Ideum Multitouch Tables Now Available to Rent!

We’ve always been asked if we rent our multitouch tables, well now we do! Finally, you can rent a Platform 46 full-size table or a Platform 46 / 32 coffee table for your event. Wow your guests or clients with our one-of-a-kind tables and present your content with socially engaging technology.  We offer short and long-term rentals to accommodate your needs. 

Check out our multitouch rentals microsite for more information. 

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 Rentals are available in the United States and Canada only.



Ideum Multitouch Table and Gameplay at Intel Extreme Masters in NYC


Ideum’s CTO, Paul Lacey will be speaking at Intel Extreme Masters in New York City this Friday. Ideum will have a Platform 46 multitouch table in the Intel booth at Intel Extreme Masters starting on Thursday (October 10th – 13th.) Intel will be showing our GestureWorks Gameplay software, a new way of interacting with games on Windows 8 touch devices.

At Intel Extreme Masters, players and teams from around the world compete in “esports” for prize money and prestige. The NYC events are the second stop in Season 8 – other competition locations include Shanghai, Singapore, and Sao Paulo.

The Platform 46 table will be available for Intel Extreme Masters participants and spectators to check out Gameplay Virtual Controllers for Mortal Kombat, LEGO Star Wars, and others. 

Check out the video of the Gameplay Virtual Controller for LEGO Star Wars–we show a two-player configuration about half-way through it.

Don’t forget, we will also be at ASTC 2013 later this month showcasing our hardware and software initiatives.


GestureWorks Gameplay Beta Release

Gestureworks-Gameplay-640GestureWorks Gameplay has gotten a lot of attention since its launch at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2013) last month in San Francisco. Besides being featured in the keynote and in demos at IDF, Engadget, Joystiq, and Gizmag covered the release. Now the software is ready for Beta release and the first invitations have been sent out.

Those who participate in the Beta program will be getting more than they might have expected. With help from Intel, we are providing free release copies of the software to all the folks who signed up for Beta in September and the next 1,000 who sign up this month! 

To sign up, go to:

Beta users will receive their invitations into the Beta program starting October 3rd.

Here’s a video of Gameplay in action on new Intel Bay Trail tablet (also announced at IDF). The game shown is one of our favorites, Castle Crashers.


GestureWorks Gameplay Revealed Today in San Francisco

Today our GestureWorks Gameplay software was revealed at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF2013) in San Francisco.  The software was shown as part of the keynote address this morning.

GestureWorks Gameplay is a revolutionary new way of interacting with popular PC
games. Gameplay software for Windows 8 lets gamers use and build their own
Virtual Controllers for touch, which are overlaid on top of existing PC games. In
addition, gamers can use hundreds of personalized gestures to interact on the
screen.GestureWorks Gameplay - Playing Mark of the NinjaYou can sign up for the Beta, see a video of Gameplay in action, and read the press release on the GestureWorks Gameplay website. The story also hit Engadget this morning, see: GestureWorks Gameplay adds onscreen controls to almost any Windows 8 game


Ideum Creative Services – Portfolio Update

Over the last few years, we’ve become fairly well known for our hardened multitouch tables and touch walls.  What some people don’t know is that we provide creative services in the areas of application development and custom exhibits. In fact, our firm has been developing interactive exhibits for nearly fifteen years. 

To better showcase these services we’ve redesigned our portfolio site. We’ve also added new projects including: Visit Indy – a multitouch-enabled 3D interactive exhibit exploring the city of Indianapolis and Survey George Washington – a multiuser interactive developed with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In addition, earlier this year we added projects with SFMOMA, Gateway Science Museum, and Spinnaker Tower to the interactive exhibits section of our portfolio. 

We’ve added many additional photographs to the Ideum Flickr site showing these custom applications and some of the custom hardware that we’ve produced (a few examples below).

Visit IndySurveying George Washington Surveying George Washington

Currently, we are working on projects with George Washington’s Mount Vernon (yes, another George Washington project!), Citizen Science, the National Park Service, NASA, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These projects will be appearing in our portfolio in the coming months. 


