MultiTouch Ltd partners with Riolab to expand interactive display installations in South America

Entel multitouch digital catalog_2 Entel multitouch digital catalog_1 Codelco pmchs multitouch screenCompanies combine to provide interactive touch systems for retail and public service projects, including two state-of-the-art installations

MultiTouch Ltd, the world leader in interactive display systems, and Riolab, Chile’s leading audiovisual, communication and branding company, today announced a new partnership to expand interactive display installations throughout South America. The two companies have already joined forces on two advanced installation projects in Chile. These include the Chuquicamata Underground Mining Project in Chile and showroom installations for cell phone provider ENTEL in Santiago. Each installation demonstrates the demand and wide range of use for interactive display installations in a variety of industries from retail to public service.

Codelco, the largest copper producer in the world, ownerships include the Chuquicamata copper mine, the largest open pit copper mine in the world. The Chuquicamata Underground Mining Project (PMCHS) was initiated to transform the copper mine into a first-class underground mine; however, this raised concerns that had to be addressed with the public and various stakeholders. Riolab developed a new communication software platform specifically for Codelco’s needs. This information hub allowed specific user groups, such as engineers, government officials and the general public, to interact with project plans, read environmental data and view 3D renderings of the PMCHS project using MultiTaction displays.

Check out the PMCHS solution here:

ENTEL, the largest cell phone carrier in Chile with over four million subscribers, was looking to provide customers the ability to compare products and interact with product photos. Two ENTEL showrooms were equipped with MultiTaction Cells allowing customers to browse product lines, review sales and promotions, view 3D imaging of phones and do side-by-side comparison of products. Riolab used its NetShow software platform to allow content collaboration while MultiTouch’s internet-based content manager saved the company time and money in developing content and updating multiple displays from one location.

Check out the ENTEL showroom solution here:

“We have worked with MultiTouch on other projects and knew their MultiTaction displays, combined with our narrative interface and content software, would provide the best solution for the Chuquicamata Underground Mining Project and ENTEL’s showrooms,” says Francisco Arevalo, CEO of Riolab. “Working with MultiTouch’s technology has produced a perfect blend of innovation and imagination for our customers and allowed us to stay consistent with our mission of producing solutions that enhance the user experience.”

Timo Korpela, General Manager of MultiTouch Americas adds: “We are excited to partner with Riolab. This marks an important milestone for MultiTouch as we expand our business in South America. These two state-of-the-art installations show that large-scale interactive displays and applications are a global phenomenon and South America’s growing economy shows the way for the rest of the world.”

MultiTouch will be at ISE 2013 which takes places at the Amsterdam RAI, from 29-31 January. The company will be demonstrating latest innovations, including Ultra-thin Bezel displays, Enriched Reality™, Windows 8, Hybrid Tracking, a prototype of an Android touch display, and MultiTaction Site Manager – across a total of 17 large-screen displays. MultiTouch will be in Hall 11, Stand N53.

For more information, please visit www.multitouch.fi and www.multitaction.com, as well as the MultiTouch YouTube channel at youtube.com/multitouchfi, and twitter.com/multitouchfi for further MultiTouch updates.

About Riolab

Riolab is a bridge between communication needs and technology solutions. The company develops innovative user experiences through proprietary software tools (narrative-interface), and maintains global alliances with content and technical firms. Based in Santiago, Chile, further information is available at www.riolab.tv

About MultiTouch Ltd

MultiTouch is a leading developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with U.S. offices in Silicon Valley, California, New York City and an office in Singapore. The company’s systems are currently in use in more than 50 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.multitouch.fi.

MultiTaction® is a registered trademark of MultiTouch Ltd.

About MultiTaction

Aimed at installations in retail, education, real estate, exhibitions and corporate use, MultiTaction® Cell multitouch displays boast the world’s most advanced interaction features and an ultra-fast 200 fps tracking, enabling the most engaging interactive user experiences to be deployed. Based on MultiTouch’s proprietary Computer Vision Through Screen technology, MultiTaction® Cells are designed for multiple concurrent input methods, including fingers, hands, pens and Enriched Reality™: interaction with real-life objects, and can be stacked to create very large interactive surfaces in a variety of shapes to be interacted with by unlimited number of concurrent users. Full networking capabilities allow for cloud applications and social media integration as well as remote management and monitoring.

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Source: MultiTouch