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Shipping firm links with VisionLine for display project

To provide customers and partners with vessel-tracking information and company background, TORM decided in 2007 to seek an electronic solution based around interactive touchscreen displays. That spring, the company engaged Denmark-based VisionLine to provide hardware and install a five-monitor system at its Copenhagen base (pictured) comprising four 46in NextWindow touch monitors with a 19in kiosk from 3M that can control the larger monitors. The four 46in monitors were designed to work independently or as one large single monitor.

Pleased with the results of the first installation, TORM decided to press ahead with a raft of similar projects at its branch offices in Stamford, Mumbai, Singapore and the Philippines. In contrast to the Copenhagen install, the other sites make use of one large 57in touch monitor with built-in PC.

The company behind the touch technology is New Zealand-based NextWindow, which develops optical-image touchscreens for displays ranging from 15in to 120in.

“It was a big project – probably one of our top five during recent times,” VisionLine technical manager John Norup told II. “It required a lot of planning, but I think that TORM is happy with the end result. Everything is working fine.”