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GestureTek Launches Enhanced GestureFX Display System for Interactive Surfaces

2008-07-15 07:00:00

Company upgrades its industry leading technology for interactive projection

                         and visual display systems

    TORONTO, July 15 /EMWNews/ -- GestureTek Inc., inventor and world

leader in gesture-driven interfaces for presentation and entertainment

systems, today launched an enhanced version of the company's GestureFX

library of multimedia special effects applications for interactive display


    GestureFX is a stunning interactive projection and visual display

system for advertising and entertainment in public and corporate spaces.

Using advanced camera technology and multi-patented body tracking software,

the system intelligently responds to body movement in order to project

dynamic interactive multimedia content, interactive advertising or games

onto any surface of any size -- including tables, floors, bars, counters,

windows, screens and freestanding panels.

    The newest software release, GestureFX 1.5, delivers over 70 engaging

non-branded applications & special effects that can be used right out of

the box. The system can be installed by GestureTek's team or self-installed

by the client. Included with the system is a comprehensive manual with over

50 examples of applications and instructions on how to create them. These

instructions allow clients to develop, change or adapt their own multimedia

content. A console play list interface is also included, enabling clients

to easily choose applications and change their sequence and duration with

the click of a mouse. Active X capabilities also let GestureFX run as a sub

window within other multimedia and digital signage solutions.

    While the GestureFX graphic engine has always supported the addition of

3D and Flash applications, the Flash Software Development Kit (SDK) has

been reduced in price with the release of GestureFX 1.5. The new release

also offers an additional SDK module for complete real-time game engine

development, enabling complex animation, interaction and scoring.

Additionally, GestureFX now comes with built-in Edge Blending for multiple

projector set-ups, eliminating the need for extra costly hardware. When

configured for use on a vertical screen surface, GestureFX 1.5 comes with

24 hour lens/iris support, to optimize performance in changing lighting

conditions and on more challenging surfaces such as store windows.

    "GestureTek has the most advanced solution in the market for

gesture-controlled displays, signage and interactive surfaces, with

thousands of client systems in operation around the world," said Vincent

John Vincent, President and Co-Founder of GestureTek Inc. "The release of

GestureFX 1.5 puts us even further ahead of the pack in the quality and

usability of our interactive systems and special effects applications."

    See GestureTek's full lineup of over 70 show-stopping special effects


[CLICK HERE] Selected GestureTek Interactive Displays: European advertisers get a taste of GestureTek's Digital Wall thanks to ATRAE, GestureTek's strategic dealer in Spain and Portugal. TELUS World of Science -- Calgary Features GestureTek's Motion-Control Display Systems. Journalists use multi-touch interactivity to explore video and images of key news items. Intel uses GestureTek interactive table to promote Centrino Duo Processor. GestureTek's Illuminate Display educates visitors at Icelandic power plant. Telefonica uses GestureTek to add multi-touch interactivity to a retail window. Montana State University uses GestureTek's interactive display technology in multimedia center. Fogscreen showcases GestureTek's ScreenFX interactive technology at InfoComm.

    About GestureTek Inc.

    GestureTek is the pioneer, patent-holder and world leader in

gesture-recognition technologies and computer vision for information,

presentation and entertainment systems. The company's revolutionary video

gesture control software lets users control interactive content, access

information, manipulate special effects or immerse themselves in an

interactive 3D virtual world - simply by moving their hands or body. In the

past 20 years, GestureTek has delivered approximately 4,000 interactive

displays, kiosks, exhibits, games and other interactive solutions for

museums, science centers, location-based entertainment facilities, retail

stores, tourism and hospitality venues, real estate presentation centers,

corporate boardrooms and showrooms, television networks and game

developers. The technology is also used by advertisers and marketers to

make their digital signs and advertisements interactive and immersive.

Healthcare organizations specializing in rehabilitation, sensory

stimulation, activation and recreation also use GestureTek's technology for

virtual therapy. GestureTek's clients include leading organizations and

Fortune 500 companies such as CNN, NASA, BMW, Ford, Oracle, Intel, IBM,

Federal Express, Autodesk and Panasonic. Software and patent licensees

include Microsoft, Sony, Hasbro and NTT DoCoMo. GestureTek is headquartered

in Silicon Valley, with additional offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Asia.

Learn more at or call (800) 315-1189.

    For more information contact:

    Patti Jordan, Director Mktg & Communications, GestureTek, 416-340-9290

x 274,

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