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We are looking forward to inquiries coming from magazine and newspaper editorial departments. Our founders and technology experts are always available for interviews and glad to provide background information. Our technological focus is on:

  • interactive installations
  • multi-touch technology
  • multi-touch software
  • mobile applications
  • virtual reality
  • graphics hardware
  • display technologies

Andreas Koster

Head of Communications

About Garamantis

Garamantis was founded in Berlin early in 2014 and designs and develops unique interactive installations like the multi-touch scanner table and the interactive multi-touch display case. Individually customized software development is at the center of a multitude of worldwide projects that offer users an impressive interactive experience, for instance at trade shows, events and exhibitions. Garamantis is an official partner of Ars Electronica, with about 200 staff members one of the world’s most prestigious media art institutes.

History

  • In the beginning of the year 2014, Garamantis was founded in Berlin by a group of experienced software developers gathered around Oliver Elias and Markus Dittebrand, who by that time already were able to look back on years of close collaboration with Ars Electronica. Ever since then, Garamantis and Ars Electronica have been partners in realizing interactive installations, projects, and exhibitions all over the world.
  • Beyond the project-based business, since 2015 Garamantis have committed themselves to the development and customized upgrading of interactive products, which, by virtue of their implementation of novel technologies, offer additional value far exceeding that of previous solutions.
  • In early 2017, Garamantis won the Innovation Award IT of the Medium-Sized Business Initiative (“Initiative Mittelstand”) for their multi-touch scanner table. Their interactive display case was rated “Best of 2017” by the same organization, and Garamantis’ interactive projection took home the prize “Best of 2018” in the “innovations” category.
  • The summer of 2018 saw the opening of Garamantis’ branch office –complete with showroom, creative workshop, and additional office space –on the groundbreaking EUREF‑Campus, Berlin’s latest technological think tank.
  • In the end of 2018 Garamantis became an official member of the Partner Network Berlin, which facilitates immediate access to economy, politics, and science in the German capital.
  • In summer 2019, a partnership with the agency Hustle & Bustle was concluded and a showroom was opened in Singapore to start sales in the Asian region.
  • As of 2020, the Garamantis team consists of seven permanent staff members who are supported in their tasks by a network of freelancers and partnering businesses.
  • Clients: business companies, federal ministries, universities, agencies, trade fair organizers and museums.
  • References: renowned names like the European Space Agency (ESA) and Europe’s largest software group, but also governmental institutions such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) or the Federal Administration.
  • From the very beginning, a holistic overall concept has always been at the center of Garamantis corporate philosophy. Our objective is to create a new experience of interactive technologies for users by means of customized software development in combination with appropriately configured hardware.
  • Garamantis deliberately foregoes any cooperation with investors, external capital or subsidies. Thus, independence, self-reliance, and flexibility have been integral objectives of our business development from the very start.

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Immobilien Journal

The scenarios for using the new screens are manifold. For example, the prospective buyer of an apartment can see the live state of the building under construction and at the same time take a look inside the apartment that is still to be completed – completely furnished with furniture and pictures on the wall.

Die Realität vor Ort verändern: Bauprojekte mit moderner Technik zum Leben erwecken

Immobilien Journal
8/25/2020
Internationale Wirtschaftsfilmtage

Award winner 2020 PRIX VICTORIA IN SILVER in the category “Live Staging, Video Art, Video Mapping” for the multisensory climate module with virtual reality application

Preisträger der 29. INTERNATIONALEN WIRTSCHAFTSFILMTAGE 2020

Internationale Wirtschaftsfilmtage 2020
7/2/2020
Deal Magazin

Time for a new spin! Rotating multi-touch screens together with augmented reality offer an immersive communication experience, for example for the real estate industry, trade fairs and events.

Bauprojekte mit moderner Technik zum Leben erwecken

DEAL Magazine
6/19/2020
Technologie Stiftung Berlin

Compared to conventional multi-touch tables, which are often seen at trade fairs and events, the Garamantis multi-touch scanner table is much more interactive. Interaction barriers are removed and the table is much more accessible and interactive due to the person sensor and object recognition.

