SOURCE: MultiTouch Ltd.

MultiTouch Ltd.

May 30, 2013 10:49 ET

MultiTouch the Perfect Choice for Integrators Seeking the Ultimate in Interactive Displays

48x 55" MultiTaction Cells Used in the World's Largest Multi-Touch Installation at Queensland University of Technology

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) -  MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, today announced the largest AV project in the world involving the use of multi-touch displays with Australia-based Pro AV Solutions, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

At a massive 15,000 square feet, the Cube forms the heart of QUT's new $230 million state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point campus. It is a purpose built interactive video wall space that engages people to touch content and discover facts on ocean life, physics, or learn about the Brisbane floods.

48 Ultra Thin Bezel 55" MultiTaction Cells, the interactive LCD displays developed by MultiTouch, form the interactive part of the installation, wrapping around the Cube and enabling an unlimited number of people to interact with the same content at the same time. MultiTouch's unique stacking ability allows the giant installation to work like a single display for hundreds of people interacting with it. Mounting for the Cells was accomplished with Chief's Fusion series pull-out mounts.

The interactive displays seamlessly integrate with the non-interactive part of the Cube which is provided by six Panasonic projectors, five 32x32 matrix switchers and three video wall processors. Four separate cat6 networks connect the custom built SGI servers to the displays, including video and multi-channel audio, touch information from the displays, animation synchronization and installation management, and a total of 6 miles of structured cabling was installed.

An AMX AV management system controls the entire installation alongside MultiTouch's own MultiTaction Site Manager, the first remote management system to manage and monitor up to thousands of geographically distributed interactive displays.

A video of this magnificent installation can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTjjX5mW_aY.

"The way we saw it," explains Philip Holtum of Pro AV, "we were creating the ultimate scholastic tool and a new cultural icon. When you look at it from that angle, there's no room for shortcuts. The finished piece was going to have to be the best it could possibly be and that means using the best technology and the best brains in the industry."

Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch, comments: "There's no doubt that the Cube looks fabulous, but the modern audience needs more from an installation than good looks. Not only does the touch technology have to be seamless, but the complete AV system has to be managed and monitored and our integration with AMX does just that."

"For anyone interacting with the Cube, it's the MultiTaction Cells that lend the installation its magic," explains Dr. Gordon Howell, associate director, learning environment support at QUT. "Through this innovative technology, we are able to break down the imagined barriers between academia and schoolchildren, making the Cube a centre of scientific exploration for all who care to participate. Looking at this magnificent system, it is hard to fathom that the entire installation was successfully completed with a 6 week program."

The Cube is open to the public at QUT's Gardens Point campus in Brisbane, Australia.
For further information on MultiTouch Ltd. and its MultiTaction display technology, 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.

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

MultiTouch will showcase its displays this year at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, Florida from June 12-14 at the MultiTouch booth #4781.

About MultiTaction
Aimed at installations in retail, education, real estate, exhibitions and corporate use, MultiTaction® Cell multitouch displays boast the world's most advanced interaction features and an ultra-fast 200 fps tracking, enabling the most engaging interactive user experiences to be deployed. Based on MultiTouch's proprietary Computer Vision Through Screen technology, MultiTaction® Cells are designed for multiple concurrent input methods, including fingers, hands, pens and Enriched Reality™: interaction with real-life objects, and can be stacked to create very large interactive surfaces in a variety of shapes to be interacted with by unlimited number of concurrent users. Full networking capabilities allow for cloud applications and social media integration as well as remote management and monitoring.

MultiTaction® is a registered trademark of MultiTouch Ltd.

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 Silicon Valley, California, New York City and an office in Singapore. The company's systems are currently in use in more than 50 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.multitaction.com.

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.
http://www.proavsolutions.com.au/

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