58 State-of-the-art motion seats to be installed at the Moscow Planetarium
WEST SUSSEX, UK and LONGUEUIL, QC, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Immersive theatre specialist Global Immersion and D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.a on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative motion technology announce their first collaboration as Global Immersion's latest project at the prestigious Moscow Planetarium will require 58 D-BOX motion seats in time for the official public opening of two theatres scheduled for December 2010.
As part of this collaboration, Global Immersion will install the D-BOX motion seats into a new Intensity(R) 4D theatre (47 seats) along with a 4.6 meter production (11 seats) dome at the Moscow Planetarium facility. The seating will be integrated with surrounding display and special effects technologies also being delivered by Global Immersion, and will be programmed and managed by central control systems in each of the theatres.
Speaking about the new collaboration, Martin Howe, CEO at Global Immersion said; "We are delighted to announce that D-BOX Technologies Inc. has been added to our network of technology collaborators. The D-BOX Motion system is precise, intelligent and incredibly flexible with a low cost of ownership providing us with a well-matched and valuable addition to our existing range of immersive technologies and solutions. We look forward to continuing to work closely with D-BOX as our own organization expands."
Commenting on behalf of D-BOX, Mr. Claude Mc Master, President and Chief Executive Officer added: "As D-BOX continues the progressive rollout of its motion technology in commercial theatres around the world, we are witnessing an increase in brand recognition and requests for other applications such as the one at the Moscow Planetarium. We are very confident that this marks the start of a growing trend as we intend to grow both the commercial theatre and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) niches thru new collaborations with established players such as Global Immersion."
About Global Immersion
Global Immersion is an award-winning organization, dedicated to the unique and innovative medium of immersive theater - specializing in the design and integration of world-class planetarium, giant screen, 3D and 4D environments. With over ten years experience in the world of full-dome displays and scientific data visualization, Global Immersion combines a broad range of proven technologies to create enthralling and exciting experiences. As a full-service team, they pull together consultancy, theater design, advanced projection technologies, content production, user-friendly controls and advanced audio & lighting - all on a digital infrastructure.
D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures leading edge high-technology motion systems mainly suited to the needs of the entertainment industry. With its unique, patented technology, D-BOX Motion Code(TM), uses motion effects specifically programmed for each film, TV series or video game, which are sent to a motion generating system integrated within either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with all onscreen action, creating an unmatched realistic, immersive experience. To date, D-BOX Motion Code(TM) is available on more than 900 titles.
Accordingly, many prominent Hollywood studios have started embedding D-BOX Motion Code(TM) on selected high definition Blu-ray(TM) and theatrical releases. By reaching agreements with leaders of the entertainment and other industries, D-BOX's award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard.
D-BOX is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol DBO.A. For further information please see www.d-box.com. D-BOX(R) is a registered trademark and D-BOX Motion Code(TM) is a trademark of D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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