Holographic Touch: The New Paradigm in Pathogen-free Interaction

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The global pandemic has forever altered our lives.

Social distancing is the new norm, and wearing masks in public is encouraged, if not mandated. Nowhere is the determination toward providing a safe and germ-free environment more evident than the measures banks, restaurants, supermarkets and other public institutions are taking to ensure customers can safely interact with their displays and POS terminals.

Recent touchless innovations range from the simple to the sublime. Restaurant industry solutions, for example, start at disposable menus and anti-microbial touch screens and quickly evolve to QR scanning and location codes, digital menus, smartphone ordering and payment options. OEMs across the industry are employing contactless technologies for displays using Infrared (IR), Light Detection & Ranging (LiDAR), and ‘Predictive Touch’, Voice Activation & Control, ultrasound, and optics.

In response to the demand for a quick, economical and effective contactless solution, Holo Industries has invented a practical contactless technology by combining optics, sensors, and other hardware and components to create a ground-breaking holographic solution with touch, scroll, pinch and other functions — in mid-air. We call it the JANVS I*

*Janvs: the two-faced Roman God of duality and new beginnings

Figure1: Illustration of a JANVS I Holographic system paired with a digital restaurant menu

With JANVS I your customers can have a safe and germ-free interactive experience.

JANVS I is ideal for applications with displays such as restaurant digital menus, hotel, libraries, airport, and hospital check-in stations, supermarket self-check-out stands and banks. JANVS I interfaces with any CPU, display with a USB or HDMI, (Figure 1) doesn’t require programming or installation other than a simple pre-calibration, and can be used in virtually any application.

Figure 2: The JANVS l comes standard in matte black, but can be ordered in white, dark red, or custom colors for large orders. The illustrations above are examples of an airport check-in (left), POS/payment terminal (middle), and a hospital registration terminal (right).

JANVS I Features:

  • Easy to install and operate, connects to any device with a USB or HDMI port, and available in 120V or 240V.
  • Constructed of light, durable composites, with a small footprint: 10” H x 8” W X 5” D.
  • Tamper-proof and scratch-resistant screen.
  • The bright holographic image “floats” approximately 2-3” and at a 45° angle from the front of the display, making it easy for everyone, including the wheel-chair-bound, to easily access.
  • Normal functions such as touch, pinch and scroll are as quick and responsive.
  • Less clean-up: Since there is no direct contact between your finger and the device, normal activity doesn’t leave residual fingerprints or smudges on the glass.
  • JANVS l comes in matte black, but can be ordered in white, dark red, custom colors or private-label for large orders. The illustrations below (Figure 2) are examples of an airport check-in (left), POS/payment terminal (middle), and an airport counter check-in (right). The JANVSI can also be installed in restaurant counters, bank stations, etc. (Figure 2).

JANVS I Specifications:

  • Operates under bright lights or in the dark
  • Rugged design
  • Temperatures range: –10°C to +55°C
  • Humidity range: 5% to 95%
  • Audio: Built-in speaker (optional)
  • Works on Windows & Linux-based systems
  • Touch points: 2
  • Diameter: >5mm
  • Resolution: 1mm
  • Response time: 50ms (average)
  • Image size: 7 inch
  • UL/CE Certification in process
  • Made in the USA

JANVS I Availability

Prototypes available December 2020

Production units (with CE and UL Certification) available Q1 2020

Summary

For many restauranteurs, bank managers, hotel owners and many others searching for a simple, cost-effective solution to providing a safe and germ-free environment for their customers, JANVS I will be an easy choice.

More information about JANVS I can be found at www.holoind.com

Holo Industries is a brand of Convergence Promotions LLC

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