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EAS Rome 2010 An installation of the new system was agreed

during the EAS show for the Attractiepark Slagharen in The Netherlands, while the OK Corral park in France will also install one for the 2011 season. Also new from Image + Digital is its RFID

photography system, which enables images to be captured in “free moving” areas. For example, as guests move around a park, they pass cameras several times and wearing an RFID wristband are identified by an antennae connected to the system. A photograph is taken at various points during a visit, with the images being stored digitally throughout the day. The RFID tag then enables the visitor to find their photographs on the Image + Digital database where they can order those they want. The system has already proved successful at

Dutch Water Dreams in the Netherlands, a water experience facility offering white water rafting, canoeing and Flowrider® surfing. Participants are photographed each time they pass one of six cameras and via RFID the photos are collected in a personalised album. At the end of the day, guests are able to view and order photos either printed, digitally or on a fun product. “You have to be innovative in this business,”

said Image + Digital’s Jan Bijl, “so the only way to keep going is to bring out new systems and technologies that are daring. For these systems people will pay for them because they are so different. “Photo sales in parks have been going down

but I think our 3D system is a way to improve the situation with a new and attractive option. We’ve

had a lot of interest at the show. The market is also changing and is looking for more complex solutions, like the RFID triggering and 3D.”

The MOSI theatre also incorporates Projection

Design high definition projectors to show the two nWave produced films chosen by the venue – Fly Me to the Moon and Pirate Story – which will be shown every hour, on the hour and on the half hour respectively. Suitable for all the family, the films last for up

On the Image + Digital booth were Stanislav Pokhodile, Jan Bijl, Jack Wiaroli, Peter Schowwstra and Erika Ranelli

Simworx The UK simulation and effects theatre specialist continues to win a range of projects around the world, with one of the latest to open being that at the MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester) in north west England, which has added a new entertainment dimension to its offering with the introduction of a 4D effects theatre. Situated in one of the five redeveloped

warehouse buildings which make up the museum premises, Simworx has installed a 30- seat theatre incorporating its “5D” seats which provide a full 3 DOF (degrees of freedom) motion axis action. Simworx also created a custom grandstand seating structure for the theatre and, along with the motion of the seats, visitors are treated to a range of additional effects including wind, bubbles, special effects lighting, low smoke and surround sound.

to 15 minutes and are available as an additional pay attraction, with Simworx and the museum operating the theatre on a revenue share basis. A similar arrangement has also been agreed with the RAF Museum at Hendon, London, where a Simworx effects theatre is being installed in November this year, and will be showing the award winning film B17 – The Mission. “The project represents a £250,000

investment by Simworx,” commented managing director Terry Monkton, “and takes us further into the realms of operating. They have a Morphis simulator in the Aviation Wing at the MOSI so we are delighted to be able to complement this with the new 4D effects theatre.”

Simworx MD Terry Monkton

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