Ideum 65 Inches Multitouch Screen
Ideum (Corrales, NM, USA) is releasing its massive 65-inch MT65 Presenter featuring a multitouch 3D stereoscopic screen with an integrated computer, built-in audio, and webcam all packed into a 4-inch deep hardened aluminum frame. Ideum offers multitouch screens of various sizes, usable as video walls, video tables, or computer screens. There is even a vertical transparent 46" display. Imagine the Crown's jewels display or the Monterey aquarium (they did it !) with a transparent informative screen pretecting it from visitors...
Ideum designs and creates interactive computer-based exhibits, multitouch installations, rich Internet applications, and social networking sites for museum and Web visitors. since 1999, Ideum works closely with museums, nonprofit organizations, and socially responsible companies to create memorable visitor experiences. Founded by Jim Spadaccini, principal investigator at NASA and NSF, the company has also released Gestureworks, the premiere multitouch authoring framework for Adobe Flash and Flex. In 2010, Ideum began the Open Exhibits software initiative with funding from the National Science Foundation.
The MT65 Presenter display is Full HD with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, supports 3D, and offers up to 32 simultaneous touch points. The LED backlit screen is rated for 50,000 hours and is protected by 3mm thick ultra-clear tempered glass. Inside, the MT65 Presenter packs a quad-core Intel Core i7 2720QM processor with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SATA SSD, and a discrete GeForce GTX 460 GPU. It also has built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet connectivity along with stereo speakers, stereo microphone, an HD webcam with Carl Zeiss optics, and HDMI port.
Multi-screen video walls
The Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) developed in cooperation with University of Illinois a 20 foot wide MultiTouch LCD Wall. It`s done by using 18 High-Definition Displays with an entire resolution of 16 Megapixel. In use is a custom size MultiTouch frame of the Ideum G3 Series. This giant MultiTouch Wall is besides collaborative paint apps etc. also used for MultiPlayer Games. In this case, MultiTouch Game "Fleet Commander" shows how interactive strategy games could look like in future. This interesting MultiUser Game Concept is designed fo up to 4 simultaneous players and was originally developed for a two-player version on a 55 inch MultiTouch Display.
Price and availability
At $17,500 it is obviously priced for commercial use such as in museums or other public spaces.
It will be available with either Windows 7 Professional 64-bit or Linux starting in March ; the 46" transparent screen is already available.