E&S and Skypoint Introduce Digistar Lite for Portable Planetariums

June 17, 2016 -- Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and Skypoint Planetariums are excited to announce Digistar Lite for portable planetariums and dome theaters. Now portable domes can have the Difference of Digistar at their fingertips.

"E&S has offered a Digistar based portable system for several years. We have now teamed with Skypoint, our partner and European representative, to design a complete product for portable domes. Skypoint has sold systems to this market for the past ten years. a new portable system platform and packaging has been designed from the ground up. Combined with the Digistar software, this platform is a great value for our portable customers," said, Kirk Johnson, Vice President & General Manager, E&S.

"Skypoint has sold more than 100 portable planetarium systems in the last ten years. We understand this market and the unique needs and desires of our customers. Three years ago, we started selling Digistar systems to larger planetariums in Europe and the region. Our portable customers were asking for more software and system features. It quickly became clear that our customers in the portable market wanted the power and capability that Digistar offers. We worked with the dedicated team and E&S to make this happen," said Marco Cosmacini, CEO, Skypoint.

In addition to designing the portable packaging and platform, Skypoint has also designed a clever, unique hand-held interface for use with Digistar Lite. It combines the remote touch capability of an iPad, flight capability of an Xbox controller and other intuitive input features. This controller will be made available as an option for all Digistar customers.

The Digistar Lite for portable planetariums will be available through E&S in the USA and Canada; Skypoint in Europe and surrounding areas; and throughout the rest of the world via E&S and Skypoint local agents and distributors. Please contact E&S or Skypoint for addition information and pricing.

About Skypoint

Skypoint Planetariums, a division of Skypoint s.r.l., is an European company based in Italy, specialized in small and large planetarium installations since 2006 with at its active more than 100 mobile planetariums and 25 fixed planetariums up to 8K.

Skypoint Planetariums proudly represents Evans & Sutherland in Europe and the region and also manufactures own products like TecnoDome and planetariums solutions like SkySonus and SkyLux. The new Digistar Lite products will be soon visible in the dedicated website www.digitalplanetariums.com.

About Evans & Sutherland

Evans & Sutherland in conjunction with its wholly owned subsidiary, Spitz Inc., creates innovative digital planetarium systems and cutting-edge, fulldome show content. E&S has developed Digistar 6 the world's leading digital planetarium with fulldome video playback, real-time computer graphics, and a complete 3D digital astronomy package fully integrated into a single theater system. This technology allows audiences to be immersed in full-color, 3D computer-generated interactive worlds. As a full-service system provider, E&S also offers Spitz domes, SciDome, hybrid planetarium systems including Goto optical mechanical projectors integrated with Digistar 6 and a full range of theater systems from audio and lighting to theater automation. E&S markets include planetariums, science centers, themed attraction venues, and premium large-format theaters. E&S products have been installed in over 1,300 theaters worldwide.

Visit the E&S website at http://www.es.com.

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