Friday, July 30, 2021

Powersoft Mover brings elephant stomps to life at Illuminarium

Illuminarium Experiences has opened its first Illuminarium in Atlanta, GA, with its debut spectacle, WILD: A Safari Experience. The immersive 8,000 square-foot entertainment complex on the Atlanta BeltLine will showcase the beauty and splendour of Africa’s most exotic animals in their natural habitats.

Through a convergence of technologies from impressive brands in the industry, Illuminarium’s immersive venues will transport millions of visitors to places that they previously could only dream of experiencing. By enabling audiences to see, hear, feel, smell and even personally affect an experience, Illuminarium places the guest “inside” the narrative using techniques from traditional motion picture production and virtual reality combined with interactive features that facilitate the experience of the real world. In essence, Illuminarium exemplifies a “VR, without the glasses” experience.

Although this content is key to the look of the show, another important aspect — the feel — could not have been possible without the inclusion of Powersoft’s linear transducer, Mover, which was used to design a haptic Infrasound floor to create realistic sensations such as the ground-shaking feel of an elephant‘s stomp or the low-end rumble of a lion’s roar.

At Illuminarium, an impressive 162 Mover were deployed throughout the 8,000-square-foot room, making it the largest installation of the linear transducer to date. This Powersoft system has been matched with 12 Ottocanali 4804D amplifiers for the best low frequency reproduction possible.

Image courtesy of Powersoft.

Commenting on the use of Mover at Illuminarium, Powersoft US general manager Tom Knesel said, “Mover was engineered to provide the best and most realistic immersive experience to users. We are incredibly proud to be providing our patented haptic infrasound technology to help reproduce realistic sensations for visitors in what is set to be the next generation of entertainment venues.”

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