The eight research museums of the Leibniz Association show an elaborate multi-touch application based on eyevis technique.
On the occasion of the 370th birthday and the 300th anniversary of the death of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the Leibniz research museums show a joint, interactive exhibition realized with technical support from eyevis touch tables. Each of the eight museums selected an object from his collection. These exhibits from the exhibition “8 Objects, 8 Museums” will be shown and explained in a simultaneous exhibition at each of the eight multi-faceted multimedia tables.
Independent of the anniversary exhibition “8 objects, 8 museums”, the eyevis touch tables play an important, new role. The Leibniz Institute for Knowledge Media (IWM) in Tübingen has developed a digital information exchange system called EyeVisit, which is now being used as an application on the eyevis touch tables and is combined with tablets as mobile information providers for the Leibniz research fairs. This allows the visitor to retrieve targeted and individually deepening exhibit information.
Each table consists of a touch screen EYE-LCD-8400-QHD-V2 with 84-inch screen size, full QHD resolution and edge-LED backlight. These are the largest touch displays for permanent horizontal table operation with a screen size of approx. 2.05 × 1.15 m and a 50-point touch surface on an infrared base. A special bracing ensures that the displays remain absolutely plane and do not bend even when reaching higher temperatures in operation. A six millimeter thick anti-reflective glass surface provides a robust user-interface for the large numbers of visitors touching the displays every day. With this size and the low viewing distance of the users, the high resolution in Full-QHD comes into its own: The table shows sharpest images, even from a single arm distance.
“This application requires powerful hardware,” explains Michael Reichart, who has overseen the project as a sales representative for control room, presentation and information at eyevis.
“Not only the touch table itself marks the latest technology. Our industry-standard high-performance computers from our new netPIX Rage series are also one of the best with their high computing performance and their high-performance graphics cards. They are powerful enough to present this complex application fluently in multi-user mode.” Up to four visitors can use the interactive EyeVisit program at the touch table.
Eyevis also provided the table mechanics for the touch displays. Here, the Leibniz-Community wanted a stable custom-made solution which was realized through a tailor-made bent metal structure.
Eyevis and the IWM Tübingen (Leibniz Institute for Knowledge Media) have been working together on various projects since 2014. The Leibniz-Institute already has several eyevis touch tables in operation. Their tried-and-tested everyday use finally led to the successful implementation of the EyeVisit project and ultimately to the implementation of the exhibition “8 objects, 8 museums”. The exhibition runs until June 30, 2017.
Further information about the exhibition “8 Objects, 8 Museums” can be found here:
www.bestewelten.de/leibniz-jahr-2016/8-objekte-8-museen (German only)