Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sydney Design Award Winner

We are super excited to have been announced as a winner of the Sydney Design Awards for the nsquared digitable55. Of course we always believed we had an awesome digital table product that we know our costumers love. To have the design validated by a panel of design experts makes the team here at nsquared extremely happy.

As a quick reminder of the product and the process of building the product watch this short video about the the nsquared digitable55.


Finally here is a picture of our industrial designer, Hayley Wood, and project director Neil Roodyn collecting the award earlier this week at the design awards event.


If you would like to find out more about the nsquared digitable55 or other interactive digital tables please get in touch.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's Finals Time...

It's happened! As of today we're officially into the finals for the 2014 Sydney Design Awards. Needless to say, we're looking forward to finding out whether we've been judged good enough to go one better and take the prize. For now though, we're enjoying the right to flash our "Finalist" graphics around.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Shortlisted for the 2014 Sydney Design Awards




As many of you will know, we've recently launched the nsquared digitable55.
We are excited to be working with a number of customers already but the bigger news for today is that the digitable55 has been officially shortlisted for the 2014 Sydney Design Awards!

You can view the entry (and vote) for the nsquared digitable55 here .



How it all works.

Once our entry was accepted it was open for rating along with the other entries. They will be rated
by the design100 judging panel, respected industry members and the marketplace. Once all ratings are in, the scores will be averaged across the three respective ratings to ensure that the Awards showcase the best entry as determined by all three panels.
Rating closes on 17 August, 2014 and we understand that the top five rated entries in each category will be named finalists. We're hoping to be on the podium with other winners at the Awards Presentation on 20 August 2014. Time will tell...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Connected. Beautiful. Powerful.

We’ve just finalised our latest fantastic project and we’re very proud to announce the new nsquared digitable55It’s connected. It’s beautiful. It’s powerful. And, it's clever.



When we sat down to design our latest digitable we wanted a great looking piece of furniture with digital capacities that were second to none in the space of tabletop computing. We believe we’ve achieved both of those goals and judging by the reception it’s getting, there are a plenty of people who agree with us.

One of the first deployments was last month at The Porter in Sydney. The Porter is a highly activated executive co-working environment that’s full of beautiful, high quality furniture and the most exciting technology for business. The nsquared digitable55 fits right into The Porter’s gracious spaces where it’s being used for sales pitches, business meetings, collaborative planning, and creating better solutions.


  


The flush tabletop boasts a massively multi-touch 55-inch embedded projected capacitive LED touch screen panel that’s able to respond to at least 200 simultaneous touches in real time.


Powered by the latest Intel i7 chip, a high end dedicated graphics card, and Windows 8.1 kernel, the nsquared digitable55 has been designed so that it can be easily upgraded as and when technology improves. It was really important to us that we create a piece to stand the test of time in terms of aesthetics and functionality. We didn’t want to add to the growing worldwide refuse problem that is being fed by an increasing throwaway culture. The nsquared digitable is anything but throw away.

Its classic, timeless design provides a workspace that’s big enough to comfortably stand or sit at. People around the table can view and annotate digital architectural plans; search online with multiple browsers; brainstorm and capture new ideas; or work with multiple virtual documents. Different files can be open on the table at the same time and viewable from any position. It responds to touch and stylus input, and connects wirelessly and almost seamlessly to your personal devices as well as cloud storage services such as Dropbox and OneDrive. *

To find out more you can visit us on the web and call us on +61 9262 3386


*These features are dependent on internet connection and the installed software

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Survey management. Simplified. nsquared spydar enterprise.

nsquared spydar enterprise is ready!


We get most of our knowledge by reflecting on the information available to us. The catch is that collecting the information is often a very time consuming, arduous process, so we've been working on making data collection more efficient. 
The latest addition to nsquared's product range makes collecting and analysing data quicker and easier than ever.




Using Kinect for Windows and cloud technologies, nsquared spydar enterprise is perfect when you’re in the business of collecting and analyzing data. It’s been thoroughly tested in real world scenarios so you know you can rely on it.  Whether you’re a  research organisation or wanting to make your recruitment processes more thorough and reliable, nsquared spydar will help you.

You can find out more from the spydar website at http://spydar.co

Email us to find out what differences nsquared spydar will make to your bottom line.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We're freshening up for Spring and Easter!






Did you know that we've launched the Easter content pack this week? 

Given that it's the northern hemisphere's Spring again, and Easter and Spring always seem to go together, we thought it was a great time to freshen up the content pack collection.

The new content packs are ready for you to download and enjoy with a variety of nsquared's educational games.




For digital tables, visit your admin portal to download the new content pack for nsquared make words, nsquared snap and nsquared herding.

nsquared's Windows 8 app store software also has Easter treats waiting so take a look for the seasonal facelift.

Have fun!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Making large format multi-user screens easier to use

Shared screens should be accessible

The face of technology has changed quickly since the invention of the first computers and it continues to do. So that we can continue to get the benefits of the new platform offerings we need to move our management policies forward in keeping with the use case scenarios of the various devices.


Which user should log in?


Large format displays driven by touch input are being placed into meeting rooms, foyers, and other shared spaces. Increasingly they’re placed in these spaces with the specific intent that several people will use them simultaneously and collaboratively without intermediary devices such as the keyboard and mouse.  Multi user screens, particularly those in horizontal format, are designed to enhance conversations and communication. Conversations flow more naturally and meetings can come to resolution more effectively and efficiently.

To provide their full design benefit these devices need to be easily accessible and available for anyone that comes into the space, as are whiteboards, phones and light.

In an enterprise environment this means a couple of things:
1. The large format shared-screen computer should not be domain joined. 

2. Any network resources required for the screen to operate need to be provided to the PC that is driving the screen.

This thinking represents a new way forward and a change in the way all computers in an organisation are treated equally. Shared computer experiences are a different use case to personal devices and need to have different permissions set.

If you want to find out more get in touch with us at nsquared.