Châteauform’ City Le Cnit is located at the heart of La Défense, the business district in Paris. It is an elegant yet comfortable venue that offers an environment conducive to strategic thinking, productive meetings, team-building and relaxation. With an emphasis on the latest technologies, it offers high-tech space dedicated to hosting staff retreats, training days, conferences and even cocktail hours. Looking to encourage creativity and promote teamwork among employees, Châteauform’ City Le Cnit incorporated technology from MultiTaction. The impressive 13×8 foot (4×2.5 meters) interactive wall is made up of nine 55” MultiTaction Cell displays. The MultiTaction iWall also includes MultiTaction’s collaboration application, MT Canvus. With this in place, users can socialize ideas and educate employees in a highly visual and engaging way. There is also a MultiTaction interactive display table that allows visiting employees to work on a flat interactive surface.
Nasdaq MarketSite welcomes invited clients and guests to open and close the market as part of the world-famous bell ringing ceremony. Nasdaq selected MultiTaction displays and MultiTaction Codice software to take clients and guests on a carefully crafted, interactive journey.
Today when guests enter Nasdaq MarketSite, their picture is taken and they are provided with a nametag card that contains their MultiTaction Codice marker. When placed on any of the MultiTaction displays in the interactive zones, the marker delivers tailored information to that individual. It also allows guests to send interesting content directly to their own emails.
MultiTaction has also been deployed as interactive market displays for analysts, providing a unique approach to its broadcast sets. At MarketSite, NASDAQ analysts provide live market feeds and updates that are then syndicated by the U.S. and global news channels. With MultiTaction, analysts can now interact with real-time data for a highly-engaging viewer experience.
Application by: Reaktor
Number of displays: three iWalls, 11 displays in total
The Cube Globe for G20 2014 The Cube Globe was spatial information visualisation experience for visitors and delegates of the G20 in Brisbane, 2014, showcasing the State of Queensland’s key trade and investment opportunities. The project utilizes the Cesium geobrowser platform with unique MultiTaction interactions to provide a truly stunning experience.
Queensland University of Technology’s innovative digital learning exhibition space, ”The Cube”, includes 48 x 55” MultiTaction displays, making it the world’s biggest interactive multitouch installation and the largest continuous array of unlimited touch displays.
One of the biggest spaces of its kind in the world, The Cube structure is made up of six zones, running a number of interactive applications, including the Virtual Reef. The Virtual Reef comprises of twenty MultiTaction displays ingeniously combined with an edge-blended Panasonic projection system. It is dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT’s Science and Engineering research and is the heart of the university’s Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point campus.
The zones run a number of interactive applications:
Virtual Reef: marine life interactive experience
CubIT: QUT research access & collaboration
Community Science wall: Queensland experiences, including 2011 Brisbane floods
ECOS: energy consumption & impact on climate
Physics Playroom: learning in game-like environment
In 2014 MultiTaction secured a 2014 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) Apex Award for The Cube
Google Creative Sandbox Interactive Touch Table allows visitors to experience individual Creative Sandbox projects. They broke down into several groups that each use a certain type of technology “building blocks”: Video, Social, Mobile, GEO APIs, Search, Display, Web/Apps, Commerce.
The Chuquicamata Copper Mine is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, owned by Codelco. The Chuquicamata Underground Mining Project (PMCHS) was initiated to transform the copper mine into a first-class underground mine. Codelco wanted to communicate this project 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.
MultiTouch produced the Official 2011 International CES Twitter Wall. It incorporated Twitter feeds from CES – including the official #CES tag – as well as 2011 CES news from show attendees, bloggers, and exhibitors, and will curate stills and video content from the show as well.
The world’s largest public multitouch display is installed for Siemens in Vienna. The multitouch wall with 8.5 meter wide LCD in Siemens City is made by uma and MultiTaction. The wall enables tens of visitors to simultaneously interact with Siemens information, as well as digital art, audiovisuals, local and global news, and other rich media and Web 2.0 content.
The Pori Jazz Festival used a MultiTouch Cell display to present its program, artists and venues to their audience this summer. The Jatsitatsi multitouch wall, created as a research project, uses advanced technology in a novel way to provide the audience with unique way to view the jazz festival data.
