Digitarium(R) Delta Digital Planetarium System Announced
BREMERTON, Wash., Aug. 3, 2009 -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. proudly announces the Digitarium(R) Delta digital planetarium system, the sixth model in the company's best-selling Digitarium(R) line.
Digital planetariums project computer-generated, three-dimensional content onto a hemispherical surface. They are most often used for astronomy education but can display any type of immersive content. The Digitarium(R) Delta projects a 1080 pixel diameter circular image and is easily operated via Digitalis' unique backlit, handheld remote control interface. The Delta is the culmination of years of development effort, with an innovative proprietary lens design.
Digitarium(R) systems are ideal for schools, school districts, colleges, universities, education service agencies, outreach programs, science centers, children's museums, and, of course, planetariums. They offer a stimulating environment to help students of all ages grasp abstract astronomy concepts and spark interest in science. Digitarium(R) systems are modular and upgradeable, enabling users to service most components locally or upgrade equipment down the road.
The Digitarium(R) Delta is an entry-level system, offering a compact size, quick set-up, intuitive interface, high resolution, and wealth of features at a surprisingly affordable price. Digitalis also sells inflatable domes in several diameters for a complete portable solution. One portable system can be used by an outreach program or shared across an entire school district, enabling all students to experience a planetarium without the high cost of field trips or a dedicated building.
Like all Digitarium(R) systems, the Delta offers unparalleled ease of use via Digitalis' remote control. Live, scripted, and prerecorded shows are all simple to present with Digitarium(R) systems. Teachers can quickly learn to demonstrate beginning through advanced astronomy concepts, show images or videos on any topic, or play fulldome immersive movies. Digitalis' free lesson plans get educators started teaching immediately.
The Digitarium(R) Delta is superior to other entry-level digital systems on the market. It avoids common drawbacks such as non-uniformity of the projection, missing areas of the sky, distorted projection, difficult user interfaces, unreliable software and/or hardware, and poor support.
No other entry-level system is as easy to use as a Digitarium(R) system; training costs are minimal due to its intuitive operation. Educators are liberated from complex software interfaces to focus on their audiences. Digitarium(R) systems are designed for reliability, so they are also easy to maintain, and Digitalis' two-year limited warranty is double that of most competitors.
Digitarium(R) system purchases include unrivaled software support as well. Digitalis maintains and upgrades all of the software on its systems - Stellarium (Digitalis edition) planetarium software, multimedia software, and operating system. Easy, automated software updates are free for the life of the system. Digitarium(R) users never have to worry about software configurations, troubleshoot compatibility problems, or manually apply upgrades. Technical support is also free for the life of the system.
Digitarium(R) systems enable educators to present all standard planetarium show topics and more. For example, educators can simulate the sky from anywhere on Earth or from other solar system bodies; show constellations from many cultures; demonstrate phenomena such as transits, eclipses, and meteor showers; label or zoom in on any object; etc.
Educators can even create prerecorded segments or entire shows using the software's powerful StratoScript(TM) scripting capability. Scripting can alleviate tedious sequences or provide special effects with image manipulation, audio, video playback, and more.
Digitalis expects to begin shipping the Digitarium(R) Delta in September 2009. With a purchase price of $16,950 (US price in USD), most institutions will now be able to afford an entry-level digital planetarium system without skimping on quality, usability, and functionality. Those interested in high-grade digital projection should consider the company's Digitarium(R) Gamma and Epsilon models.
Learn more about Digitalis, Digitarium(R) projection systems, and Digitalis inflatable domes at http://DigitalisEducation.com.
About Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc.:
Digitalis was founded in 2003 to create capable and affordable tools for astronomy education. It was the first to launch an easy-to-use, all-digital portable planetarium system. With hundreds of Digitarium(R) systems used around the world, Digitalis is the leading provider of digital planetarium systems for the portable and small fixed-dome market.
Overall, I would rate Digitalis Education and [my Digitarium] Alpha 2 system as a +12 on a ten point scale. The service is second to none. It is the most intuitive system to operate of any I have tested (Digital [STARLAB®], mirror systems, others which cost several times the cost of the Alpha 2) The product is very robust.
— Max McKelvey, Oatland Island Education Center, Savannah, GA