NEWS AND UPDATES FROM IDEUM

  

Sweet Deal: Android KitKat OS on an Ideum Multitouch Coffee Table

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KitKat just got even sweeter. The latest Android OS is now available on our Platform 46 and Platform 32 coffee tables. These multitouch coffee tables can be purchased with a choice of operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, KitKat, or, as an upgrade, a Windows 8 / KitKat or Windows 7 / Windows 8 dual boot system. 

Check out this video of Minecraft being played in the Android KitKat OS on our Platform 46 Coffee Table.

 

Enjoy all the Android apps for smartphones and tablets on our multitouch coffee tables for a more social experience. 

Our first Android OS build video from our original Android announcement blog post. This video now has over 150,000 views on our YouTube channel!

 

  
 
 
  
  

Ideum Adds 4K UHD Platform 55 Drafting Multitouch Table to Rental Options

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We are happy to announce that we are now offering our first 4K UHD rental table: the Platform 55 Drafting Multitouch Table.  

Wow your clients or colleagues at your next trade show or event with this attractive Ideum table that features 3840 x 2160 resolution. That’s four times as many pixels as an HD display. Applications designed for 4K displays will be incredibly sharp and eye-catching. The 4K Platform 55 Drafting Multitouch Table rental comes in a custom ATA travel case for easy set-up, tear-down, and shipping.  There is more information about 4K UHD technology and multitouch systems on our 4K Multitouch Displays microsite. 

For questions, and for bookings and availability, please contact us at (505) 792-1110 ext. 1 or toll free in the US and Canada (855) 898-6824, or sales@ideum.com. Rentals are available in the United States and Canada only.

See our Multitouch Rentals page to learn more about our rental program.

The Platform Drafting Multitouch Table video:

 

  
 
 
  
  

Intel to show Ideum Table and Gameplay 2 at GDC

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This week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco attendees are getting a sneak peek of Ideum’s Gameplay 2 in Intel’s booth (#1016). Gameplay 2 allows gamers to turn their Android devices into game controllers for such games as Castle CrashersRead about Gameplay 2′s features and watch a video of Android devices used as touch controllers. 

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Intel’s custom Platform 46 Drafting Multitouch Table in the Ideum studios. A Gameplay Virtual Controller for Streetfighter IV Tekken Arcade Edition is used on the table.

Along with standard PCs and Android devices, Intel will also have an Ideum 46″ Drafting Multitouch Table in their booth (#1016) at GDC. This custom-built table features a Gigabyte BRIX Pro Ultra Compact PC, a super powerful mini-PC with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. 

 

  
 
 
  
  

GestureWorks Gameplay Version 2 Announced!

This summer Ideum, makers of GestureWorks and GestureWorks Gameplay, will be releasing version 2 of Gameplay, their popular PC gaming utility. Version 2 will allow gamers to turn their Android phones and tablets into Virtual Controllers which are fully customizable for hundreds of PC games. Up to four players can be connected for co-op and multiplayer games. While the Virtual Controllers can emulate the joystick, buttons, D-pad, and other controls of a standard game control, the easy-to-use drag and drop interface allows for so much more customization. Opacity, size, and sensititvity can all be adjusted and there are even game-specific skins available with each of the four controllers showing a unique color and character from the game. Next week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco attendees will get a sneak peek of Gameplay 2 in Intel’s booth. Along with standard PCs and Android devices, Intel will have an Ideum 46″ Multitouch Drafting Table in their booth #1016 at GDC.

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Race your friends playing DiRT3.

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Connect your touch devices and play co-op with friends!

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Play games like Castle Crashers using your Android device.

See more photos of Gameplay 2 here.

Gameplay 2 introduces a more social side to gaming as controllers and screenshots can both be shared easily between friends. Also new in Version 2 is the ability for the Android controllers to provide audio and vibration feedback and receive accelerometer data.

GestureWorks Gameplay Version 2 beta will be open in May. Owners of Version 1 who have published Virtual Controllers and have been active and helpful in the forums will be asked if they are interested in participating; all beta participants will receive a free upgrade. Anyone who has purchased Version 1 in 2014 or purchases it now will also receive a free upgrade. Other licensed Gameplay owners, including those who received free copies from participating in Version 1 beta, will receive a significant discount on Version 2 when it is available.

Read the full GestureWorks Gameplay 2 press release.

  
 
 
  
  

Ideum Platform 46 Multitouch Tables with 3M at SXSW Interactive

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Regarded as one of the best the sources for groundbreaking music, film, and technology, South by Southwest™ (SXSW) is the perfect venue for Ideum’s forward-thinking and social large-scale multitouch hardware.

This year Ideum partner 3M will be hosting an Idea Exchange at SXSW Interactive on March 7-9, in Austin, Texas. Featured at the 3M Idea Exchange will be their latest technology including Ideum’s Platform 46 Coffee Table, Android OS Coffee Table, and Full-size Multitouch Table that integrate 46″ 3M projected capacitive displays. 3M will also have our super fun, multiuser, 3D foosball application on a table for Idea Exchange visitors to play. 

If you are attending SXSW, stop by the 3M Idea Exchange to see our hardware and chat with 3M about what’s hot this year in interactive technology. 

