NSC Creative, a UK provider of immersive solutions for theme parks, VR and domes, has chosen Screenberry to deliver the 360-degree projection at Inspire, a new cutting-edge teaching and learning facility at Brunel University London.

A single Screenberry media server drives and auto-aligns 8 x BenQ LU9235 WUXGA laser projectors to create a 4K x 4K 3D 60fps display. Screenberry provides high resolution and frame rate 3D video playback along with a suite of real-time applications that allow simulation of the night sky and solar system, music visualisers, immersive presentation tools, and interactive games.

An SDK with plugins for Unreal Engine, Unity 3D or Touch Designer is available to encourage students and researchers to create their own native applications for visualisation and interactive group collaboration. The built-in DRM of the Screenberry server provides access to fulldome shows from the world’s top producers. The system allows for flexible licensing options such as time-based, pay-per-view, or bundles.

Where a fulldome application or content already exists the dome can be used as a giant second screen that users can plugin to via a simple HDMI 2.0 UHD video capture port for ultimate flexibility. The dome system can be controlled wirelessly via an iPad or Laptop using optimized applications.

The 8m Rigid Frame Open-Sided negative pressure dome is manufactured by Front Pictures and provides a high-quality but cost-effective solution, especially when compared to a perforated aluminium dome. Front Pictures company was also responsible for the optical layout and software commissioning of the FP HDx8 system. The whole solution, dome, IT, AV and software was assembled and integrated onsite in less than 5 days.

“We have a state-of-art immersive visualisation and learning tool with material for all ages. What is great about NSC Creative is that they look beyond the technology and consider the audience experience, this is because of their long heritage of creating immersive content for these spaces over the last 18 years. They are pioneers in their field and we are thrilled to have one of their domes to inspire the next generation of big thinkers and makers for generations to come.” Michelle Evans, Head of INSPIRE, STEAM Learning Centre.

NSC Creative Dome Solutions is UK distributor for Screenberry-based projection systems.