MT-50 Multi-Touch Table Released!

It’s official, our MT-50 multitouch table is now available, we’ve updated our information pages and product specifications document (PDF) for this second generation touch table. The table comes bundled with GestureWorks, our Flash multitouch SDK.

Here’s the video of the MT-50 from multitouch exhibits on YouTube. (A QuickTime version is available at: multitouch.blip.tv)

The MT-50 multitouch table has several improvements over the MT2. As our press release (Ideum Releases New Version of Its High-Resolution Ruggedized Multi-touch Table – PDF) explains:

The all-new MT-50 has full-surface, tempered, anti-glare glass. Perfect for public environments, the “haptic” glass surface won’t show fingerprints and has a slightly textured feel.

The MT-50 is even tougher than its predecessor, its frame is built of aircraft-grade aluminum and 16-guage cold-rolled steel panels enclose the sides and bottom of the table. The panels are available in over 100 colors and textures.

The MT-50 can work in just about any environment. Its new, innovative IR “flood” technology allows it to effectively operate in mixed light settings. All of the components of the MT Table are industrial grade and built to withstand the demands of busy museums, including hands-on science centers.

The first two tables have been delivered to Vancouver Aquarium. They will be part of an exhibit on the Canadian Arctic that opens in October. You can see photographs of the MT-50 on the Ideum Flickr Page. You can also follow Ideum on Twitter for more updates.

Update August 26, 2009: A number of blogs have picked up the story on the MT-50. Check out: SlashGear, Gizmologia, Gaming Angels, Multitouch + NUI, Interactive Multimedia Technology, and TCMNet.

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