MultiTouch Announces World's First Fully Integrated 42-inch, 55-inch Windows 8 Interactive Displays

November 28, 2012

MT420W8, MT550W8 with Embedded Windows 8 are first large-format displays available with a built-in touch user interface.

MultiTouch Ltd
has announced the launch of 42-inch and 55-inch MultiTaction Cell multitouch displays, fully integrated with Windows 8.

The new MultiTaction Cell 42-inch MT420W8 and 55-inch MT550W8 with Embedded Windows 8 on Intel Core i7 are the first large-format displays available with a built-in touch user interface — and the first to support simultaneous use of unlimited touch with hands, the new Windows 8 native pen-tracking and real-life object interaction.

The addition of Windows 8 makes MultiTaction an even better proposition for clients seeking large integrated Windows 8 devices particularly suitable for use in public spaces. The new MultiTaction Cell displays allow clients to use applications from the Windows 8 store, with both 42-inch and 55-inch models running applications compatible across smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs.

In addition, developers can use their preferred development platforms using industry standard interfaces such as TUIO and XML stream. MultiTouch's own Cornerstone SDK is also fully supported.

With support for multiple simultaneous input methods and robustness in bright external lighting conditions, MT550W8 and MT420W8 are ideal for education, retail and corporate use.

Unique features for Windows 8 offered by MT550W8 and MT420W8 include:

  • Unlimited number of concurrent users and touches
  • Ultra-fast 200-plus fps Computer Vision Through Screen tracking
  • Windows 8 native infrared pen support for simultaneous pen and touch interaction
  • Windows 8 native finger-orientation information available to applications
  • Enriched RealityTM: Using optical markers (tags) for interaction with physical objects — available using TUIO or XML interface or Cornerstone SDK

The MT550W8 and the MT420W8 are available for orders now from MultiTouch Ltd and all MultiTouch resellers.

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.

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, Calif.; New York City; as well as an office in Singapore. The company's systems are currently in use in more than 50 countries around the globe.

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