Multitouch Software

Definitely No Standard-Issue Product, Just Like Yours. Unless You Develop ISO Standards.

Multi-touch table, interactive projection, or VR-experience – the crucial factor all our products have in common is what happens if you turn them on. We bring back to life a long-extinct species, we have it play air hockey against its principal predator, and to get a better look on all that, we zoom ourselves up into space. You’re wondering what the use is? At least it demonstrates that we set no boundaries to your imagination, not even hardware-related ones: just swipe your content from the table onto a monitor wall! Whether that content be a Dodo, your product portfolio, or a 3D tour through your corporate history – that choice is all yours.

A short selection from our inner values:

Features galore: phew – were to begin? With the interactive timeline? Or rather with the integration of almost infinitely zoomable gigapixel images? Or better yet, with our media newsroom? It’s a vast playground, so we best start with your idea!

Individual storytelling: any story is only just as good as the storyteller’s skills –inventiveness, the ability to surprise, and a fair amount of pathos added are the key ingredients here. That’s why we don’t work with standardized kits, but take your particular story, your requirements, and your target audience into account.

Creative flexibility: When it comes to your software, nothing’s set in stone - but in our cloud-based CMS instead. This way you can flexibly adapt the content according to the occasion.

Excellent hardware: imagine you just changed the world for the better, and then all of a sudden it starts to jerk and stutter. That’s not going to happen with us. Our software works smoothly and independently of internet access, with 60 frames per second, on a high‑performance PC, and 24/7. In short: it’ll run perfectly smooth around the clock.

Anything. Is. Possible: whatever it is your virtual world needs we are prepared to deliver. For instance, motion control, robot programming, interactive projection, brain interface ... do you want us to continue? Ok, here goes: Motion tracking. VR environments. Augmented reality ...

Die interaktiven Tische erkennen neben den Touch-Eingaben auch sämtliche am Messestand vorhandenen Produkte
Kollaborative Multitouch-Software mit kapazitiven Markern
interaktive Lagebesprechung Luftwaffe auf Multitouch-Tisch
Kapazitive Marker auf Multitouch-Screen steuern die Software

MULTI-USER EXPERIENCE

No more “top “ or “bottom” and upside down– any desired number of users can interact with the software simultaneously and from all directions.

NATIVE SOFTWARE

Perfectly smooth rendition and animation (60 frames per second) with exceedingly high resolution.

MODULAR EXPANDABLE

Start now with the most important key features, and later refine the software together with us.

CUSTOM-MADE

Every pixel of the UI as well as the CMS are exactly tailored to your content and your target audience.

Multi Touch Software

Comprehensive software suite: pick the application that’s best for your presentation from a multitude of options

