Multi Touch software on a Holo-Info-Desk Kiosk and surface helps create dynamic retail, museum, airport and expo applications.

The latest suite of multi touch software driving the Holo-Info-Desk kiosks and touch surfaces allows a wide range of applications. It is available in four versions, one of which is a free application including.

Touch screen interface

Composer
Is the most advanced, complete, and competitively-priced multi-touch software application on the market. With four new applications, customers gain access to top-level multi-user software tools that are specifically designed for creating interactive touchscreen applications and deploying highly captivating multi-touch experiences within any public setting.

Composer can be customized to fit a wide range of professional applications, including multiple game templates and configuration forms. When combined with Omnitapps-driven displays, organizations are able to direct traffic directly to their location while captivating audiences with highly interactive content.

Composer Ultimate
Composer Ultimate includes all of the functionality of Composer Advanced and in addition includes the latest Interactive Wayfinding application.

Omnitapps Composer Advanced
Is a full featured multi-touch software package which includes 20 applications.

Composer Basic
Is a multi-touch software package with 18 applications and basic setting configuration.

Cloud Brochure Selector
A standalone application available for purchase is focused in creating a paperless environment.
This software application is totally focused on creating a paperless environment for viewing, sending and managing PDF brochures. With the Cloud Brochure Selector the location (retail, tradeshow, information centre, etc.) never runs out of brochures and are always up-to-date.

The Cloud Brochure Selector consists of:
– Brochure Selector
– Welcome application
– Slideshow application
– Tickertape
– CMS Cloud account

Brochure Requestor

The Brochure Requestor could save $1,000’s off your print bill

Showcase is a free version of Composer Basic/Advanced
This free version is not only perfect for demonstrating what Omnitapps Composer will offer, but it can also be used at schools, trade shows, showrooms, boardrooms, on a touchtable, touchscreen and touch Ultrabook and has some nice features:

Features
Whiteboard: our successful interactive whiteboard application is now integrated within Omnitapps
MediaViewer: based on the OmniWall functionality and with improved gestures
Multitouch Test: a diagnostic tool to test your touchscreen and to show the diagnostics from your pc
MediaSwipe: a new slider application in which you not only can slide images but also videos
Secondary display functionality: allows you to slide/flick content to a second display, ideal for a demonstration
Easy content management: in the configurator you select a folder for the content.
The only thing you have to do is copy your files (photos, videos and PDF) to your selected folder.

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Take your step into the world of Multi Touch content interaction with our free offer. Click on the logo to request your free fully functional no time limit Composer Showcase application.

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Multi Touch screens are becoming a preferred solution to engage with visitors and buyers.

The Holo-Info-Desk multi-touch systems from ICE AV Tech in any of it the physical form factors, provides users a unique experience with their existing content or especially designed content and media.

For clients based in Auckland we welcome you to make an appointment and we can show you on our hardware systems. Whether it is a Plasma, LCD or Projection based system, we can deliver your solution to meet your exhibit, foyer, retail, promotion system.

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Engage and Entertain
Present and Inform
at Trade shows and Events, Lobbies and Showrooms
Wayfinding
many Different Devices

We provide an opportunity for interested buyers to try the various Omnitapp software applications on your own hardware in some pre-configured content examples.

There is a free version that runs four function applications and provides and an excellent way to appreciate the full power that is available on the full systems.

Omnitapps Showcase is a free version of Omnitapps Composer Basic/Advanced. This free version is not only perfect for demonstrating what Omnitapps Composer will offer, but it can also be used at schools, trade shows, showrooms, boardrooms, on a touchtable, touchscreen and touch Ultrabook and has some nice features:

Features

Whiteboard: our successful interactive whiteboard application is now integrated within Omnitapps.
MediaViewer: based on the OmniWall functionality and with improved gestures.
Multitouch Test: a diagnostic tool to test your touchscreen and to show the diagnostics from your pc.
MediaSwipe: a new slider application in which you not only can slide images but also videos.

Secondary display functionality: allows you to slide/flick content to a second display, ideal for a demonstration
Easy content management: in the configurator you select a folder for the content. The only thing you have to do is copy your files (photos, videos and PDF) to your selected folder.

