Our sales team is often asked, “Why should I buy your touch table? What makes your products different than those offered by others?” Beyond our great service and support, and the attention to detail in our design and assembly process, it is the quality of the components that we integrate and materials that we use in manufacturing that make our touch tables and touch walls better than our competitors.
We use the best available components and with our lean and nimble manufacturing methods we are able to integrate “what’s new” much faster than our competitors. Our line of 43”, 49”, 55”, and 65” touch tables and touch walls all use the following high-quality components:
3M Touch Technology – Well known for their highly accurate and reliable touch technology, Ideum has been integrating 3M touch technology for the last several years. Our entire line of integrated displays, from 43” to 65”, uses 3M’s “3rd Generation” projected-capacitive (pcap) touch technology. This non-optical touch technology is bezel-less and impervious to light interference. The 3M touch technology supports 80 simultaneous touch points. Ideum was the first company to offer 3M touch technology in 43”, 49”, and 65” display sizes. And we are the only company that offers object recognition through our proprietary Tangible Engine software.
LG Commercial 4K Ultra HD Displays – Early in 2016, we moved our entire line to 4K Ultra HD, well-before our competitors. All of our displays and touch tables from 43” to 86” use top-of-the-line LG commercial monitors. These displays are made with top-grade components and are designed for commercial applications. They provide brightness, clarity and a great visual experience along with superior reliability.
Intel i7 Quad-Core Processors – We’ve always used the latest in high-end Intel processors in our systems and we love having “Intel Inside.” All of our systems use Intel i7 Quad-Core processors. Along with a powerful processor, our systems come standard with 16GB ram (upgradeable to 32GB), and fast 512GB SSD hard drives (upgradeable to dual 1TB drives).
NVIDIA GTX Graphics – A full-sized, dedicated NVIDIA graphics card is in every system we sell. Our Platform, Drafting Table, Coffee Table, and the integrated low-profile Presenter computer box all come standard with an NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphic card (upgradeable to a GTX 1080). The Colossus 86” touch table comes standard with the GTX 1080.
Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Case & Chassis – Our displays and the chassis for our touch tables are all built out of high-quality aluminum, crafted here in the USA. While many of our competitors have plastics or other inferior materials, we build our systems for maximum durability. Our standard units come with a durable black powder-coat, but we can make them in virtually any color (and many different finishes).
It has been amazing to see how large scale touch technology has evolved since we built our first multitouch table back in 2008. We will continue to integrate the best quality components and seek out new and improved hardware for our systems. Many of our customers and partners have provided us with feedback about our touch tables and touch walls, so many of the improvements you’ve seen over the years have come from them. If you have suggestions or questions about our systems, please let us know.
Ideum’s multitouch hardware can display a world of applications, from custom museum exhibits to packaged business software. Ideum will be featuring a number of different software packages, here on our blog, that work well with all of our hardware: the first is Live Earth.
Live Earth is a software package Ideum finds particularly compelling as it effectively brings a world of information to your fingertips. It combines multiple live feeds, such as transportation updates (planes, ships, and buses), weather, social media and CCTV video. Live Earth also has an instant-replay feature, allowing you to revisit a place in time. It’s interface is designed for large, responsive touch displays. It includes pinch and zoom, pan and tilt in 3D, and play and pause–all with the touch of a finger. All this is made even better with Ideum’s latest 3M™ touch screens–with 80 touch points, they are the most responsive touch screens available. Check out Ideum’s Presenter video or read our white paper to see just how responsive our latest generation of displays are.
Learn more and contact Live Earth for a demo at www.liveearthsoftware.com.
Ideum is excited to announce our first giveaway contest! This holiday season, one lucky entrant has the opportunity to win an Ideum 43-inch Duet Coffee Table.
The Ideum Duet 43 Coffee Table has a 4K Ultra HD display and the latest touch technology from 3M. The Duet Coffee Table comes with a powerful, integrated gaming PC that includes Windows 10 on an Intel Quad Core i7 computer system with NVIDIA graphics, and is great for use at home or in a public space. Visit our Duet Multitouch Coffee Table page to learn more about our fully featured multitouch coffee tables.
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The contest runs from Friday, November 18 – Tuesday, January 3, 2017. A winner will be announced Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Terms and conditions apply, please read the terms and conditions via Rafflecopter for full details.
