|[October 12, 2011]
MultiTouch Ltd. Creates New Paradigm for Large Interactive Touch Screens
HELSINKI & SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
MultiTouch, Ltd., developer of the world's first modular multi-touch LCD
screen for large-scale displays, today announced the introduction of the
world's largest integrated multi-user LCD multitouch display, the
MultiTaction® Cell 55". The product, a 55-inch display, is
the first to emerge from the company's new software and hardware
platform for large-scale multitouch LCD displays, MultiTaction. Initial
customers for the MultiTaction Cell 55" include Intel (News - Alert)® Corp.,
U.S. digital agency Momentum and Norwegian interactive design firm One
The MultiTaction Cell 55", the world's largest integrated multi-user LCD multitouch display, can be stacked for massive wall displays, embedded in customer furniture, and can accommodate unlimited number of touch points and an unlimited number of concurrent users with full hand recognition. (Photo: Business Wire)
The MultiTaction Cell 55" launch video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/multitouchfi#p/a/u/0/7ve44jMgrvk
Photos of the MultiTaction Cell 55" can be viewed and downloaded from http://multitouch.fi/about-2/photos/
The MultiTaction Cell 55" will be introduced during the MultiTaction
Global Demo Tour in the coming months. The first stop will be the
Millennium Hotel London, Knightsbridge (17 Sloane Street, London SW1X
9NU) on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 from 9:00 am to
5:00 pm. Stops in Berlin, Munich, New York, Santa Clara and Singapore
are to follow. Please check the dates and locations near you at http://multitouch.fi/2011/10/11/multitaction-global-demo-tour/
MultiTaction builds on MultiTouch's patented optical imaging technology
Computer Vision Through Screen for multitouch displays, and provides the
world's most advanced set of touch, gesture and object recognition
capabilities. The MultiTaction Cell 55" is a Full HD display that is
four inches deep on the sides and eight inches deep in the middle, can
accommodate unlimited number of touch points and an unlimited number of
concurrent users with full hand recognition.
With an ultrafast response (200+ frames per second), MultiTaction units
are designed for interaction with real-life objects - whether drinking
glasses, 2D barcodes, or game pieces, for example - and can be stacked
to any size or shape using tens of units. The product's frameless thin
bezel design enables MultiTaction to be embedded in custom-designed
urniture. The smooth edge-to-edge front glass on the display unit is a
first for any multitouch display. Further information and a white paper
on MultiTaction can be found at www.multitaction.com.
Watch MultiTouch CTO Tommi Ilmonen demonstrate and discuss the new
MultiTaction Cell 55": http://www.youtube.com/multitouchfi#p/a/u/1/kIwpc1PDQWY
"The years of research and market development that we have poured into
creating MultiTaction have finally yielded what we now know to be the
industry's next platform for creating powerful multi-user multitouch
displays," said Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch Ltd. "By working
with the world's leading interactive developers, we have carefully
listened to our customers and developed technology that can be used by
what we know will be a large community of multitouch software developers
committed to touching the future."
The MultiTaction Cell 55" uses the 2nd generation of Intel®
Core™ family of processors, which enable faster response to multiple
"The combination of Intel's 2nd generation Core processors
and multitouch-enabled display solutions is enabling new brand
interactive experiences for end-users that are both engaging and
enjoyable. These experiences can effectively address new interactive
consumer patterns in public and retail environments," said Adrian
Whelan, director of new business at Intel Corporation.
MultiTaction's most significant advancement is that its optical
multitouch sensor technology is integrated with the backlight and
infrared emitters into integrated circuit (IC) boards, creating a
modular camera system that can scale up to more than 100-inch
high-resolution displays with the same slim design.
Among other breakthrough features, the MultiTaction platform eliminates
the single most troublesome characteristic of optical touch displays,
which is sensitivity to external lighting, such as sunlight, spotlights,
and other external light sources. MultiTaction incorporates a new hybrid
tracking technology that combines shadows with infrared reflections for
smooth performance in any environment.
"When sourcing new technologies for interactive engagement, we always
seek answers as to whether we can create something that is at least a
step ahead of where our initial thinking lies, and the MultiTaction
product opens up new avenues for our interactive work," said Jon
Stanley, the director of production, Chicago-Momentum Worldwide. "The
elegance of the MultiTaction Cell product, and its reliability, are key
drivers for us in making multi-user multitouch a much larger part of our
"We have produced a number of multi-user multitouch installations for
clients, and have found the MultiTaction Cell product to be the desired
platform for creating collaborative experiences for professional and
consumer applications," said Christian Nytvedt, the Creative Leader of
One Communication. "The MultiTaction technology provides us with
essential building blocks for creating our dream of the Collaboration
Space multi-user environments. We are look forward to implementing this
with our client projects."
Introduced to the global market in 2009, the MultiTouch Cell product
family has been sold in more than 40 countries, and installed in some of
the most prominent international venues, including the recent Space
Shuttle exhibit at NASA's Space Center Houston; the Patina installations
at Acme Brick stores; the Wall of Chile installation at the Chilean
Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China; the 'One Road Interactive'
exhibit at the National Museum of Australia; and the Siemens (News - Alert) Identity
Display in Vienna. The Cell products are used for retail, advertising,
exhibitions, museums, broadcast, education and design.
The MultiTaction Cell 55" is available now for orders direct from
MultiTouch or through MultiTouch resellers around the world.
For more information, please visit www.multitouch.fi
as well as the MultiTouch YouTube (News - Alert) channel at http://www.youtube.com/multitouchfi,
for further MultiTouch updates.
About MultiTouch Ltd.
MultiTouch is a leading developer of interactive display systems, based
on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is
headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with U.S. offices in Santa Clara,
California and New York City. Its systems are currently in use in more
than 40 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.multitouch.fi.
MultiTaction® is a registered trademark of MultiTouch Ltd.
Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or
Intel Core™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
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