on left it's right or reverse, there is no "rule" like if "i press somewhere apad X, it activate a pad Y 3cm on le right and 4 cm bottom each time, it's random.
So the drivers/calibration are not good and i have also try to calibrate with "Utility + Common" , i never can touch the little white square on the screen.
Montage resolution is 800/600 for external device, when i done Moessieurs videos, i need to select an extract at 800/480 to remove the black "band" bottom (green before OS 1.50).
The liyama shows as "Iiyama T1532SR eGalax, USB". Not sure if the fault is the eGalax level ("USB" vs "eGalax TP100, serial" vs "eGalax 7xxx series", ...), internal touch implementation, or both.
The liyamaha as resistive touch has more issues with calibration than cap touch. Although the native hardware is resistive I believe.
Like most unsupported features - there's a huge YMMV here and you may get "lucky" and find a monitor that matches the features that Montage is expecting to properly both display and receive touch feedback.
HP Monitors that look similar to the ones in the video are fairly easy to source - although the product line has gone through a few refreshes and kept the same look/feel - so there's no telling.
Very similar to the usb-to-UDMI/VGA support, there will likely be a very short list which will slowly grow into a somewhat larger list (2-3 more) as time goes on and people test more variations.