MultiTaction® Delivers True Multitouch Functionality to Any Large LCD Display Through Integrated Optical Sensor Boards
CES 2011 BOOTH #15119, CENTRAL HALL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MultiTouch, Ltd., developer of the world’s first modular multi-touch LCD screen for large-scale displays, today announced the launch of a new platform for large-scale multitouch LCD displays, MultiTaction®, which will enable display developers to create multi-user, multitouch displays for screens ranging from
32 to 100 inches and beyond. MultiTaction builds on MultiTouch’s patented imaging technologies for multitouch displays, and provides the world’s most advanced set of touch capabilities. MultiTouch will demonstrate the MultiTaction platform at CES 2011 in its booth #15119 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. MultiTouch will showcase a 55-inch full-HD demonstration display that is eight inches deep, running the MultiTaction platform, at CES 2011. Further information and a white paper on MultiTaction can be found at www.multitaction.com.
MultiTaction’s most significant advancement is that its optical multitouch sensor technology can be integrated easily into integrated circuit (IC) boards, creating a modular camera system that can scale up to 100-inch high-resolution displays. Whether professional, digital signage, or consumer displays, MultiTaction can be integrated seamlessly so that developers have slim design displays that are both high-resolution – up to Quad HD/4K – and scalable and stackable. With frame rates at more than 200 frames per second, MultiTaction offers the industry’s most responsive multitouch system.
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 ambient light sources. MultiTaction incorporates hybrid reflection/shadow tracking technology for smooth performance in any environment. MultiTaction also provides smooth edge-to-edge front glass on the display unit, which is a first for any multitouch display.
MultiTouch’s Cornerstone software elegantly translates touch into the programming experience, creating multitouch displays that can read unlimited touch points, including hands, fingers, fingertips, 2D Markers, and real-life objects. MultiTouch Cornerstone software allows for flexible multi-platform application development, including augmented reality.
MultiTaction also combines a number of in-device features, including Computer Vision Through Screen (CVTS), which is the hallmark of MultiTouch’s displays, as well as Integrated Backlight Emitter Camera (IBEC) modules; Matrix Tracking System (MTS), Extensible Hybrid Tracking Engine (EHTE) and Multi-Format Tracking Output (MFTO). MultiTaction is optimized for mass production by OEM manufacturers.
“In the near future, multitouch features will be built into all large-scale displays, and developers will be able to create rich multitouch features much in the same way that one creates touch applications for smartphones,” said Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch Ltd. “Our vision is to extend the value of multitouch to a broad category of professional display developers, manufacturers, and application providers, with the view to eventually moving downstream to the consumer channel. MultiTaction brings multitouch to the masses.”
Key features of MultiTaction include:
Computer Vision Through Screen
Integrated Backlight Emitter Camera (IBEC)
Matrix Tracking System
Extensible Hybrid Tracking Engine
Multi-Format Tracking Output
Introduced to the global market in 2009, the MultiTouch Cell product family has been sold in more than 30 countries, and installed in some of the most prominent international venues, including the recent 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 Graffiti Bar installation in Tokyo. The Cell products are used for broadcast, retail, advertising, exhibitions, museums, education and design.
For more information, please visit www.multitouch.fi and www.multitaction.com, as well as the MultiTouch YouTube channel at youtube.com/multitouchfi, and twitter.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 30 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.multitouch.fi.
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