MultiTouch has announced what the company claims is the industry’s first 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 clearly between pen and touch interactions.
Combined with MultiTaction IR pen software, MultiTaction Cells are said to demonstrate the benefits of digital whiteboard and multi-user interactive display, and provide a more effective presentation tool for corporate, educational, and media industry sectors, among others.
MultiTaction IR Pen 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.
“The collaborative multitouch enterprise environment requires more creative inputs, and MultiTaction IR Pen software is another step toward completely free-flowing multi-sensory communication,” said Tommi Ilmonen, CTO of MultiTouch. “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.”