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Posted: 14 September 2008 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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lol, iphone isn’t considered a true multitouch solution. Not when comparing against something like a multitouch cell wink Even then, the retail price of an iphone is not far under $1000 (not when it first came out anyway).

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Posted: 14 September 2008 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Why is iPhone not true multitouch? What makes cell so much difference then iphone?
Multitouch does not have to be big, or have a projector inside. For me multituch is something that shows a picture and can sens many contacts at the same time.
And “not far under” is better than many 1000s. rasberry

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Posted: 14 September 2008 04:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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From what i know iphone is only dual input - it doesnt support more than 2 inputs. In a sense it is multitouch…

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Posted: 14 September 2008 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Taha - 14 September 2008 04:47 PM

From what i know iphone is only dual input - it doesnt support more than 2 inputs. In a sense it is multitouch…

I think that as of right now, the iPhone gesture library only consists of those that you can perform with 1 or 2 fingers. But I’m not sure if its a technical limitation?...although it would be kind of hard to put three fingers on a screen that size (3.5") and perform useful movements…

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Posted: 14 September 2008 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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The iphone can take atleast 5 points of contact as far as I’ve seen , some dudes hooked the capacitive senzor to an arduino and hooked that to a PC.
Full hand print , 5-10 points of contact etc.

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Posted: 14 September 2008 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Ok, we’re getting slightly off topic here. I didn’t mean to turn this into an iphone discussion hah. The iphone can detect more than 2 touches. My point was, you can’t compare a 50"+ solution to a 3.5” solution when it comes to cost in this instance. It’s pretty unrealistic to say that an iphone who costs in the 500-700$ range (without a contract) means an LCD or projector based solutions should/can be in the same price range (although in the distant future it will). Considering the current market and the DIY cost, I’m not surprised the multitouch cell is in this price range.

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Posted: 15 September 2008 12:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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As a software developer I want that my software is being used by many people, not only from maximum 50 enthusiasts around the world. Such expensive hardware will not be very popular. That means no one need software. If thee is no need, then there will be no software developed. And if there is no software, no one will buy hardware. It is vicious circle. Hardware and Software developers should work together to make things cheaper and affordable for many people.

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Posted: 15 September 2008 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Daniel D - 14 September 2008 04:35 PM

Why is iPhone not true multitouch? What makes cell so much difference then iphone?
Multitouch does not have to be big, or have a projector inside. For me multituch is something that shows a picture and can sens many contacts at the same time.
And “not far under” is better than many 1000s. rasberry

I disagree. From my experience, MultiTouch itself isn’t what really fascinates people. I have seen people using Multi- and Singletouch screens in various sizes. From my point of view, the really fascinating part for people is

a) the fact that multiple people can interact with an application at the same time ("multi-user") and
b) the large surface
that makes MT tables/walls different.

I would go as far and say MultiTouch itself is a nice extension of conventional single touch technology, but without a large surface, it really doesn’t matter much.

You could do very cool stuff with single touch gestures alone. If you use an iPhone or iPod touch you’ll notice that most of the gestures you use are really single touch gestures.

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Posted: 15 September 2008 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Ingeneus - 03 September 2008 07:39 AM

Thank you for your interest in MultiTouch products.

Please find attached our prices. They are in euros, but with today’s currency exchange rate into US dollars, the prices are:
46” Full HD is $15,712
32” Full HD is $ 8,217
32” HD ready is $ 6,776

Shipping is not included the prices.

Little Steep, yes! But looks like a very elegant solution.

By the way, i find you’re prices perfectly reasonable. I’m just wondering why you didn’t answer my price request mail wink

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Tobias

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Posted: 15 September 2008 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Very good, feel the price is a bit high!

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Posted: 15 September 2008 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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I think the fact that you can connect the displays together to increase their size is a pretty cool system because as they describe it, they are two separate systems and they need to share their blob data and run a combined system, on the other hand if it’s just two screens with cameras that run to a single computer then it isn’t quite as amazing but still pretty cool.

EDIT: Sorry if that made no sense before…

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Posted: 24 September 2008 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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i fully agree with you: the really fascinating thing about multi-touch is that you can collaborate. it’s just so much cooler if there is no one that has the mouse and thus is the master of a meeting in front of a screen. multi-touch adds a little bit of democratic appeal to GUIs.

additionally, i really like two handed interaction. and i do not mean gestures like scaling or rotating or playing a keyboard (they are very cool nonetheless). it’s more like that you can pop-up a menu with the left hand and do the selection with your right hand. that is really something deeply natural when a human being interacts with its surrounding…

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Posted: 26 September 2008 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Hello,

May i just say that this is a very neat and tidy soloution, i love it! As for cost, well have you seen the price of led panels from say someone like lighthouse they are massively expensive and very low res.  and have no multitouch nor single point touch.  They are however weather proof and extreamly bright.  Obviously the only true comparision is there modular nature.  Modular things are great i love expandability and i could see this sort of interactive display system going around all sorts of festivals it just needs to be drunk & gurner proof!gulp sick

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Posted: 28 September 2008 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Those units are pretty slick. I really like the cell idea, but for me they just seem a little bit on the small size to build cost-effective large scale displays. Two of them together are only just bigger than a person, so you’d have to probably be a rich arab from Dubai to afford them! Actually come to think of it, does anyone want to go to Dubai with me to start a company and to sell huge displays to fancy hotels?

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Posted: 04 July 2018 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Hi Guys,

I was wondering if anyone would still have the runtime and demo software for an old MTCell 32” on Win7.

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