TouchTables uses intuitive presentation to display
location and movement of forces in real time. The display is
controlled by hand movement - surface movement pans the display, two
fingers moving apart zooms it out, and two fingers moving together
zooms it in. This simple interface allows users to easily change a
view from miles above the Earth to a detailed layout of a single city
block. Touching a single point on the surface brings up detailed
information about that point.
The display is designed to ease collaboration by
multiple users, as users can stand around the TouchTtable's large,
horizontal surface manipulating the presentation and information to
best assess complex situations. Multiple TouchTables and other
computing devices can be connected to one another over great
distances, allowing synchronized navigation by geographically
Current TouchTables products are available in 84"
(horizontal) and 45" (horizontal or articulating) diagonal high
resolution displays to support group collaboration. Pressure sensitive
surface allows multiple methods of information interaction.
Running on standard PC hardware, TouchTable software
applications contains extensions to ESRI's ArcView geographical
information system's software. Using open architecture, supporting
navigation tools including zoom, pan, rotate, history recall,
network-based collaboration and drawing and annotation tools.
The TT45 product is designed for smaller groups, intercommunication,
decision-making and teamwork. The 45” diagonally dimensioned display
can shift from seated, around-the-table collaboration to draft mode to
vertical conference room or wall use.
TouchTable video presentation