InvestAuckland utilises a pair of Holo-Info-Desks multi-touch systems to get in touch during the Volvo Ocean Race

Holo-Info-Desk

Many companies world-wide are discovering the power of engagement with multi-touch as it allows visitors to access a diverse and extensive range of content right at their finger tips. This provides a dynamic conversation to occur spontaneously and the for the host to move between and access content in a seamless manner.

Auckland City Council’s lead development agency is using the multi-touch HoloDesk to create dynamic engagement in the DHL Marine Innovation Showcase. InvestAuckland and agency within ATEED, is challenged with promoting Auckland as an idea location for investment or establishing a company. The marine showcase will run in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Cup race Auckland stopover running from 9 – 18 March. InvestAuckland was keen to move away from simply handing out brochures and had previously used the HoloDesk system at The Cloud Innovation Showcase during the Rugby World Cup 2011 as part of the Business Club activities.

Brochure Selector

There is now a significant global trend with the rapid converge to digital interaction whether it is on a smart phone or large format screen. The market has accepted that finger touch on a display surface is a desirable technique to access content. In fact it draws on one of the most fundamental behaviours since our birth, that is we want to touch things. Whether it was wanting to hold, feel, gain a sensation of quality, the action of touch gives us a sense of exploration, ownership and discovery. In the digital environment we have now gone beyond just being content to watch a promo clip or presentation on a screen, today we want to touch it and manipulate the content.

Interactive Brochures on the Holo-Info-Desk

Now with the persuasive nature of multi-touch on a iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy or Kiosk, touch is here to stay in your pocket, desktop, window, floor, wall and display. Currently there are 360,000 Android phones coming online per day that reinforces the acceptance of touch screens as part of our daily lives. On the Holo-Info-Desk websites, graphics, video, photos, maps all come alive in a touch environment typically starting at 32 inch size up to wall size displays. the power of our software takes the complexity out of creating your owned themed and customised multi-touch environment.

InvestAuckland at the DHL Marine Innovation Showcase as part of the Volvo Ocean Cup Race

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Multi-Touch software delivers an engaging media experience for every commercial sector.

We are excited to announce that the latest development in multi-touch off shelf software powering the Holo-Info-Desk is now available for shipping. The software is limited only to a designer or marketers imagination to create experiences users will enjoy and find informative.

Any industry sector can take advantage of the Holo-Info-Desk multi-touch software

The suite of applications has become a power house of multi touch capability allowing a diverse range of industries to easily take their existing content and place it into a multi-touch environment. This ability is significant as it lowers the entry-level for companies to create compelling brand experiences with their media for customers.

Today buyers, customers and the inquisitive, are all wanting content
to enjoy and explore. Whether it is watching a Youtube video, browsing a web site, viewing graphics, playing a training video , searching a geographic map or hot spots within a photograph is also easily achievable on a Holo-Info-Desk touch environment using our latest software.

The Holo-Info-Desk is a dynamic multi-touch system that includes a functional, multi dimensional and fully customisable software suite perfect for any industry and application. Perfect for large format interaction via HoloDesk Window, Table, Kiosk or Console.

For customers who want to overcome the resistance often found at expos where the phrase “just looking” or “I’ll be right” is heard, the Holo-Info-Desk when used correctly, becomes a powerful sales tool to inform, engage and entertain and creating a buzz about your brand, media and the message you wish to share. Meanwhile throughout this experience you are able to engage with users and help them discover how your company can help them, solve their challenge and what is so special about your products and services.

For customers wanting to experience how multi-touch large format screens can enhance their marketing efforts we would like to invite you to experience a hands on multi-touch experience.

Please contact us at Tel +64-9-414 2348 or email sales at holodesk . dot biz

Holo-Info-Desk is a Silver Sponsor at the Event Camp Auckland 2012

Holo-Info-Desk is delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of the first ever Event Camp Downunder, here in Auckland and with a digital link across to the Australian event running simultaneously and in conjunction with.

http://www.eventcampdownunder.com/ehome/ECDU12/52883/

The event starts on Sunday 25 February. For New Zealanders the event will be via a free virtual hookup with streamed video from the comfort of your 42 inch monitor or your tiny smart phone screen. The Monday will be an in person event at the
The Brewery Britomart

Event Camp

Speaker presentations will be objective, innovative and with an eye on the future and current trends. They’ve been asked to give us real life war stories and case studies we can learn from (no product pitches!) and they’ll inspire the audience to discuss their insight and examples of what is working and ‘what’s coming next’.

The speakers on-site in Sydney will have a half-hour slot each. The Pod and Remote speakers will have slightly less time – but each speaker is encouraged to include a question session and polling of the audience.

If you subscribe to this blog and wish to attend we have a few complimentary tickets available for the paid Auckland on venue day (Monday 27 Feb). Post a comment saying why you would like to attend.

The Twitter hashtag is #ECDU12. The event also runs concurrently in Barcelona and London.

The informative Auckland speakers will be presenting via the touch technology which we expect will be a first for all the presenters. Instead of the rigid mouse click for next slide speakers style of presentation, they will instead stretch, touch and physically engage with their presentation.

