Meyer Sound Constellation Complements Interactive Virtual Reality Environment at KAUST in Saudi Arabia

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In September 2009, the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) opened its doors as a graduate-level university on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, with state-of-the-art facilities funded by a remarkable US$10 billion endowment from the King. By collaborating with leading international organizations such as IBM and University of California San Diego (UCSD) and using sophisticated technology that includes Meyer Sound's Constellation electroacoustic architecture, KAUST has successfully created the laboratories designed to spawn a new age of scientific discovery and education.

Mechdyne Corporation, developers of advanced AV and 3D visualization systems, worked closely with Meyer Sound to equip various research rooms at KAUST with precision sound equipment, including the six-sided CORNEA virtual reality room. Using 24 of Sony's SXRD 4K projectors on the walls, floor, and ceiling and Meyer Sound Constellation to create a flexible acoustical space with highly realistic imagery, CORNEA is billed as the world's most advanced 3D virtual-reality environment.

Learn more about the CORNEA by watching the UCSD video footage on YouTube, with introduction by Tom Levy, UCSD archaeologist and associate director of Calit2's Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3).

October, 2009

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