Surface? Ain't got the cheddar to buy that one that comes free with a yacht? In all honesty, we're in no position to make promises about the affordability of this one, but GestureTek is gearing up to offer the world yet another option with the curiously titled GestTable. This 42-inch beast of a table contains a multitouch LCD with a lovely 1080p resolution, which means that you could theoretically watch the next installation of the Batman series on the same surface that's holding your cup of joe. Not that we'd recommend that, but hey.... In related news, the company is introducing the new 70-inch GestDisplay, a massive freestanding multitouch panel aimed primarily at businesses looking to give prospective customers a way to interact with the wares they're about to inevitably buy. As we alluded to earlier, there's nary a mention of price, but feel free to dip into the nitty-gritty just past the break.
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.
GestureTek®, founded in 1986, is the inventor and pioneer in computer vision control and gesture recognition systems for presentation, information and entertainment systems. We dramatically improve the user experience with intelligent devices by revolutionizing the interface to information and interactive media. With patented single camera, multiple camera and 3D vision solutions, GestureTek's video gesture control technology lets people use hand and body motions to control dynamic computer content on any screen, interactive surface or camera-enabled device – with no need to wear, hold or touch anything special. GestureTek also offers immersive and multi-touch gesture-based products. In the past 20 years, GestureTek has delivered over 4,000 interactive solutions for location-based entertainment facilities, public spaces, corporate locations, retail stores, hospitality venues, device manufacturers and game developers. Selected customers and licensees include Panasonic, Microsoft, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Nokia, IBM and Intel. The company has offices in Sunnyvale, California; Toronto and Ottawa, Canada; and Asia. More at www.gesturetek.com or call (800) 315-1189 or (416) 340-9290.