D-Box to provide interactive tech for Richmond Olympic
2015-11-26 16:13 ET - News Release
Mr. Michel Paquette reports
D-BOX TO PROVIDE A HIGHLY IMMERSIVE AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE AT THE RICHMOND OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE (THE ROX)
D-Box Technologies Inc.'s technology has been chosen by the Richmond Olympic Experience to provide visitors with some of the most realistic immersive and interactive experiences for their fabulous showcases. First and foremost, D-Box will provide three highly exciting D-Box-enhanced Olympic sport simulators for kayak, bobsleigh and sit-ski, and secondly, provide an immersive theatre, allowing visitors to experience live-action sports through the eyes of the world's best athletes. The Richmond Olympic Experience was inaugurated last week in the presence of D-Box representatives and many officials and dignitaries, and is scheduled to open for the general public Nov. 28.
This 100% Canadian initiative was made possible thanks to the participation of high-level Canadian Athletes and a team of dedicated video editing, engineers and technical crew. The concept is to replicate with as much realism as possible the feeling of being part of the Olympic experience. The theatre will host 44 high end D-BOX enhanced seats showing Olympic video scenes that have been motion encoded by D-BOX's motion architects. The sport simulators are built by VROX sports simulators, with the collaboration of VRX System a longtime Canadian customer of D-BOX whom originally designed specialized car racing simulators. These new motion simulators which target the sports entertainment market will be available soon.
Commenting on this achievement, Claude Mc Master, President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX said: "We are very pleased to be part of the Richmond Olympic Experience, this further strengthens our position of world leader in highly immersive, accurate and realistic motion solutions. The entertainment and training simulation market are craving for these types of embodied experiences. We are especially proud of this 100% Canadian made initiative and the visibility provided by our partnership with the first member of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Museums Network to be located in North America."