With the Showcase version of Omnitapps everybody can engage with their users with four of our applications for free.

 

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Omnitapps-Free-Copy Request

If you wish to take the next step in engaging with your customers and visitors, a Holo-Info-Desk system provides a no fuss platform to achieve this. Call us on +64-9-414 2348 or email us using the form below to initiate your conversation.

Hot spots for your multi touch screen allows content exploration.

By adding touchable markers that link specific content to your areas of interest in images, allows multiple areas of interest to have additional depth of information.

The images could be product photos where you want to be able to provide further information on a feature. For maps it could be a tourist office and wanting to high light activities at various areas. The markers can link to multiple PDF, Video and image files providing further unique information relating to that area of the photo.

Standard PDF brochures or flv/f4v/mp4 videos rendered with a h264 video codec.
Once the marker is activated by a single touch it expands to thumbnails, which when touch enlarge to the full content.
Multiple items can be displayed simultaneously on the screen. Each item can be manipulated by multi touch gestures.

Features Your own images, add markers to your own images. Place your markers, mark your locations with markers (hot spots) Show marker related content, link content to your markers, photos, video and PDF. Browse through your PDFs, go from page to page by sliding.

In this video is a short overview of using the Image Hot Spot Marker.

This function is ideal for product explanations, art gallery’s and expo trade shows.

If you have an upcoming show, exhibition or expo where you want to provide information, understanding and explanations with a multi touch experience, our solutions can bring your media alive. Ring us for a free chat of how we can help.

Holo-Info-Desk, a div of ICE AV Technology. Auckland, New Zealand
Tel +64-9-414 2348

Holo-Info-Desk Mini delivers an engaging experience for table tops interaction

The Holo-Info-Desk Mini tabletop screen is the perfect solution that creates an engaging table top media experience. This new solution is % larger than a tablet and therefore is suitable as a true table top multi touch experience allowing quality selecting, stretching, zooming, moving of any media.

We have launched this solution as a complete answer for those wanting an easily transported system for expos, promo days, reception, counter and table top displays.

The system is powered on a slim format rear mounted computer and comes completely configured with the professional multi touch suite software. It has wireless connectivity allowing access to networks and the internet. To enhance administration setup of content the solution includes full wireless keyboard with built in touch pad. All the connection cables required are included. We have made special attention to delivering a true plug-n-play touch experience.

The screen is ready for interacting with your content.

Additional Content Service
We also offer the service to assist you in creating it, installing and setup as an additional service. This service is perfect for those that just want to hit the road and use the Holo-Info-Desk, rather than trying to understand how to install the software, configure Windows7, designing the templates, and loading all the videos, brochures, web links, graphics and customising the multi touch application suite.

Integrated table top screen angle support allows automatic multiple tilt angles without any tools for adjustment including lying flat.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors world wide including New Zealand exporters can now raise the quality of their presence at international expos. Many exhibitors are relying on old styled marketing techniques that many visitors have no interest in. Brochure bag stuffing, mounting displays on the wall and playing a presentation or video are no longer affective to create qualified high value leads.

“No thanks just Looking syndrome”.
Multi touch surfaces and solutions from ICE AV when used as part of a proactive and planned sales strategy approach with visitors means that catalogues, videos, product photos, brochures, web links, drawings CAD and schematic plans can also be shared via touch, USB, email and instant print. Unless a visitor is on the hunt to find particular information or insight from an exhibitor, many exhibitors have trouble to establish rapport within 30 seconds and becomes a cat and mouse between retaining the interest and the visitor being wary of giving to much away or wanting to move on.

Multi touch is the ability to interact with content and media via touch screen gestures using more than two fingers. This allows zooming, sharing, moving, multiple selection, in-depth revealing menus and moving between layers of content.

ICE AV Technology Ltd is able to assist companies in New Zealand and world wide who require multi touch hardware, software and components. In recent years the range of systems have increased and the pricing has now become affordable. ICE AV has the expertise to be able to retrofit existing displays and assist companies to create unique multi-touch experiences.

