Cutting Edge Interactive Multimedia Player

The MPTouch Interactive is a purpose-built, robust, 5” Android tablet player with a high quality capacitive screen and a battery pack designed for all-day repeat rental distribution. The device is ruggedized with an integral rubber frame, making it easy and comfortable to hold, and can be provided with a wider lanyard ideal to promote event, sponsor or site branding. The tablet is Wi-Fi-enabled, and can also be connected via GPS, Bluetooth LE, FM, or FSK.

This platform supports all standard device media including audio, video, text, animation and touchscreen interactive content.  It can also support triggered content, image recognition using the camera and 360° image and video using the magnetometer.

The MPti platform is supplied complete with 10-unit modular chargers, headphones, lanyards, data capture, storage and analysis capability and an  upload and download software suite, as standard.

Key Features:

  • An easy to use, comfortable to handle, reliable and familiar Android-based device

  • Large 5″ capacitive touchscreen delivers stunning interactive multimedia experiences for maximum visitor engagement

  • Integral HD camera and visual recognition technology, supporting augmented reality and content triggering, will amaze visitors creating lasting and memorable tour experiences

  • Control and creatively present tour content using pre-loaded TourBuilder™ software

  • Versatile Android operating system with 5-in-1 connectivity chip including wifi, Bluetooth & GPS

  • Compatible with ground-breaking Multimedia GroupGuide™ system giving guides the ability to trigger multimedia content, as well as provide live commentary directly through the headsets of group visitors

  • Robust design, purpose-built for mass distribution and repeat rental, all day, every day

  • Long battery life, modular charging units and stereo headphones for seamless logistics

  • In-built alarm system to effectively manage security

MPti Software Solution – TourBuilder™

Although the MPTouch Interactive players can support any app built for Android devices, the platform we suggest to build and maintain most museum apps is the TourBuilder.  This custom-built platform is capable of creating apps looking like most CSM template based apps already in the museum industry, but also has a much broader set of abilities and flexibility to help future proof possible additional file formats, layouts, and experiences for the tour.  The main advantage of the TourBuilder platform is that the museum will not be locked into a single look and feel for the app due to CMS restrictions. Museum teams will have full access to adapt on their own (or with our help) the app for the initial launch or down the road.

TourBuilder, our content creation platform, is designed to be a flexible, modular system allowing for freedom of creative design, innovative user interface and a bespoke approach to every tour we create.

TourBuilder supports all standard device media including audio, video, text, animation and touchscreen interactive content. We can also support triggered content, image recognition using the camera and 360° image and video using the magnetometer. As the MPti device is essentially designed in the same way as a consumable handheld tablet, TourBuilder was created to support this and enhance the device’s features.

The important thing to understand is that TourBuilder is not a templated content builder. Instead we use a unique approach that we call the ‘T99’. This groups small areas on the touchscreen into programmable ‘squares’, which can be assigned commands and actions. This approach allows creative freedom in terms of designing the user interface and adding ‘buttons’, actions or interactive areas.

The flexibility of the system allows us to create different types of tours and interfaces from linear stop-by-stop tours to map-driven, self-curated experiences. TourBuilder also has list view options and additional ‘blocks’ that can be added anywhere into tours to create additional functionality and content. The technical build process uses simple excel formulas and action codes so both content and functionality can be updated easily and quickly.

TourBuilder blocks include:

Physical
  • Thumbnail list
  • Scrolling list
  • Dynamic map
  • Keypad
  • 360° views/video
Data collection
  • Session logging
  • Every touch captured
  • Remote reporting
  • Maintenance reporting
  • Analysis
Automated
  • Bluetooth/beacon
  • GPS
  • Camera triggering
  • FsK (radio) triggering
  • Group triggering
Camera/haptic function
  • Triggering – automatic or suggestive
  • AR camera overlay
  • Accelerometer/Magnetometer
  • Barcode & QR reader