Global Immersion Wins AV Award for California Academy of Sciences Planetarium

West Sussex, United Kingdom, July 03, 2009 --( Global Immersion has been presented with an ARCHI-TECH AV Award in recognition of its recent work at Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, USA. The awards were presented at the 2009 InfoComm International® AV awards ceremony, held on June 17th in Orlando, Florida.

Following assessment of project submissions by an expert panel of judges, the California Academy of Sciences project was selected for the award of ‘Grand Prize over $1 million’ based upon concept, design, innovation, scheduling, teamwork, and solution.

Global Immersion’s involvement in the project included design and integration of a digital fulldome solution into the 22.8 meter (78ft) Morrison Planetarium featuring a Global Immersion Fidelity Bright™ solution with six projectiondesign® F30 projectors, a custom-designed, uncompressed server system for content playback and editing, plus a turn-key workflow solution. This state-of-the-art configuration was recognized as a creative and effective integration of technology into an otherwise traditional construction project.

Now in its seventh year, the ARCHI-TECH AV Awards program honors exceptional audiovisual architectural projects. Five other organizations were also awarded for their AV, design and consultancy contributions to California Academy of Sciences project – all winners will be featured on the ARCHI-TECH website and in an e-Lunch & Learn series of free webinars during August 2009.

Global Immersion
Beth Nicholas
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