MultiTouch Announces World’s First Fully Integrated 42” and 55” Windows 8 Interactive Displays

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MultiTouch Ltd.

MultiTouch Ltd. announced the launch of its 42” and 55” MultiTaction® multitouch displays that are fully integrated with Windows 8. The new MultiTaction® Cell 42” (MT420W8) and 55” (MT550W8) with embedded Windows 8 on Intel Core i7 are the first large format displays with a built-in touch user interface. The cells are also the industry’s first interactive displays supporting simultaneous use of unlimited touch, Windows 8 native pen tracking and real-life object interaction.

With the Windows 8 compatibility, MultiTaction® displays are well-positioned for clients seeking large, integrated Windows 8 devices, particularly for public spaces. Both the 42” and 55” displays allow clients to run applications from the Windows 8 store, the same applications that run on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. In addition, developers can also use their preferred development platforms using industry standard interfaces such as TUIO and XML streams. MultiTouch’s proprietary Cornerstone SDK is also fully supported.

See MT550W8 in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXXgNOkXEhU

“We have long said that touch interface is the way of the future for consumers and businesses. With Windows 8 running across multiple devices, we will see the number of interactive applications grow exponentially,” explains Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch. “Our products provide the most advanced set of touch and object recognition capabilities. We continue to be the leader in the interactive display market by now supporting the Windows 8 platform.” 

With support for multiple simultaneous input methods and robustness in bright external lighting conditions, the 42” and 55” models are ideal for education, retail and corporate use. Unique features for Windows 8 include:

-          Unlimited number of concurrent users and touches

-          200+ fps tracking

-          Windows 8 native infrared pen support

-          Windows 8 native finger-orientation information

-          Enriched Reality™: interaction with physical objects

42” and 55” are currently available for order.

MultiTouch’s MultiTaction® displays will be showcased at the 2013 International CES event in Las Vegas January 8-11 at MultiTouch booth 14256.

For further information, please visit www.multitaction.com, www.youtube.com/multitaction and www.twitter.com/multitouchfi.

About MultiTouch

MultiTouch Ltd is the leading developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with offices in Silicon Valley, New York and Singapore. MultiTouch products are in use in more than 50 countries worldwide.

MultiTaction® is a registered trademark of MultiTouch Ltd.