GPO’s Touch Tables Are the Real Deal

gpo-displays-1116This may be the simplest way to sell turnkey touch table bundles. GPO Display, a Fremont, Calif.-based manufacturer of 4K and 1080p commercial displays, recently began shipping some unique turnkey touch table bundles. There are three table bundles that are designed bring multi-screen interactivity to presentations and meetings, museum exhibits, corporate lobbies, car dealerships and wide range of other settings. Lima software, by Touchtech, allows InteracTable (this is what GPO brands as its touch surface technology) users to resize, rotate, clone and annotate on a wide range of file types and web pages for an immersive table experience. The Table Bundle takes this experience even further by allowing users swipe content from the InteracTable to one of three extended desktop options: a 55” 2×2 video wall (110” diag.) on floor stands, a wall-mounted 49” 3×3 video wall (147” diagonal) or a 70” commercial LCD monitor. When a piece of content is swiped, a “clone” auto-snaps to fill the extended desktop while the main file remains on the InteracTable surface, allowing users to annotate and draw on the content. This annotation/drawing is reproduced on the content shown on the extended desktop. It’s a pretty cool, simple way to move content — check out this video here and note that, at the 0:46 mark, the user “swipes” the content towards the wall and it moves from the table display to the wall:

Each of these bundles immediately brings a new dimension to sales environments such as furniture or interior design show rooms, car dealerships, architectural sales, etc. Salespeople can bring up examples of items that may not be present on the show floor or examples of products in use, all while using the drawing/annotation tool to highlight aspects of a particular photo or video. While all of this can be done on table alone, the swiping of content to a large extended desktop gives users a more life-sized impression of the content that is being reviewed.

gpo-displays2-1116The cost of lending touch interactivity to a video wall can be significant — much higher than the addition of an interactive table in many cases. The “Anywhere” and “Impact” Bundles allow you to integrate touch into your video wall experience without the added cost of applying a touch overlay and protective glass to a video wall array. Moreover, the height of a touch video wall must be taken into account, making a package like the “Impact” Bundle all the more attractive.”

There are three different packages and you can see all the details here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..

  • Brandon J.

    These are so cool! I’d love to use one of these. We do similar installations at https://ccssoutheast.com/, and are looking for new ideas. These touch screens providing 4K video in quality and quantity, with the use of touch screens, can be revolutionary. I could see these utilized in hospitals and other commercial operations by 2017.

    • Gary Kayye

      I think you will see these in hotel lobbies, banks, hospital lobbies, etc as ways to entertain people and keep them engaged – in the future!

  • Marc

    I have seen this in a McDonald’s in Delaware. It is used for kids to play interactive games.