LAS VEGAS — GestureTek Inc., a provider of gesture-controlled interactive presentation, information and entertainment systems, won the 2008 digital signage Interactive Technology Award for the most innovative digital signage solution in a public space. The award was presented Feb. 27 at the digital signage Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
GestureTek and its client, Red Rock Media, won the award for a multitouch surface computing table that was installed at the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia. This tourist attraction was billed as the world’s largest multitouch surface computing table at the time of its installation.
Called Serendipity, the six-meter-long table features an interactive touchsurface that reveals sixty short stories exploring the mythological, historical, cultural and contemporary highlights of Melbourne. Multitouch functionality allows several users, or one person using two hands, to simultaneously access information about their key areas of interest, by touching a variety of icons on the table’s huge display area. The moving stream of stories materializes along sections of the table, which coalesce when touched to form an information window containing text, images, film and animation.