Dome cinema in Swiss casino

The Grand Casino Baden has been equipped with Carl Zeiss digital projection technology

Jena/Baden, (PresseBox) - Visitors to the Grand Casino in the Swiss spa town of Baden, not far from Zurich, will be experiencing a very special kind of digital cinema from November 30, 2012. Carl Zeiss has installed a powerdome® SPACEGATE Nova full-dome system, which projects films and images on a dome ten meters in diameter. Situated in the lounge area directly adjacent to the gaming floor, the dome immerses guests in virtual worlds and enables them to take a journey into space. The full-dome technology from Carl Zeiss is normally used in planetariums for 360 degree image projection. The Grand Casino in Baden is the first casino to offer its visitors a digital full-dome projection experience.

The expertise Carl Zeiss has accumulated in the field of dome projection has proved to be equally valuable in this rather more unusual project. The system installed in Baden consists of six video projectors fed with images and videos by the powerdome computer system, which was specially developed by Carl Zeiss.

The Grand Casino Baden is located in the listed 'Kursaal' building and attracts some 1,200 visitors a day. It has recently been renovated and will be re-opening on November 30, 2012 complete with the new feature of its full-dome projection system.

Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH

The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics. In fiscal year 2010/11 the company's approx. 24,000 employees generated revenue of about 4.237 billion euros. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, Carl Zeiss has contributed to technological progress all over the world for more than 160 years and enhances the quality of life of many people around the globe.

With its innovative technologies and leading-edge solutions, Carl Zeiss is successful in the fields of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care and Consumer Optics/Optronics. Carl Zeiss is represented with around 30 production and over 50 sales and service sites in more than 30 countries worldwide. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.

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