LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Android development continues to surge in popularity and the
expectations for multi-touch interactivity becomes the norm for
commercial applications, developing a high-performance Android OS
solution for large-format, multi-touch devices, such as touch tables,
kiosks and wall displays, has become increasingly important. Now, thanks
to the collective effort of Ideum and 3M engineers, Android developers
in key markets, such as gaming and entertainment, retail, trade shows,
museum exhibits, and corporate environments, can create large-format,
multi-user Android applications that utilize 3M’s multi-touch technology
(up to 60 simultaneous touches) incorporated into Ideum’s line of table
and kiosk products.
The first example of this high-performance Android OS will be exhibited
on Ideum’s popular Platform 46 Coffee Table (www.ideum.com/coffee-tables),
which will preview a wide variety of multi-touch Android applications in
the 3M booth (#1600) at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2014, February
12-13, Las Vegas. This table will run Android Version 4.1 (Jellybean) on
Intel’s x86 architecture and will be available for purchase from Ideum
later this year. Additional Android offerings from Ideum are planned
throughout the year, including dual-boot Android and Windows 8 systems.
“We think developers will be excited about the ease of authoring on the
popular Android platform and the amazingly fast performance on our
tables,” says Jim Spadaccini, CEO, Ideum. “Native Android OS support
expands the possibilities for our multi-touch tables giving developers
new options and providing end customers new and dynamic software
“High-performance multi-touch Android applications are key in expanding
the reach of 3M multi-touch systems and displays,” says Diego Romeu,
Global Business Unit Manager, 3M Electronic Solutions Division. “And we
are thrilled to work with Ideum’s engineering team to help bring Android
applications to their multi-touch enabled tables.”
Ideum Platform 46 Tables combine Ideum’s innovative design and
build-quality with 3M’s high-performance, multi-user 46-inch 3M
Multi-Touch Display C4667PW display to create a rugged turnkey touch
table with ultra-fast touch response time for fluid multi-touch
interaction. The table’s 3M multi-touch display has a bezel-free, full
HD 1080p LCD with a chemically-strengthened glass surface and IP54
waterproof rating. The table’s pedestal is constructed with high-grade
Ideum Platform 46 Tables perform in virtually any lighting environment
since 3M projected capacitive technology – the same touch technology
found in popular tablets and smart phones – is inherently unaffected by
With its exceptional build-quality and easy-to-start “push of a button,”
the Ideum Platform 46 Tables are ideal for public spaces and other
heavy-use environments. A small form-factor PC is inside the chassis,
allowing for easy upgrades and comes equipped with an Intel i7 3.7GHz
Hyper-threaded Quad Core Processor with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB Hard
Drive (specific to Coffee Table model).
More information about Ideum multi-touch coffee tables can be found at: www.ideum.com/coffee-tables
More information about the 3M Multi-Touch Displays product line (ranging
from 18.5 to 46 inches) can be found at www.3m.com/multitouch
is a 15-year-old privately held company based in Corrales, New Mexico.
Ideum designs and produces integrated and hardened large-scale
multi-touch hardware for museums, educational institutions, government
agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. The company has developed and sells
a multi-touch and motion gesture tracking software environment. In
addition, Ideum takes on select custom projects for museums and other
About 3M Electronics Division and 3M Touch Systems Inc.
3M Electronic Solutions Division offers innovative solutions to the
global electronics market, such as touch systems and multi-touch
displays; static control products; copper interconnect systems; cables
and cable assemblies; carrier and cover tapes and trays; flexible
circuits; and embedded capacitor materials. Information about 3M
electronics offerings is available at www.3M.com/electronics.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 3M Electronic
Solutions Division, provides innovative touchscreen systems and display
solutions to customers worldwide under the 3M and MicroTouch brands. 3M
touch products are commonly used for single-touch and multi-touch
applications that include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality,
industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point of
sale and self-service. Information about 3M touch solutions is available
Information about 3M Company is available at www.3M.com/about.
3M is a trademark of 3M Company.
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Ideum and GestureWorks are trademarks of Ideum, Inc.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation
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