  • 3D globe: Spinning a realistic image of planet earth – in the shape of a high-resolution globe – with your fingers and explore places and locations all over the world is, quite simply, a lot of fun. The integrated local 3D software prevents the unwelcome stutters in the representation everyone’s familiar with from browser applications – spinning the globe and zooming in and out works perfectly smooth.
  • 3D multi-player games (e.g. air-hockey, quizzes, jigsaw puzzles, memory): Give your visitors a chance to experience a genuine multi-user software in action. The collective exploration and the intuitive control  appeal to any target group.
  • Animated infographics with POIs: No matter what you want to present or elucidate – we design impressive infographics and three-dimensional overviews for your customers to explore in a fun, intuitive way. Points of special interest can be activated from all sides.
  • Browser integration: Although in and of themselves, web technologies and multi-touch features are diametrically opposed, sometimes working with browser integration is unavoidable. We have succeeded in reducing its negative effects in terms of responsivity, control, and representation to an absolute possible minimum.
  • Business card recognition: The combination of person sensor and facial recognition capability allows the multi-touch table to ask its user in due course to present his or her business card. Once scanned, it is then displayed on the table’s multi-touch surface where it can be shifted around, processed, and linked to other applications. The image and the linked meta information are saved as a lead into the CMS.
  • Flyer recognition: Our multi-touch tables equipped with optical facial recognition also feature an intelligent image recognition function. It recognizes all print flyers, leaflets, brochures, postcards, and the like – provided it has previously been trained on them – in a split second, without any markers or codes.
  • Gigapixel images: Users can zoom into Ultra HD images in virtually endless depth of detail – the representation always remains in sharp focus. For instance, zoom from an entire mountain range to one single peak, and from there on into the tiny chalet at its top and even down to its individual occupants. Any viewer of this spectacular sight is likely to keep a lasting memory of it.
  • Info maps: In our years of practice we have optimized freely rotatable and zoomable info maps in all possible media formats for the use as a standard feature on interactive tables, user-related language settings and intuitive touch-control being just two of many examples.
  • Interactive timeline: Recount your company’s history in an interactive and entertaining way or allow a glance into the future by visualizing the landmarks your enterprise plans to reach over the next few years. Behind every bullet point on the timeline hides extra information in different media formats.
  • Interfaces and API: If required, we interlink the multi-touch software and CMS with external systems, in order to, for instance, import and export data, send emails, trigger actions etc.
  • Media newsroom: You’d like to scan and filter news platforms and social media channels for postings and present and edit your findings on a multi-touch screen? In cooperation with the media monitoring service provider Landau Media, we have developed a truly singular newsroom, the performance of which far surpasses any established standards.
  • Multi-touch walls: Our software facilitates smooth representation and interaction on virtually any desired number of screens in every resolution imaginable. Shopping wall or interactive trade show wall – its users are going to be thrilled with the possibilities.
  • pdf/PowerPoint viewer: Even though pdf files and PPT slides are basically not well-suited for a presentation that means to impress, in some cases they nevertheless are still necessary. Our multi-touch software automatically converts .pdf and .ppt into high-resolution images which then can be processed or edited via touch gestures.
  • Person recognition: In combination with the Garamantis people sensor, the software detects potential users from a distance and then invites them to engage with the device, shows “calls to action” and interacts with them “face to face”.
  • Presentation modes: Activate and control pre-defined storytelling features at the table, “sweep” content from one screen to another or control a monitor wall remotely from your tablet PC or smartphone –there’s hardly any mode of presentation we haven’t so far realized.
  • Product recognition: Our professional specialization in various different object recognition technologies (e.g. RFID, optical or capacitive sensors) facilitates intuitive interaction between the table and your products. Once the table has been “trained” on an object, it will always recognize it and then autonomously process and explain it.
  • Product presentation with 3D models: Introduce your entire product range by means of real-time-capable 3D models. Your customers can zoom into buildings and facilities, rotate heavy machinery, and can even explore areas that in reality are inaccessible.
  • Real-time physics-based rendering: Because we work with the powerful Unity 3D software development environment, we have PBR, lighting, animation as well as several camera angles at our disposal for the creation of an interactive digital representation of reality. Amaze your customers with a state-of-the-art software and an intuitive control of interactive content that simply is fun.
  • Road maps and other cartographical material: A lot of interactive projects require maps, satellite images, or aerial views of a given area or building complex. Thanks to our long-standing collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), we’ve acquired a great degree of specialization and a lot of expertise in terms of interactive cartographic material.
  • User behavior and statistics: For the first time, you have at your hands a tool for the detailed evaluation and analysis of user behavior and users’ utilization of content at your interactive terminal. Let us help you in defining the key performance indicators to quantify your trade fair appearance’s success.
  • Virtual Realities (VR): Our direct interface between multi-touch software and VR application opens the way for entirely new possibilities. Invite your visitors to enter and immersively explore your brand world and product range, and in the process control the virtual environment from a multi-touch terminal or multi-touch table in real-time. 
Virtueller Projektionsraum mit Personenerkennung
We by no means restrict ourselves to the engineering of multi-touch software but are eager for all kinds of requests concerning new challenges in the field of (multi-)media installations. Amongst these are, in particular:

brain interfaces exhibition control systems robot programming VR environments AR environments interactive projections motion tracking gesture control features

Our custom-made multi-touch software upgrades your presentation to digital world-class

Only our multi-touch software makes a multi-touch table come to life. We design holistic interactive experiences for several simultaneous users. Showcase your business and your products by highly innovative top-notch digital means: you can “fling” digital content from the table onto a monitor wall with a swipe gesture, open entire product universes just by putting a marker on the tabletop, or activate pre-defined digital stories at a touch or with a simple gesture. We conceive and develop our multi-touch software in a Unity 3D environment, “hand-crafted” exactly for your particular application, whether that happens to be a multi-touch table on a trade fair or an interactive presentation tool in your showroom. Garamantis software is not restricted to the use on a specific hardware. Of course, we adapt the looks of the user interface and animated content to your corporate design and thus create a coherent harmonious brand experience.

