Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The power of threes

Innovative partnership between ETI, Panasonic and SnapCab result in great potential for themed entertainment.

On the face of it, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between ETI, Panasonic and SnapCab. But the three companies have come together with an idea already taking root in the business world, with hopes of inspiring creative designers to develop new themed entertainment applications.

The concept is based on the SnapCab pod – a modular office space designed by Glenn Bostock. Originally a cabinet maker by trade, Bostock started remodeling elevators in the Philadelphia area. He started using Corning’s Gorilla Glass product inside elevators to provide a sleek modern feel. A colleague then recommended he take the idea of an elevator interior and turn it into a multipurpose moveable mini conference room, and the SnapCab idea was born.

ETI technology powers the interactive elements of SnapCap.

Panasonic began providing display systems for inside the cabins, allowing for a collaborative work space. Adding ETI’s technology on top of that allows a desktop screen to function as a work surface and share information with an overhead screen. Additionally, Gorilla Glass is an effective dry erase board and can also function as a built-in speaker.

For more information, contact Susie Ogihara or Roberta Perry.

Martin Palicki
Martin Palicki owns and publishes InPark Magazine. Started in 2004, InPark Magazine provides owners and operators the perspective from "in"side the "park." Martin has also written for publications like Sound & Communications, Lighting & Sound America, Attractions Management and others. Martin has been featured in Time Magazine, CNN.com and Folio. Martin lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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