Manufacturing Resources International (MRI) introduced their new InfiniteTouch™ 72″ Interactive Touchscreen with integrated Gestural Camera at the DSE (Digital Signage Expo) show. This is the first fully interactive Touchscreen that is designed for use in outdoor environments, in direct sunlight and is mounted on MRI’s proven BoldVu® 72″ High-Bright Digital LCD Display for ambient temperatures up to 50° C / 122° F.
The InfiniteTouch™ 72″ Touchscreen provides the same functionally as an iPad or iPhone but also allows for multiple applications to be open at the same time and controlled independently by several users. This additional functionality increases dramatically the potential for advertising / promotional campaigns and informational uses such as WayFinding.
According to Peter Kaszycki, VP of Business Development for MRI, “The best way to envision how this new technology works is to remember the Tom Cruise movie ‘Minority Report’ where he was able to easily manipulate multiple virtual displays at the same time, zoom in / out, rotate them and swipe them on / off the field of vision. This is a life-size iPad…on steroids…with tremendous potential for Apps and Ads alike.”
First production units will be available late in the second quarter of 2012 as an option for MRI’s BoldVu® 72″ Digital LCD Displays. Smaller sizes are under deployment for 55″ and 47″ LCDs. The first projected deployments will be in Bus Shelters with 72″ Outdoor Displays in San Francisco, Paris, Sao Paulo and London.
MRI is an Atlanta based designer and manufacturer of Digital LCD Displays (22″ – 72″), Digital Menu Boards, Pump-Top Displays, and Self-Ordering Kiosks. The BoldVu® product line encompasses both indoor and outdoor configurations and includes unique features such as BrightVu® (2000 nit brightness), SureVu® (image verification), CoolVu® (for operation in direct sunlight combined with ambient temperatures up to 50°C or 122°F), and SAM® (service access modules) to provide a low cost of ownership with optimum functionality. MRI has an installed base of 9300+ units and offers both standard and custom hardware/technology designs to meet the specific application requirements. For more information, please visit www.mri-inc.net
Source: Manufacturing Resources International