Ideum Updates and Stress Tests its Line of Ruggedized Multitouch Tables

Nov 03, 2011, 12:22 ET from Ideum

CORRALES, N.M., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideum has announced significant upgrades and improvements to its MT55 series of 55" multitouch tables.  The powerful MT55 Pro and the sleek MT55 Platform both have improved processors, increased storage capacity, refinements to the hardened case, and additional connectivity ports.  


Along with these improvements, Ideum has released a dramatic video showing just how tough and impact resistant the MT55 series multitouch tables are.  In the video a 13.8-pound bowling ball is dropped from 18 inches onto the multitouch table surface.

"When Surface 2.0 ® was announced, Microsoft bragged that they could 'drop a beer bottle' on Surface ® from 18 inches without making so much as a dent.(1) We dropped a 13-pound bowling ball and drank the beer," said Jim Spadaccini Founder and CEO of Ideum. "Apparently, Microsoft has a different interpretation of 'ruggedized.' We just couldn't let that go. We had a lot of fun with this."

As the "bowling ball test" demonstrates Ideum's multitouch tables are truly ruggedized for public display: built from aircraft-grade aluminum, cold-rolled steel and protected by a hardened glass surface.  This level of stress testing ensures that the Ideum MT55 series will meet or exceed the demands of busy public environments blending strength, high performance and exceptional design into a plug-and-play form factor.

A video showing the dramatic stress test can be seen here:

Both the MT55 Platform and the powerful MT55 Pro now ships standard with an Intel i7 processor, which adds a 30% performance boost to the previous base model MT55 Platform and a 20% boost to the MT55 Pro. Additionally, the base model of each table will now ship with double the previous storage capacity, all for the same price.

Along with more power both tables have improved connectivity with multiple HDMI ports, USB, audio, Bluetooth and wireless connections.  Single push button operation allows the table to be set up and operational in about a minute.

A video tour of the MT55 Platform can be seen here:

More information, high-resolution photographs, pricing and specifications for the MT55 Pro and Platform can be found at:

Ideum will be presenting the new MT55 Pro multitouch table with Magian Media Studio in booth #750 at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011, Nov. 14-18, 2011, in Orlando, FL. The MT55 Platform will be on display at the Interfaces for the New Decade conference November 15th at The Tech Museum in San Francisco, CA.

About Ideum
Ideum ( is a 12-year old privately-held company based in Corrales, New Mexico. The company has developed and sells an advanced multitouch framework called GestureWorks. It also designs and produces integrated and hardened large-scale multitouch tables and custom exhibits for museums, educational institutions, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.


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