Sunday, September 25, 2022

E&S Sells Over 200 Digistar Fulldome Digital Planetarium Systems

SALT LAKE CITY — Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation (E&S)— announced Aug 24 that it has surpassed the 200 mark for Digistar fulldome digital planetarium systems sold to science centers, schools, universities and fulldome theaters worldwide. Including the original Digistar I and Digistar II digital planetarium systems over 300 Digistar systems have been sold. According to E&S these numbers make Digistar the most successful digital planetarium product in the world.

Digistar 4 is the latest generation of the original Digistar star projector. Introduced in 1983, Digistar leveraged the pioneering real time computer graphics technology E&S developed for the simulation industry. Now, Digistar 4 with its open architecture and intuitive, powerful user interface offers a multitude of exciting new features for Digistar users.

Scott Niskach, Director of International Sales for E&S said, “Our users have been thrilled with the new user interface and its intuitive drag-and-drop controls. This gives first-time users quick access to all the system features and allows presenters to interact with audiences instinctively without having to learn a complicated set of commands.”

The annual Digistar Users Group conference will be held Sept 22-25 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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