Supported Multi-Touch Displays
This section gives a list of compatible multi-touch devices, and describes how Touch Player connects to them. Touch Player supports various models of professional multi-touch displays. Some of these displays require special settings in order to work with Touch Player, others can be plugged in and work at once.
The Trackers and Drivers section gives you details on how the connection between Touch Player and displays works. The Supported Displays section gives a list of display models that are supported. Note that ~sedna can maintain support services only if you use displays that are supported. However, check the Unlisted Displays section to see how you might use devices that are not listed here.
Trackers and Drivers
The interface between Touch Player and the multi-touch displays are the so-called Trackers. Most Touch Player Trackers have direct control over the multi-touch hardware. These Trackers are hardware drivers programmed by ~sedna to maintain a smooth and fast operation of multi-touch displays.
Note: If your display is on the list of supported devices below, you don't need to install special drivers on the Player Mac. Moreover, installing such a driver may obstruct the operation of Trackers. Therefore, if you encounter issues with a supported display, make sure to remove the manufacturer's driver from the corresponding Mac.
Other Trackers offer connection to devices that are not directly supported, e.g. the "TUIO Tracker Bridge". These Trackers constitute a bridge to a proprietary driver provided by the corresponding manufacturer. TUIO (Tangible User Interface Objects) is a protocol commonly used to control multi-touch devices.
To make of use these drivers, download the corresponding installation files for your operating system, start the installation and follow the instructions given. After completing the installation, the driver must be set up to send data via the standard TUIO address and port. Also, make sure that the mouse emulation mode is turned off, if the driver offers this option.
The devices provided by PQ Labs and ZaagTech deserve special mention. The corresponding devices listed below are no displays, but infrared touch overlays that can be mounted over any display of the right size. If you employ one of these overlays, you need to install the manufacturer's TUIO driver and select the Tuio Tracker Bridge in the Touch Player Preferences.
The configuration of ZaagTech touch overlays is detailed in the Touch Overlays section of this manual. The procedures described there can also be applied to the configuration of touch overlays provided by PQ Labs.
The way you physically connect multi-touch displays depends on the particular display type you're using. Please refer to the manual provided with the corresponding multi-touch display to see how to do this. You can find more information on how to use these multi-touch screens on the following web sites:
C5567PW, C4667PW, C3266PW, C2254PW, M2767PW, M2467PW, M2256PW, M2167PW, M1866PW
T232HL (only MacOSX 10.10.5), T272HL
MT553UTB, MT550S, MT420S
PN-K322B 32", LL-S201A 19.5", PN-L703A / PN-70TA3
If you're having trouble connecting your multi-touch display with your Touch Player Mac, contact ~sedna gmbh or your local reseller.
There are two ways to try using multi-touch devices that are not listed above. Note that either of the methods described may or may not work, and that ~sedna cannot give any guarantee that it will work.
The first way is to try using a tracker that supports other devices of the corresponding manufacturer. For instance, if you have an unlisted device produced by 3M, you may try the 3M Touch Tracker in Player Preferences, or if you have an ACER device, you may try selecting the ACER Touch Tracker.
The other way to try using an unlisted device is to use the TUIO protocol. Install the manufacturer's TUIO driver, configure the driver and select Tuio Tracker Bridge in the Player Preferences. With a little luck, your device will work properly, if the driver is programmed according to the standards.
Driver Setup Tips
Here follows a short list with tips on the driver setup of some devices.
- 3M devices: Do not install the UPDD driver from 3M. ~sedna touch uses its own driver that is not compatible with 3M's driver.
- MultiTaction: We recommend not changing the preset network settings. The preset IP address of the MultiTaction display is 172.16.100.67. See also the MultiTaction Display section.
- PQ Labs: Disable the mouse emulation and activate TUIO support on port 3333. See also the Touch Overlays section.
- ZaagTech: Disable the mouse emulation and activate TUIO support on port 3333. See also the Touch Overlays section.