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This is the World's Largest Multi-Touch Display Wall

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Twenty four 55-inch displays are stacked together to create the ultimate MultiTaction cell display.

By itself, the 55-inch MultiTaction display created by Finland's MultiTouch Ltd is already great. But combine 24 of them and you have the most ridiculously massive multi-touch display wall the world has ever seen. Created by UK-based Engage Production, the monstrous installation measures in at approximately 32.5 ft x 9.8 ft.

Multitaction Multitouch Display

As you can see from the video, all 24 MultiTaction displays work together to track a virtually limitless number of simultaneous touch inputs. The wall was created as part of a unique communications facility made to show off a number of consumer changes resulting from the recent advancements in technology. Capable of tracking hands, real world objects, optical markers, IR pens and more at a gesture tracking rate of up to 200 frames per second, the wall is a brilliant display of how much multitouch technology has evolved over the years.

 

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    belardo , September 30, 2012 9:26 AM
    They just got sued by Apple.

    rectangle shape, may fool people into thinking its an iPhone5.
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    thorkle , September 30, 2012 8:59 AM
    Now just eliminate the bezels...
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    luciferano , September 30, 2012 7:21 AM
    Someone could get a large group of people to test its multi-touch limits. I'd like to find out just how limited "virtually limitless" really is.
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    Martin9630 , September 30, 2012 8:25 AM
    try playing Angry Birds on that.
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    thorkle , September 30, 2012 8:59 AM
    Now just eliminate the bezels...
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    Anonymous , September 30, 2012 8:59 AM
    i wonder how many and which graphics card does it need to power this thing?
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    luciferano , September 30, 2012 9:01 AM
    enthusiastsi wonder how many and which graphics card does it need to power this thing?


    If I had to guess, I'd guess that it uses four graphics cards, but like I said, that's just a guess. Six displays per graphics card isn't rare (especially for professional AMD cards as this might be using) and any hardware that might be used for running multiple displays per port is extremely expensive, more so than just buying four low end graphics cards, so four is a likely number IMO.
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    belardo , September 30, 2012 9:26 AM
    They just got sued by Apple.

    rectangle shape, may fool people into thinking its an iPhone5.
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    memadmax , September 30, 2012 9:28 AM
    Does it come with the chick at 0:13???
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    molochaii , September 30, 2012 11:12 AM
    Luciferano: There is no limitation on the tracking, apart from the physical limitations. I've seen these screens work just fine with about 100 fingers (10 people) and then they ran out of space to put the hands. The tracking is done independently per screen, so stacking 24 of these screens together means you'll be able to fit about 2400 fingers on there and you'd still have good tracking.

    Thorkle: they just released a new version of those screens without the bezels (check www.multitaction.com)
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    SteelCity1981 , September 30, 2012 11:55 AM
    i want to play kinect on it. no more bumping into peopel for me. lol
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    phatboe , September 30, 2012 12:34 PM
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/07/microsoft-installs-biggest-windows-phone-ever-in-nycs-herald/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io5ylFD9saA

    MS had a 55ft tall display during the launch of Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango". They claimed the display was a functional unit though I am not sure the displays would respond to touch.
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    DroKing , September 30, 2012 4:35 PM
    Thats some juicy trunk :)  one in black skirt
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    nebun , September 30, 2012 5:27 PM
    and we need this because???
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    southernshark , September 30, 2012 8:38 PM
    It kind of reminds me of when I was a kid they had these "science" displays at Epcot where you could touch a screen and it would light up, or where they had images that were about as good as early 1990s HD.

    I guess it looks cool, but people will look back on it and go.... "WoW I was impressed by that..."
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    kensingtron , September 30, 2012 9:28 PM
    This is the World's most unhygienic Multi-Touch Display Wall
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    guardianangel42 , October 1, 2012 12:14 AM
    thorkleNow just eliminate the bezels...


    OLED will be amazing for this.
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    ipwn3r456 , October 1, 2012 1:28 AM
    enthusiastsi wonder how many and which graphics card does it need to power this thing?


    I think 4 way CrossfireX HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition should be enough...
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    cats_Paw , October 1, 2012 9:45 AM
    Shut up and take my money!
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    lamorpa , October 1, 2012 5:30 PM
    Are you serious? My local Microsoft store has a larger display. Probably 2x30 (that's 60 displays if you can do the math). Through some advanced factoring techniques I was able to determine that the likely configuration of this display was the two non-prime factors 6 and 4, or 8 and (prime) 3, (the product of 6 and 4, or 8 and 3, being 24 if you have your calculator handy) Who thought is was large? I've seen bigger displays multiple times (the Christmas tree in Grand Central a couple years ago, etc.)