Berlin Innovation – “Multitouch-Scanner-Tisch mit optischer Objekterkennung und Personensensor”

Technologiestiftung Berlin
05/20/2020
StartingUp

There is a clear basic idea behind the multisensory experience: Interactive experiences remain in the memory longer and ensure that you are more concerned with a topic.

Garamantis: Klimawandel 360°

StartingUp
May 2020

Some of the prominent players in the market are Box Light Corporation, DigaliX, eyefactive GmbH, Garamantis GmbH, HORIZON DISPLAY, LLC, IDEUM, Intermedia Touch, MARVEL TECHNOLOGY (CHINA) CO., LTD, MMT GmbH & Co. KG., and TableConnect. Interactive table providers are focusing on new product development, which, in turn, would help in increasing their market presence.

Study „Interactive Tables Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report“

Grand View Research
4/13/2020

For Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) Garamantis developed two interactive sales stations for large trade fairs such as Agritechnica. The two multitouch scanner tables automatically register with person sensors when a trade fair visitor approaches and present the first content and animations in the direction of view.

Innovative Messe-Installationen eröffnen Welten und machen Produkte interaktiv erlebbar

Discover Germany
4/2/2020

Coming from the project business for interactive presentations, Garamantis has made a name for itself in the area of ​​presentation tools for companies and organizations in recent years and works worldwide for companies and organizations such as SAP, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Development Aid (BMZ).
Garamantis-Showroom in Berlin

StageReport
6/6/2018

Virtual Reality, infrared lights, and odor‑emanating nozzles facilitate this omni sensory 5‑minute trip to regions where climate change already affects people’s lives. […] With VR, even journeys into the past or into the future are no longer a problem.
Klimawandel in der Kuppel

Berliner Zeitung
2/26/2020

Visitors to the Green Week can experience how climate change is changing people’s lives in Madagascar today – until Sunday in a so-called climate bubble. A seven-minute film takes you to the island in the Indian Ocean in a dome-shaped tent. The special thing: With virtual reality glasses, you can look around freely in the film, as if you were really on site.
Virtuelle Reise in die Welt des Klimawandels

Tagesspiegel
1/24/2020

“Climate dome” at the Green Week – How climate change in Madagascar feels with VR glasses

rbb24 Video

rbb24.de
1/21/2020

In order to make climate change tangible, two young Berlin scientists have created an earth in virtual reality with their startup Garamantis – to be experienced at the Green Week.
Die Erde in Virtual Reality auf der Grünen Woche

RBB Inforadio
1/21/2020

In order to make climate change tangible, two young Berlin scientists have created an earth in virtual reality with their startup Garamantis – to be experienced at the Green Week.

Die Erde in Virtual Reality auf der Grünen Woche

RBB Inforadio
1/21/2020

The so-called climate dome, which the Berlin company Garamantis developed for the BMZ, allows up to 12 people to travel to Madagascar simultaneously via virtual reality, where the consequences of climate change are already clearly noticeable.
Den Klimawandel auf der Grünen Woche selbst erleben

Immersive Learning News
1/17/2020

The so-called climate dome, which the Berlin company Garamantis developed for the BMZ, allows up to 12 people to travel to Madagascar simultaneously via virtual reality, where the consequences of climate change are already clearly noticeable.
Den Klimawandel auf der Grünen Woche selbst erleben

Immersive Learning News
1/17/2020

At the Green Week, visitors to the stand of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development can travel to Madagascar via virtual reality in a “climate dome”, where the consequences of global warming can already be clearly felt.
Klimawandel hautnah

Märkische Oderzeitung
1/16/2020

Garamantis makes content at fairs and in showrooms playful and interactive
Gründer Talk – Flexibel bleiben: Meistens kommt es anders als geplant