WABCO provides braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. WABCO’s award-winning Intelligent Trailer Program offers a wide selection of different key trailer functions that can help trailer builders, fleet operators or cargo owners decrease transportation costs, save fuel and increase driver safety and comfort. Using MultiTaction displays, WABCO presents the variety of its products and solutions for multiple trailer types and demonstrates how the functions work when the vehicle is operated. Live 3D rendering creates an easily understandable and interesting presentation. The user interface is controlled by optical MultiTaction Codice codes attached to mobile mini trailers.
Metasonic® Touch is an interactive modeling table on which users can define the business logic of their applications in complete ease, even without IT skills. Users can create ultra-flexible software applications for ultra-agile business activities with an easy-to-use tool that still feels like fun.
Metasonic® Touch is operated with tangible modeling building blocks. MultiTaction hardware recognizes the blocks with its unique Codice codes, which allows the behavior patterns of employees to be defined within executable workflow models. This way, everyone can describe his/her own behavior patterns as well as the corresponding interactions with one or more employees. The table captures the codes along with the positional data and simultaneously stores other semantic information. The finished workflow descriptions are seamlessly integrated into the Metasonic® Suite and can be executed immediately as a web application.
The modeling table promotes communication between IT and business departments. The workflow models can be changed quickly and without limitation. This will encourage everyone to assume more responsibilities and to get more involved. With Metasonic® Touch, anyone is capable of creating business software.
Application by: Metasonic GmbH
Number of displays: 1 or more
Location: Various Locations, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Japan, India, United Arab Emirates
Bluescape is a cloud-based visual collaboration workspace that transforms how business professionals work together. The workspaces can be used for sharing ideas, plans and documents; bringing incredibly complex projects to the market faster; streamlining the decision making and allowing collaboration over distributed physical locations.
An essential part of the Bluescape solution are the MultiTaction displays. MultiTaction displays combined with Bluescape software allows businesses to connect people and resources to enable better decision making, innovation, and collaboration across global time zones.
MultiTaction Cell displays have been used in the construction of the world’s largest interactive multitouch wall. The wall was built by UK-based Engage Production Ltd for a renowned global company providing advice on business advancement, and forms part of a fully integrated and unique communications facility.
A hand and finger gesture conrolled multitouch microscope brings new dimensions into teaching and research. The method is a combination between web-based virtual microscopy and a giant size multitouch display.
People of all ages love the Moomins created by Tove and Lars Jansson. They are internationally recognized as having a unique artistic and literary dimension. The books feature trolls and a vast gallery of other non-human characters, each one reflecting a specific human type, living a secluded life in the midst of disasters such as floods, storms and comets. The many adventures and subsequent resolutions stress important family values and individual qualities of kindness, self-confidence and independence.
In a Moomin Shop, beloved characters and their stories are brought alive with an interactive wall. By touching the display wall, children and their parents can study different Moomin characters, color them, watch the Moomin videos, see available Moomin products as well as learn more about Tove Jansson and her works. The world of stories opening with a touch mesmerizes visitors of all age, old fans and new Moomin friends alike.
Concept by: Bond and Interior Architecture Office Carola Rytsölä
Dow Chemicals used interactive MultiTaction display tables to playfully present the range of products and solutions it delivers to their customer sectors such as electronics, water, energy, and coatings. Part of the content can be accessed only by placing a card with a MultiTaction Codice code on the display.
Currently deployed in real estate sales and leasing offices, MultiTaction displays allow users to explore different properties, view availability of properties with real-time data and compare multiple floor plans. The advanced tracking features of the MultiTaction displays allow users to annotate on the content with an IR pen, then identify themselves using the MultiTaction Codice™ and email annotated content instantly.
Ubisoft used an interactive MultiTaction display to advertise their new game called Watch Dogs. Watch what happens when passersby on a street in Toronto stumble upon the interactive Watch_Dogs van that will show them the power of hacking at the tip of their fingers!
Glenfiddich, the distiller of world’s best-selling single malt whisky, created an impressive application on MultiTaction displays that not only explains the premium credentials of the brand but also engages and immerses the user in a persuasive and compelling experience. Housed in the 100 year-old Neilson Hays Library befitting of Glenfiddich’s heritage and enhanced with innovative technology and a sumptuous whisky pairing dinner menu, this experience translated the traditional Glenfiddich Speyside distillery experience into an innovative and luxurious form.
