GestureTek and Red Rock Media Win Digital Signage Interactive Technology Award At Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas



    Company's multi-touch surface computing table for Australia's Eureka
    Tower selected as most innovative interactive display solution in a
    public space.

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -- GestureTek Inc., inventor and world leader in
gesture-controlled interactive presentation, information and entertainment
systems, announced today that it has won the 2008 Digital Signage Interactive
Technology Award for the most innovative digital signage solution in a public
space. The Award was presented on February 27th at the Digital Signage Expo in
Las Vegas, Nevada.
    GestureTek and its client, Red Rock Media, won the award for a
one-of-a-kind multi-touch surface computing table that was installed at the
Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia.  This tourist attraction was billed as
the world's largest multi-touch surface computing table at the time of its
installation.
    Called Serendipity, the six-meter-long table features an interactive
touch-surface that reveals sixty different short stories exploring the
mythological, historical, cultural and contemporary highlights of Melbourne.
Multi-touch functionality allows several users, or one person using two hands,
to simultaneously access information about their key areas of interest, by
touching a variety of icons on the table's huge display area.  The moving
stream of stories materializes in a serendipitous fashion along sections of
the table, which coalesce when touched to form an information window
containing text, images, film and animation.
    GestureTek's interactive multi-touch technology can be delivered on
virtually any surface, in any shape or size, such as a table, bar top, counter
or freestanding panel.  These interactive surface systems give people
'Minority Report-style' interaction capability.  They simply press, rotate and
drag their hands along a surface to control dynamic multi-media content,
access information, play games, create special effects, manipulate art and
photographs and view advertising.  More than 50 breathtaking special effects
and applications from the GestureFX(R) library come pre-programmed with
interactive surface solutions.  The system owner can use these applications
'as is', or employ them to create their own custom content.
    Using specialized camera technology and video gesture control software
that was patented long before the movie Minority Report was even released,
GestureTek has been delivering custom interactive tables for several years,
including a dynamic interactive map and way-finding system for Samsung in New
York's Time Warner Building and an engaging interactive entertainment table
for Alice Fazooli's restaurant in Toronto.
    GestureTek's multi-touch technology has limitless applications for
digital signage, corporate board rooms, showrooms, presentation centers,
nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, tradeshows, advertising
venues, and other public spaces where kiosk-style multimedia is desired.  The
military has even worked with GestureTek to find ways to integrate this
exciting technology into their facilities.
    Tens of millions of visitors have experienced the 4,000-plus GestureTek
installations all over the world in nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, retail
locations, digital signage solutions and in other public spaces. The company's
various solutions for point and control, responsive media, immersive gaming
experiences and multi-touch surface computing allow people to control and
interact with dynamic multi-media content; access information within
interactive displays and even immerse themselves in a 3-D virtual world --
without ever having to wear, hold or touch anything special.

    Selected GestureTek technologies for digital signage and advertising:

    
    Illuminate(TM) Multi-Touch Tables & Displays:  Futuristic computing
    surfaces with no visible screens or hardware, used to navigate
    traditional multi-media or deliver multi-touch interactivity.
    [More information
     http://www.gesturetek.com/gestpoint/productsolutions.php]
    
    [Illuminate Video
mms://wme.gesturetek.com/gesturetek.com/gestpoint/productvideos/multi_touch_ta
ble.wmv]

    
    ScreenXtreme(TM): An immersive signage solution that projects a user's
    image onscreen and lets them manipulate multi-media content with hand and
    body movement. [More information
                    http://www.gesturetek.com/screenxtreme/introduction.php]
    
    [ScreenXtreme Video
mms://wme.gesturetek.com/gesturetek.com/screenxtreme/productvideos/screen_xtre
me.wmv]

    
    GestureXtreme(R): A thrilling immersive gaming experience where users see
    themselves onscreen, interacting with virtual characters and objects.
    [More information
     http://www.gesturetek.com/gestxtreme/introduction.php]
    
    [GestureXtreme Video
mms://wme.gesturetek.com/gesturetek.com/gestxtreme/productvideos/gesture_extre
me.wmv]

    
    GestureFX(R): An eye-catching visual display system that responds to body
    motion, projecting dynamic multi-media content onto floors, walls,
    tables, bars or counters. [More information
    http://www.gesturetek.com/groundfx/introduction.php]
    
    [GestureFX Video
mms://wme.gesturetek.com/gesturetek.com/gesturefx/productvideos/gesturefx_syst
em_series.wmv]
    
    About GestureTek Inc.
    
    GestureTek is the pioneer, patent-holder and world leader in
gesture-recognition technologies and computer vision for information,
presentation and entertainment systems.  The company's revolutionary video
gesture control software lets users control interactive content, access
information, manipulate special effects or immerse themselves in an
interactive 3D virtual world -- simply by moving their hands or body. In the
past 20 years, GestureTek has delivered approximately 4,000 interactive
displays, kiosks, exhibits, games and other interactive solutions for museums,
science centers, location-based entertainment facilities, retail stores,
tourism and hospitality venues, real estate presentation centers, corporate
boardrooms and showrooms, television networks and game developers.  The
technology is also used by advertisers and marketers to make their digital
signs and advertisements interactive and immersive.  Healthcare organizations
specializing in rehabilitation, sensory stimulation, activation and recreation
also use GestureTek's technology for virtual therapy. GestureTek's clients
include leading organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as CNN, NASA,
BMW, Ford, Oracle, Intel, IBM, Federal Express, Autodesk, Panasonic and more.
Software and patent licensees include Microsoft, Sony, Hasbro and NTT DoCoMo.
GestureTek is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional offices in
Toronto, Ottawa and Asia. Learn more at http://www.gesturetek.com or call
(800) 315-1189.
    
    For more information contact:
    Patti Jordan, Director Marketing & Communications, GestureTek
    416-340-9290 x 274 patti.jordan@gesturetek.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Patti Jordan, Director Marketing &
Communications  of GestureTek, +1-416-340-9290, ext. 274,
patti.jordan@gesturetek.com; or Liz Nida, Account Executive of SS PR,
+1-719-634-8055, lnida@sspr.com, for GestureTek Inc.; Web Site:
http://www.gesturetek.com

Organization Profile

GESTURETEK INC.

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890