Ideum 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.
Ideum founder and Creative Director, Jim Spadaccini, was interviewed in the online technology blog Tech Crunch for Alex Williams’ article “5 Perspectives on the Future of the Human Interface.” Four additional influential technologists and researchers in the field of interactive computing contributed their thoughts to the article, including: Microsoft General Manager Jeff Han, Cyborg Anthropologist Andrew Warner, co-founder of Geoloqi Amber Case, and Matt May of Adobe – self proclaimed accessibility evangelist.
All interviewees were asked to comment on considerations in developing touch and interactive hardware and software. Answers across the board focused on how human elements should direct product development – that creators of interactive technologies need to consider collaboration, accessibility, and the basic sensory functions of human interactivity to produce successful and meaningful products.
Look for Jim at this year’s Blur conference held in Denver, CO, November 15-16, where he will be elaborating on the topic of human computer interfaces in his keynote address, “Touch in Transition.”
Next week, the ISEA2012 international symposium kicks off. We will be there demoing the latest Open Exhibits software on one of our Platform multitouch tables on Thursday, September 19th at the Meeting Minds Tech Lounge at the Hotel Albuquerque Reception (5:30-7pm).
There’s more about ISEA2012 below:
“ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The ISEA symposium is held every year in a different location around the world, and has a 30-year history of significant acclaim. Albuquerque is the first host city in the U.S. in six years.”
“Machine Wilderness references the New Mexico region as an area of rapid growth and technology alongside wide expanses of open land, and aims to present artists’ and technologists’ ideas for a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which “machines” can take many forms to support life on Earth.”
We are very excited to announce major updates to our multitouch table line. The all new Platform and Pro, are 55″ LED LC HD touch tables with a 2″ thin surface. That is 1/2 as thick as the Microsoft Samsung SUR40. The new tables have built in RFID and more touch points (40) than their predecessors. You can learn all about them in the Touch Tables section of our Website. Below are a few pictures of the Platform and Pro.
(Update June 28, 2012 ) Here’s our press release on the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch site: Ideum Releases 4th Generation Multitouch Tables: Ultra Thin, Built-In RFID, Discrete GPUs, and other New Features.
If you’ve read Ideum Blog and you’ve been keeping up with GestureWorks and Open Exhibits, you know that we’re fast moving and productive group. The unfortunate thing about being this productive is that we often don’t get the chance to share all the cool ideas, experiments, and discoveries we’ve made along the way.
Enter Ideum Labs, our new Tumblr blog. Labs was conceived as a high output, low production value home for Ideum and GestureWorks Staff to share raw ideas, UX experiments, project snippets, random acts of science, and interesting HCI + multitouch news.
The MT55 Pro multitouch table is the most feature rich, hardened multitouch table available – and it keeps getting better. In the past few months, we have made several iterative improvements and upgrades without upgrading the price. We recently released a new video to show off the Pro’s current features.
Interested in knowing how the MT55 Pro compares to the Samsung SUR40, or the Multitaction MT550W7 ? Download our multitouch table chart to compare them head to head:
Download the Multitouch Table and Display Comparison chart
Ideum is fortunate to work with a network of some of the best multitouch designers and developers in the world. This holiday season, we are particularly thankful for our Developer Partners.
We’d love to program every computer-based exhibit that comes our way, but we don’t always have the capacity. In those situations, our partners are an integral component to the success of the MT55 multitouch table, and the satisfaction of our clients.
If you are searching for a firm to design and develop your next multi-touch application or interactive exhibit, we highly recommend contacting one of our partners. To view a list of our partners, and recent installations please visit our Partner Page.
Interested in becoming a partner? The Ideum Developer Partner Program allows you to offer your clients the best multitouch tables available with exclusive hardware discounts, free software, marketing opportunities and other benefits. If you would like to apply, please contact us.
The MT55 Pro has been widely adopted by museums and other public spaces. It’s rugged, large-format, high-performance design makes it perfectly suited for defense applications, as well. A perfect example is the Boeing Virtual Mission Board.™
Boeing’s Training Systems and Services uses a highly customized build of the MT55 Pro as the hardware backbone of its Virtual Mission Board™ — a multitouch table for mission planning and rehearsal, exercise control and after-action reviews for military ground forces. The Virtual Mission Board™ can be experienced next week at I/ITSEC — the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference.
Stop in at Booth #749 to learn more about the Virtual Mission Board,™ and to interact with the MT55 Pro. The conference runs Nov. 28th – Dec. 1st, 2011 in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center.
Ideum will be presenting the new MT55 Pro multitouch table with Magian Media Studio at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo 2011, in Orlando next week. Learn more about the conference on the IAAPA website.
The Expo runs Nov. 14-18, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center.
Please stop by Booth #750 if you will be in attendance. We look forward to connecting with you in Orlando!
Here at Ideum, we take pride in building the most ruggedized multitouch tables in the world. When Microsoft announced the
Surface 2.0 ®, they referred to it as a ”Ruggedized PC… designed for industrial commercial application, ” bragging that the Surface 2.0 ® “can take the impact of a beer bottle dropped from 18 inches without breaking.” We respectfully disagree with Microsoft’s definition of ruggedized.
Ideum’s multitouch tables are designed and engineered to withstand significantly more abuse than a falling beer bottle. Last year we dropped a 13 lb. bowling ball on our MT-50 multitouch table (now discontinued). Just last week, we opted to repeat “The Bowling Ball Test” on our sleek new MT55 Platform multitouch table. Admittedly, we worried that we might be pushing the limits of careful engineering…
How did the MT55 Platform perform? Watch this amazing video to find out:
As “The Bowling Ball Test” demonstrates Ideum’s multitouch tables are truly ruggedized for public use; built from aircraft-grade aluminum, cold-rolled steel and protected by a hardened glass surface. This level of stress testing ensures that the Ideum MT55 series will meet or exceed the demands of busy public environments, blending strength, high performance and exceptional design into a plug-and-play form factor. Don’t try this with any other multitouch table.
A video tour of the MT55 Platform can be seen here, or viewed on our youTube page. For more information, high-resolution photographs, pricing and specifications for the MT55 Pro and Platform multitouch tables visit this page.