Sanoma Corporation wanted to present its readers a future way to browse news. It also wanted to emphasize that it knows and understands the people using their services, and that it is able to serve every individual customer according to their own needs with personalized content. In order to do this, it developed the prototype of Sanoma MediaWall.
Using MultiTaction Codice technology, the MediaWall enables users to pull out a cloud of online articles from Sanoma Corporation’s media library. The MediaWall prioritizes the news that the reader is most interested in.
A user places on the display their personal Codice card which is connected to their Sanoma account. Every single user can have their own personal optical marker. The display indentifies the user, greets them with their name and brings them a circled cloud of the latest news the user is most likely to be interested in, based on their previous browsing history of Sanoma online articles using any device. The user can move and enlarge the articles with their hands. Outside of the circle, there are images of various Sanoma media. By touching the images, the articles and videos that most likely are of interest to the user pop up.
For those users who don’t have a Sanoma account yet or who prefer not to be registered, there are a few user categories to choose from. For example, a family card presents news that people with young children are usually interested in.
The application was developed by Sanoma with the help of Houston Inc., using Cornerstone SDK.
The invisible marker technology enables marker tracking on transparent surfaces without visible markers. Here different kinds of drinking glasses are used as product, that can be used browse through images and videos associated with the specific kind of glass.
Two cell phone carrier 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.
Xenium Digital came up with an object recognition featuring solution. IDBI shortlisted Xenium Digital to promote the new Debit card for IDBI bank. To target the top executives at airports, high end MultiTaction technology provided the best option.
At World Congress of Science Journalists 2013, all preregistered participants were given a personal card with MultiTaction Codice 2D bar code. By using the card, participants were able to send to their own emails material they chose from MultiTaction displays.
LK-AG developed the multimedia innovation area for heroal at the trade fair BAU 2013 in Munich. The innovative installation includes a large communication table which was the highlight of the area at heroal.
The Tangible Bar application was developed by NMY as an exhibit for use as an interactive point-of-sale at trade fairs and in showrooms. The term “tangible user interface” refers to an interface via which a user can control a digital world with real, physical objects. Users can interact with the information on the display table by turning, sliding or combining a number of different tangibles and interacting with the extended multitouch on-screen controls.
The Tangible Bar application invites visitors of the EADS Cassidian Technology & Innovation booth to interactively explore the world of aviation research. Triggered by user interactions, the application can display impressive interactive messages, data visualizations, 3D product simulations and other media content. Users can alter the different technical parameters by turning and moving the acryl-made Sagitta drone control blocks. Using these physical tangibles, visitors are able to concretely internalize the digital content and dive into the EADS’s world of different innovative technologies.
OpticTouch is a custom trade application dedicated to the optics industry.
The platform focuses on using interactive technology to enhance the shopping experience for consumers. The application identifies customers by recognizing their loyalty cards placed on the display. OpticTouch provides previously inaccessible insight to brands on the behaviour of retail browsing trends using embedded data capture filters.
The world’s largest hospitality multitouch display installation has been opened in Tokyo’s Graffiti Bar. Patrons can draw their own graffiti on the MultiTaction displays, and can browse drink and food menus, interact with their waiters, play games, and enjoy media content provided by the bar. Interactive special effects, including virtual champagne bubbles and lightning bolts, react to touch and objects placed on the tables. VIP cards placed on the MultiTaction displays will trigger exclusive VIP content.
Audi has introduced car show interactive multitouch display tables with applications designed by Interactive Scape. The Audi Efficiency Tables with MultiTaction displays are currently being used in several automotive shows in Europe for presenting the efficiency of Audi cars. Motor show visitors can play a 360-degree animation, videos, pictures and information in several languages on Full HD LCD tables at Audi exhibit stands.
Imagination showcase application for Lincoln has presented the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2010) and other US car show visitors highly visual information about Lincoln cars using passes with 2D bar codes.
The Intuilab Commerce application for Orange aims at selling the Orange home internet offering. It allows the natural collaboration between the sales person and the client who build together the right home internet solution on an interactive multitouch table in some Orange stores in France.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is famous for her roles as an artist and a conservator of the Thai heritage. Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center in Bangkok presented her works in an exhibition using MultiTaction displays.
Visitors were able to browse a range of her art works as well as other Thai arts masterpieces on the displays. The display also gave users an opportunity to listen to traditional Thai music.
