iLandExplore the interactive table
iLand is a common term for Cordura interactive tables, which today is part of various exhibitions on Danish museums and cultural institutions.
On the tables a screenshot is projected on an acrylic plate. Users can use custom-made pieces to interact with the installation and thereby activate multimedia clips or take action in games. Tiles can be combined or have different functions depending on the pieces that would otherwise be activated. The possibilities for dissemination are almost endless!
iLand now used for a variety of communication-oriented applications. Eg. include animated stories about the Battle of Aadal Illerup at Moesgaard museum, digital paraphrases at Skagen Museum and salmon migration back into the river at Aqua Freshwater Aquarium. See links and more cases below.
iLand is an unique opportunity for storytelling, because you can locate and determine which images, videos, sounds and animations to be displayed on the table when you insert an object. iLand has no limitations and can be used for the smallest age group of 2-6 years or for young and adults. iLand can be anything from a complex interactive game into an exciting reference book for children, young and adults.
Storytelling of local conditions
With iLand its easy to add photos, video, graphics, sounds and animations to a professional media presentation that sets new standards for how a computer should be used. iLand ensures that this will be produced and presented in a highly technical and graphic quality.
Cordura is keen to development together with you on game elements, graphics, or other custom-developed iLand-elements. The solution is technically designed with focus on being able to build on top of the acting platform. Typically this is something our customers appreciate, and therefore, it has also landed tables with many different functions around the country.
The hardware setup in iLand consist of a PC thats running the iLand software, projector and sound-system. Cordura offers two types of tracking technology, depending on the nature of the project:
1. Tracking with RFID
RFID is a radio technology in which radio pieces can be identified when the piece comes near an RFID reader. In such a setup is typically mounted 9 readers under the table, bounding 9 zones in the table, as in the graphic on the table marked with graphic markings. When the user inserts a piece on a zone the software record it on the PC, and the motion can be used in a gameplay or presentation of multimedia related to this zone. In this solution the projector is placed above the table and screens to the tabletop. RFID tracking is a very proven technology and in several of our projects it has worked for several years without problems. Examples of this type of solution can be found at Aqua Freshwater Aquarium and Skagen Museum.
2. Optical tracking
With advanced lighting and camera technology Cordura can offer tracking on the entire table surface. Also, our system detects rotation of the gane pieces, and there are more opportunities for interaction. The projector is placed inside the table and screens the tabletop from behind. This type of solution is robust, but usually more complex than RFID tracking solutions and therefore typically associated with slightly higher costs. Cordura has provided such solutions to Kattegatcenter and Danfoss Unvierse.