Content updates from cloud-based CMS

You want to add new products or images or change the existing content? You can easily update your content within just a few minutes via cloud-based CMS. The multi-touch table autonomously downloads available updates and saves it to the local SSD hard drive for speedy further processing. The CMS can handle all standard data formats (.jpeg, .png, .mp3, .mp4, .wmv, .pdf, .ppt) as well as 3D‑related data. Hence, the role-and-rights-based CMS makes you entirely independent, and you can adapt and fine-tune your presentation according to the respective trade show, event, or target audience.

Smooth representation in 60 frames per second for an interruption-free immersive experience

The multi-touch software runs independent of any internet access and convinces with top-grade rendition of graphic effects and animations that are created by a high-performance PC in real-time. No matter how many users interact with the software at a given moment (as many as 80 parallel touch-inputs are possible) – it always displays the content in 60 frames per second. It goes without saying that jerky videos or reloading of content, like they often happen with web-browsers, are a thing of the past. This is the standard we’ve set for every professional multi-touch application. Just like our hardware, our software is designed for 24/7 operation.

Why it pays off to have a software custom-made for you

The multi-touch software is the very heart of every multi-media installation. It is its ingenuity, its individuality, and the elements of surprise it holds for a user the entire installation’s success depends on. Unfortunately, a ready-made standard software solution usually falls short of achieving exactly this – if you want to thrill people, you have to put inventiveness, resourcefulness, and basically a lot of cerebral “elbow grease” into the development. Only if you do that, you’ll be able to amaze an audience – your clients and customers. So, stand out from the crowd! In our opinion, the one-time expenditure on a custom-made software solution does not take long to return on investment for a company, especially considering that we design all installations for several years of permanent operation. The quality hardware used meets the highest requirements, and the cloud-based CMS keeps your content up to date. For instance, you can use a multi-touch table alternately on trade shows, internal corporate events and in your company showroom.

The way to get your custom-made multi touch software in 6 easy steps

  • You contact us – by phone, email or chat.
  • We give you free and non-binding advice and offer helpful suggestions concerning your software project.
  • You receive a detailed offer and a project schedule from us.
  • We design your software in an agile development process and keep you updated on the progress with mock-ups and status info. We also adapt the CMS to your data.
  • We populate the CMS with your data – they’re immediately available and ready for use in the software.
  • We install the multi-touch software on-site on your hardware and train your staff in its usage.

Free advice

Are you interested in interactive technologies or multitouch solutions? We advise you free of charge! (+49 30 55144669)

Thanks to the expertise of Garamantis, an application was created that is simple and intuitive to use. The multi-touch software gives us the opportunity to open digitized archive content for our anniversary to a wide audience in a variety of ways. The audience interacts without any problems and is fascinated by the possibilities!

Mathias Rusterholz, Head of Online Communications at BASPO

For this project, Garamantis has been the perfect partner. Thanks to the close collaboration as well as Garamantis staff’s reliability and diligence, the Airforce’s project could be put into practice to our full satisfaction. The outcome was a success and demonstrated what actually today is possible in the field of multimedia presentations.

Marc Wolfgang Bedau, Oberleutnant und SysIng EF, Kommando Luftwaffe

We are delighted to have found in Garamantis an innovative and reliable partner for the development of interactive digital applications. Voting processes went smoothly and straightforward. Excellent advice and technical support complete the picture.

Larissa Mikulasch, Strategic Controlling, City of Mannheim

The ESA Φ Experience has been a top-level project we had the chance to put into collaborative action. Particularly important in this context was a mutual pre‑testing of all the target hardware’s applications in an interim review together with the client. For keeping the schedule, Garamantis’ input was of the utmost importance. During the on-site implementation, Garamantis always lent a sympathetic ear to any requests for modifications and were constantly by our side with advice and support. The outcome achieved by this amazing project team who mastered even the most difficult situations sure doesn’t have to hide!

