About iQRite

iqritelogosm iQRite is the interactive brand from ICE AV Technology Ltd, a New Zealand based Interactive, Display and Simulation company. We ship and partner worldwide with end users and distributors.

The iQRite Touch Frame is the world’s first kitset touch frame designed for a wide range of applications and any surface or digital display technology. It is available in sizes from 10″ – 200″ size areas. The low profile frame bezel is only 11.5mm thick, universal outer frame attachments, modern styling, optional glass sheet panel and the USB plug n’ touch delivers simplicity and reliability not previously seen in single, dual and multi-touch technology.

iQRite Kitset Touch Frame

Touch is destined to become the next must have in computer hardware and in particular Multi Touch. iQRite Touch Frames enable display manufacturers, AV integrators, installation designers, retailers, home entertainment, shop window, essentially any where that people can interact with, control and manage digital content.

Currently we offer single touch capability up to 200″ dia (4m wide) and now on the cusp of launching 10 point multi-touch up to 52″ diagonal and 150″ dia for Q3 2010. This exciting capability for true multi-touch in a kit set format (1 minute assembly) the moment, will allow plug and play multi touch solutions to be setup without specialized knowledge on the Microsoft Windows platform.

This move towards multi-touch came to prominence with the Microsoft Surface and the profile Jeff Han achieved with his promotion of the multi-touch concept at his TED presentation where he wowed the audience …the single click barrier was gone for ever.

Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS with multi touch as a core functionality is destined to change once more how you interact with your computer. iQRite is here today with you allowing you to make any monitor or surface to be single, dual and multi touch compatible. Imagine making your monitor multi touch with intuitive ways of interacting with content, projected images, coffee tables that are redefined in their use.

We welcome inquiries and expressions of interest from software developers wishing to explore packaging, bundling, resale and licensing opportunities for their software applications.

About iQRite Interactive

iQRite Interactive is an independent division of ICE AV Technology Ltd, a privately held registered company in New Zealand. The focus of iQRite is to maximize the considerable opportunities within the emerging interactive industry world-wide.

For further information download the iQRite Touch Frame Brochure.

ICE AV Technology Ltd,
P.O. Box 303031, North Harbour, Albany Industrial Park
North Shore City 0751, Auckland, New Zealand
International Sales Office
Unit 14, North Harbour, Albany Industrial Park,
North Shore City 0632, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel 0064-9-4142348

Sales Contact
iQRite Interactive

Interactive Multi-touch Retail Shop Window Promotion

Imagine allowing shoppers to access your store and explore all those Xmas goodies for sale inside the store… after you have gone home! Now this is possible to allow shoppers to browse your catalogue and videos from the footpath with the iQRite Multi Touch Shop Window technology.

Interactive Touch Retail Shop Windows

The world has rapidly adopted touch as the coolest trend to get your content at their finger tips. Now we have a special Xmas promotion for our global clients to bring your windows alive.

Our iQRite Interactive Touch foils combined with our multi touch software delivers the state-of-the-art experience right onto the retail shop window. Our unique solution keeps all the equipment on the inside of the window and yet fully interactive from the footpath.

Package One
For use with LCD screens in the store window
ICMS Multi Touch Software – Touch foil kit
Includes delivery world wide
42 inch $US2,848 – 50 inch $US3,059

Package Two
For use with Projector screens in the store window
– ICMS Multi Touch Software
– Projection adhesive ploymer
– Touch foil kit
– Includes delivery world wide
42 inch $US3,169 – 50 inch $US3,399

Dual Touch Windows
Full Interactive Content Software
World wide shipping included

Suitable for LCD monitors or Projection. All software and multi touch hardware components are included. Excludes computer, display technology and installation. Local taxes and duty will apply to your import orders. Please apply for NZ pricing. Pricing quoted is valid for all countries, except NZ.

sales at iceavglobal.com

iQRite is the component brand behind the HoloDesk Interactive DJ Mixer

iQRite interactive components are the basis of the intelligence behind the The HoloDesk interactive surface systems that set a new bench mark for international DJ concerts and live performances.

When first seen live in concert, the crowd reaction was enthusiastic as Deadmau5 introduced a new way for DJ’s to perform live on the dual imaging touch interactive surface. The following day the viral nature of social media took over as the word spread like wildfire that DJ hardware had taken a major step turning science fiction into commercial reality.