Hardware specifications download link

For sales and further information:
Contact
ICE AV Technology Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand

Tel +64-9-414 2348
sales at holodesk . com
http://www.holo-info-desk.com
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ICE AV is the creator of the HoloDesk, iQRite, Conixe, Holo-Info-Desk brands.

Survive and Thrive Conference uses The HoloDesk for scheduling the Sounding Board Sessions

Survive and Thrive

New Zealand is well known for its creativity and various participants have international acclaim in the cinema, pottery, art, photography, acting, digital media and design sector. The Survive and Survive Conference is a platform that brings together those active in the industry.

HoloDesk in action at Survive and Thrive 2012

Holo-Info-Desk was asked to participate with Thrive & Survive 2012 which we did with a partial sponsorship at this year’s Thrive and Survive in the Owen Glen Building July 5th, 2012.

The Holo-Info-Desk enabled attendees to register for the Sounding Board Expert Interview sessions and then later in the day to explore the photos that documented the conference.

The configuration used was a Single Edgeless HoloDesk where we used a a programmed PDF registration document that could be completed by touch action using a virtual keyboard.

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Holo-Info-Desk being used in photo browsing mode

The idea to use the HoloDesk came about from earlier work ICE AV had with ATEED (Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development – A City Council Organisation) and to match the registration process to some thing more high tech than a felt tip white board that had been used during the 2011 event.

The Holo-Info-Desk reflected the theme of the 2012 conference “We Need to Talk about the Future”, something Candy Elsmore, Project Director from Arts Regional Trust, reflected with her web thoughts
“It takes creativity, thinking and sheer hard work, especially if your ideas are ahead of the crowd. This year, Survive & Thrive is especially focussed on people, projects and organisations who, through their work, showcase leading edge approaches.”

During Survive & Thrive 2012, participants were inspired by guest speakers, got down to business in the workshops with people who have walked the walk and connected with people in a meaningful way in the networking activities. Practical tips and tools from specialist advisors [acting as a sounding board for brilliant ideas and sticky problems]. The expo allowed people connect with people and groups.

Touch Screen Registration Form

About
In 2001, The Big Idea (Te Aria Nui) website was launched by then Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark to open up connectedness and, accessibility for work and income opportunities, but it also allowed straightforward navigation around the creative industries. Today the The Big Idea Trust has as its guiding strategy to drive creativity into all sectors of New Zealand society.

For the very first time, individuals, organisations and companies in the creative sector could identify and relate to each other in one, online home. The website connected people, allowing important networks to develop on personal, local, regional and international levels. Creative talent could now link with industry, science, commerce, health or agriculture and The Big Idea could actively promote the building of relationships across sectors.

Multi touch can help exhibitors rise to a new level of engagement.

Exhibitors including New Zealand exporters can now raise the quality of their presence at international expos. Many exhibitors are relying on old styled marketing techniques that many visitors have no interest in. Brochure bag stuffing, mounting displays on the wall and playing a presentation or video are no longer affective to create qualified high value leads.

Multi touch surfaces and solutions from ICE AV when used as part of a proactive and planned sales strategy approach with visitors means that catalogues, videos, product photos, brochures, web links, drawings CAD and schematic plans can also be shared via touch, USB, email and instant print. Unless a visitor is on the hunt to find particular information or insight from an exhibitor, many exhibitors have trouble to establish rapport within 30 seconds and becomes a cat and mouse between retaining the interest and the visitor being wary of giving to much away or wanting to move on.

Multi touch is the ability to interact with content and media via touch screen gestures using more than two fingers. This allows zooming, sharing, moving, multiple selection, in-depth revealing menus, moving between layers.

ICE AV Technology Ltd is able to assist companies in New Zealand and world-wide who require multi touch hardware, software, components. In recent years the range of systems have increased and the pricing has now become affordable. ICE AV has the expertise to be able to retrofit existing displays and assist companies to create unique multi touch experiences.

ICE AV is the creatorr of the HoloDesk, iQRite, Conixe, Holo-Info-Desk brands.

For sales and further information:
Contact
ICE AV Technology
Tel +64-9-414 2348
sales at holodesk . com
http://www.holo-info-desk.com

Digital Touch Points: The Power of Multi Touch. Free Seminar

Learn how to use the power of Multi Touch and Holodesk to Engage with customers like never before.

