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FROM THE ARCHIVE – JUN 2012

By simworx on June 2, 2012 in Latest News
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Denmark’s Danfoss Universe opens Simworx Stargazer 4D motion theatre

4D effects theatre specialist Simworx, based in the UK, has completed the installation of a Stargazer 4D motion theatre at Danfoss Universe in Denmark.

Danfoss Universe was the dream of Danfoss President Jørgen Mads Clausen and is a hands-on science theme park which opened in 2005 in Nordborg in the south of Denmark. The world renowned Danfoss, one of the largest industrial companies in its home country, is a global group and a leader in the research, develpment, production, sales and service of mechanical and electronic components for various industries.

Aimed at both children and adults, visitors can  ’play their way to a knowledge of science,’ experiencing the world of science and technology and fun-filled natural phenomena within a host of different buildings and areas.

And the recent addition from Simworx has added yet more fun to the offering. Situated in an existing building at the venue, the Stargazer 4D motion theatre features a total of 28 seats in four, seven-seater pods, each incorporating a six DOF dynamic hydraulic motion base. The film is played through a Panasonic digital circular polarising 3D projection system for excellent visual results, while the 4D effects include on-board wind and water spray along with bubbles, smoke machines, special effects lighting and 5.1 surround sound.

The film being shown in the theatre was specifically chosen by the venue and is entitled Journey through the Body, an educational film that takes guests on a fascinating ride through the various systems within the human body and makes full use of the dynamic motion and 4D effects available to enhance the story.

”We were delighted to win the contract to supply Danfoss Universe with one of our Stargazer motion theatres,” said Simworx Managing Director Terry Monkton. “It is a fascinating place to visit for all ages and I believe the theatre adds another exciting and fun element to the overall offering, as well as providing an additional educational element with the chosen film. It’s been a pleasure to work with the Danfoss Universe team and I’m sure the theatre will prove to be a popular attraction with all who visit.”

Also commenting on the new installation, Danfoss Universe’s Head of IT and Projects Jakob Kragelund, said: “When we first decided to invest in a 3D theatre we knew that we wanted something more immersive than other parks in Denmark. We found that the Stargazer was just that – the movement is remarkable and the sheer sight of our four pods leaves guest in awe.

“Finding the right vendor is not just about product,” he continued, “it’s also about trust and about faith and we have not been disappointed with Simworx. Throughout the process we have been met with a professional attitude and dedication even though we are quite a small park. We have never doubted that Simworx sincerely wanted us to succeed.”

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