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

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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.

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.