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Largest multitouch installation to date

Queensland University of Technology’s digital interactive learning exhibition space has been supplied with MultiTaction technology.

David Davies

In what is claimed to be the world’s biggest interactive multitouch installation, Queensland University of Technology’s digital interactive learning exhibition space, The Cube, has been supplied with MultiTaction interactive displays by MultiTouch.

The exhibition includes 48x 55″ ultra-thin bezel (UTB) MultiTaction Cell displays, forming the 1,400 cubic metre Cube. The Cube comprises six educational zones, including the two-storey, 14-metre-long Virtual Reef where 20 Cells combine with an edge-blended Panasonic projection system, and the innovative Physics Zone.

Built by Pro AV Solutions Queensland – Australian member of the Global Presence Alliance – and one of the biggest spaces of its kind in the world, The Cube structure is made up of multiple zones (five of which feature MultiTaction displays) running a number of interactive applications, including the Virtual Reef. It is dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT’s Science and Engineering research, and provides the heart of the university’s new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point campus.

Dr Gordon Howell, associate director, Learning Environments Support at QUT, comments: “For anyone interacting with The Cube, it’s the MultiTaction Cells that lend the installation its magic. Through this innovative technology, we are able to break down the imagined barriers between academia and the public, making The Cube a centre of scientific exploration for all who care to participate.”

“We’ve always been ahead of the curve with multitouch technology,” explains Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch. “Our clients keep pushing the boundaries of interactive installations by using our technology in creative ways, and this original and captivating interactive installation is the biggest and best in the world.”

Philip Holtum, managing director of Pro AV Solutions, adds: “The interactive aspect of The Cube was always crucial to the end product. MultiTouch offers superior interactivity backed up by a raft of technologies that make them the number one choice for a project of this magnitude.”

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