By using MultiTaction Codice cards, exhibition visitors had a unique opportunity to sign and send their blessings to the Her Royal Highness.
Application by: Ten Forward
Products: MT420S MultiTaction Cell 42″ Full HD LCD Stackable
Number of displays: 3
Location: Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
The Visitor Audio Experience at the Australian War Memorial is intended to provide additional layers of engaging and informative curated content to enhance the visitor experience rather than provide a traditional ‘guide’ to the galleries. At this stage it has been rolled out for the “Australians in the Great War” galleries but the intention is to further expand the concept to encompass all galleries. The delivery platform for the experience is a modified smartphone device, enclosed in a specially designed case and the visitor is provided with the device and headphones for their visit.
The experience commences with the visitor receiving a ‘smart device’ on arrival in the Orientation Gallery. They are provided with a simple instruction to place it on the bench that is part of a large-scale multimedia touch wall comprised of twenty MT553UTB MultiTaction Cells. The cells are arrayed in seven columns, each with two vertical and one horizontal cells. The horizontal cell in each column is partially obscured by the vertical cell above to reduce the depth of the ‘table’, allowing easier visitor access to the vertical touch surface.
Each ‘smart device’ has a fiducial marker applied to the back cover. When the device is placed on the table the cell recognises the device and initiates the tour selection system, and reveals a tour selection menu on the adjacent vertical ‘wall’ cells. The visitor can review the available tours by touching on the tour icons, revealing details of the tour content, and the selected tour is dragged to a placeholder that animates then ‘loads’ the tour on the ‘smart device’. Once selected the visitor removes the device and makes their way into the gallery for their tour.
Application by: Mental Media
Number of displays: 20
Location: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
Visitors are able to get an overview of the region’s attractions by studying them on the MultiTaction displays. When a visitor chooses a postcard of interest and places it with an optical marker on a display, the display recognizes the marker and shows further information on possible destinations, museums or other attractions in the area. The combination of touch and haptic interfaces helps to engage those visitors who enjoy collecting and sending postcards. The installation has also increased the amount of time visitors spend at the exhibit.
This interactive installation at Trinity University’s admissions office Welcome Center provides a platform for prospective students to explore their academic interests and options during on-campus tours of the university. Students select up to three ‘Interest Cards’ from a displayed set and place them on the table. At that point, the table comes to life, displaying related topics, areas of study, on-campus information and academic multi-media specific to each card.
Application by: PUSH Offices
Number of displays: 1
Location: San Antonio, Trinity University, Texas, USA
The Oztoc is a project between the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the New York Hall of Science. It is an interactive multitouch table to investigate how collaboration and learning occur during play in informal settings such as museums. To explore the game players combine physical blocks (representing electronic components) to create circuitry and lights to attract undiscovered underwater creatures. The game allows researchers to study how children can learn to think like engineers as they problem solve, reason and work with each other.
Application by: Games+Learning+Society, a research group with WID and the School of Education at UW–Madison
The Nature Park Our in Luxembourg uses a 2-unit MultiTaction table to engage their visitors. Intended for children, the application allows them to study the natural resources of the park in a fun and playful way. Through the media center designed as an aircraft cockpit, children can discover the different areas of the park and have fun playing the multiplayer mini-games.
“World Heritage Sites of Russia” multimedia project was initiated to draw public attention towards the beauty of the unique architecture of Russian UNESCO World Heritage buildings. The installation was presented for the first time in Moscow during International Museum Festival INTERMUSEUM that is considered the main cultural event in Russia.
With the support of 12 interactive MultiTaction Codice markers, the visitors were able to open the colorful visual content. Each of the markers was dedicated to a specific architectural site. Once the marker was placed to the table, the text box with the information and photos was shown on the table while a short introductory movie was playing on the wall.
With the help of innovative technology, each participant was able to take a fascinating virtual journey through the beautiful World Heritage sites in Russia.
At the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, visitors can step up to the World Youth Day interactive table to virtually travel to the cities which have hosted these massive papal gatherings. Small, circular discs indicate the cities that have drawn hundreds of thousands of youth, including Paris, Manila, Toronto, and Denver. After selecting a disc and placing it anywhere on the interactive table, visitors are prompted to move it along a path, which unlocks engaging content such as archival images, videos, and quotes. The last stop of the journey prompts users to reflect on several quotes from the Pope and select the one they feel best represents the experience. This selected quote is then digitally “attached” to their disc, to be displayed when the next museum visitor puts it on the table. For more information, please click here.
