Ideum's 65-inch MT65 Presenter is a multi-touch 3D display designed for public spaces, so large that Surface 2.0's looking a bit sheepish right now. The aforementioned tempered-glass mega-screen has a sensor that'll identify 32 individual points of touch (to think: we thought five-and-ten finger touch was impressive) and a PC with a 2.2GHz Core i7 CPU, 256GB SSD and GeForce GTX 460 nestled inside the four-inch "vandal proof" aluminum frame. There's also a Carl Zeiss-lensed HD webcam with a stereo microphone for those moments when you want to see your beloved's face in eye-popping detail. Today's release of the unit is running Windows 7, but the company has announced that in March you'll also be able to get Linux editions of this and its MT55 Platform unit too. The $17,500 you'll spend also gets you access to the GestureWorks SDK for rolling-your-own tactile apps: museum curators with some budget to blow should head on past the break to read the PR before working out how to justify having one in your office to your boss.
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Ideum Releases New Professional Level Integrated Multitouch Wall Display

CORRALES, New Mexico (Jan 17, 2012) Ideum has announced the release of its new MT65 Presenter multitouch wall display. The MT65 Presenter is a huge 65" interactive display with a 3D LCD, robust multitouch sensor, ultra‐clear tempered glass, a powerful integrated computer, built‐in audio, and webcam housed inside a hardened aluminum case.

The MT65 Presenter features a 65" 3D LCD display with full 1920x1080 HD resolution and flicker‐free FPR 3D imaging that uses an LED backlight rated for 50,000 hours. The integrated touch sensor supports up to 32 simultaneous touch points. The 4" thin Presenter is protected by hardened 3mm tempered glass and a vandal‐proof metal housing.

The integrated computer system is powerful and efficient. The CPU is a HyperthreadedTM Quad Core Intel® CoreTM i7 2720QM (6M cache, 2.2Ghz) with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SATA Solid State Hard Drive, and a discrete GeForce GTX 460 GPU.

The MT65 Presenter includes built‐in WIFI, Bluetooth, and Ethernet connectivity. It also features stereo speakers, an external HD webcam with Carl Zeiss® optics and a stereo microphone. The Presenter has HDMI input/output that allows you to easily mirror the device's display, or it can receive input from another device.

An optional locking plate secures the Presenter's Ethernet, HDMI, 3.5mm Audio in/out, and USB 2.0 ports against unwanted access. Similar to Ideum's MT55 Series of multitouch tables, the Presenter features single‐button operation. Just plug it in and turn it on.

"We design integrated systems that are easy to install and maintain, and that are practically indestructible, even in busy public environments," says Jim Spadaccini, CEO of Ideum. "The MT65 Presenter is perfect for public spaces, it has a huge LCD display that's over 2.5 times larger than Microsoft's Surface 2.0. It is also more than three times faster than the Surface and can work in just about any lighting environment."

The MT65 Presenter ships with a lifetime license for GestureWorks 3 SDK, and several demo applications. GestureWorks 3 for ActionScript provides streamlined authoring for multitouch tables, walls, kiosks, desktops, tablets, and embedded devices.

The Presenter is multitouch‐enabled from start up and runs Windows 7 Professional 64‐bit. A new Linux version, coming March 2012, will provide developers with new authoring and deployment options. Ideum's current line of multitouch tables, the MT55 Platform and Pro, will also be available with Linux support in March.

More information, high‐resolution photographs, pricing, and specifications for the MT65 Presenter can be found at:
http://www.ideum.com/touchwall

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Ideum's MT65 Presenter: a $17,500, 65-inch, multi-touch display for your own museum