Bangalore based emo2 has launched its emo2 Anywhere multi-user multi-touch interaction OS and Cloud platform at CES. This is a solution for large scale deployment and management of multi-user touch systems.
‘emo2 Anywhere’ (built on its patent pending technology) is the first OS to enable multiple users to interact with a plurality of applications simultaneously. Users, with the help of multi-touch can now share and collaborate with simple gestures.
The company has developed the patent pending OS in India, enabling multi-users (i.e. multiple users can use the device simultaneously). The key aspect of the OS is that, being controllable from the cloud, it can scale up and down as required to deliver the best experience – be it a million machines deployed by some large retail business or a single home computer.
The patent pending Emo2 hardware technology was conceived with the desktop market prices in mind. Hence, one of the important considerations was affordability. Each 21.5″ unit will be priced at less than USD 2000 which makes it an affordable option even for home users.
Emo2 hardware is easy to assemble. For starters, one need not change the existing furniture layout as emo2 Anywhere, which is as a complete computing unit can fit into most places easily. Modules are available in sizes of 21.5, 27 and 32 inches to suit your needs and the company has partnered with Cafe Coffee Day (we first reported CCD’s ambition to use touchscreen tables) to launch the touchscreen tables in Bangalore (to start off). Apart from customer engagement, the tables also open up a new revenue stream for companies like CCD to bring in targeted advertisements.
In short, the team is selling a complete ecosystem of products and not just hardware. The larger vision of emo2 is to bring the ‘Anywhere’ goodness to areas like education, healthcare and architecture where traditional computing has failed. While the Emo2 team will be focusing on the OS, they are looking at third-party developers and partners to implement custom solutions for specific domains using the Cloud platform and the emo2 SDK.