The Digitarium Epsilon Fixed model is a digital planetarium system designed for use in permanent domes. This system can be used in either a full dome or a truncated projection mode. It is very similar to the Digitarium Gamma Fixed model, but offers higher resolution (about 30% greater in full dome mode and 56% greater in truncated mode).
This model utilizes a special simulation/visualization color wheel for more vivid colors but at a somewhat lower brightness than the Digitarium Gamma.
Full dome/full sky projection is available at a projection angle of 155 degrees. This is ideal for fixed domes, as the projection system is placed below the springline of the dome out of audience sight lines.
In truncated projection mode, a 1356 pixel diameter truncated circle (truncated to a 1920x1200 pixel frame) is projected at a 175x155 degree projection angle. This mode is typically best suited for high resolution wide angle immersive movie uses with unidirectional seating. The planetarium features will still work, but with part of the sky missing we don't recommend this mode for serious astronomy education.
This model has the same unmatched usability of other Digitarium systems with our exclusive backlit, handheld remote control.
The Digitarium Epsilon Fixed model is designed for those who want the highest resolution and the best projection quality in a fixed Digitarium system. If you intend to show a lot of fulldome video shows, immersive environments, or scientific visualizations, the higher resolution will be invaluable. Starfields will also look better, especially with the high contrast and our high quality proprietary lens.
Despite all these features, the price is a fraction of other high quality full dome fisheye planetarium systems of similar resolutions!
This unit includes the Universal Console. The Universal Console is designed to give presenters more options for controlling their Digitarium® planetarium system. With a cross-platform, web-based application interface, users can control their system from a number of devices over a wired or wireless network.
For example, a fixed dome user may want to use a PC type console in a control booth. For a more portable device, users might choose a Digitarium SkyPad™ (touchscreen tablet device).
The Universal Console opens up alternatives to our unique handheld, backlit remote control. It will not replace our remote, which we still believe is the simplest and easiest to use planetarium interface. However, the Universal Console will have advantages for users who want finer control over their presentations, or who want to hide any trace of their user interface from the audience to maximize the immersive experience.
In case you do not want the Universal Console system, we can deliver the system without it for a discounted price.