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26-01-2014

Astec and 3M team up for SenseTable solution

Astec Technology have teamed up with 3M to bring an innovative desktop interactive touchtable solution to a range of vertical markets. Being showcased at ISE next month, the SenseTable pairs the very latest 3M models with innovative software and a solid, durable, contemporary table design. Available from Owl Visual, the SenseTable solution use 3M’s  patented progressive capacitive (PCAP) multi-touch screen technology that is unaffected by ambient light - making it suitable for most applications with features such as 60 simultaneous touches, fast response times and bezel-free industrial design up to 46-inches.

For OEM designers who want to incorporate 3M Multi-Touch PCAP technology into their own systems, 3M has also introduced the 3M Multi-Touch System PCT2420PX, comprising both a sensor and controller and able to support displays from 32-46in. The SenseTable is designed for vertical market industries and environments including retail, automotive, education and banking. SenseTable is available in a range of display sizes and furniture types including workstations and coffee tables with a vast array of colours and finishes including a colour matching service; there’s even a bespoke design and build service. 

Astec Technology’s software products can be added to any SenseTable for the ultimate user experience. Due for release late February is their new presentation software designed to enhance any presentation allowing documents, images, video, designs and drawings to be shared, scaled and moved around the table in a collaborative way. Future releases could see dedicated software for education, gaming and home entertainment, restaurants and art.

The range will be on display at ISE on the 3M stand  - booth 8-H280, with exclusive show offers available to attendees. Matthew Bates, Commercial Director for Astec Technology, said: “With in excess of 200 Midwich Group clients attending the event, we expect to achieve a high volume of enquiries and sales and therefore are offering interested parties a full working demonstration of the hardware and software supported by an exclusive show offer of 20% off all orders placed with Midwich by 31 March.”

Lee Harris, Divisional Manager at Midwich, believes a new, well specified, user-friendly interactive touchtable is long overdue to the market. He said: “The collaboration between 3M and Astec takes the interactive touchtable experience to a new level. Along with Astec’s innovative software, they bring a stylish solution that works perfectly across a wide range of vertical markets. Initial signs are that the market is crying out for a user-friendly, robust, table-top touchscreen and we look forward to showcasing the product at ISE and the exciting market opportunities that the SenseTable solution provides.”

Other products in the SenseRange portfolio due for release in 2014 include the SenseWall, SenseWindow, SenseFloor and SenseBar. For full details on the solutions and options available, speak to your Owl Visual account manager.