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There's a Candy Crush Game Show on CBS, and MultiTaction is Center Stage

MultiTaction has been developing high-end touch screen displays for a number of years. You can see our interview with them from ISE here.

Advanced visualization and collaboration provider provides the world’s largest touch screen display for CBS’s new hit game show
10th July 2017 – MultiTaction, a leading provider of advanced data visualization and collaboration solutions, has partnered with CBS Television to provide the interactive touch screen technology for the new prime time Candy Crush TV game show launched yesterday and hosted by American television host and actor Mario Lopez.
The gameboard, standing at a staggering 25ft tall and consisting of 55 MultiTaction 55” displays, has won a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest touch screen surface.  CBS wanted an interactive touch surface that was capable of replicating a thrilling, life-sized version of the global mobile sensation and which created a ‘larger than life’ experience for viewers.
Reacting to the Guinness World Record Josh Silberman, Executive Producer of Candy Crush said that “MultiTaction is the only company I trusted to build the world record breaking touch sensitive screens that make Candy Crush the unrivaled spectacle it is. They worked tirelessly with our team to bring the huge interactive walls to life”.
Up to 4000 infrared cameras are installed in each display, all processed by a single server, to deliver a highly responsive interface. The wall’s unique infrared camera technology means that it is the only display in the world which can differentiate between hands and feet. In order to take the weight of contestants as they swing, slide and swipe to match candies and win $100,000, a special glass surface was used which meant that the camera system had to be tuned to see a touch over an inch away from the actual display surface.
Pete Malcolm, CEO of MultiTaction commented:
“Our solutions are used by Fortune 1000 companies globally for a wide range of applications and we are delighted to have been approached by CBS to become involved in such an exciting and unique project. MultiTaction is the only technology that could make this game show a reality, thanks to the unique camera system that sits behind our interactive touch displays.
A video of Candy Crush iWall in action may be found here.
About MultiTaction
MultiTaction is a leading developer of advanced visualization and collaboration software.  The company’s solutions are in use by some of the largest corporates in the world.  In addition, the company also manufactures a completely unique touch platform that can be seen in some of the most advanced universities and museums globally.  With solutions deployed in over 50 countries and offices across the United States, Asia and Europe MultiTaction is a global business celebrating 10 years of growth and success in 2017.
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