Tangible Engine technology transforms the wine flight experience


Client
JCB Wines

Location
Yountville, CA

Project Date
2016

Technologies
C++, Ideum Touch Table, Object Recognition.

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Ideum, in collaboration with JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset, introduces an innovative new way to experience the exclusive wines within the JCB Collection, using state-of-the-art Ideum multitouch tables that digitally identify the placement of wine glasses. The full wine-tasting experience takes a group of four visitors through a flight of five wines. As new wines are introduced to the touch table, the visitors share a cinematic presentation introducing each wine. As visitors continue to taste each wine, they can access personalized tasting notes and additional information. The interactive experience takes between 40 minutes and an hour to complete.

The interactive application uses 3D-printed wine glass bases with capacitive capability which act as fiducial markers, allowing the software to identify each individual wine. Ideum partnered with New York-based Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. on the engineering and materials used to produce the tangible markers. This project is first in a series in which Ideum’s proprietary fiducial software will be utilized. The second project to use the technology was created in partnership with Starbucks.

The software system works on a modified Ideum Platform 55 4K UHD multitouch table that uses the latest 3M touch technology. The table was customized by Ideum to match the JCB wine tasting salon. The one-of-a-kind Ideum Platform 55 has a gold top, and its base is clad in black crocodile skin. Ideum designed and developed the interactive software experience, the custom hardware, and the fiducial marker recognition system, and produced the demonstration video. You can see the Press Release announcing this project here.

Developers can now use Ideum’s Tangible Engine to create experiences like the JCB interactive wine tasting. Visit tangibleengine.com to learn more.