Photos: Accenture pushes the interactive wall

Photos: Accenture pushes the interactive wall

Summary: A high-tech, touch-sensitive 'wall' which can be put to military, consumer, or business use has been developed at Accenture's research and development facility near Nice

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  • Accenture has also investigated military command and control scenarios. "Imagine immersing people in this information," said Robert Hasson, business development leader for communications at Accenture. Commanders can manipulate terrain information and monitor real-time troop movements. "You have to have integration on the back-end of your data sources, but you'd need good data sources and intelligence gathering to create a proper command centre application," Hasson added.

    Accenture has "shown this technology to the military in the US, and they're interested. However, it is just a conversation at this point," Hasson told ZDNet UK. Officers could overlay strategy and projected troop movements, and use that as a basis for commands.

  • The interactive wall is currently being used to display art at a museum in Rome. Accenture has also talked to car dealerships and is in an "ongoing conversation with a French bank" to provide large scale interactive walls. "Imagine 9, 10, 12, 100 screens, all with multiple users," said Hasson.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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