Ideum Releases Robust Linux Authoring Support for Multitouch Tables and Displays with 3M™ Touch Technology

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The all-new authoring support for Linux OS enhances multitouch responsiveness by dramatically increasing performance.

Our multitouch authoring support for Linux provides the most powerful authoring solution for displays and multitouch tables that use 3M™ touch technology.

Ideum (http://www.ideum.com), makers of integrated multitouch tables and touch displays, today announced new authoring support for the Linux OS. The first version of the software supports the Ubuntu distribution, and is available with the purchase of an Ideum touch table or touch wall with 3M™ touch technology.

This new and innovative software detaches the touch digitizer from the kernel driver, allowing data to be acquired as fast as the touch display can provide. This simplification enhances multitouch responsiveness by dramatically increasing performance. The software also bypasses potentially undesirable multitouch gestures at the operating system level, providing developers with the freedom to override unwanted interactions.

The Ideum Linux touch service is configurable to provide data via the TUIO 1.1 protocol and UNIX domain sockets. It supports more than 60 touch points and has very low CPU usage.

"We are always looking for ways to extend our hardware platform and provide more options for developers," explains Ideum CEO, Jim Spadaccini. "Our multitouch authoring support for Linux provides the most powerful authoring solution for displays and multitouch tables that use 3M™ touch technology."

Ideum currently offers 46", 55" and 65" multitouch tables and touch walls with 3M™ technology. The 55" and 65" models are available with 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) displays. In addition to its Linux authoring solutions, Ideum is the only company to offer support for fiducials and tangible objects on its 3M™ integrated touch screens.

Ideum will be adding support for other popular Linux distributions, such as Arch Linux, Linux Mint, Debian and openSUSE in the coming months.

A promotional video is available at: https://youtu.be/6ZekpQwntXc

All Ideum hardware purchases include a lifetime license for the GestureWorks SDK. To learn more about GestureWorks, visit http://www.gestureworks.com

About Ideum
Ideum is an innovative design company based in Corrales, New Mexico. The firm focuses on creating the next generation of visitor experiences that blend both the physical and digital realms. Along with its Creative Services software group, Ideum designs and produces integrated and hardened large-scale multitouch tables and touch walls for museums, educational institutions, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. It has developed multitouch tables and screens since 2008 that have been sold in more than 38 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.ideum.com or contact Esther Lombardi at (505) 792-1110 ext.1.

Ideum and GestureWorks are trademarks of Ideum, Inc. 3M™ is the registered trademark of 3M™ Company.

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