The European global debut was in the most royal of cities – London with a king of the dance floor, Deadmau5. The sellout Earls Court concert stunned the crowds when Deadmau5 took to the centre stage to perform Arguru on the 74″ inch HoloDesk interactive touch surface.

For creator, inventor and technologist behind the concept, Kevin Andreassend was convinced that the time was ripe to begin the journey of redefining and introducing large format multi touch in live concerts some years before. First seen in the Tom Cruise Minority film, Kevin and his partners at about the same time were planning on how to develop this type of system to the international market. Skip ahead a few years and in the meantime there was a ground swell around the world in finger interaction.

Our idea was that we wanted to make a huge transportable in air supported surface, so huge that it would take a van to transport an assembled unit, and so was borne the 74″ dia, 1.7m h x 2m wide HoloDesk. Some other crucial parameters was that it had to be dual imaging and no more than 6mm thick and seem like a floating image.

During the year since its debut on the global stage, it was still the biggest secret in New Zealand. Kevin explains, “we wanted to to continue to develop the HoloDesk concept, and control the time launch in our home market. The international opportunities were far greater off shore and so it was natural for us to focus in the European and USA markets.

The World's Smallest Nite Club

The HoloDesk Nite Club down in The Cloud

During the beginning of 2011, the New Zealand Government and associated Departments were extensively involved in developing the Innovation Showcase in The Cloud as part of the Rugby World Cup Queens Wharf fan zone. A number of Government officials and industry personnel surveyed NZ industry, as a result HoloDesk was invited to participate in the showcase named “We do things Different”.

Rugby World Cup, Fan Zone

Beginning September The HoloDesk is appearing in a number of events, expos and conferences associated around the Rugby World Cup for the 1,000’s visiting New Zealand.

Also timed for the same period, has been the launch of the Holo-Info-Desk with its engaging multi touch software that allows users to access and interactive with a wide selection of media and data sources. Holo-Info-Desk will also ship in a education, retail, meeting room, presentation and expo versions in a range of physical formats.

iQRite continues to grow in range and now offering an extensive range of capability based around IR frame offering 1,2,6,10,16,32 touch points providing true multi touch capability. These are supported by the ICE Touch foils (Interactive Communication Emulation) that are now offered in 1 and 2 independent touch points thru timber, glass and ideal for LCD and projection based systems.

AucklandICT selects The Holo-Info-Desk to promotes its members to the wide business community at the hi tech Rutherford Forum

AucklandICT, an Auckland based industry organisation takes advantage of the Holo-Info-Desk to promote its members at the Rutherford Forum industry conferences in September.

Holo-Info-Desk Multi Touch Information Surface

The Rutherford Forum activities are part of the Rugby World Cup related activities to promote NZ business and innovation. http://rutherfordinnovationshowcase.co.nz

AucklandICT is an industry organisation based in Auckland, New Zealand. Members come from a range of industry sectors that serve requirements both locally and international that are predominately in ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) Each month the organisation meets to listen to a key note speaker, share success updates, networking and more recently have begun to actively utilise social media and online platforms.

Within AucklandICT there is the Electronics Interest Group (ETG) AucklandICT that meets once a month over breakfast to discuss projects, topics of interest, training.

The Holo-Info-Desk is powered by iQRite multi touch surface technology. Available in 1,2,6,10,16,32 simultaneous touch points. Available in Framed and Edgeless versions from 32″ dia up to 4m wide. Suitable for projection, PDP, tables, walls, kiosks and windows,

Contact events@aucklandict.org.nz @aucklandict http://www.aucklandict.org.nz

Multi Touch Gestures Announced for iQRite Kitset Frame

22 iQRite Multi Touch Gestures

iQRite announces the 22 Gestures to revolutionise your surface

The iQRite iQ1125 Kitset frames is perfect for projection, LCD and plasma panels. Each iQrite Frame can be upgraded from Single to Dual to Multi Touch by simply upgrading the external USB Controller.

The iQRite Infrared Touch Frame is based on patented high precision infra red optical touch technology that detects touch inputs and infra red sensing.

Most existing infra red touch systems do not support high precision because the physical size of the optical sensors limits precision. There have been some recent improvements using a light interpolation technique, however it is still based on software. This kind of software manipulation can not physically improve touch accuracy and its precision can be inconsistent in determining a single touch input from consecutive or multiple inputs.

