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.

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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.