One of the major decisions which one has to take in his or her life is that of career. This decision is so vital that any mistake in it can cause you a lot of trouble in the future. There have been a lot of people in this world who had wasted their talents by choosing wrong careers. Everybody is blessed with talent and this talent his hidden within us. It is our job to search out this talent and see where our future career really lies in? There is no harm in seeking professional advice in this regard as well.
In this article we plan to make things easier for you. Through this article we will let you know that whether you can become a successful architect or not? Architecture is a wonderful field and many people are very much interested in it, however this field is not for everyone. Through this article we will share with you some signs which will tell you whether you can become a successful architect or not.The Signs:
If the above mentioned traits, signs and qualities are within you then we believe that you can surely become a good architect. If you have not thought seriously about being an architect then do so, especially if the mentioned qualities are there in you.
Some people just know from their childhood that what they want to become when they grow up. However, it is a fact that is considered foolish by most people because it is impossible for a person to know in his youth that what he will be doing at the age of 50. However, when a person is in a college then he chooses a major in something and that is something that definitely helps in the later years. If you are a person who likes architecture then you must have chosen it as a major, but the question arises that what can a major in architecture get you. It certainly has its share of advantages and here you will learn a few things related to it.Career
Architecture is a field that is a combination of art and science, therefore it involves many different talents and skills. People who study architecture have the capability to solve creative problems that might not be easy to solve by other people. It is a skill that is helpful in many different professions, therefore whoever learns it will have an added advantage in their arsenal.
Including all other fields of the sort.Common Behavior
Most people who study architecture as a major subject commonly prefer to become licensed architects and that is perhaps the best thing to do. If you are become a licensed architect then you will have many opportunities to work in your field of expertise and that is something that you will like. However, in order to make sure that you are good at what you have learned you should first consider doing an internship because it is here that you will learn everything about the field and what are its requirements.What Is Architecture?
When you are learning architecture then the first thing that you should know is what is it? If you do not know the basic things about architecture then studying it can become rather difficult for you. However, this is something that is not a very big issue as there are only few people out there who select a major subject without knowing its prerequisites.
These were a few things that you should know about the architecture. It is simply a great field and has a lot career opportunities for whoever who learns it. Unlike most other fields, architecture is more a skill and less a formal education, this means that your degree will be of very less value if you do not know how to be a good architect. On the contrary, if you know your calculations, problem solving techniques then you will make a great architect.
I was very pleased to see AHA Teaching Division Vice President Elizabeth Lehfeldt take on the issue of declining enrollments in undergraduate history programs in the October edition of Perspectives. Anyone who reads this blog with regularity knows that enrollment issues have figured prominently among the topics I cover, most recently here and here.
The decline in history enrollments around the country isn’t news to anyone teaching at the post-secondary level and the AHA has done a thorough job of documenting some of the parameters of the decline. What’s lacking in this whole discussion is solid data on exactly why students have moved away from history and into other fields. We have lots of reasonable propositions, and I have offered my own suggestions in the posts linked above, but all of us are, to a degree, shooting in the dark because we don’t have actual data from students.
One obvious place to look for such data would be from our campus enrollment officers. Admissions offices, enrollment management consultants, and research centers like the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA have reams of data on student preferences, predispositions, demographic characteristics, and other factors that could be plugged into the kind of regressions that might just tell us a lot about what’s going on. At a minimum, these data would add richness to our anecdotal or surface studies of the problem. I hope the AHA will consider investing in some of this sort of analysis so that we get beyond just asking department chairs what they think is happening.
A second issue I have with what Lehfeldt writes in her essay is the assumption that doubling down on the History Discipline Core of the Tuning Project is going to be a solution to our enrollment problems. I completely agree with Lehfeldt that, as she writes, the Tuning project has “created a common, broadly accessible vocabulary about the value of majoring in history.” But to assert that “Tuning has helped allay students’ and parents’ concerns about ‘what to do with a major in history’,” based on no data to support such an assertion is really troubling. If such data exist, I’d love to see them.
So, yes, Tuning is a good step forward. But, no, I don’t see any evidence cited by anyone that adopting the framework and goals of the Tuning project has either allayed concerns in the market about the value of a history degree, or that the adoption of Tuning has helped change the enrollment trajectories of those departments who have signed on.
