You know what the world needs? More multi-touch
. Don't think we're being sarcastic, because we most certainly are not
. Multi-touch has changed
the way we interact with our computers and gadgets, and it's clear that touch is the input method of the future, at least with portable electronics. Companies are becoming better and better at really nailing the execution for multi-touch devices, and GestureTek is one of those hoping to make some moves in the market as the bandwagon grows.
The company is following AUO by showcasing a number of new display devices at a forthcoming trade show, but rather than showing them in Taiwan, they'll be on the show floor of InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas. The highlight device is the new 42" GestTable, which is a multi-touch LCD "surface computing solution." Basically, it's a massive 42" touch table with a computer underneath, and it will feature a 1920x1080 resolution, widescreen aspect ratio, ultra-speedy response time and multiple cameras running at 100 frames per second. The device can be integrated into your own table as well, with support for Windows 7 HID (Human Interface Device), TUIO and NUITEQ’s latest Snowflake Suite Release 1.9.1. As you may expect, this table is also fully compatible with the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch, so you could basically have your very own Microsoft Surface with this device.
That's hardly all, though. There's also the new GestDisplay 70” MT, which is a freestanding vertical multi-touch display that features a large-format screen with a 70” diagonal surface and a streamlined base that measures 22” deep. The standout here is the (near) lack of a bezel, so images appear to simply "float" from a distance. Obviously this probably isn't meant for traditional homes (more likely for businesses or MTV Cribs), but the idea of playing with a monster 70" multi-touch panel is certainly interesting. No prices are being announced for either, but we're sure they'd make you cry if you knew them.
GestureTek® to Showcase 42”LCD Multi-Touch Table and 70” Freestanding Multi-Touch Display at InfoComm 2010
New technology compatible with Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GestureTek, award-winning inventor and long-time pioneer of gesture control systems, announced it will showcase its new GestTable™, a 42” LCD multi-touch surface computing solution, along with the new GestDisplay™, a 70” turnkey freestanding multi-touch unit, at InfoComm 2010 in Booth N1870. The technologies will run new multi-touch applications for retail, advertising and public spaces. InfoComm runs June 9 to 11 at Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Our hardware innovations nicely compliment our deep insight into all forms of advanced display and digital signage applications, particularly multi-touch, immersion, 3D vision, mobile device interactivity, object recognition, motion and object tracking, and even face tracking”
Sleek, Stylish, Modular LCD Multi-Touch Table in High Def
The GestTable is a 42” LCD multi-touch unit featuring high-definition 1920 x 1080 p resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio, a precise and responsive tracker and an ultra-speedy response time, with multiple cameras running at 100 frames per second. The shallow panel less than 10” deep can be sold separately, dropped into a turnkey table or built into custom furniture. Units can also be locked together in modular format to enable large images to be presented across multiple screens. Systems are also designed for vertical presentation using a standard LCD TV mount. In addition to supporting Windows 7 HID (Human Interface Device), TUIO and NUITEQ’s latest Snowflake Suite Release 1.9.1, the GestTable is also compatible with the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch. This means that developers experienced in Microsoft Surface can easily create multi-touch content and applications to run on the GestTable.
Turnkey Freestanding Multi-Touch with Extra Large Screen and Extra Slim Base
The new GestDisplay 70” MT is a freestanding vertical multi-touch display that features a large-format screen with a 70” diagonal surface and a streamlined base that measures just 22” deep. This turnkey, plug and play unit produces bright, clear, crisp multi-media imagery, even in harsh lighting environments. With virtually no frame or technology to be seen, images appear to be floating in free space. Attractive, eye-catching and easy to set up just about anywhere, the system functions both as ready-made digital signage for branding and advertising, and as an easy-to-use interactive information presentation system, for way-finding or retrieving product information. Most notably, it employs the natural dynamics of gesture and multi-touch. The GestDisplay supports the same output techniques as the GestTable, including the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch, Windows 7 HID and TUIO.
Full Suite of Turnkey, Plug and Play Interactive Display Products Now Available
GestureTek’s GestTable LCD multi-touch table, GestDisplay vertical multi-touch system and Cube™ portable interactive floor, represent GestureTek’s full suite of turnkey, plug and play interactive display solutions. They are easy to set up, easy to use and easy to maintain. All technologies feature multi-patented, award-winning gesture control software from GestureTek.
“Our hardware innovations nicely compliment our deep insight into all forms of advanced display and digital signage applications, particularly multi-touch, immersion, 3D vision, mobile device interactivity, object recognition, motion and object tracking, and even face tracking,” says Vincent John Vincent, Co-Founder and President of GestureTek.
GestureTek Shares Expertise in 3D Vision for Attractions and Large-Format Displays
Systems integrators, exhibit fabricators, designers and content developers attending InfoComm are encouraged to visit the GestureTek booth to find out more about how GestureTek is using multi-touch and 3D depth-sensing technology to bring attractions to life.
Several successful installations use GestureTek’s proprietary multi-touch interface to add a collaborative element to the user experience. Other successful installations use GestureTek’s patented custom 3D vision tracker to create a virtual reality environment where guests can interact in free space with on-screen computer-generated characters, avatars or real-time video images of themselves.
“The burgeoning roster of flagship organizations that have used GestureTek technology – including LG Electronics, Clearwire, Old Navy, Hugo Boss, Pennzoil, Walt Disney World, CNN, Pepsi, Vodafone, Sony, Samsung, Intel and Gillette – is testimony to GestureTek’s long-time pioneer status and successful focus on solving difficult computer vision problems to power robust industrial, enterprise and consumer applications,” adds Vincent.