May 23, 2007

Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Installs Third InterSense Wireless Motion-tracking System

Bedford, Mass. - InterSense Inc., maker of precision motion-tracking technology, announced the installation of its custom-configured, IS-900 wireless motion-tracking system in the 3D Immersive Visualization Total Immersion System (TIS) at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE).
This marks the third installation of an IS-900 system within LITE, a $27 million, 70,000-square-foot facility and the first autonomous data visualization and supercomputing facility in the country, serving industry, government, and universities.
Working with Christie Digital Systems' stereoscopic display technology, the IS-900 wireless system enables real-time tracking of users' movements as they interact with the virtual images within the 3D Immersive Visualization TIS.
The system features the InterSense wireless head tracker,which updates the TIS' visualization software with precise measurements, as well as a wireless wand input device, which enables the user to navigate through the environment while interacting with the scene.
Christie Digital Systems is one of InterSense's value-added display technology partners and led the integration of the TIS visual solution. In order to provide superior performance throughout TIS, the IS-900 ultrasonic emitters are embedded in the display so that they are virtually invisible to the user. This custom configuration of the system provides complete coverage throughout the space, while ensuring seamless integration of the components into the display. Wh
As in the LITE, InterSense technology is used in a majority of the world's six-sided immersive display solutions. The company has also installed motion-tracking systems within immersive visualization environments at Duke University (The Visroom's "C"), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Beckman Institute Cube), and Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center (C6).