In previous posts on Tuning, I’ve been very critical of the fact that, at least to my mind, the Discipline Core is neither forward looking, nor aligned with the world our students live in. As evidence for my contentions, I would offer the fact that in the entire Discipline Core document the digital world our students (and we) live in shows up exactly once…toward the end, where one of the competencies students might gain is the ability to build a website on a historical topic.
Doubling down on Tuning as the solution to our enrollment problems strikes me as saying that if we just keep doing what we’re doing, but do it more, and do a better job of explaining to students why doing it the way we’ve always done it really, really is good, everything will turn out fine in the end.
The last time I checked, Professor Pangloss was teaching in a different department.
Over 100 guests came to our second Studio Party this year, held on October 25th.
Ideum has been busy since April–we have worked on local hot air balloon interactives for this year’s International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and the Balloon Museum, among other exciting projects. These large-scale Creative Services projects will showcase Ideum’s expertise in creating custom immersive and engaging exhibits built with specially-sourced hardware and our custom software.
The up to 6 player Hot Air Balloon Target Competition app featured at this year’s Balloon Fiesta was an Open House hit!
Ideum’s elves have also been busy developing a suite of holiday themed applications that will appear in 16 different malls very soon, which were also previewed at this event.
Two young visitors trying out the holiday coloring book app.
Visitors also toured our production space and our nearly complete Industrial Design space–stay tuned for updates as the new space should be finished soon!
If you would like to be invited to a future Studio Party at Ideum, please contact us so we can add you to our mailing list!
A good architect is someone who is needed by everyone, this is because a good architect knows everything there is about architecture therefore, he is able to provide the best results. When you are starting a new business or extending the existing one, then you will certainly require a new, bigger and better workplace. This is where an architect comes in, because an architect will be able to design the workplace in the best way possible. However, there are many things that an architect must know before designing a workplace or any other building for that matter. Here you will find some tips for architects that should help design a better workplace.The Well-Being Of The Employee
The well-being of the employees is something that is very important, this is because at the end of the day the architect will be designing a work place to give the employees a better environment to work in. the workplace should be such that allows the employees to engage in their tasks and allow them to do their jobs and give high productivity. This starts with natural light, this is because science has proven that natural lighting has a positive effect on our brain whereas artificial lighting does not. Therefore, the architect must make sure that there are a lot of natural light sources around the workplace.Futuristic Techniques
Science is making fast advancements day by day and these advancements also affect the field of architecture. Therefore, it is important for every architect to try and use the latest techniques to build a workplace or any other building. An example of futuristic techniques is that, according to science if architects are able to have under floor cavities then it can help the building to be a little more flexible and allow low pressure distribution which in turn will make people more comfortable in the building.Automated Buildings
Automated systems are something that are very important today, that is why it is necessary for an architect to implement automated systems in the workplace. This means that systems like heating, air conditioning, ventilation and power should be controlled by automated systems. Lighting should also be controlled by automated systems as they will be able keep the lights on the perfect brightness level. Automated systems also save a lot of time as everything will be done automatically and no one will have to lower down the thermostat manually or dim the lights as it will be done by the system.
These were a few tips that every architect should follow when they are building workplaces or any other building. These tips will help architects to design the best building that will be appreciated by all. If you are an architect or want to become an architect, then it is important for you to learn everything about the field. The better you plan out the workplace the better will be the outcome, therefore make sure that you take your time when you are designing a workplace.
A good architect is someone who is needed by everyone, this is because a good architect knows everything there is about architecture therefore, he is able to provide the best results. It is important for every architect to maintain a portfolio because it is something that allows people to see the past record of a particular architect and then decide whether to hire him or not. However, there are many things that an architect must know before making a portfolio. Here you will find some tips for architects that should help make a better architecture portfolio.
First and foremost, you should know that an empty resume will never be of any good to you. It is important for your resume to have a portfolio, this is because a resume without it does not gain much attention therefore it won’t bring a lot of advantages to you. If you have successfully understood the value of a portfolio, then now it is time to understand that the presentation of the portfolio is as important as the content. So make sure that both of these things are picture perfect and have no flaws whatsoever.