The Tech Museum of Innovation in San José, CA, uses interactive MultiTaction displays in their permanent exhibition called Body Metrics. Body Metrics is an installation that allows museum visitors a window into their physical and emotional selves of today as well as the most promising health care techniques of tomorrow. The centerpiece of the exhibit is Data Pool, a custom 12-foot screen that displays a person’s body metrics in a colorful pool of visitors’ avatars. This unique table is comprised of five 55″ MultiTaction displays that are not only multi-touch but also recognize objects placed on them through the use of special markers.
Body Metrics exhibition allows visitors to explore their body metrics by wearing a Sensor Kit, a system that measures six metrics in real time: activity level, tension, mental focus, talkativeness, attitude, and the number of people nearby. As they near the end of their visit, users return to Data Pool, where the collected data is visualized. Placing the Sensor Kit on this mesmerizing table displays metrics from the entire visit, including how visitors reacted to everything they saw and felt. Visitors may return again and again to practice manipulating their metrics and evaluate their progress.
Interactive MultiTaction displays enable visitors shape the content of the exhibition at the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. By manipulating different kind of maps on displays, users can, for instance, learn about geology of Finland.
Two large MultiTaction interactive display systems have been launched in the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The exhibit pays tribute to the space shuttle Atlantis, the last shuttle to enter space, and provides guests with more than 60 interactive touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators.
MultiTaction displays have been used as part of the Emirates Aviation Experience in North Greenwich, London. Engage Production Ltd were commissioned by Pulse Group to build and implement the coding for an aircraft turnaround simulation.
Plankton Populations is an exhibit at the Exploratorium that gives museum visitors both a global and microscopic view of the oceans’ plankton, with social, open-ended interaction. The exhibit is an adaptation of a model created by scientists at MIT’s Darwin Project, which allows researchers to test how plankton respond to different environmental conditions, such as climate change.
The Interactive Media Lab at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) utilizes MultiTaction iWall for research purposes. TU Dresden’s goal is to conduct ambitious research in modern human-computer interaction and interactive information visualization. They are the first to use MultiTaction iWall, the largest fully interactive display wall in Europe.
Visitors study and manipulate photos revealing more about the exhibits and the stories behind them. They can learn more about exhibitions, artists, events and the museum itself in the museum magazine on the display. Visitors can also take part in discussions about exhibitions by reading tweets on the wall and sending their own ones to the Twitter cloud on the display.
Application by: by MultiTouch
Number of displays: 3
Location: EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Arts, Helsinki Region, Finland
Visitors to the Memory of a Nation exhibition at the National Archives of Australia can view a range of documents relating to Australia’s past. The program lets visitors handle a digital version of the paper artefact without any concern for object conservation. Thematic links between records encourage exploration by visitors.
Application by: Lightwell
Number of displays: 2
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Never Enough Grass interactive is filled with 3D animations and models, sheep breeding and cattle herding games, video overlays of iconic fauna, and a playable piano. Visitors navigate through a highly animated interface to explore a diverse range of content and stories from locations that have played a key part in the development of the Australian pastoral industry.
Application by: Lightwell
Number of displays: 3
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Visitors of the National Museum of Finland can study a big number of photos, videos and other images and texts on MultiTaction tables. Tables provide the museum a solution to present a huge amount of material from the last century in a limited space.
The EIT ICT Labs and MultiTaction presented an almost five-meter long interactive dual-action multitouch wall at CeBIT 2012. Reseachers have solved the problem how to attract people to use a multitouch display wall. The multitouch wall with Kinect 3D motion sensing cameras reacts to new potential users passing by and lures them to touch the wall and explore the content when they approach it.
Intervisio has launched ‘The Wall’ an interactive, multitouch display game show. In the show, couples compete in 15-minute physical action and knowledge-based games that involve touching elements on a 7-meter (22-foot) long multitouch display wall. It has already been optioned in the U.S. and the UK. The show’s touchscreen games will be made available as online apps for the play-at-home audience, providing unique sponsorship opportunities beyond traditional advertising blocks.