Although the upper surface of the Ideum multitouch table we covered back in November 2009 measured 100 inches diagonally, only 86 inches were viewable. Originally a custom offering, the Pano Touch Table sports a full 100 diagonal inches of HD multitouch goodness, can accommodate up to eight simultaneous users and includes an integrated computer workstation with a Core i7 processor, dual hard drives and lockable port access ... and it's now been added to the company's main catalog.

Ideum says that the Pano is the largest production-built, integrated multitouch table in the world. Its 100-inch multitouch surface is made up of two 55-inch LED LCD HD display panels for a total display resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels. The panels are topped by Sevasa HapticGlas, a 0.2-inch (5 mm) micro-etched tempered glass surface developed for Ideum that offers users a passive tactile touch experience while also reducing fingerprint marks. A solid state optical multitouch system supports over 40 simultaneous touch points and offers a touch response time of ±7 milliseconds.

The 2.5-inch (63.5 mm) thick table top rests on an integrated computer workstation that's powered by an Intel i7-3770 quad core processor running at 3.4 GHz, and supported by 8 GB of DDR3 system memory and dual 500 GB SATA II HDD storage (7200 RPM) in a RAID 1 configuration. The Pano runs on Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), but is reported to be Win 8 ready.

There's an NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics card with 1 GB of dedicated video memory, a 4 x 75W stereo amplifier with Yamaha speakers, a 16x DVD-ROM drive, HDMI in and out, USB, RFID, Ethernet, Wireless-N and Bluetooth. The Pano benefits from single push-button power-on and comes supplied with a Bluetooth keyboard with integrated trackpad.

Custom upgrade options include up to 16 GB of RAM, a Blu-ray writer, and dual 1 TB HDDs or dual 160/300 GB SSDs. Ideum can also configure the Pano for a rack-mounted control room setup, and the aircraft-grade aluminum frame can be powder-coated in a number of color and texture options.

As with other members of the Ideum touch table family, the Pano comes with a lifetime license for its proprietary GestureWorks SDK. A new Windows 8 utility called GestureKey is also available, that can turn ordinary key commands and mouse events into touch-enabled gestures (a Windows 7 version is coming soon).

Pricing and availability information is available direct from Ideum.

Source: Ideum