Fisher Technical Services, Inc. (FTSI) is a Las Vegas-based entertainment automation company best known for its sophisticated "Navigator" software and automation products. Their work spans the entertainment world from movie sets to theme parks, theaters to rock tours, and everything in between. FTSI's mechanical design and fabrication services, automation software, and show control system were used extensively for the Macau Bubble Show, as well as in a myriad of the most technologically advanced theaters and attractions in the world.
In 2009, sixteen of the largest private corporations in China decided to finance the Chinese Private Enterprise Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo. They reached out to Fisher Technical Services to create their dream of a kinetic sculpture and 120 days later they had a grid array of 1,008 150mm diameter spheres, each suspended and motivated by its own micro winch.
Interactive Digital Video Wall Uses Motion Sensors and Gesture-based Technology To Capture Commuters AttentionNEW YORK, NY — An interactive digital video wall was recently used to promote Witches of East End, a new television series from Lifetime. The interactive display was set up at New York’s Columbus Circle subway station to engage commuters passing through the location during a three week period from September 13th to October 6th. The campaign positioned two, nine-foot square digital panels, complete with motion sensors and gesture-based technology, along a high-traffic concourse inside the station.
On the first screen’s motion sensors enabled the campaign to trigger the on screen content, the more movement that occurred in front of the screens, the more the scene changed. The Witches of East End digital out-of-home campaign starts with an extreme close up of a woman’s eye. Her green iris reacts as commuters stroll by. Then, a masses of black birds fly out of her eye and trees ignite in a blaze. The campaign encourages commuters to interact with the screen using gestures to cause the flames to burn brighter, higher and faster. The second screen, equally as large, played the show’s trailer.
The campaign was produced by Pearl Media, specialists in digital and interactive out-of-home experiences. “The video walls are designed to get busy Upper West Side commuters to put down their small screens and spend time with cool content on a really big screen so that they’ll tune in to their medium-sized TV screens when the series premieres on October 6,” said Josh Cohen, CEO, Pearl Media.