Press Release: MultiTouch Partners with Riolab to Expand Interactive Display Installations in South America

January 29, 2013

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    Companies combine MultiTaction® cells and Riolab’s applications to provide interactive touch systems for retail and public service projects, including two state-of-the-art installations

    New York, NY – January 29, 2012 – MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, and Riolab, Chile’s leading audiovisual, communication and branding company, today announced a new partnership to expand interactive display installations throughout South America. The two companies have already joined forces on two advanced installation projects in Chile. These include the Chuquicamata Underground Mining Project in Chile and showroom installations for cell phone provider ENTEL in Santiago. Each installation demonstrates the demand and wide range of use for interactive display installations in a variety of industries from retail to public service.

    Codelco, the largest copper producer in the world, ownerships include the Chuquicamata Copper Mine, the largest open pit copper mine in the world. The Chuquicamata Underground Mining Project (PMCHS) was initiated to transform the copper mine into a first-class underground mine; however, this raised concerns that had to be addressed with the public and various stakeholders. Riolab developed a new communication software platform specifically for Codelco’s needs. This information hub allowed specific user groups, such as engineers, government officials and general public, to interact with project plans, read environmental data and view 3D renderings of the PMCHS project using MultiTaction displays.

    Check out the PMCHS solution here: http://vimeo.com/54191213

    ENTEL, the largest cell phone carrier in Chile with over four million subscribers, was looking to provide customers the ability to compare products and interact with product photos – just as if they were holding it in their hand. Two ENTEL showrooms were equipped with MultiTaction cells allowing customers to browse product lines, review sales and promotions, view 3D imaging of phones and do side-by-side comparison of products. Riolab used its NetShow software platform to allow content collaboration while MultiTouch’s internet-based content manager saved the company time and money in developing content and updating multiple displays from one location.

    Check out the ENTEL showroom solution here: http://vimeo.com/54201905

    “We have worked with MultiTouch on other projects and knew their MultiTaction displays combined with our narrative interface and content software would provide the best solution for the Chuquicamata Underground Mining Project and ENTEL’s showrooms,” said Francisco Arevalo, CEO of Riolab. “Working with MultiTouch’s technology has produced a perfect blend of innovation and imagination for our customers and allowed us to stay consistent with our mission of producing solutions that enhance the user experience.”

    “We are excited to partner with Riolab. This marks an important milestone for MultiTouch as we expand our business in South America,” says Timo Korpela, General Manager of MultiTouch Americas. “These two state-of-the-art installations show that large-scale interactive displays and applications are a global phenomenon and South America’s growing economy shows the way for the rest of the world.”

    About MultiTouch Ltd.
    MultiTouch Ltd. is the leading developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with offices in Silicon Valley, New York and Singapore. MultiTouch products are in use in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.multitaction.com.


    MultiTaction® is a registered trademark of MultiTouch Ltd.

    About Riolab
    Riolab is a bridge between communication needs and technology solutions. The company develops innovative user experiences through proprietary software tools (narrative-interface), and maintains global alliances with content and technical firms. Based in Santiago, Chile, further information is available at www.riolab.tv.

    Media Contact – Americas:
    Katie Blair
    Vantage PR for MultiTouch
    407.767.0452 x229
    kblair@pr-vantage.com

    Media Contact – Europe:
    Rob Lane
    Bigger Boat PR
    +44 (0) 7986 113 722
    rob@biggerboatpr.com