Two Interactive Touchscreen Tables Enable Visitors to Explore Images and Videos on The Mob
LAS VEGAS, NV — What do brass knuckles, Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and interactive touchscreen tables have in common? Well, they’ve all come together at Las Vegas’ Mob Museum — aka: The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The Mob Museum opened to the public this past February where visitors can get as close to organized crime as humanly possible without being asked to wear a wire.
The museum’s interactive multitouch tables are a collaboration between Multi Traction by MultiTouch, Ltd, a Helsinki-based developer of software and hardware, and Snibbe Interactive, a San Francisco-based digital marketing and entertainment developer. Snibbe Interactive’s developed the table’s design and programming which enables visitors to visualize the connections between mob bosses and casinos by placing markers directly on two side-by-side tables that then activate images, video, and text related to crime gangs and law enforcement figures.
“We like using the MultiTouch hardware in our interactive applications because they can be tiled together into large, multi-user social interactive experiences like we created for the Mob Museum,” said Snibbe Interactive founder and CEO Scott Snibbe.
MultiTraction’s displays are optimized for augmented reality (AR) applications in which fingers, hands, cards, and objects can be placed on displays to trigger information. The displays can accommodate an unlimited number of users, and can be stacked or combined into giant arrays.
“The Mob Museum, as a true 21st-century facility, takes the ‘hands-on’ approach very seriously, by dedicating prime exhibit space to multi-touch displays. We believe that they have created a model environment for museums to follow in digitally representing their collections and exhibits,” said Timo Korpela, general manager of MultiTouch Americas.
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