Kiosk Solutions Issue 4 - Page 9

news Zytronic and Tangible Display pioneer object recognition on touch tables Zytronic has announced that, in collaboration with Tangible Display, it is able to offer object recognition capability on its MPCT multi-touch glass (ZyBrid) and foil (ZyFilm) sensor products up to 85in diagonal. When deployed in touch tables, object recognition provides a compelling new way of engaging the user with the touchscreen and the interactive content. The function is particularly well suited to retail applications, museums and galleries. The Zytronic and Tangible Display solution is based on the attachment of physical markers to the objects to be tracked and does not require modification of the touch sensor or multi-touch controller. Tangible Displays proprietary object recognition user interface (UI) software, ObjectViz, works in concert with proprietary Zytronic firmware that can be quickly installed onto a standard ZXY200 or 300, 40-point multitouch controller. According to Jimmy Ricaut, CEO and Founder of Tangible Display, “This Zytronic and Tangible Display collaboration makes it even easier for our clients to deploy object recognition technology and greatly expands the potential market for this technology. The performance accuracy of the Zytronic MPCT sensors meant that we were able to integrate our object recognition solution smoothly. Together, we worked on improving the noise rejection of the solution, allowing outstanding sensing accuracy to be achieved on very large screens.” A key advantage of the combined Zytronic and Tangible Display solution is that although the sensor will continue to respond to multiple touches, any objects placed on the screen, which do not have the requisite ‘tags’ on their base are disregarded. Therefore a cup, pen or a bag left on the table or a sleeve making contact with the glass will be ignored. As part of the guided setup process the Tangible software is taught to recognise only a specific pattern of tags attached to an object, and respond accordingly. Furthermore, a full report of user interactions can be saved for later review and analysis. Europe's first one day kiosk event is hailed a great success In October this year Kiosk Summit opened its doors for the first time in Manchester’s iconic Etihad Stadium. This new event had been hotly anticipated for many months, and was billed as Europe’s first one day self-service technology conference and exhibition. The seminar sessions were kicked off at 10 am by Julian Rooney of Cammax, delivering a presentation entitled ‘Smart Ticketing-Lessons Learned’ At 12:30 Stanford Rusike of Verifone delivered a presentation entitled ’Paying Today, What Shoppers Really Want’ This presentation focused on how selfservice technology can improve the consumer experience and mobile technologies can add a whole new level of engagement. The line up of industry leading companies exhibiting included Star Micronics, Cammax, Acante, Box Technologies, Distec, Elo-Touch, Polytouch and many more. Rachel Titchener Director of Events at LGN Media Said: “We are thrilled with how the event panned out over the day. People commented on how inspirational and helpful they found the seminar line-up, and we’ve had some great feedback from our exhibitors. We will be announcing the date and venue for next years event shortly.” Many exhibitors have already confirmed their booth space for next year including Box Technologies, Acante, Star Micronics, Hemisphere West Europe and Rosendahl UK. To discuss available stand spa ce for next ye ar's event call our sa les office on +44 (0)135 3 771464 KIOSK solutions 9