While Ubi software with Kinect enables the magical experience of turning any surface to a touch screen, Ubi sensor takes it up a notch. These are the major reasons why we recommend Ubi sensor instead of Kinect.

  • Precision: Ubi offers pixel precise touch.  It can detect when you physically touch the surface with mm precision.
  • Multi-finger support: While Ubi with Kinect detects only 1 pointer per hand, Ubi with Ubi sensor detects each finger individually, providing you a true multi-touch support.
  • Less occlusion: Ubi sensor has an ultra wide angle view.  Ubi sensor can see an 80″ display from as close as 28″ (71 cm). This effectively lets Ubi sensor  look over your shoulders and see your interaction so that your body does not block its view.
  • Seamless switch between pen and finger : You can use pen and finger touch simultaneously with Ubi sensor.
  • Responsiveness : Ubi sensor detects interaction at 60 frames per second. This is twice the rate Kinect operate at. This means that Ubi sensor updates its input twice faster than Kinect.
  • Latency: Kinect has a latency of 30-110 ms. Every time you perform an interaction Kinect takes 30-110 ms to respond. Ubi sensor, in comparison, takes only 5ms.
  • Touch support for Windows 7: Kinect V2 is not supported on Windows 7. Ubi software support only pen interaction with Kinect v1  on Windows 7. Ubi sensor, on the other hand, supports precise pen and finger touch interaction on Windows 7.
  • Less PC requirements: Kinect has strict requirements for PC’s computational power and graphics card. Ubi sensor on the other hand, requires much less computation. Unlike Kinect v2, which requires USB 3.0, Ubi sensor needs only USB 2.0.
  • Easiness to set up: Ubi touch kit comes with all the necessary accessories you need to mount and set up the hardware. It also comes with a 12 m/36´ long USB cable. Ubi sensor has no dependency on the properties of the surface which makes it much easier to set up and calibrate.
  • More options for setup: Ubi sensor enables a wide variety of physical set up. For example, you can set up Ubi sensor behind a rear projection glass , enabling a much cleaner set up. Ubi also supports interaction with LCD panels when using Ubi pen.
  • Larger display size: Unlike Kinect you can connect multiple Ubi sensors to the same PC. This s useful in multiple ways. You can make a table and a whiteboard interactive at the same time. You can create long video walls powered by the same PC.

The only reason you may still prefer to use Kinect is to use in-air gestures: Ubi sensor does not support in-air gestures, where as Ubi with Kinect V2 does.