It looks like Elo TouchSystems has lined up an interesting set of partners to show some real world applications for its gear at InfoComm in a coupla weeks.
Silicon Valley-based Array Interactive will demo a NASA campus way-finding application (above) that will be shown on a 55 inch Elo touch display.
The guys at Toronto-based Jibestream Interactive Media will be showing off a NovoTouch building directory and NovoMap wayfinding software that builds in Cisco’s Telepresence system on an Elo 55-inch display. The Telepresence bit can connect a live video call from a public kiosk to a remote operator for assistance. That’s not necessarily new (I saw a demo of this at DSE when they were still doing the show in Chicago), but full integration with the rest of the platform makes it interesting. (Disclosure: done some work with these guys).
Montreal-based TouchTunes Interactive Networks will show an interactive jukebox with an Elo 26-inch screen. TouchTunes has 1,000s and 1,000s of digital downloading, pay-per-play jukeboxes in bars and restaurants all over the US. Cool company. (Disclosure: these guys, too).
Seattle’s Intava will demonstrate a visual merchandising tool that combines a product catalog, interactive content and digital signage on an Elo TouchSystems 55 inch high definition touch display.
I like real-world stuff and nothing makes me keep walking past a touch vendor booth than YET ANOTHER play with photos thing that was cool five years ago. Why that continues to be THE BIG FEATURE for a lot of touch and software vendors entirely escapes me.