Question: When is ScreenFX not ScreenFX?
Answer A: When the company in question is changing its name to Vision Media Group – NOW (VMG.L) Vision Media Group (intl) PLC Ord 10p on AIM
Answer B: When the technology / product in question is marketed by GestureTek Inc.
It doesn’t take much to confuse our office but this confused us when our alerts, spiders and research came back making mention of a ScreenFX installation in the Charleston Mall in Dublin, Ireland.
It got us all excited for a while as of course, (AIM Listed) ScreenFX have a large number of digital screen networks in Shopping Malls (we know of their plans to expand into India but were unaware of any Irish expansion).
Anyway, the excitement was short lived as reading through the various announcements it soon became apparent that GestureTek Inc. were talking about their very own ScreenFX interactive multi-media display system in the Charleston Mall in Dublin, Ireland.
The press release claims, rather grandly we think that and we quote “the installation is one of Europe’s largest interactive retail signage systems” – after some clarification we understand NOW that they mean in reference to the 103″ screen (thanks to Barnaby Page for the initial clarification and correction).
Anyway, the rest of the press release goes onto say that GestureTek partnered with Ireland’s TouchPoint Interactive Media and Strategem Integrated Communications on the Mall project.
They used a 103 inch Panasonic flat screen – which is probably why in the pictures they released it is very difficult to see the screen due to the daylight and the reflections – it did look good indoors when we saw it at ISE in Amsterdam.
GestureTek’s patented, camera-enabled body-tracking technology tracks passers by and responds to their movement. It’s quite clever and another innovative window display technology out to good use.