Electrosonic at Asian Attractions Expo 2013

Asian Attractions Expo 2013

Electrosonic exhibited at Asian Attractions Expo 2013 held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, and showcased the company's audio-visual systems integration solutions in the Entertainment market in Asia and the rest of the world. Electrosonic's booth featured an internally projected video sphere provided by Pufferfish that visitors could interact with to display images of recent Electrosonic projects.

Electrosonic at ISE 2013

Electrosonic at ISE 2013

Electrosonic exhibited at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2013, which was held at the Amsterdam RAI in Netherlands from January 29 to 31. With over 895 exhibitors across 12 halls, there was plenty of new technology to be seen.

A joint venture of InfoComm International, CEDIA and NSCA, ISE is Europe's #1 show for AV and electronic systems integration. ISE 2013 was the largest professional AV and systems integration trade show ever held in Europe, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, integrators, specifiers and technology managers from over 100 countries worldwide.

For more information about Integrated Systems Europe 2013, please visit

Electrosonic Ranks #8 in SCN's Top 50 Systems Integrators for 2012

Systems Contractor News (SCN) has revealed its annual list of the Top 50 Systems Integrators for 2012 and we are proud to announce that Electrosonic placed 8th. The Top 50, which ranks firms from the U.S. and Canada, is determined by projected commercial systems integration revenue for 2012.

For the complete list and detailed info, please visit SCN's Top 50 Systems Integrators for 2012.

Electrosonic Acquires Global Immersion, a Leading Digital Immersive Theater Designer and Integrator

Electrosonic acquires Global Immersion

Photo: Jim Bowie, President of Electrosonic Group (right) and Martin Howe, CEO of Global Immersion (left)

Electrosonic is pleased to announce its acquisition of Global Immersion, a leader in the design and integration of high performance digital immersive theater attractions. Global Immersion will continue to serve the planetarium, institutional theater and giant screen markets.

The acquisition, completed on December 10, 2012, positions Electrosonic as the only company to offer digital immersive solutions across the theme park, museum, giant screen cinema and planetarium markets.

“This is a significant strategic move for both companies, and I am excited by the prospects presented by the acquisition,” says Jim Bowie, President of Electrosonic Group. “As a single operation, we will service an even broader range of markets, bringing further innovation and an expanded offering to our customers. Our goal to attract and develop the best industry talent has been one of the drivers of the acquisition. Together we will lead by consolidating our strengths and delivering the best visual systems in the world.”

Founded in 2007, Global Immersion is renowned for its work with highly specialized and technically-complex digital immersive theaters. The company has won multiple project and business awards, and has established a solid base of digital immersive theater attractions worldwide. Its project portfolio includes the California Academy of Sciences, Adler Planetarium, Moscow Planetarium, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Peoria Riverfront Museum and Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Martin Howe, CEO of Global Immersion comments “I am delighted with this transaction with Electrosonic. It allows us to further expand our activities and develop our product and service offering, opening up new doors and bringing with it many synergies. The planetarium and giant screen markets are undergoing significant change as the digital revolution pace quickens. Electrosonic offers a range of benefits that our customers can immediately enjoy. Its international reach and broad technical expertise and capacity mean that we can more cost-effectively service a wider range of customers in more locations, while building upon our shared reputation for quality, performance and support.”

Electrosonic’s AV Expertise Showcased In Five Thea Award-Winning Projects

Thea Awards

Electrosonic's audio-visual accomplishments have been recognized by five projects honoured with Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement at the 19th Annual Thea Awards. Electrosonic played key roles in five very diverse Thea Award Winners:

  • “Radiator Springs Racers” at Disney California Adventure Park (Attraction category)
  • “Transformers: The Ride 3D” at Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Hollywood  (Attraction category)
  • Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary (Museum category)
  • Living Screen display at the "Big-O Experience" at Yeosu 2012 International Expo in Korea (Event category)
  • “Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter” in London (Studio Tour category)

The awards will be presented April 6, 2013, at a gala dinner at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Presented by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the Thea Awards recognize and honour excellence in creating outstanding visitor experiences, attractions, exhibits and places. TEA is an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences.

For more information, please visit the Thea Awards.

Electrosonic at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012

Electrosonic exhibited at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012 held in Orlando, FL, and offered attendees a place to learn more about the company's systems integration, design and service solutions in the Entertainment market. Electrosonic's booth featured a video montage that highlighted the company's high profile projects in the theme parks and attractions industry.

IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities. The Expo provides attendees an opportunity to discover new ideas and business solutions, the best products and services, and unsurpassed networking with attractions industry operators and suppliers from around the world.

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Electrosonic wins AV Awards for 'Integrator of the Year' and ‘Consumer Installation of the Year’

2012 AV Awards Winner

The 2012 winners of the annual AV Awards were announced on October 12 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Electrosonic took home the 'Integrator of the Year' award. In addition, Electrosonic was awarded the 'Consumer Installation of the Year' award for The European Parliament's Visitors' Centre, Parlamentarium. These recent wins take Electrosonic’s AV Awards total to twenty-six since the event started in 1999.

Electrosonic at the AV Awards

The AV Awards is managed by the UK-based AV Magazine, but judged independently by senior representatives from user companies and key industry players. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the AV industry in the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit the 2012 AV Awards.

Electrosonic’s AV Expertise Honoured In 2012 Event Design Awards-Winning Project

2012 Event Design Awards

Electrosonic's AV accomplishment at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center (NRC) has been recognized with a 'Silver Winner' Award for Best Museum Environment at the 2012 Event Design Awards. Working closely with Andrew Merriell & Associates, Maltbie, Batwin + Robin, Sosolimited, and Hypersonic, Electrosonic enhanced the visitor experience at NRC with an array of unique interactive exhibits and experiences featuring audio-visual systems. The most impressive of which is the SECU Daily Planet, a globe-shaped structure cantilevered onto the building and spanning the three-story wing; the Daily Planet is an immersive multimedia theater with a 40x40-foot high-definition screen, which offers a massive visual canvas to visitors on all three floors.

Presented by Event Design, the Event Design Awards recognize the best among this industry’s change agents. The chosen award-winning projects reflect how the world’s best creative studios are reinventing experience design across all categories.

For more information, please visit the Event Design Awards.

Electrosonic's Robert Simpson Explores "3D + 4D Attractions" for the Attractions Management Handbook

Attractions Management Handbook 2012-2013 - Robert Simpson

Electrosonic Founder Director Robert Simpson delves into the latest developments in "3D + 4D Attractions" in his article for the Attractions Management Handbook 2012-2013. While emphasizing that the best attractions rely primarily on their stories, Simpson explores the importance of having a complementary mixed media show to really bring an attraction to life. The concept of 3D and 4D are defined, as well as accompanied by recent attractions employing the technologies.

The Attractions Management Handbook is "the global resource for attractions professionals". Distributed annually, the handbook brings together the latest research and developments in the attractions industry and provides important reference content.

Read the article here.

Electrosonic’s Robert Simpson Joins Panel at the Creative Services Summit Hosted by the British Business Embassy

Bob Simpson at the Creative Services Summit

Electrosonic Founder Director Robert Simpson joined a panel discussion at the Creative Services Summit held on 30 July 2012 at Lancaster House. This forum was one of 17 global business summits being hosted by the British Business Embassy during the six weeks of the Olympic Games. Run by UK Trade & Investment, these summits are regarded as the largest set of trade and investment events ever held in England, and allow business leaders and policymakers from the UK and around the world exchange ideas, discuss economic challenges and develop partnerships for growth.