MultiTouch today launched what it claims to be the largest LCD multi-touch display, powered by Intel's Sandy Bridge.
The MultiTaction Cell is a modular, 55-inch integrated LCD screen that can be combined into massive touch screen walls that support an unlimited number of users. Up to 24 displays can be stacked to run a single application. User input tracking is achieved via backlight emitter camera modules.
The screens come with a frameless, thin-bezel design that allows customers to build the Cell devices into any type of environment, including custom furniture, MultiTouch said. The displays can also be displayed horizontally and compete directly with Microsoft's Surface technology.
"The years of research and market development that we have poured into creating MultiTaction have finally yielded what we now know to be the industry’s next platform for creating powerful multi-user multitouch displays," said Petri Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch, in a prepared statement. "By working with the world’s leading interactive developers, we have carefully listened to our customers and developed technology that can be used by what we know will be a large community of multitouch software developers committed to touching the future."
The screen has an active display area of 1209 x 680 mm and delivers 1080p resolution. The brightness is 250 cd/m2 and the contrast ratio is 4000:1. The software and high response time of 200 fps is driven by Intel Sandy Bridge processors. The power consumption is 450 watts per screen.
There was no information on price.