‘Ambient Lighting’: Multi-sense system illumotion combines technologies
The innovative illumotion multi-sense system, available from Rutronik as of now, provides an experience of a very special kind. This technically thought-through combination of animated images, high-definition displays and a brilliant multi-channel audio experience opens up the senses. With a affordable expenditure of effort and money it is possible to set virtually any scene and achieve extraordinary effects. Visual experiences can be perfectly enhanced and intensified by means of individually configurable sound and light effects as well as other sensory input such as scents, cooling/warming and the movement of the wind. For instance, synchronised LED lighting considerably reinforces the impression. The scene to be set can very easily be modified according to the desired environment. “This function – the synchronous rendering combined with additional control options – represents an absolute innovation in an affordable range,” points out Nikolai Schnarz, Product Sales Manager at Rutronik. The virtual all-round experience is designed for use in a wide range of settings, from wellness areas and saunas via light and colour therapy practices, doctors’ surgeries, deceleration rooms and hospitals right through to hotels, offices, event gastronomy and so on – our customers can live out their creativity to the full.
The basic components of the multi-sense illumotion system are a theme package, multi-channel audio technology, hardware for the base and control units as well as high-resolution displays, optional LED lighting / sound system and the control unit for all elements. Preconfigured theme packages can be selected from the so-called ‘multi-sense areas’: panorama, ambience, aquaria or art gallery. The 4K technology involved gives viewers a live experience as if they were actually somewhere else. To display the themes, illumotion relies on robust full-HD industrial screens. Using a sophisticated splitting technique the 4K themes are transferred to the displays in synchronised image sections. The customers have a wide range of options to configure their fantasy worlds, such as the number and size of the displays and their placement in the space available, e.g. as a panorama set on the ceiling for an open sky view, as a virtual window or landscape set for breathtaking panoramic scenes, sets in portrait orientation or single displays for static themes. There are no limits to the imagination.
The customers can also select a suitable frame for the view in question from a range of options: There are easily interchangeable front display panels (either square or with a porthole effect), as well as an illuminated tank with real, bubbling water to enhance the impression of an aquarium.
The base unit is fully programmed for lighting, sound and audio. This is the ‘player’ for the themes stored on flashcards. It controls the displays and coordinates them using RFID technology. The autonomous solid-state system (a not PC-based operating system) is immune to both viruses and crashes – and it is almost impossible to operate it incorrectly. As an option, control via WLAN and iPad or iPhone is possible. Further information: www.illumotion.de / www.rutronik.com