Multitouch showcasing large-format touch displays at CES

Jan. 11, 2012

MultiTouch Ltd., developer of modular multitouch LCD screens for large-scale displays, will showcase a range of new multitouch applications at its CES 2012 booth #15512, in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company will highlight what it is billing as "the world's largest asymmetric multiuser touch wall," the MultiTaction Oblique Wall, made up of the company's MultiTaction Cell 55-inch LCD displays.

Other demos in the MultiTouch CES 2012 booth include the 2X Stacked MultiTaction Augmented Reality Table; the MT550W7 MultiTaction Cell 55-inch full-HD LCD Embedded Windows 7 unit; a fully integrated multi-user interactive display with Windows 7 embedded inside; and a prototype MT550W7 unit with Windows 8 Developer Preview, as well as real-life object recognition on various interactive displays.

The MultiTaction Oblique Wall, measuring 13 feet long and 9 feet tall, features six MultiTaction Cell 55-inch units, and will run a multi-user visualization application built on MultiTouch Cornerstone SDK, the toolset designed for building multi-display multitouch applications.

The MultiTaction Cell 55-inch Embedded with Windows 7 product made its debut at CES 2012. Designed for single-display installations, it works effectively with a variety of development tools, including the MultiTouch Cornerstone SDK and Microsoft Surface 2 SDK.

The MT550W7 is the second product released using MultiTouch's MultiTaction platform, which was released in 2011, and first in the line of Embedded products optimized for single-display installations, the company said. MultiTaction builds on MultiTouch's patented optical imaging technology for multitouch displays and provides touch, gesture and object recognition capabilities. The MultiTaction Cell 55-inch is a full-HD display that is 4 inches deep on the sides and 8 inches deep in the middle, and can accommodate unlimited numbers of touch points and an unlimited number of concurrent users with full hand recognition.

The new display is targeted for demanding public installations in retail spaces, museums and exhibitions. The combination of the advanced interaction features and ultra-fast 200 fps tracking enable engaging interactive user experiences, and its full networking capabilities allow for cloud applications and social network integration, as well as remote management and monitoring.

MultiTouch will demonstrate the MT550W7 at its CES 2012 booth, #15512, in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The demonstrations will include both the Windows 7 product as well as the prototype Windows 8 Developer Preview installation. The MT550W7 includes an upgrade path to Windows 8 with the touch-optimized Metro user interface, which will be commercially available later in 2012.

"Multi-user multitouch experiences are now part of the lexicon for designers and developers worldwide, and our booth at CES 2012 displays concept implementations of multitouch applications that explore a wide range of possibilities using our products," said Timo Korpela, general manager of MultiTouch Americas, in the announcement. "We want to spark a greater level of ideation from the creative community with our new line of MultiTaction Cell products, and these demos characterize just a few of the myriad concepts that we believe will gain greater adoption in the coming year."

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Topics: Display Technology , Hardware , Interactive / Touchscreen

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