The foundation for MultiTaction’s business was laid at the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology back in 2007. In just over ten years, the company went from an idea amongst like-minded scientists in a lab to a multinational firm that is a trailblazer in its sector.
In terms of hardware, the business offers its 55-inch touch screen comprised of MT cells, which can pick up and track an unlimited number of fingers, hands, objects, cards or pens at any one time.
“Unlimited multi touch points per cell and unlimited cell stacking provides a solution that scales to any need,” explains Pete Malcolm, CEO. This ultra responsive multi touch experience makes the user feel like they are touching the content, rather than just a piece of technology.
To accompany its impressive touch screen hardware, MultiTaction offers its clientele three different software solutions. MT Canvus allows users to visualize big data, socialize ideas, educate clients and work collaboratively. This piece of software also lets companies fully utilize the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend that is increasing in popularity.
Seamless integration across PCs, smart devices and interactive displays means users can easily save and access the content at any time. They can also join the discussion and take part on third party devices no matter where they are located.
The second software option, MT Canvus Connect, helps businesses tackle the biggest and most time-sensitive issues they face. “Problems such as how to compete by getting to market faster, increasing productivity within their teams and delivering value from information-intensive projects, like big data or business analytics, are all made easier using our software,” says Mr. Malcolm.
Finally, MT Showcase is software that is designed to ‘show off’ great content, while also making exploration and interaction easy. This product is especially popular with universities, museums and retailers. Being able to recognize who and what is touching the screen, as well as being able to orient the information correctly for those using the technology in a table format, means MultiTaction has caught the attention of big players like Google, Siemens, IBM, Bloomberg and many more.
“The solution sought by our clients is our leading concern, not the technology,” adds Mr. Malcolm. “We develop the technology to suit the needs of each customer on an individual basis.”
Areas of future development for MultiTaction are just as interesting and innovative as when it first started out. These include things like collaboration and visualization software. For example, a company is able to see its entire supply chain at once, saving huge amounts of time and money.
The firm is also working on creating better presentation software for museums and institutions and expanding the usability of its products to make collaboration even easier.