Exciting new multi touch content management software

Multi touch content management in 2012 has already started with the exciting release of Version 2, the latest of the OmniTapp software powering the Holo-Info-Desk.

Over the last 6 years multi-touch surfaces required significant budget and access to some high quality programmers to create that engaging experience. Now with the latest version of Omnitapps there are a range of excellent applications within the suite of multi-touch applications.

In this video we have a short chat about some of the features available in Version 2. With Version Two it can now be used with Multi Touch and Single Touch hardware.

The ability to utilise your existing media such as graphics, video, pdf, along with web sites, google maps all come to life allowing users to drill down for information and have a visual and touch experience. It is the 21st Century canvas that converges, watching, reading, interacting, exploration, manipulation, listening. Whether it is for a museum, retail shop, technology centre, office reception, street window, venue foyer the interactive surface converges the photo, video and brochure with the screen for user control.

The Holo-Info-Desk is powered by the unique Omnitapps multi-touch application suite present your products and services. Allow users to interact with product photos, videos, brochures and even web sites within a multi-touch environment or create unique gaming experiences based around your product or services. Holo-Info-Desk is the large format surface that delivers the very latest experience allowing users to interact with all manner of content and media.

Software Features Brochure download

Suite Description for version 2

MediaWall
Present websites, YouTube videos, PDF files, images and videos within a multitouch environment. The MediaWall makes it possible to present selected files and websites to multiple users in a multi-user touch environment. Through multi-touch, users can simultaneously view different files, browse through websites, view Google Maps and (YouTube) Videos. The media can be scaled and rotated through multi-touch gestures. Besides viewing it is also possible to draw and make notes directly on the media. MediaWall is the ultimate multitouch presentation tool!

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Give your touchscreen an iPad look with the photo Slider function.
The Slider presents images using a slider. By swiping left or right the next picture comes in. Naturally, you can select the pictures yourself. Swipe through images with just a flick of your finger in our infinite slider.

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With the Marker function you can add extra content to your images through markers. Add touchable markers with specific content to your images. Markers can contain multiple PDF, Video and image files.

Multi touch maps

interactive multi touch google maps

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With the brochure Request function you no longer need paper leaflets. Request is completely focused on providing your visitors / customers with a simple tool to acces the information they are looking for. You do not need paper leaflets anymore. Visitors interested in brochures can view these on the screen and requests them directly. You can export the information entered at a later time from the database so you can handle all requests.

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Entertain your visitors and collect name and address information with the Puzzle game!
With this multitouch puzzle you need to solve the puzzle as soon as possible. This is done by rotating and dragging the various puzzle pieces. The puzzle image is configurable by the user. Participants must enter their name and address information before they can try to beat the highest score. Form, to collect personal data.

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Entertain and inform with the Quiz!
The OmniQuiz informs and entertains your participants in a unique way. The participant must answer a number of multiple choice questions as fast as possible. The answer to the questions can be found by examining a photo. The photo needs to be scaled and rotated by multi-touch gestures to find the correct answer.

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Challenge your visitors with this interactive shuffle game. Shuffleboard, the board game in which stones are pushed towards the goals, if they arrive you get the number of points that belongs to that goal. The total points are the final score. Play with two players at once an exciting game of shuffleboard. Determine the look of the stones and shuffleboard. Obviously, the scores are recorded and name / address in order to collect data. Highscore, here the top 10 scores are shown.

Interactive Welcome screen
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Welcome your visitors with the Splash Welcome Page. Welcome your visitors with their company logo and visitor names. After touching the screen the main application menu is shown.

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Match is a competitive multiplayer game for your multitouch screen.
With Match you need to match the correct images to the correct categories. The game can be played with 2 to 5 participants. The categories and the photos are fully customizable and can be used for expos for example to engage with customers where they need to match photos with product or service categories. A game that can be played by multiple people at the same time.

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The VideoJukeBox.
This is a user-friendly touch screen interface and allow users to easily choose which video they want to start. The application is completely configurable. So you decide which videos will be shown. Gallery with videos, thumbnails of videos are displayed horizontaly. You can touch a video to select.

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The Tickertape shows your current information in a ticker tape. This can be text, but also an RSS feed. With the tickertape you can always display your selected information inside the start page. Clock that shows the current system time in 24 hours (18:00 instead of 6:00 pm)

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Present your location-based content through the Map application and allows you to place markers on a Google Map and link your own information to the markers. Google Map, Google Map satellite or map view, zoom through multitouch gestures. Place your markers, mark your locations with markers Show marker related content, link content to your markers, photos, video and PDF. Browse through your PDFs, go from page to page by sliding, using multitouch zoom. Assign a QRcode to your markers, generate a QR code for each marker based on your site.

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Browse the internet on (multitouch) screens. View multiple websites simultaneously in a multi-touch environment. Websites are preloaded by using the full website url (including http://) to a text file (.txt)

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The single website browser for your Touchscreen. With the TouchBrowser you can easily browse the internet. Comes with an onscreen keyboard.

