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

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

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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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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

Multi Touch brochures add a new element to viewing content

Multi touch as an interaction technique is only persuasive if the content is relevant, dynamic and engaging.

One of the most well known digital formats is the Adobe PDF format and often called an ebook. Today the PDF format is found in every digital print domain, applications. When used in the Multi Touch format it becomes extremely useful to present multiple layers of information, whether it be a catalogue, magazine, technical diagrams, photos sequence, then can all fall under the spell of multi touch. When used on the HoloDesk it adds to a media rich interactive environment delivering timely and engaging touch experiences.

A recent addition in the digital format as been visual affects now possible to delivers a new look and feel of how the pages turn. This can be taken advantage of and here we show you a live example below. The left graphic we have created a dynamic PDF as a Flash link that delivers a new look and feel. Click on the photo to go directly to the brochure.

The right hand photo is the Brochure Requestor Application in the Omnitapp software where users can request a PDF brochure can be printed on the spot, saved to a USB memory stick or emailed to your designated address.

Multi touch New Zealand

Multi-touch software brings all your brochures, video, web, graphics, maps alive at your touch.

Exhibitors world-wide face significant challenges on how to recoup the cost to exhibit. Whether you are a small home based business, small manufacturer or a major force in the market every exhibitor faces similar challenges.

Multi touch content

Do you have these pressure points to cope with?

– how to be more dynamic than the boring “How can I help you?”
– how to achieve high quality interaction with visitors
– not getting the dreaded, “just looking thanks”
– experiencing dis-interested gazes
– visitors who simply seem lost
– how to increase visitor interaction time
– reducing expo print budgets to $0
– finding time post expo to process all the contact details into a database
– share relevant media that leave a strong impression.
– establish positive connection with visitor for post show followup.

It all starts with the moment a visitor approaches your stand and how you can achieve their attention and their time before they walk off. That crucial 60 seconds the visitor is thinking will I stay or try and get away to find something else more interesting. When the visitor finally walks off after spending time with you, you want them thinking “good they will follow-up and with me next week” and not thinking that they wasted 5-10 minutes with your sales pitch and that you are of little relevance to them.

Part One Video using actual content for an expo.

That is where multi-touch surfaces come into their own. Simply playing a video or PowerPoint on a screen on the wall in the hope that this is going to engage the visitor for 5 minutes is a fallacy.

In this 2 part video we show you how web sites, photos, catalogues, presentations, videos, maps and hot spots can all be used to give you instance access to engage dynamically with visitors.

Todays visitors wants to be entertained, go down a discovery and be wowed with what you have can show or demonstrate. The power of the multi-touch surface driven by a powerful software that uses your existing media is now a reality. We can not make you into a super sales person, fully coherent, engaging but we can give you a major tool that can put you ahead of your competitors that was once only affordable to the big guys.


Contact us now to discover how multi-touch can work for you.

ICE AV Technology Ltd
Holo-Info-Desk
Auckland, Zealand

Tel +64-9-4142348
Skype iceavtechnology
sales at holodesk.biz
http://bit.ly/holoinfodesk

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

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.

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.