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Ideum and 3M Android Initiative Announced at DSE 2014

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Ideum and 3M’s partnership continues to produce innovative advances in large-scale multitouch hardware. Tomorrow morning, at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas, the two companies will make an announcement unveiling the high performance Ideum Platform 46 Coffee Table with Android OS. In case you missed it, we blogged last week about Ideum and 3M at DSE 2014 in Las Vegas.

The coffee table features 3M’s 46-inch multitouch display (C4667PW) and Ideum’s signature multitouch table build.

Access super fast apps on the Platform 46 Coffee Table including the same Android apps available for tablets and smartphones. From games and social media to organization and lifestyle apps, this coffee table provides entertainment for everyone.

The Platform 46 Coffee Table’s integrated computer will run Android Version 4.1 (Jellybean) on Intel’s x86 architecture and will be available for purchase later in 2014.  The combination of Android and Intel-based hardware makes for an incredibly fast system. This platform will provide new options for developers looking to build locked-down applications for public spaces. We will be expanding this option to other systems and offering dual-OS systems later this year.

Below is a video of the Android coffee table in action. (Update: February 12, 2014) Here is the joint 3M & Ideum press release on the Wall Street Journal site. The press kit can be found on the 3M website.

  
 
 
  
  

Ideum at DSE 2014

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Ideum multitouch products head to Las Vegas again for the Digital Signage Expo 2014 (DSE) from February 12-13. Our tables will be featured in the 3M booth (#1600) – see our Platform 46 Coffee Table, Full-size Table, and Drafting Multitouch Table.  We will also be making an exciting new product announcement with 3M – stay tuned!

3M will be pairing the tables with our innovative GestureWorks Gameplay product for Windows 8 and Visit Indy a custom 3D way finding application our Creative Services team developed with RATIO Architects.  

Check out our the video for our most recent release, the Platform 46 Drafting Multitouch Table:

 

 

 

  
 
 
  
  

Human Computer Interaction & the Next Generation of Exhibits

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The text above is the opening to a new article, Human Computer Interaction and the Next Generation of Science Center Exhibits written by Jim Spadaccini the (Founder and Creative Director of Ideum) which appears in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of the Association of Science – Technology Center’s Dimension’s Magazine.  

While we strongly encourage you to subscribe to Dimensions, we’ve also posted the PDF version of the article here (Human Computer Interaction  and the Next Generation of Science Center Exhibits – 300kb PDF)  for those of you who are interested but are not regular readers of ASTC Dimensions. The article was reposted with permission from the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Inc.

 

  
 
 
  
  

Ideum Multitouch Tables and Walls Are Available in Ultra HD!

This is big, really big! All of our 55″, 65″, and 100″ multitouch tables and touch walls are now available with 4x the resolution of standard HD. Our new 4K Ultra HD touch tables and walls have 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution, as opposed to the standard HD resolution of 1920 x 1080.  For multitouch interaction at an arms length from the screen, this vastly improved resolution is a game changer.

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We’ve updated our Platform 55Pro 55, Pro Lab, and Platform 55 & 65 drafting multitouch tables. Our Presenter touch walls both in 55 and 65 formats have also been updated to include the option of 4K UHD displays. We’ve even redesigned the massive Pano 100″ multitouch table, which now boasts dual 4K displays, providing an 8K (7540 x 2160) resolution!  

While UHD TVs might lack 4K content, computer-based interactive applications just need to be authored to take advantage for this new resolution.  (We are still offering our standard HD models as we know that many of you have HD resolution content that you want to present.)

We have been asked about providing improved resolution for our products for some time now and, until recently, it was prohibitively expensive. However, now that 4K screens have become more established, we can offer a 4K UHD option for a few thousand dollars more than our standard HD models. Please contact us directly at sales (at) ideum.com or call our sales line at 505-792-1110 for pricing.

Check out coverage of our 4K UHD models in Gizmag.

  
 
 
  
  

Ideum at CES 2014 Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas! Ideum and GestureWorks will be at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, January 7-10, showing off our latest hardware and software offerings. The best place to see our hardware is the 3M Touch Systems booth, South Hall 3 – 30459. There will four (yes, four!) Ideum multitouch tables in the 3M booth. We will have our 32″ and 46″ Multitouch Coffee Tables, our Platform 46″ Multitouch Table, and our newest form factor, the Platform 46 Drafting Multitouch Table.

A few Ideum-built multitouch apps will be featured in the 3M booth. You can check out our 3D Multitouch Foosball application and the Visit Indy interactive exhibit. Also, check out two-player PC games touch-enabled with GestureWorks Gameplay. These two-player touch controllers provide an arcade-like experience on a large multitouch table.

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GestureWorks Gameplay in action for two players on a Platform 46 Coffee Table.

GestureWorks Gameplay will also be featured in Intel booth at CES 2014, Central Hall – 7252. Gameplay software will be running on a number of All-In-One systems. You can play Castle Crashers, Trine, and Duck Tales with Gameplay touch controllers. Gameplay will also make an appearance in the Intel 2-in-1 and tablet areas of their booth. We will do another post closer to CES with more details!

Duck Tales on GestureWorks Gameplay.

Come on by the 3M and Intel and check us out. If you’d like to meet up, just send us an email at: info -at- ideum.com. See you in Vegas!

  
 
 
  
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