Harald Moser, Project Manager at Ars Electronica Solutions

A newsroom used in corporate communication needs applications for crossmedial visualization of content and news streams and for planning and producing new content, while ensuring a 360 degree view on all the different media channels. With their professional multi-touch technologies, Garamantis have created the perfect implementation of all those requirements for our customers. For each and every user in the field of corporate communication and marketing, Garamantis develops the exactly fitted interactive newsroom solution – ranging from entry-level to high-end and flexible as well as modular. We’re thrilled!

Michael Busch, CEO Landau Media GmbH & Co.KG

Building a bridge between tradition and new media while at the same time paying humble reverence to the brand Sacher was a lovely project, which we had the chance to realize together with Garamantis. Garamantis is a reliable partner when it comes to implementing creative solutions for very special requirements, like for instance our diorama installation. The underlying software and CMS are so flexible that within a few minutes, a new animation can be added to any given window in the diorama. In this way, customers can easily configure the diorama’s supply with new animations by themselves.

Harald Moser, Project Manager at Ars Electronica Solutions

Projects

Austrian Standards Headquarters

Interactive exhibition commemorating 100 years of company history

Singapore Motorshow 2020

Interactive Trade Show Booth with Self-Designed 3D Isuzu Trucks

Agritechnica 2019

Interactive Sales Terminals at STW Trade Fair Booth

Smart Home Exhibition

Interactive exhibition on technological possibilities and data security

Anniversary Year BASPO

Interactive multi-touch installation for the 75th anniversary jubilee year of the Swiss National Sports Center

Gigapixels on Jenner adventure mountain

The Berchtesgaden alpine national park in Bavaria proves its modernity and dynamism in the cable car’s peak station

Interactive Club Museum „FohlenWelt“

65 inch multitouch scanner table made of black acrylic stone with numerous multiplayer games

bauma 2019

Interactive Trade Show Terminals in the Liebherr “Future Pavilion”

Interactive Timeline Mannheim

Multi touch software visualizes mission statement “Mannheim 2030”

Liwest Future Store

Brand experience world with 55-inch multi-touch table and capacitive object recognition

Exhibition „Out of Control“

Interactive exhibition on digital trails and data security by the Viennese Chamber of Labor

ESA Visitor Center

Immersive insights into modern Earth observation

Innsbruck Information Center

Innsbruck Information Center – State-of-the art visitor center in time honored premises

Digital Factory Planning TU Braunschweig

Interactive collaborative factory planning with multi-touch software and interface to virtual reality.

ifesca Future Technology Centre

Showroom makes artificial intelligence sensually perceptible – visually, acoustically and haptically

Light & Building 2018

RFID object recognition at the “Light & Building 2018” fair for Fränkische Rohrwerke

Vienna giant Ferris wheel

Media wall with networked screens for Vienna‘s landmark

Diorama at Hotel Sacher

Software and CMS for an interactive paper silhouette in Vienna’s most famous hotel

Interactive Newsroom

Keeping track of an abundancy of news and information via a real-time display in any desired resolution

Schweißen und Schneiden

Multi-touch application development and central CMS infrastructure for an interactive 1,000 sqm trade fair presence

Application Laboratory Museum of Natural History

Development of interactive installations for museums

Federation of Austrian Industries

Multi-touch application with 3D globe for various platforms

Temporary creative spaces

Garamantis has added some interactive technology modules to the Playroom

Interactive stand at “International Green Week”

750 square metre trade fair stand of the BMZ with three interactive trade fair installations

Social Printer Installation

Live printing of Instagram photos at the Long Night of Museums 2016

voestalpine Industry 4.0

Showcasing of industrial production plants by means of transparent monitors

German Spy Museum Berlin

Exhibition technology for the German Spymuseum in Berlin

ESA interactive exhibition

Exhibition “Spaceship Earth” with multi-touch rotary screens in the Ars Electronica Center

Inside Out

interactive video installation

Rosenbauer Touchscreen

Multi touch screen with tangible touch marker recognition for a trade fair booth

Digital Monolith

Training centre of a European software group

Interactive Wall Founder Award

Interactive wall installation in the company headquarters

Inspiration Pavilion Beijing

Interactive gigapixel projection for software company in Beijing

Interactive company exhibition

Tangible Interface Software at „Audioversum“ of MED-EL World Innsbruck

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