StartupValley
12/5/2019

In a 360-degree video, visitors were given an insight into the living conditions and challenges of the local people via VR glasses. They not only saw and heard how the inhabitants of the African island state dealt with climate change, but also felt the heat and dry air in the steppe, or the cool ocean breezes on the coast.
Am eigenen Leib

m+a report Messemagazin
September 2019

More and more companies are discovering the benefits of digital presentation aids. Especially at trade fair appearances, the know-how of his company is in demand, according to Elias. Particularly large corporations have long since adopted old-fashioned forms of advertising such as flyers or cardboard displays. Rather, solutions are needed that make a business model or a product tangible.
Wenn Besucher auf Dinojagd gehen

Berliner Morgenpost
08/10/2019
Galileo

With the new 5G network, we will all soon be surfing at top speed. But what is 5G and how does it work? (recorded in Garamantis showroom)
G-KLÄRT: SO FUNKTIONIERT DAS NEUE 5G-NETZ

Pro7 - Galileo
Season 2019, Episode 233, 08/29/2019

Digital mediation methods such as interactive installations or multi-touch systems can expand the so-called museum narrative space and reach new groups of visitors. Many natural history museums already use technologies such as those developed by the Berlin start-up Garamantis.
Digitale Strategien für neue Erlebniswelten

Restauro
7/2019
Galileo

Samsung is one of the largest technology companies in the world. But who is behind the Empire? Here are the five biggest secrets of the family business from South Korea. (recorded at the Garamantis showroom)
Die größten Geheimnisse über Samsung

Pro7 - Galileo
Season 2019, Episode 151, 06/06/2019

We can now view the entire construction site in Virtual Reality so that you have the opportunity to walk through the buildings or through the area and can look around and can turn your head to really experience the whole building site.
Six trends shaping cities of the future

Daily Maverick
06/26/2019

The glass showcase combines multi-touch technology, interactive screens and direct interaction with the exhibited object. Handy: The digital content can be edited by the operator himself.
Product presentation 4.0

events-magazin.de
06/27/2019

Up to now, VR has been difficult in the event context, as it usually only offers experiences for individuals. The climate dome allows several people to immerse themselves in virtual reality at the same time.
Erlebniswelten 4.0 – Interaktive und multisensorische Installationen auf dem Vormarsch

Events Magazin
04/2019

Up to now, VR has been difficult in the event context, as it usually only offers experiences for individuals. The climate dome allows several people to immerse themselves in virtual reality at the same time.
Erlebniswelten 4.0 – Interaktive und multisensorische Installationen auf dem Vormarsch

Events Magazin
04/2019

The Garamantis team developed technical innovations every year during its recent history, making it a name in the trade show and event industry.
Fünf Jahre interaktive Technologien made in Germany

business-on
2/26/2019

Now the company, launched only in 2014, has revolutionized the concept of a classic presentation display case. The once-passive observer becomes an active user and interacts intuitively through the transparent multi-touch glass with the exhibit.

Wenn das Schaufenster spricht

Goldschmiede Zeitung
08/18/2018

Coming from the project business for interactive presentations, Garamantis has made a name for itself in the area of ​​presentation tools for companies and organizations in recent years and works worldwide for companies and organizations such as SAP, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Development Aid (BMZ).

Garamantis-Showroom in Berlin

StageReport
06/06/2018
invidis consulting

The multitouch specialists from Garamantis Interactive Technologies have gathered knowledge about the topic. Otherwise the Berliners are on the road with interactive projects. They also work with other specialists, often with Ars Electronica.
Multitouch-Wissen anschaulich aufbereitet

invidis Jahrbuch
2017-2018

The “Planning Table 4.0” is part of the new “Center of Excellence for Lean Enterprise 4.0” of the TU-Institute, which has now been officially opened. Consistently networked companies should not only be further developed here, but should also be tangible for both students and companies.
Digitale Fabrik zum Anfassen

