Touch-screen tables being enabled by Aussie software

We all see the amazing concepts that the biggest companies in the world showcase, and Touch-enabled tables have been something of a cool thing to do for many years....

We all see the amazing concepts that the biggest companies in the world showcase, and Touch-enabled tables have been something of a cool thing to do for many years.  Going back to Microsoft showing off the “Surface” which before it was a tablet was a big touch-screen tv/table.  So with the screen technology getting more widespread – just what will companies do with it – and how?

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Aussie company Cruiser Interactive build software to allow businesses to bring a touch-table to life.

You could easily spend $14,000 on a touch-enabled table, and while that might seem high, often the capital cost isn’t the biggest barrier.  Instead it’s the concept of “yeah we have a table, but what the hell will with do with it?

Cruiser has software which runs on your PC to connect to the touch-table which could cost as little as $1,600 and can be updated and maintained all by the business without needing consultants or designers.

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Of course for more customised applications like restaurant menus or interactive retail displays the price and application may change, but the key here is that there’s a little Aussie company battling with the big guys to enable this.

Speaking with the guys at Cruiser there’s real confidence we’ll see more and more touch-screen enabled tables in environments from retail, hospitality and in business over the years ahead.

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They’ve done work with home-builders who can sit with a new home-owner to design elements of their home, or in an Advertising Agency where a team can gather around a table to plan or work through creative ideas.

It’s all very cool, and these days, it’s all very real – no longer the stuff of science fiction.

 

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