Multitouch Coffee Tables Now Shipping

Our first Platform 46 Multitouch Coffee Tables are shipping out this week. This first wave of multitouch coffee tables are going to a pair of universities that will be placing them in student learning centers and lounges. 

We’re excited to see these tables ship-off to their higher learning destinations. They’ll be put to the test by in-coming fall ’13 students! That’s okay, we know these tables are up to the challenge.

See the Platform 46 coffee table in action in the video below:

 Learn more about the Platform 46 Multitouch Coffee Table with integrated 3M displays.


GestureWorks HCI Software Framework Update

It has been a busy few months here at Ideum! We released the Platform 46 multitouch table and multitouch coffee table, held the HCI+ISE Conference, and developed custom exhibit work for the Garry Winogrand exhibit at SFMOMA and Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, UK. We also have three more custom projects near completion. Our GestureWorks team has continues to be busy with new software releases, new demos, and new partnerships.

3M-multitouch-screenThe big news is our new software promotion with 3M.  If you purchase any of 3M’s outstanding 18.5″, 21.5″, 24″ and 27″ multi-touch desktop displays, you get a coupon for a free standard copy of GestureWorks Core or GestureWorks Flash.  You can read the full annoucement on the 3M website. This partnership was announced at InfoCOMM 2013. 

In 3M’s booth at InfoCOMM, we showed off the new Platform 46 multitouch table and multitouch coffee table along with a new GestureWorks-built demo. Our multitouch, multiplayer version of Foosball shows just how responsive a GestureWorks-built application can be. You can learn more about this unique demo on the GestureWorks blog.

Finally, a couple months ago we released GestureWorks Websocket.  It uses Javascript and HTML5 in conjunction with GestureWorks Core. You can read more about this new authoring solution on the GestureWorks blog


More news to come as we will have additional product annoucements this summer and fall!


Platform 46 Available Next Month + InfoComm Update

Ideum 3M Multitouch Table and Multitouch Coffee Table
The Platform 46 Multitouch Table and Platform 46 Multitouch Coffee Table will start shipping in July.  (You can pre-order yours here.) These advanced touch tables are the first to integrate 46″ 3M High-Performance Multitouch Displays. They use projected capacitive touch technology (just like most smart phones and tablets). The displays are impervious to light interference and support up to 60 simultaneous touch points.  

Gizmag and both ran stories on the new tables and we got a mention in ComputerWorld. (The ComputerWorld story talks about how Microsoft could “rule consumer electronics” if they released a table like the Platform 46 Multitouch Coffee Table.)

Both tables were announced at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, Florida earlier in the month and were featured in the 3M booth.  InAVate TV interviewed Dave Henry of 3M as he showed off the Platform 46 Multitouch Coffee Table.

3M also showed off some new GestureWorks-built multitouch software. Look for coverage on that and other new software developments in an upcoming blog post.


Ideum at the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo

aam_logoIdeum will be attending this month’s American Alliance of Museum’s Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo in Baltimore, May 19-22. We’ll be at Booth #501 - come see our Platform 3M 46 touch table, Presenter 55 touch wall, and our Open Exhibits Collection Viewer application.  

The MuseumExpo opening event begins on Monday, May 20th at noon. 

Jim Spadaccini, Ideum’s CEO & Creative Director, will present in the Annual Meeting session titled Learning Together: Developing Multi-User Interactives on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:45 a.m.  Fellow presenters include Aaron Miller of Bluecadet, Marie Georg of the Field Museum, and moderator Josh Goldblum of Bluecadet. 


Flickr-Based Multitouch & Multiuser Collection Viewer

Our Open Exhibits educational software initiative recently released a new multitouch and multiuser Collection Viewer allowing visitors to browse large museum collections.  The software pulls images and their descriptions directly from “sets” in Flickr, making the collections easy to manage.

The software has customizable “docks” that allow it to be optimized for touch wall or multitouch table displays.  The software is free for educational use. The video below shows how the software works.

The example we developed pulls images from the Women in Science Flickr set posted by the Smithsonian. Open Exhibits is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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