Natural User Interface (NUI) recently partnered up with NextWindow, an international leader in the development of optical multi-touch technology and the manufacturer of optical multi-touch screens, overlays and OEM touch components.
The partnership allowed NUI to develop the NUI Suite Snowflake plug-in for NextWindow™'s technology, supporting their innovative and cost effective touch solutions ranging from 15 - 120" diagonal.
NextWindow's technology can be used as an overlay on top of flat TFT, LCD and Plasma solutions, however the technology is also integrated in mainstream products like the HP TouchSmart IQ500, IQ770, IQ800 series and Dell Studio One 19 PC.
NUI and NextWindow combined technology allows for natural and intuitive interaction of digital content, creating an engaging user experience. These combined solutions can be utilized in public spaces, education, military, real estate, museums, exhibition/events, retail -stores and shopping windows, interactive advertisement and digital signage and more. Also, this enables the end users to have much thinner multi-touch solution, compared to camera based solutions.
The NUI NextWindow™ plug-in allows for third party multi-touch software application developers to run their software on the NextWindow platform, supporting any programming language that utilizes TUIO, i.e. C/C++/C#, Java, Flash, Python, Flex, Air, VVVV etcetera. The plug-in comes with pre-installed applications such as PDF viewer, Special effects, Media Viewer, Draw application, 3D model viewer and many more.
The new NUI Suite Snowflake NextWindow plug-in is available to OEM partners, software developers, system integrators, value added resellers and end clients.
NUI CEO Harry van der Veen comments: "We are delighted to have partnered up with NextWindow. They have a successful proven track record of delivering their innovative products world wide to a variety of industries. Their flat and cost effective hardware solutions in combination with NUI's software are very appealing to corporations that have a limited budget, but still would like to leverage the cost and time efficient touch technology within their operations."
Anthony Uhrick, NextWindows VP of Sales mentions: "NextWindow is pleased with the fact that Natural User Interface chose to enable NUI Suite Snowflake to operate on the NextWindow platform. NUI is a pioneering company and brand within the multi-touch technology industry and their efforts to integrate their software solutions on our platform, is a sign that they recognize the importance of our combined solutions. NUI adds value to our platform by delivering a good software solution that allows people to utilize our platform to a further extent."
Natural User Interface (natural-ui.com) is a Sweden headquartered innovative emerging technology company, specializing in commercially available advanced multi-touch software, hardware and service solutions. NUI's solutions can convert an ordinary surface into an interactive, appealing and intelligent display that creates a stunning user experience. NUI provides multi-touch software that is applicable to mobile, hand held and consumer electronic devices using optical, resistive and capacitive technology.NUI has been offering its pioneering multi-touch technology for more than two years to a wide variety of industries from corporate organizations to governmental institutes across the globe. With software development operations in Poland and an extended office in Singapore, NUI is rapidly expanding to meet the increasing demand for interactive touch solutions.
NextWindow is a New Zealand headquartered, leading designer and developer of touch screen technology, pioneering the latest optical technology and design to provide unique, cost-effective touch sensitive business solutions. NextWindow manufactures high-performance interactive touchscreens for a wide range of applications, including after-market touch sensitive overlays that retroactively fit to existing computer and display screens, as well as OEM touch screens that integrate into third-party bezels, fascias or surrounds.
NextWindow provides touchscreen solutions for large and small touch screens ranging from 12" LCD displays using the 1900 optical touch assembly to 120" using NextWindow's patented optical touch screen technology in conjunction with plasma or rear projection displays.