Unlike other technologies on the market, we have patented our very own infra red technology which offers near pixel level accuracy and extremely fast response times. In addition if offers touch object size recognition, meaning our touch frames can identify whether the touch object is a finger, thumb or a pen. Without the need for a dedicated stylus. Virtually any object can be used as a mouse to perform clicking, smooth dragging and drawing since this technology does not require any ITO coatings. Our touch panels can offer superior clarity and durability at a competitive price. Our touch panel systems can withstand high temperature and humidity. In addition they can be manufactured to be water and dust proof (IP65) to operate in any temperature.

The iQRite Touch Panel is a solid state design. Because it does not deploy any touch overlay or ITO films like capacitance and resistive touch panels, it can work with or without the glass overlay. This unique feature allows for superior clarity, no drift and a simple one time calibration. The aluminium bezel construction makes it very durable and dependable protecting against damage caused by moisture, heat and even vandalism. It has the smallest dimension currently offered for an IR frame in the industry.

The latest iQRite Touch frame model is the iQ1125 series, are easy to assemble and are shipped in compact packages without the glass overlay. This way the end user will save on shipping costs and are able to buy the glass overlay locally without hassle.

If requested a tempered glass overlay can be supplied with your iQRite frame, with optional anti-glare and anti reflection coatings available.

iQRite and HoloDesk bring a new level of excitement to the dance floor

HoloDesk is the latest generation of interactive technology that is hitting dance parties and clubs world-wide. The HoloDesk systems are currently available in two interactive options. Edgeless and Framed. Internationally renowed DJ, Deadmau5 went for the Edgeless solution where it appears a clear dual imaging surface is suspended in mid air. His final concert for 2010, packed the Earl Court (London) venue to capacity in one of his most amazing hi-tech shows last Saturday.

Deadmau5 touch screen

Edgeless Interactive HoloDesk Touch Screen

Deadmau5 interactive screen being manufactured by hi tech Kiwi company ICE AV Technology, owners and creators of the Holodesk interactive DJ Desk”]The HoloDesk is the brand name of the DJ interactive system and draws on the technology from the iQRite and ICE digital product cataloque and is creation of New Zealand tech entrepreneur Kevin Andreassend.

The screens (2) built for the concert is the world’s largest commercially available interactive virtual DJ desk. It is one of 5 shipping sizes that have been designed with one thing in mind, to bring the high tech touch and visual world to the DJ market on a scale never seen before.

The HoloDesk is a virtual imaging touch dual imaging touch screen and is manufactured in a variety of sizes and options.

We knew we had a tiger by the tail from comments we started to receive from those in the know, who knew what we were developing. It was not long before the comments turned into inquiries from around the world from DJs wanting to know how they could get their hands on a HoloDesk.

The HoloDesk versions shipping today is only the start of the exciting development path we have for the HoloDesk as we bring a range of features and continued innovation to the surface.

Visit here for the behind the scene setup at Earls Court for Deadmau5’s last concert for 2010

Footnote: Please note this product is not known or sold as Emulator and bears no association with that name. HoloDesk is owned by interactive manufacturer ICE AV Technology Ltd and who has been active in the digital communication space since 2003. The HoloDesk design is the copyright IP of ICE AV technology who manufacture these systems in New Zealand for world wide distribution. Through its other divisions it distributes and consults world wide to companies in the digital arena. We are the only company that takes a sheet of glass, length of steel and a bunch of electronics to create an interactive DJ surface completely from raw materials.

iQRite has a Sister Brand on the dance floor.

iQRite has a sister brand that is creating a world wide buzz in the DJ music business. HoloDesk is the interactive touch desk that is creating a real wave of interest allowing a completely new way of engaging with the audience.

HoloDesk is a suspended interactive dual imaging music console desk that ranges in size from 32″ – 74″ dia. The HoloDesk is a completely self contained unit that allows the audience and the DJ to see the displayed image on both sides of the surface.

HoloDesk logo HoloDesk is being        distributed via selected    resellers and also direct  from ICE AV Technology  Ltd.

The HoloDesk is at the start  of a new wave of interacting  with audiences.

The HoloDesk is a versatile interactive system that is enabling DJs to create the dance floor rhythms in completely new ways

The HoloDesk is manufactured in numerous variants to cater for market preferences. This is includes Single, Limited Dual, Dual Touch, Multi-Touch, Edgeless Surface, Framed Surface. Sizes range from 32″ – 74″ are each system arrives in a breakdown format. Depending on the option it is suitable for Mac, Windows, XP, Win7 etc.

Life after touch interaction with John Underkoffler

John Underkoffler demonstrates the future of frameless based interaction in this TED presentation. Does this mean the iQRite interactive touch frames are already redundant?

