MultiTouch and Riolab Deliver World’s Largest High-Definition MultiTouch Display Wall at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China

Wall of Chile Enables Multiple Simultaneous Users =
to Access Thousands of
Images and More Than Six Hours of Video Content at =
Chilean Pavilion
SANTA CLARA, CA =96 MultiTouch, Ltd., developer of the world=92s first =
modular multi-touch LCD screen for large-scale displays, and Riolab, a =
leading interactive display production firm, have collaborated on the =
largest  multitouch display ever produced for a World=92s Fair. The =
Wall of Chile (Muro de Chile) for the Chilean Pavilion at the Expo 2010 =
Shanghai China features a 4-meter-long (13=92) and 1.2-meter-high (4=92) =
display wall that enables visitors to access more than six hours of =
high-definition video and thousands of photographs from historical =
archives, including satellite, natural, and terrestrial images that =
detail Chile=92s culture and character.  The wall will appear at =
the Chilean Pavilion through October 31, 2010.  =
More than 400 authors and hundreds of public and private institutions =
directly contributed to the wall, which features a large map of Chile as =
the 16.5 Megapixel main interface, and then offers headshots of 36 =
people for access to further information.  Images and text are =
uploaded to the Wall of Chile web site, at, appear in a grid =
at the bottom of the screen and are automatically updated every 24 =
hours. See the Wall of Chile video at
On =
May 1st, Chile=92s Commissioner General, Hernan Somerville, =
led the ribbon-cutting ceremony that was activated by touching the map =
on the Wall of Chile.
Designed by Francisco Arevalo and his team in =
Santiago, Chile, with technical integration led by MultiTouch CTO Tommi =
Ilmonen, the Wall of Chile was developed over a four-month period.  =
The MultiTouch Cell product, a 46-inch stackable LCD display, was =
programmed using the MultiTouch Cornerstone software, which enables =
dynamic integration of =
=93The vision of a global interactive experience =
shared by thousands of people, with information dynamically updated, is =
what the MultiTouch system was developed to nurture,=94 said Petri =
Martikainen, CEO of MultiTouch Ltd.  =93Working with Riolab, we =
have implemented a global collaborative display that is the first true =
massive real-time multitouch installation of its kind for the Wall of =
Chile presentation.=94
MultiTouch=92s patented computer vision system is complemented by =
software that elegantly translates touch into the programming =
experience.  MultiTouch presented the first native Windows 7 =
multitouch applications for its MultiTouch Cell displays at CES 2010, =
and the new release of its Cornerstone software supports a wide array of =
programming languages and development environments and protocols, =
including C++/OpenGL; Adobe Flash/Flex/Air; .NET; Microsoft Visual =
Studio; Silverlight, TUIO and XML stream, among =
=94The value of multitouch displays enhances not only the creative =
impulses of our producers, but the overall experiential level of users, =
and our work with MultiTouch has greatly elevated the public display =
aspect of our mission to deliver a heightened sense of touch realism for =
the Chilean pavilion at the Shanghai Expo,=94 said Francisco Arevalo, =
CEO of Riolab.  =93Our team at Riolab was afforded the ideal =
technical partner in MultiTouch, which expertly complemented our vision =
for a deep archival framework that could be brought to the surface with =
a sustainable, tactile =
The =
MultiTouch Cell displays enable multiple users to manipulate images on =
the displays – whether playing games, resizing maps, pictures, or videos =
=96 by tracking the actual fingers and hands, for richer =
interaction.  The modular MultiTouch displays can be configured as =
stand-alone 32-inch or 46-inch units, or can be stacked for large-scale =
commercial/industrial displays.  The company=92s patented =
high-performance system tracks an unlimited number of hands on the =
screens at 120 frames per second, in bright daylight and dark =
environments. The MultiTouch Cell is a modular and stackable LCD cell =
with built-in multiuser and multitouch capabilities with full HD =
1920×1080 pixel resolution per =
MultiTouch will demonstrate its MultiTouch Cell product at the =
Infocomm 2010 convention in Las Vegas, from Wednesday, June 9 through =
June 11 in Booth #N402 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Please =
visit the MultiTouch YouTube channel at Please also =
visit for further MultiTouch =

About MultiTouch =

MultiTouch is a leading developer of interactive display systems, =
based on proprietary software and hardware designs.  The company is =
headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with U.S. offices in Santa Clara, =
California and New York City. Its systems are currently in use in more =
than 27 countries around the globe.  For more information, please =
About =
Riolab is a bridge between communication needs and technology =
The company develops innovative user experiences through =
proprietary software tools (narrative-interface), and maintains global =
alliances with content and technical firms.  Based in Santiago, =
Chile, further information is available at


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