SOURCE: MultiTouch Ltd.

MultiTouch Ltd.

March 21, 2013 09:00 ET

MultiTouch Creates the World's Largest Fully Interactive, Unlimited Touch Display Installation for Life-Like Digital Learning Experience

Huge Installation Comprises of 48 Individual 55" MultiTaction Cells at Queensland University of Technology

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - MultiTouch Ltd., world leader in multi-touch systems, today announced the world's largest fully interactive, unlimited multi-touch installation with the biggest continuous array of touch displays at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. The installation includes an incredible 48 individual 55" Ultra-Thin Bezel MultiTaction displays to create a continuous wrap-around arrangement in The Cube, the centerpiece of QUT's new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre. A video of this magnificent installation can be seen here.

The Cube comprises several educational zones, including a two-story Virtual Reef that delivers a fully immersive marine life experience. By simply touching each animal as it appears on the display, users can learn and expand their knowledge about animals in the reef over the entire 46-foot wall.

Built by Pro AV Solutions Queensland, The Cube's educational zones feature MultiTaction displays running unique interactive applications. The zones include:

  • Virtual Reef: Marine life interactive experience
  • CubIT: QUT research access and collaboration
  • Community Science wall: Queensland experiences, including the 2011 Brisbane floods
  • ECOS: Energy consumption and its impact on climate
  • Physics Playroom: Learning in a game-like environment

Dr. Gordon Howell, Associate Director, Learning Environments Support at QUT, says, "For anyone interacting with The Cube, it's the MultiTaction Cells that lend the installation its magic. Through this innovative technology, we are able to break down the imagined barriers between academia and the public, making The Cube a center of scientific exploration for all who care to participate."

"We're delighted to see MultiTaction displays being used in yet another world's-biggest," explains Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch. "Our clients keep pushing the boundaries of interactive installations by using our technology in creative ways, and this original and captivating interactive installation now leads the way to many more like it."

Philip Holtum, managing director of Pro AV Solutions, says "The interactive aspect of The Cube was always crucial to the end product. MultiTouch offers superior interactivity backed by a raft of technologies that make them the number one choice for a project of this magnitude."

MultiTaction cells provide the most cutting-edge touch and gesture capabilities and have the ability to accommodate an unlimited number of touch points and concurrent users with full hand recognition. In addition to educational installations, MultiTaction Cells are also used in corporate, retail, museum and hospitality spaces. MultiTaction Cells are the world's first and only interactive displays with an ultra-thin bezel LCD. A major advantage of the ultra-thin bezel is in stacked configurations just like this where a mullion of only 6 millimeters can be achieved resulting in a near seamless finish.

The Cube is open to the public at QUT's Gardens Point campus in Brisbane, Australia, following a grand opening by Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

For further info on The Cube, go to www.thecube.qut.edu.au

For further information, please visit www.MultiTaction.com, www.youtube.com/MultiTaction and www.twitter.com/MultiTaction.

About MultiTouch
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.

MultiTaction® is a registered trademark of MultiTouch Ltd.

About Pro AV Solutions
Pro AV Solutions brings together a collective of the best minds, the most creative designers, the most proven systems and the most up to the minute technology in the industry. This wealth of assets gives Pro AV Solutions the capacity and capability to power through the most complex audiovisual integration challenges.www.proavsolutions.com.au/.

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