Gothenburg, Sweden, 1 September 2009 – Antycip Simulation Ltd, a subsidiary of ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd, has deployed a spherical integrated projection system for the Umevatoriet planetarium in Sweden.
Integrating Mersive’s SOL™ server, Hewlett-Packard’s image-generating servers, projectiondesign®’s latest F22 1080 DLP projectors – Anytycip Simulation has enabled the planetarium at Umevatoriet, a public-facing science centre attached to the University of Umeå in Sweden, to become a more immersive planetarium experience, and to produce ‘full-dome’ shows for the first time. The new system easily handles the edge-blending, image warping and auto calibration of multiple projected images. The new platform DLP projectors are compact and powerful, offering all the qualities for which the Norwegian manufacturer is renowned, including superb colour reproduction at 1080p resolution, high-precision lenses, and unique colour matching and calibration capabilities.
To enhance the Umevatoriet’s content-generation capabilities, Antycip Simulation has installed Uniview Theater and Uniview Producer software from Sweden’s SCISS AB, a specialist provider of visualisation tools for planetariums. Uniview software acts as an online data browser for global satellite imagery, while at the same time providing the wider context of the universe in breathtaking 3D imagery.
The combination of projectiondesign® projectors and Mersive’s software products is an exciting offering to the market. Antycip Simulation’s new system that comprises the right projection system allied with the right imaging and database software tools, has allowed this unique space to take a quantum leap forward in terms of audience interaction and engagement.
“Umevatoriet opened in 2006 as a ‘space-themed’ meeting point for the university, schools, local companies, organisations and the general public. The idea was to raise interest levels in science and technology among people of all ages, playing on man’s natural fascination for outer space as the starting point. The planetarium seats 27 people in two rows of seats under a 5-metre diameter hard curved dome screen. It has been popular from the start, and this year the university asked Antycip Simulation to completely overhaul the audio visual systems so that they could broaden the range of content on offer, as well as raise the quality of the images.”
~ Malin HALLBECK,
Account Manager (Sweden), Antycip Simulation
“The Mersive SOL™ Server software enables the automatic calibration of the F22 1080 projectors, thus significantly reducing the time to install while increasing the stability of the display. Calibration which has traditionally taken hours and even days to achieve has been reduced to a few minutes, such that installation and maintenance costs are greatly reduced.”
~ Randall STEVENS,
“The Umevatoriet shows that our F22 1080 projectors can be used to give the end user a compelling immersive video experience. With its intimate feel and very broad range of appealing content, this installation offers a new blueprint for compact planetarium design, and we are delighted to play such an important role in bringing it up to the latest imaging standards.”
Product & Application Manager for Visualisation & Simulation, projectiondesign®
More information on Umevatoriet can be found at http://www.umevatoriet.se.
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Antycip Simulation, a subsidiary of ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd., is the European leader in the distribution of virtual reality software tools and integration of innovative projection solutions. The company also provides a wide range of simulation and training software tools and engineering services. With over 10 years of presence in virtual reality, visualisation, simulation and training, Antycip Simulation has regional offices in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Spain. Please visit http://www.antycipsimulation.com.
ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited, develops, manufactures and markets advanced computer graphic software and solutions for simulation, animation, games and edutainment applications. It applies leading edge technologies and design methodologies to meet the stringent requirements of customised electronics systems and solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.stee.stengg.com.
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