Christie demonstrating ‘Touch Environment’ system10 September 2011
The Hall 9 technology preview takes the form of a scrollable video tool on a broadcast studio set, which illustrates football highlights and plays as the match is in play.
Player and match stats are displayed on demand, with on-the-fly annotation able to be added at any time. Based on Christie’s MicroTiles technology, the presentation aims to show how interactive multi-touch can be used to bring a new dimension to sports commentary.
“The response during the first three hours of the show has been exceptional,” said Joe Graziano (pictured), market development manager, MicroTiles, EMEA. “We’ll have product ready for market by early 2012. At this stage our target market is anyone considering interactivity as a development tool going forward. An obvious market is for broadcast sets considering the way that business is being driven in terms of interaction. Corporates, retail and education are also big target markets.”
The Christie Interactivity Kit differs from other gesture and touch based systems currently on the market by offering much faster responses times and up to 16 gestures pointing across the canvas at any one time.
The system combines Christie’s MicroTiles reconfigurable seamless display technology using true multi-touch 2D and 3D position sensing, developed exclusively for use with Christie MicroTiles by Baanto International.
“It not only offers a stunning visual solution, but also a solution that is exceptionally simple to put together,” said Graziano. “It’s very receptive and very immediate to the touch.”