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The Administration back end is easily accessible allows you to easily and quickly configure all the applications as desired. The Configurator makes it easy to manage all applications from one central location. You set your media files to show, the background images, data fields, etc. In short, you control it all from one simple application. Settings, in the configurator enable every application to be customized.

Interactive Digital LCD Displays

New Product: The new interactive digital LCD displays are designed from the ground up and are perfect for use as Interactive Digital Sign, Holo-Info-Desk panel.

The design of the panels in the DS-I Series are designed for wall, stand or horizontal surface.

The sleek lines and round corners creates an impressive modern appearance that is both pleasing to the eye, encourages the viewer to take notice. The system has an embedded computer. Pictured on display is our Interactive Content Management Software (ICMS) Info Download link

Some of the key technical aspects are:
– Mini ITX IntelTM Atom D525, Dual Core, 1.8 GHz
– Monitor Size: 853mm x 520mm x 96mm
– Built in Audio 8-channel, 2W @ 2 Speakers
– Video Intel® GMA X3150HD onboard graphics chipset.
– Connectivity Lan / WiFi Support 150MB, 2.4GHz
– Touch – Full screen area coverage, with typical ±1mm
– Accuracy 400 ppi(4096*4096 pixel)
– Weight 30kg

Tech Sheet Download link.

The software used on the DS-I series can range from our Omnitapps Multi Touch Content System, SiteKiosk For Kiosk applications, the about to be launched Social Media Signage software.

This screen is from a new range we are launching.
Pricing on application. sales at iceavglobal.com
Shipping will commence Jan 2012
Floor standing model also available.
Specifications subject to change without further notice.

Innovative Multi-touch Touch Screen Solutions places content at your finger tips

2012 is going to be a great year for the use of Interactive Multi Touch solutions in a diverse and wide range of applications. The year is finishing up with a robust and dynamic application that brings the Holo-Info-Desk alive in ways that customers love. The latest version of Omnitapps (1.3) is now available for your interactive Holo-Info-Desk.

The era of placing a 42 inch LCD screen in your exhibit and hope to create engagement with visitors is a thing of the past. 15 years ago having a 42 inch LCD screen displaying your content and brand might have seemed cool, but today it can demonstrate your presentation are stuck in the past.

Customise the desktop to reflect your brand

Thanks to our touch technology and our Interactive Content Management Software means that we can bring any existing LCD screen to be the latest marketing innovation for your exhibit booth, kiosk, retail store.

Some of the new features now shipping include:

• Print/E-mail/Save on USB in Omnirequest
• Customize the desktop
• Create your own forms
• Select applications to show
• Off-line tickertape
• Multiple Websites
• Brochure request categories
• Turning drawing features on or off

Line tickertape
Set the ticker text in order to display your message. This can be text, Twitter tweets but also an RSS feed. With the tickertape you can always display your selected information inside the startpage.
RSS and Text Feeds

The Brochure capability of the software has taken a big step forward, that has some new enhanced features. With the catagory function you can provide the end-user clear stacks of brochures. The next feature has huge benefits if you have product and service brochure. The Print/E-mail/Save on USB request capability can provide many benefits.

With this function you can collect leads. It is possible to send the brochures to your own email, or a colleagues address. In addition to saving paper you know that the brochure will not get lost amongst all the others in the expo bag. Besides it provides an additional opportunity for contacting the visitor as their name and email are automatically collected as part of the process. This creates that all important follow up opportunity post expo.

Due to the diversity of the structure you are able to easily switch on or off what applications will appear. So if you are only wanting to display photos then use the Photo slide option, want to create a video player then select that option, web sites etc are all easily switched on or off, or create a media wall and again a simple menu selection.

Holo-Info-Desk is a multi touch interactive system based on the HoloDesk DJ Mixer

Holo-Info-Desk is a unique multi-touch system developed in NZ that brings the growing popularity of interactive touch control to a diverse range of environments and applications.

The Holo-Info-Desk pictured in this video is based on the interactive framed projection technology which is one of the options that Holo-Info-Desk is offered as. The surface is a suspended 6mm surface without an enclosure.

The Holo-Info-Desk is a large size multi touch solution and interactive content management system for use in a wide variety of applications. It is manufactured in flat panel and projection based models.

The system is available in 2,6,10,16,32 touch points according to the size and overall budget and application requirements.

To implement large format multi touch surfaces, required substantially expensive hardware, a large programming budget and a bunch of programming geeks. Today Holo-Info-Desk has changed that on all three counts thanks to the
innovative Holo-Info-Desk solution.

The Holo-Info-Desk concept has been designed to maximise many conceiveable options and even to the point of adapting hardware you already own.

Interactive Surfaces are the new way to engage with content. Steve Jobs helped us out alot as he has taught the world to stretch, pinch, swipe with your fingers. We now carry on the legacy he has left us with the with the Holo-Info-Desk but this time you will not be able to put the surface in your pocket.

The Holo-Info-Desk is a development of the well known HoloDesk interactive DJ Mixer that first appeared on the world stage when Deadmau5 used a 74″ HoloDesk in his Earls Court, London concert where it became the first sell out concert in the venue. Subsequently the HoloDesk became featured as the first large format interactive DJ Mixer to be featured in music concert DVD by a headline performer.