MultiTouch Ltd announced an infrared (IR) pen support for its MultiTaction interactive Cells. MultiTaction IR Pen software will enable users to write, draw, sketch, and brainstorm designs and words on MultiTaction Cell displays using most IR pens, and to distinguish between pen and touch interactions.
MultiTouch demonstrated its MultiTaction IR Pen solution at InfoComm2012. The new software will be bundled as a standard feature in all new MultiTaction displays, and offered as a free software upgrade for all current MultiTaction displays. Enabling simultaneous pen and hand gesture input thanks to MultiTouch’s patented CVTS (Computer Vision Through Screen) technology, MultiTaction IR Pen software can be used with MultiTaction Cells for collaborative presentations, both as a table or a wall configuration of up to 24 stacked displays.
The software enables unlimited number of pens to draw on a single display, or an array of connected displays, while also accommodating an unlimited number of touches. It will complement MultiTouch products in the corporate, educational, museum, retail, oil & gas, and government/military markets. Clients can develop collaborative applications that enable more efficient and productive communication.
“The collaborative multitouch enterprise environment requires more creative inputs, and MultiTaction IR Pen software is another step toward completely free-flowing multi-sensory communication,” explains Tommi Ilmonen, CTO of MultiTouch Ltd. “The value of a powerful sensory peripheral married with multitouch displays will add to the adoption of this technology as the next-generation corporate whiteboard.”
MultiTaction IR Pen software:
- Allows the use of common IR pens as a new input method for MultiTaction displays
- Distinguishes between pen and finger/hand input, allowing user to draw or write with the pen and move and resize objects with his/her other hand
- Enables combined use of physical objects together with the pen, such as a real-life eraser
- Enables annotation on on-screen content
- supports unlimited number of pens used at the same time