A German company called Evoluce is going big with multi-touch – really big – by offering 47″ HD LCDs, called The Evoluce ONE, capable of recognizing an unlimited number of points of contact via touch or pen. Their promotional video demonstrates both multiple cursor and natural gesture control by fingers. The ONE supports multi-touch in Windows 7, but they’re also calling developers to contribute their own multi-touch applications to take advantage of its capabilities. I may have found my next desk surface (in a far-flung future when I can afford it). Full press release after the break.
True Multi-Touch and Multi-Pen on large-format LCD
Multi-touch grows up: Evoluce announces innovative 47 inch multi-touch Full HD LCD for launch of Windows 7
Hallbergmoos, 30. October 2009. Large-format interactive LCD-screens enable collaborative work directly on the screen surface. Evoluce developed sensing technology for the first time reveals the full potential of multi-touch applications.
“Windows 7 launched at the end of October 2009. Our Evoluce ONE is launched too. The 47 inch multi-touch LCD supports not only Windows 7, but also a variety of other innovative multi-touch applications coded in Flash, C++, WPF or Silverlight. Our developed “Integrated-Through-Screen-Optics” (ITSO) technology enables true multi-touch and multi-pen applications, that can be controlled simultaneously by pen, finger, gesture and object recognition,” said Wolfgang Herfurtner, CEO of Evoluce AG.
The comfortable multi-touch operating on the surface is achieved by a scratch-resistant coating. The screen has been designed for easy horizontal and vertical integration or can be a stand-alone device.
MIM, the in-house developed multi-touch input management tracking software, recognizes an unlimited number of simultaneous inputs (“true multi-touch”). The tracking data can be accessed via universal interfaces by the multi-touch application.
Evoluce ONE is available from Evoluce specialist dealers.