A few months ago, I called up Greg Brill (no relation), founder of infusion to talk about what they are doing on Surface. Needless to say, it was a hilarious cold call. He graciously invited me over to chat. I was impressed and think they are a great team.
Infusion is an ~200 person Microsoft VAR with a large focus on sales in the middle east and a dedicated Surface UX team based out of Canada. To my knowledge, they are the largest committed buyer of Surface units.
Last week, Infusion put a bunch of new marketing content out on the interweb. Here they are in all their glory.
With the Stimulus package's focus on electronic medical records, everyone's trying to sidle up to Microsoft Healthvault. Infusion is no exception.
Internknowlogy dropped an incredible similar demo last year.
Video of this has been sitting on infusion's website, so I assume it is them...While the interaction is really natural, I look at a number of "advanced" features like the rotating ring and wonder how discoverable they are.
I am also concerned about speed of use on this...maybe I am different than the rest of the world. I monitor ~200 posts a day on 50+ RSS feeds to bring this blog to you. Browsing on a reader like this would be torture.
Infusion has been out pounding the pavement with this for a number of months now. It has a range of interesting functionality, but as with most GIS multitouch demos, it seems to lack in depth...a petro-geologist will have very different needs than a city planner.
I like the integration of 3D overlays onto what looks like Virtual Earth. From a development viewpoint, this is a neat trick...but the hardware may not be ready for prime time...take a look at the lag time in loading 3D assets.
I'm not sure if they are serious about this...but it looks like infusion is attempting to skin Falconeye with interface components from Newsreader. It's worth a a watch just for the over the top video!
If you want more infusion goodness, you can find more here.
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