5 HD multitouch LCDs surround a custom designed 110" multitouch table which forms a fully interactive, orientation independent, multi-user surface which allows for total room control as well as interactivity with all other screens, web and file browsing, interactive maps and multiple other applications. The table can recognise and interact with objects placed on its surface such as smart phones, tablets or books using infra red fiducial markers. The table serves as the room hub and has a patch panel on either side for people to plug in usb flash drives, cameras or their laptops for display on any screen.
The ICE surfaces can also be controlled by wireless keyboards and the display of any laptop, iPhone or iPad can be easily and wirelessly sent to any screen as well as the room’s surround sound system. Every wall surface within the ICE can be written on and serves as a whiteboard with a twist, anything written on them is automatically digitally captured for easy storage and distribution.
Remote participation in a collaboration session is effortless and powerful with 3 HD webcams, 6 ceiling mics and 5.1 surround sound providing high quality video and teleconferencing capabilities plus interactive screen-sharing for up to 16 remote participants via cross platform and device services (eg Skype, GoToMeeting, Webex), perfect for shared experiences of reviewing documents, plans, websites and presentations.
The Future Interactions Group, part of IIDI’s Centre for Interaction Design, provide consultancy, design and development services for the implementation and installation of similar spaces to many industrial and government clients including Astra Zeneca, Enquest, Logica, Standard Life and Blue Rubicon.