by Jim Spadaccini, Founder October 17th, 2021
Since the Drafting II touch table was released in 2019, it has been gaining popularity—and it has received a few upgrades along the way as well. It has the same patented and rugged frame that most of our units have, but the computer and graphics cards have been updated. The performance model comes with an Intel 10 Gen Core i7 processor and RTX 3070 graphics, which is enough computing power to handle just about any Windows-based application.
Most purchasers of the Drafting II touch table are looking to run a locked-down kiosk or AEC (architecture engineering & construction) application. In addition, we have a less well-known Chrome OS option that allows the Drafting II to fit into classroom settings and run Google Classroom and other educational applications. This diverse range of uses and users shows just how versatile the Drafting table is.
For AEC applications, the Drafting table’s large, angled 4K display (available in 43”, 49”, 55”, and 65” sizes) makes it easy to review drawings or plans in a collaborative setting. While its rugged all-aluminum frame and chassis might be overkill for an architect’s, engineer’s, or industrial designer’s office, it is still slimmer and has a more streamlined design than any of its competitors. The lockable and ultra-durable frame and chassis really come into play when we look at public or semi-public spaces, where security and durability are essential. For those who are looking for an even more versatile platform for AEC applications, our Presenter touch displays on motorized stands are yet another option.
The Ideum Drafting table is found in a number of museums around the country. Most notably, the National Gallery of Art installed one this year. (We worked with them to develop interactive software as well—more on that soon.) The angled screen attracts visitors from across the gallery and its presentation and ease of use make it great for single or even dual-user applications.
While there have been some supply issues during the pandemic, particularly with the 3M touch sensors, those are beginning to ease, and we should have all of the various sized screens well-stocked in October. Feel free to reach out to our sales group if you have any questions about our hardware.