Braunschweiger Zeitung
5/17/2018
invidis consulting

From September 2018, the technology company will set up an experience showroom with an attached workshop space covering 130 m². Therein visitors can try interactive exhibits and experience state-of-the-art presentation technologies.
Garamantis opens new showroom on the EUREF campus in Berlin

invidis consulting
5/30/2018

Originating from the business sector of individual project-related interactive presentations, in the last few years Garamantis have made a name for themselves in the field of pioneering presentation tools for companies and organizations, and have worked for enterprises like SAP, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ).
Garamantis eröffnet neuen Showroom auf EUREF-Campus in Berlin

business-on.de
5/30/2018

Relevant, individual, diverse – behind the interactive newsroom lies the technology of Landau Media. Through their media monitoring customers have access to all German-language newspapers, magazines, TV channels, social media channels, RSS newsfeeds and radio stations – just to name a few sources. Using predefined keywords, an algorithm filters out the relevant content for each customer.
Interaktiver Newsroom: So wird aus der Informationsflut relevanter Content für dein Unternehmen

BASIC Thinking
4/9/2018

The “Initiative Mittelstand” (“Initiative for MSE”) awards the Innovation Prize IT 2018 to particularly innovative IT solutions of high benefit to medium-sized enterprises. In the category “communication”, the expert jury rates the interactive Projection Mapping by Garamantis with “BEST OF 2018”. The rated product has convinced the jury and is within the top flights among this year’s Innovation Prize IT participants.

Initiative Mittelstand
4/20/2018

How can complex topics and products best be communicated to a target group? In the best case interactive, playful and with “wow-effect”.
“Wow-Effekt” Dank Multitouch

Berlin to go
4/2018

The interactive showcase by Garamantis, which responds differently to horizontal and vertical touches on the clear multi-touch glass.
Please touch

Goldschmiede Zeitung
January 2018

The interactive display case by the Berlin based company Garamantis is a world premier. By touching the glass you can explore the exhibited object and learn about its history.
Ein spielerischer Zugang

Goldschmiede Zeitung
December 2017

The adventure stations – on the Hohen Mut Alm in Obergurgl – make the fascinating mountain world come alive with a multimedia exhibition concept
Natural Park Exhibition at an altitude of 2670 meters

Oberländer Rundschau
11/29/2017
invidis consulting

New retail trends were the main topic at the Visa Futures Conference in Barcelona. A few old acquaintances from Berlin and Vienna showed how to present this in a sexy way.
Interactive Projection Mapping bei der Visa Future Conference

invidis consulting
9/29/2017

In partnership with Roland Berger and Garamantis VISA presents a solution for purchases beyond store opening times.
Visa eröffnet ein 100%ig innovatives Einzelhandels-Labor in Berlin

l'Usine Digitale
9/21/2017

With this application, Garamantis was able to show what possibilities its product offers for innovative knowledge transfer and how digital copies of real objects out of the collection of the museum can be used at a high and sustainable standard.

Der interaktive Forschungstisch von Garamantis erweckt Dinosaurier zum Leben

Berlin Museum of Natural History
8/19/2017

In order to turn the museum’s singular treasure‑trove of data and its potential into a concrete experience immediately perceptible for companies and businesses, Garamantis will design an interactive multi‑touch installation which is going to be presented during the Long Night of Museums.
Garamantis ist offizieller Partner des Museums für Naturkunde Berlin

BlachReport Museum
07/05/2017
invidis consulting

Since June 2017, Garamantis may count themselves amongst the museum’s select cooperating partners, with the main objective to develop and test interactive museum installations.
Garamantis entwickelt fürs Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

invidis consulting
07/05/2017

Garamantis designs interactive installations right at the interface between humans and technology, amongst them, for instance, an interactive display case that can be used, to give just one example, in museums.
Interview mit Garamantis-Gründer Oliver Elias

berlin.de
5/23/2017

The whole process works as simply and intuitively that even visitors lacking any basic knowledge in social media application in no time manage to broadcast their individual messages via Twitter.
„Social Media Tisch“ mit Multitouch-Funktion