The second thing that you should understand is that people do not have time to go through long portfolios. That is why it is always a better idea to go with shorter portfolios rather than longer ones. When you are making a short portfolio then make sure that you place your best projects and works first, so that they are able to acquire the maximum amount of attraction.
When you are making a portfolio it is important to choose the projects carefully. If you have worked on several projects then you should select only those that look professional and work with the office’s profile. When you are making an online portfolio, then make sure that it is not more than 15 MBs in size. This is because if it is more than that then it will start to slow down and might provoke the receiver to move on.
When you are making an architecture portfolio then make sure that you do not put too many diagrams. On one hand diagrams might look good but they can also pull unwanted attention which might leave the rest of your portfolio useless. You need not explain every single thing with the help of drawings and diagrams, hence try to keep them to a minimum and make your projects the star of the show.
These were a few tips that every architect should follow when they are making an architecture portfolio. These tips will help architects to make the best architecture portfolio that will be liked by all. If you are an architect or want to become an architect, then it is important for you to learn everything about the field. The better you plan out the portfolio the better will be the outcome, therefore make sure that you take your time when you are making a portfolio.
The Rise of the Rest 5.0 Road Trip with Steve Case made a stop at Ideum on October 6, 2016. Rise of the Rest is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. This tour will visit five cities, including Albuquerque, in five days with the goal of selecting a startup in each city to be awarded a $100,000 investment from Steve Case. New Mexico Senator Udall joined the Rise of the Rest group this morning on the tour of Ideum.
Senator Udall (left), John-Mark Collins, Ideum (center), Steve Case (right)
Ideum was happy to be a stop on the Rise of the Rest tour in the Albuquerque area, as we are a well-established tech company that has helped spawn growth and entrepreneurial spirit in New Mexico. Steve Case and his team toured our production space, where our hardware is built with metal from New Mexico. John-Mark Collins, Ideum’s Chief Experience Officer, described our new extrusion method for our multitouch table stands and explained how this strategy is going to keep the metal production for our products in New Mexico, while keeping our hardware competitive. The group also visited our studio space and had the opportunity to engage with some of our recent interactives that span local projects at the ABQ BioPark to commercial projects that utilize our cutting edge Tangible Engine object recognition software, such as our interactive coffee experience created for Starbucks.
John-Mark Collins (far right) in Ideum’s production space explaining our new extrusion manufacturing method to the Rise of the Rest group.
Senator Udall and Steve Case exploring the Starbucks interactive developed with our Tangible Engine SDK.
Expert architects do not need a lot of help in their field as they have the experience to solve any problem that comes in front of them. It is however, the young ones who need to be polished and told everything before they can start doing things on their own. Every young architect needs a set of tips to begin with as they do not have a lot of field experience and need to prove their capability. Here you will find a few tips that should help young architects to evolve and get better at being architects.Be Important
As a young architect, you might be thinking that how can you make yourself important. Well, the answer is simple and it is that you should be an expert in your field and know everything that you should know about it. This does not mean that you should be an expert at everything related to architecture, instead it means that you should be an expert at only one field that you have learned and be ready to solve every problem related to it.Seek Mentors
It is also important to seek mentors as they will be able to guide you through out the journey. A mentor can be anyone who influences you and you want to be like. That is why you should find people who have skills that inspire you, these mentors will be able to foster your development and polish your skills by giving good and useful advice.Know Your Role
First and foremost, if you are willing to become an architect then you first need to be strong in many things. An architect needs to have strong communication skills along with critical and analytical thinking, he should also have visualization skills which will allow him to create a picture in front of him about the project. If any one of these skills are missing in a person then becoming an architect can become a problem, therefore make sure that your first master all of these skills.Don’t Be Afraid Of Failure
The most important tip for any young architect is that he should never be afraid of failure. This is because he will always have to face failure during the early days and the best part is that he will learn from these failures and not repeat the same mistakes again.
These were a few tips that you should know about architecture. These tips can help all young architects to be better at what they do. It is important for every young architect to follow as many tips as they can as these tips will certainly help them. Young architects are inexperienced therefore it is important for them to learn new things from whatever source they find. With the help of these tips they will not have to search tirelessly everywhere, instead they can get whatever they need in one place. There are many more tips that can be mentioned here but mentioning them will take a lot of time, hence we have stuck with these.