Well here at iQRite we believe that there is a long and profitable need for touch based interaction for many years to come. However our industry will evolve and change and exciting new technology will come onto the market in due course.

In talking to a significant DOOH company today reminds me just how far ahead some of us are ahead on the road map and that technology itself may often not be the problem, but local bylaws and customer acceptance may be major road blocks. In New Zealand for example you could count on one hand if not a couple of fingers the number of LED billboard screens in public area other than in stadiums.

ICE AV Technology Ltd,
P.O. Box 303031, North Harbour, Albany Industrial Park
North Shore City 0751, Auckland, New Zealand
International Sales Office
Unit 14, North Harbour, Albany Industrial Park,
North Shore City 0632, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel 0064-9-4142348

Sales Contact
iQRite Interactive

Global Education Partnership

This is a forward announcement calling for expressions of interest. We are at the initial stages of formulating a global partnership programme for education and researchers that will package Elements multi-touch software and a 10 point iQRite multi-touch Frame for teaching, learning and development.

Our intention is to make it a simple no fuss and affordable way to enable interactive courses, media departments etc to easily integrate Multi touch into their study programme.

The iQRite MIT Education Programme is only available for registered and recognised tertiary colleges and schools etc. Open to all countries and level of study.

Some of the benefits will include:
– Access to very special hardware pricing.
– Ability to use the very latest MT technology (we went into production last week).
– Opportunity to show case student work.
– Unique software licensing arrangements.
– Common and open community of encouragement, recognition and innovation.
– Ability for graduating students to publish their profile and show case their work.
– Be an active member of the multi-touch industry.
– Opportunity to partner with iQRite resellers in your region.
– Achieve recognition in expos for the work coming out of your programme.
– Ability for students to create an income stream for work they produce during and post your course.
– Connecting students and programmes around the world using a common hardware platform.
– Sharing of experiences and resources suitable for the iQRite frame.
– A well known platform for creating local and global competitions

The components of the initiative include an actual IQrite Multi-touch Frame and Elements Software. The iQRite Multi-touch frame can be applied to an off the shelf LCD or if you wished you could build your own touch table cabinet (using projection or LCD) and simply fit the frame to the top.

Schools will need to be running the Microsoft Windows platform to be able to participate in this initiative.

We envisage that programmes and departments offering IT courses, human interaction, design courses, media courses, rehabilitation, therapy, and the like will be ideal partners in the programme.

There will be a screening and approval process, however this will not be arduous process and will be implemented online.

We would welcome any suggestions from educators, administrators and expressions of interested participants in the iQRite MT Education Programme. Send email to sales@iqrite.com Make sure you add all you contact details and some links that help us understand who you are, what education programmes you are offering or want to move into.

Build a Multi Touch Pad with your pocket money

Seth Sandler has put this easy to understand video together which demonstrates how with a few simple tools and materials it is possible to create a multi touch project that will engage any one with a slight bent towards the scientific and some engineering ability (cellotape up a box and make a hole!)

With some ingenuity this multi touch project, would make an excellent school project to introduce students to the world of software, engineering and computer set up. By using low cost materials you might have or easy to come by, the web cam is probably the only item you might need to purchase.

This uses Front Diffused Illumination, with normal ambient light (infrared not required or needed) and a normal off-the-shelf webcam (IR filter can still be in place).

See how the students become engaged in this public showing at UCSD Music Center using Audio Touch. Note that in this case a projector has been added.

For more information visit here
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The Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010 Conference

The Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010 conference is this year in Germany in November 2010.

ITS 2010 is an important calendar event show casing and presenting research in the design and use of new and emerging tabletop and interactive surface technologies and is run in cooperation with ACM.
ITS 2010 will bring together top researchers and practitioners who are interested in both the technical and human aspects of interactive tabletop and surface technologies.  The aim is to achieve increased synergy of approaches between the disciplines engaged in the research in the area of interactive tabletops and surfaces, Design, HCI, UbiComp, Psychology, MobileHCI and other related fields.
Events such as ITS 2010 are are important stepping stone due to the diversity required within the interactive community, the growth of the discipline in a wide variety of areas, including innovations in ITS hardware, software, interaction design, and studies expanding our understanding of design considerations of  interactive tabletops and services and their role and applications in modern society.
ITS2010 will encourage immediate interdisciplinary collaboration on future research topics. Young scholars and Ph.D. students are especially encouraged to submit papers and participate in the doctoral colloquium.