Blach Report
5/23/2017
invidis consulting

“Love Out Loud!” was the motto of the re:publica 2017. The Berlin based digital and multi-touch experts from Garamantis Interactive Technologies carried out a suitable interactive action with their 4K multi-touch table.
Digitale Liebesgrüße von der republica 2017

invidis consulting
5/11/2017

Whereas conventional display cases only offer static ways to display an object and afford protection against dust, damage and theft, the new interactive display case by Garamantis is designed to encourage its user to explore the exhibit playfully. The previously passive spectator thus becomes an active user and interacts with the object on display intuitively via the transparent multi-touch display.
Garamantis stellt interaktive Vitrine vor

Museumsreport
4/20/2017
Initiative Mittelstand Interaktive Vitrine 2017

The “Initiative Mittelstand” (“Initiative for MSE”) awards the Innovation Prize IT 2017 to particularly innovative IT solutions of high benefit to medium-sized enterprises. In the category “hardware”, the expert jury rates the interactive showcase by Garamantis with “BEST OF 2017”. The rated product has convinced the jury and is within the top flights among this year’s Innovation Prize IT participants.

Initiative Mittelstand
3/16/2017
Sieger Innovationspreis IT 2017 Garamantis

The “Initiative Mittelstand” (“Initiative for MSE”) awards the Innovation Prize IT 2017 to particularly innovative IT solutions of high benefit to medium-sized enterprises. In this category, the expert jury grants the award to Garamantis for their multi-touch scanner table. The prize-winning product has convinced the jury and counts among this year’s Innovation Prize IT winners.

Initiative Mittelstand
3/16/2017

But how exactly does the underlying technology work, and how has it developed over the last years? A project by Garamantis, an innovative team of software developers, now provides enlightening information on this subject.
Wie die Multitouch-Technik unseren digitalen Alltag verändert hat

appgefahren.de
2/8/2017

Exhibitions, museums or stores already make use of multi-touch technology. How it works shows this infographic, which provides information on the technology and its history as well as some “fun facts”.
Multitouch Infografik

PAGE
2/7/2017
invidis consulting

Now the start-up company established in 2014 has even found the time to collect all information on this ubiquitous “multi-touch” technology and forge them into one large infographic. This graphic is addressed to anyone who wants to become an “instant expert” on multi-touch technics, but particularly to businesses and agencies looking for the optimal way to apply this technology in their work.
Alles, was Sie schon immer über Multitouch wissen wollten

invidis consulting
2/7/2017

Of even greater practical benefit are the paragraphs on display resolution and viewing distances. Even though “4K UltraHD” may sound like a lot, with a large-scale multi-touch table it actually only achieves 62% of a “pixel-free image” for the viewer, which can be calculated from the screen’s diameter and the viewing distance.
Infografik: Multitouch-Technologie

manage it
2/10/2017

Overall, very remarkable and interesting technologies that can improve the shopping experience considerably. Via already ingrained behavior patterns, like touching or controlling with swipe‑gestures, the customer triggers information on the product or “experiences”, but one can also design further product descriptions and explanations in that way. It remains to be hoped that the use of these technologies in the retail industry will increase in the near future.
Mit Multitouch- und interaktiver Technologie das Einkaufserlebnis steigern

Zukunft des Einkaufens
2/21/2017

This technology offers entirely new possibilities of acquiring visitor feedback. Computers can collect usage data; museums learn which content and which forms of presentation agree with users, and which do not.
Garamantis: Vorsicht Vitrine, anfassen erwünscht!

golem.de
12/1/2016

With the multi-touch scanner table and the interactive display case, the technology start-up Garamantis launches two novel products on the media installation market.
Garamantis Interactive Technologies launcht zwei Produkte

motorzeitung.de
11/22/2016

The Berlin company’s “multi-touch scanner table” incorporates true object recognition and a radio person detector, which makes it especially suitable to serve as an autonomous interactive information desk.
Jetzt können sich Messebesucher von einem Tisch beraten lassen

VDI Plattform "ingenieur.de"
11/14/2016