Posted: Jun 21, 2012
Engage sees MultiTaction tables reach a new level
Engage Production Ltd, specialists in interactive technologies for branded environments, has announced UK availability of the industry’s first infrared (IR) pen support for MultiTaction Cells, plus ‘Angry Birds Space’ multitouch application, from MultiTouch Ltd.
Developed for use with MultiTaction interactive cells, which are available in the UK via Engage’s Innovation Store, the IR software enables users to write, draw, sketch, and brainstorm designs using most standard IR pens, and can distinguish between pen and touch interactions. Engage is bundling MultiTaction IR Pen software with all new MultiTaction displays, and is offering a free software upgrade for all current MultiTaction models.
Engage has also installed MultiTouch’s ‘Angry Birds Space’ in its London offices. In a collaboration with ‘Angry Birds’ developer Rovio Entertainment, this augmented reality (AR) application is the first interactive multitouch application for ‘Angry Birds’ and is played on the 55inch MultiTaction cell with Windows 7.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer this amazing new IR pen software and interactive multitouch application to our customers, as part of any MultiTaction-specified job,” comments Engage Production MD Steve Blyth. “MultiTouch is at the forefront of multitouch technology and this again demonstrates just how ahead of the curve they are – which is why we at Engage continue to champion the MultiTaction range, helping to keep us at the bleeding edge of interactive tech.”
The MultiTaction ‘Angry Birds Space’ AR application enables players to play the game on the display and use the Mighty Eagle plush toy to switch from the game to augmented reality mode. In AR mode, the players can place ‘Angry Birds’ plush toys on the display to access character specific content. Players can then switch back to the game using the same Mighty Eagle toy. MultiTouch displays are optimised for augmented reality applications in which optical markers, cards, and real-life objects can be placed on displays to trigger information.