ICE AV Director, Kevin Andreassend will be presenting at the North Harbour Business Expo with his seminar “Digital Touch Points – the Power of Multi Touch”. It will include a live demo of the HoloDesk system on how business owners can utilise the HoloDesk system to invigorate and take their customer engagement to a new level.

Free Seminar at Business Expo

Learn how to use the power of multi touch to revolutionise your marketing activities.

By utilising existing content such as photos, brochures, web sites, videos, You Tube, Facebook and placing it into a multi touch environment, businesses are able to cut thru the clutter and distractions visitors face in expos by using the most natural of all senses know to man …… multi touch.

By using a HoloDesk system exhibitors can easily capture the undivided attention of visitors instead of the “no thanks, just looking” syndrome.

Location North Harbour Stadium, North Shore, Auckland.
Date 17 May 2012. Time 3pm. Seminar Room 2
COST Absolutely FREE with NO COST parking.

The seminar is part of the North Harbour Business Associations Business Expo featuring a number of North Shore businesses.

Timeline Module added to the Holo-Info-Desk for enhanced media access.

The powerful multi touch interactive software powering the Holo-Info-Desk receives further enhancements for April. the Timeline multi touch module allows further flexible on how a user accesses media. Based on the concept of an ageing Timeline creates an innovative way to access via content folders and files by sliding along the time line with a touch interaction.

By presenting your media through a timeline menu , visitors swipe through a menu with your own designated topics.

Omnitapps Time Line

Holo-Info-Desk software


Features

– Create a timeline, Create your folder structure that is displayed in a horizontal menu.

– Create a storyline, Instead of names like 1990, 1991, 1992, use 01History, 02Present, 03Future.

– Show related content, Fill your folders with content, photos, video and PDF.

– Browse through your PDFs, go from page to page by sliding.
Media can contain PDF, images and video.

The media can be scaled and rotated through touch.
Show your milestones, dates, products, etc. in a timeline.
After selecting one of the subjects the associated media will appear.

In the Admin section you create a timeline, create your folder structure that is then displayed in a horizontal menu. This allows you to show related, by loading content into the folders with content, photos, video and PDF. The User then slides through
your content browsing from page to page by sliding along the Timeline.

Personalize your features:
Application
– Application name.
– Media folder location.
– All used text.

Background
– Background content screen.

Timeline

– Spacing between menu items.
– Menu item text color.
– Time before PDF- and video media closes.
– Maximum scaling.
– Initial media size.
– Menu button image or default button image selection.

This added feature is offered free for all existing licensed purchases.

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The coming generation will be touch centric.

Why is touch going to be so persuasive in the foreseeable future? World-wide parents who have purchased an iPad or Samsung’s Tablet or many of the others in the market, are finding very similar experiences when their children are given a tablet to use. Very quickly children will adapt to their most natural born gesture … touch.

As this generation grows older an interactive surface will seem more natural than a daily printed newspaper. Tablets are predicted to outsell desktop PC and laptops in the very near future and seriously on track to achieve this. When I was this age we gained so much of our appreciation by sight, today it is sight and touch. How will your company adapt to cater for this market that wants to touch your information? Currently 48% of mobile users in the USA are using a smart phone and the numbers are increasing at a substantial rate.

Tablet and Smart Phones will help drive large screen format screens as the market grows, as reported by htpp://www.digitimes.com Report – The touch panel sector was one of the few bright spots in the global tech industry in 2011, with production value growing 88% on year to reach US$12.56 billion. Shipments are expected to increase 25% in 2012 and though growth will slow through 2014, the strong market is driving competition among players in Korea, Japan and Greater China. This Digitimes Special Report examines the role of the different regions and the technologies and manufacturing methods being employed and developed in order to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Holo-Info-Desk assists companies exhibiting at expos to reduce their print requirements.

In today’s environment there is a major drive to reduce wastage and none more so in the area of printed material for expos. Going Green is not just desirable but thanks to the software powering the Holo-Info-Desk is easily achievable.

