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amBX Teams with ETC at Carnegie Mellon

Posted by Christophor Rick (TheSuperGuido), Mar 23, 2009 12:59

amBX UK Ltd. today announced that it has partnered with the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

amBX delivers full ‘sensory surround’ entertainment experiences by enabling content creators to add real world effects using light, color, rumble and even air flow, through licensed amBX devices, to the virtual worlds of computers, games, music, movies, TV and multimedia entertainment.

The amBX partnership at Carnegie Mellon University will see the award-winning ‘ambient experiences’ technology incorporated into a lighting system for creative and interactive control of surround lighting fixtures on their fifth floor ‘Starship Bridge’ in the ETC, a project space dedicated to exploring new technologies for location-based entertainment for the world-class entertainment graduate program.

The ETC Starship Bridge features over 20 RGB LED Fixtures which are controlled over DMX using amBX to generate automated lighting effects from content created by the students and is also set up to allow students to create custom game and simulation activities using the recently released amBX developer kit at http://developer.ambx.com. amBX is also now being used by lighting professionals to control LED lighting installations and connect lighting to video and sound over DMX. More information can be found at http://pro.ambx.com.

Students are also being provided with Premium amBX PC Gaming Peripherals Kits to experiment adding immersive effects in their gaming and interactive entertainment technology projects.

amBX has already licensed the technology to many content developers and publishers in the gaming sector and the sponsorship of Carnegie Mellon University highlights the ongoing commitment of amBX investing in the future of world class game development talent.

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