Multitouch in Malaysian Museum
The Petrosains Discovery Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is located on the 4th and 5th levels in the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world.
The center is over 70,000 sq. feet of exhibit space and features several implementations of multi-touch technologies, including kiosks and touch voting screens.
This “Hot Science” gallery is designed to promote interest in the latest cutting edge scientific research.
The MT-50 Table is designed for active high traffic museum environments. Both the frame and the interior railing system is made of rugged, aircraft-grade aluminum framing material. The side panels are made of powder-coated cold-rolled steel. The table top is made of anti-glare tempered glass, with micro-etched haptic surface. The interior components have been selected for their quality, robustness and durability. The table has been field tested at busy hands-on science museums such as the Ontario Science Centre and other high traffic museum environments worldwide.
Ideum recently releasing videos showing intense "stress tests" on these multi-touch tables. One stress test included dropping a 12 pound bowling ball from 2 feet on to the table surface.
Snowflake Suite is an industry leading multi-touch software product that is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 and operates on a wide variety of multi-touch hardware technology platforms.
Jim Spadaccini, Director at Ideum, comments, "It is great to see one of our tables installed at the Petrosains Discovery Centre. It is a great museum in a pretty unbelievable setting. Multi-touch and multi-user exhibits have a lot to offer in hands-ons science centers, like Petrosains. The physical and social interaction helps visitors learn new things while having fun."
"We are happy that Ideums and Nuiteq's combined multi-touch technology is installed in one of the most impressive buildings in the world.", said Harry van der Veen, Nuiteq's CEO. "We have been successfully working with Ideum as a technology partner for a long time and we are looking forward to continue our tight knit and fruitful collaboration, aiming at many more multi-touch deployments worldwide."
Monday, April 19, 2010