Ideum will have two interactives at this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Ideum is proud to work on these local projects and to provide rented hardware for the Balloon Fiesta project. All hardware and custom software is built right here in Corrales, New Mexico! The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is on from October 1-9.
Ideum, in collaboration with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, designed an interactive hot air balloon game to engage children and adult of all ages. The interactive is an up to 6 player Hot Air Balloon Target Competition game. The aim is for each player to strategically pilot their balloon to the Balloon Fiesta Park by flying at the correct altitude with wind directions that will guide them to the field where they try to drop their baggie as close to the target as possible. The player with their baggie closest to the center of the target gets the most points. The game successfully demonstrates what is known as the “Albuquerque Box,” which is the relationship between altitude and wind direction, and why Albuquerque is such a great place for flying balloons. The interactive is installed on a Platform 65” rented table.
The Hot Air Balloon Target Competition interactive will be in the 7-Eleven Balloon Discovery Center throughout the 2016 Balloon Fiesta!
Balloon Fiesta team members trying out the Hot Air Balloon Target Competition Game.
A second interactive developed with the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will be previewed during this year’s Balloon Fiesta at the museum. Visitors will be able to design their own balloon, and then launch it into Albuquerque’s famous “box”–a weather phenomenon that makes ballooning so popular here! This interactive will be just one piece of a new permanent exhibition at the museum called The Weather Lab, opening early 2017. The Weather Lab’s mission is to bring STEM education into the museum by providing an immersive learning experience all about the science of weather.
Contact our sales team today to create custom interactive experiences for your next event!
Architecture is a field which has always been considered valuable since the inception of this world. In fact most of the Seven Wonders of the Worldisfantastic pieces of architecture whether it is the tower of pizza, Eifel tower or pyramids. Becoming an architect requires a lot of hard work and today there are many well-known institutes and colleges which are offering professional degrees in architecture. However despite taking so many pains to become an architect many fail to become successful in their careers. This phenomenon is very common and many architects are seen demotivated due to constant failures. In this article we plan to share with our readers some tips which will help them in becoming successful architects. These tips are mentioned in the paragraphs belowTips for becoming a successful architect:
The tips to become a successful architect are plenty and naturally we could not list all of them in a single article however we have filtered out some of the tips which we think are essential, these tips are discussed in the points below
The above mentioned tips, if followed by you in later and spirit can produce wonderful results for you. These tips can serve as your step towards becoming a Successful Design Architect.
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Architecture is a field which has always been considered valuable since the inception of this world. Becoming an architect requires a lot of hard work and today there are many well-known institutes and colleges which are offering professional degrees in architecture. However despite taking so many pains to become an architect many fail to become successful in their careers. This phenomenon is very common and many architects are seen demotivated due to constant failures. In this article we plan to share with our readers some tips which will help them in becoming successful architects.The Stages
To become an architect, the first thing that you need is a bachelor’s degree because without this degree you will not have any official certificate you confirm that you are an architect. Architecture is something that is taught in almost every university therefore getting a degree won’t be a problem. After getting a degree you now must get an internship because with the help of an internship you can understand the professional values of the field.
If you have recently done your graduation in architecture then it is highly recommended that you should immediately sign up for IDP hours. Do not be in haste, rather be patient. Scrutinize the firm of which you want to become a part of and see to it that it values emerging talents like you. Develop personal relationships and enhance your networking. Try to create close relationships with people who are in the architectural community. When dealing with your clients it is highly recommended that you should not lose your cool. You may face some clients who pretend as if they know everything about architecture. Under such a scenario be patient and always remember that you are a professional architect.
If you are willing to become an architect then you first need to be strong in many things. An architect needs to have strong communication skills along with critical and analytical thinking, he should also have visualization skills which will allow him to create a picture in front of him about the project. If any one of these skills are missing in a person then becoming an architect can become a problem, therefore make sure that your first master all of these skills.
Many people have graduated as architects from your college and university. You should differentiate yourself from your partners and employees. Develop some unique skill and competencies within yourself. Think of yourself as a product and develop a value proposition within yourself.
These were a few things that you should know about when you want to become an architect. Architecture is a very important field, therefore the need for people who want to learn it is always there. Therefore, you should make sure that you are up for the challenge and truly want to become a great and successful architect. With the help of these tips you can surely become a good architect and prove your skills and your importance to the world.