To understand the background to this is we need to consider the big picture in regards to the use of brochures, catalogues and current trends in the expo environment along with consumer behaviour.

First please do not get us wrong, printed brochures and the like are still valid and very useful in today’s business environment. However we have all been to expos gathered up the brochures and collected a flyer and I would guess in many cases you may not have had a second look at them, they have been lost, still stored on the expo bag in the corner or event thrown out.

Brochure Requestor

The Brochure Requestor could save $1,000's off your print bill

The market is more hungry than ever before for information, the thirst for product and service information will only grow. Freighting large qty of brochures for international expos is rising in costs….and then what do you do with all the material that was never stuffed into an expo bag. Information is becoming redundant and out of date more quickly. Is your carefully produced brochure simply an expo bag stuffer? Have you considered that your expo brochure could be preventing valued discussions with your expo visitors. If they have your brochure why would they need to talk to the sales staff?

So how does a exhibitor large and small cater to these challenges?

– Print more brochures?
– Print more often?
– Print in the city where the expo is?
– Find a way to develop printed material more quickly?
– Leave the printing to Just In Time?
– Reduce the pages printed?
– Use black and white instead of colour?

When sales staff use the Holo-Info-Desk as a sales surface in an expo with a strategy and process in mind, the Brochure Request function will achieve a number of key results. One of which, is that the visitor will have actually been talking with your sales staff about your product and services and they will have naturally captured the visitor name and email address as part of the process which is automatically entered into a excel compatible database.

First keep in mind that the Holo-Info-Desk is not a play toy or designed to entertain the expo sales staff. Its designed to enhance your company engagement with the expo visitor – whether it is in the Competition Mode, Product / Media exploration mode….bottom line it is there to win you business and help the expo visitor understand your company further, your products and services. So how how does this relate to printed brochures?

With the Brochure Request function in the latest version of the software, users simply enter their name/email address select the brochure they are interested in and then choose the delivery mechanism – Email, Auto Save to a USB memory stick or if a printer is connected then it can be Automatically Printed.

Holo-Info-Desk media brochure

Ideal for automotive industry exhibitors and is one off the shelf model already available.

The Holo-Info-Desk systems deliver huge savings for companies wanting to minimise their print bills at seminars, expos and retail applications. In areas like museums or at galleries where often it is not possible to take away printed material, the Holo-Info-Desk adds new benefits.

The obvious advantages when your “print media” is on the Holo-Info-Desk philosophy can be catogorised as follows.

1 – The sales expo staff decide on the spot what will be printed.
Each printed brochure is printed for an exact enquirer based on conversations.
2 – Providing the option of sending to the visitor by email is extremely efficient especially if you have many to send the information to and this function is available on a touch button.
3 – And to really make the customer feel very special, valued and will never throw away your material we offer the USB function. This option provides long term value with numerous options as follows:

Holo-Info-Desk digital media brochure

The Holo-Info-Desk Digital business card can contain all your media, offline web site, custom decals and printing.

1 – Simply insert the branded USB memory card into the computer and the brochure is saved.
2 – Load the material before the expo onto the USB card and only give to qualified prospects
3- We can load all your material at the time of manufacturing your custom and branded memory card. This can feature full colour printing
4 – We can programme the memory card at time of manufacture that the material can not be deleted or over written.
5 – We offer a variety of memory card capacity and in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

The memory card can hold many kilograms of equivalent paper brochures. I recall leaving one international conference in pre-internet days with about 60kg plus of catalogues and brochures in 4 cartons. The beauty of the Holo-Info-Desk system is that you can also include product videos, company intro video material, demo video that would also be installed on the Holo-Info-Desk for the visitor experience.

Just this morning a manufacturing colleague mentioned that the one thing that you are guaranteed to run out of at the expo is writing pens and sweets….. we love to collect freebies from exhibitors which makes the Holo-Info-Desk custom USB cards even more desirable item for qualified visitors.

If you would like to discuss how you can reduce your printing costs, prevent brochure churn, go digital then please contact us for a free no obligation discussion.

This article can be downloaded from this link in PDF format.

Contact ICE AV, Interactive Division,
Tel +64-9-414 2348, Email sales at holodesk