Ellinor Technology has launched a nifty touch-screen system for Apple Macintosh monitors, now up to 21in. Instead of relying on a transparent screen membrane like most other touch systems, the TouchMate sits under the monitor, measures the horizontal pressure being exerted on the screen and works out where it’s coming from. This means that it is pressure-sensitive in the same way as graphics tablets. Because the sensing unit sits under the screen, it can be used for multimedia kiosk work without risk of damaging the screen, but you can bolt on thick protective glass for heavy duty use. The TouchMate plugs into either the ADB or modem ports and comes with a software driver and calibrator. Telephone Ellinor Technology on 01734 311 066 for prices.
The Australian energy start-up Edify was founded in 2015 but needed an identity to match its “established success” and wider work network.
The platform has been developed in partnership with software developers and designers EPAM, and will be targeted at children and their families in Europe and Central Asia.
The visual identity — which includes a new golden logo — (almost) leaves out its famous kangaroo as Australia looks to tell other stories.
The funding is in partnership with UKRI, and will award up to £150,000 to projects which “trial ways to implement refill infrastructure”.