MultiTouch Introduces Hybrid Tracking for MultiTaction Touch Displays

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Friday, December 14, 2012

MultiTouch Ltd. today announced its new Hybrid Tracking technology integrated with its MultiTaction® interactive displays. The new feature from MultiTouch is the first optical multi-touch technology in the industry that is immune to external lighting conditions, expanding opportunities for interactive display installations in public spaces.MultiTouch’s Hybrid Tracking works by capturing the shadows from external infrared light and combining that information with the reflections that are recognized by the infrared sensors through the LCD display. Rather than blocking the infrared light emitted by external sources, the display seizes the light and completely eliminates any interference caused by ambient light. This makes the MultiTaction cells with Hybrid Tracking ideal for clients in the market for multi-user touch displays where external light sources may have an effect on the performance of touch displays.

Illustration of MultiTouch’s Hybrid Tracking technology

 “The ability of our displays to understand and adapt to its environment reinforces the various ways that MultiTouch is addressing the growing industry,” explains Tommi Ilmonen, CTO of MultiTouch. “With Hybrid Tracking, public installations can offer and achieve the same performance and interaction as installations that are in environments with controlled light sources. We strive to be the leader in touch technology and the Hybrid Tracking supports our mission to produce the most technologically advanced displays in the industry.”

See the MultiTouch’s Hybrid Tracking in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrIasnAciMg&feature=youtu.be

The Hybrid Tracking does not require any hardware changes and is immediately available as a free software upgrade to all MultiTaction® series of displays. For more information, visit www.multitaction.com.

MultiTouch’s MultiTaction® displays with Hybrid Tracking will also be showcased at the 2013 International CES show in Las Vegas from January 8-11 at the MultiTouch booth 14246.

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

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.