On opening night, the immersive lab was by far the most popular attraction as visitors experienced intuitive finger touch control, clicking on landmarks and location icons to access the information they really wanted to see.
Nick Chrissos, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Cisco UKI enthused: “This project could not have happened without Visavvi who were trailblazers willing to co-create with Cisco’s forward-looking engineers by using our technology to launch the first public installation of an immersive lab. Together, we created something new, an interactive wall that did not exist anywhere in the world - and now, from this experience, we can deploy this technology anywhere in the world.”
Ian Kennedy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Practitioner, member of the IET, BCS & IEEE, and BCS Certified IS Consultant added: “Visualisation is a critical success factor in the dissemination of complex ideas and developments. The impact of the immersive screens to highlight the ongoing smart city developments across Manchester cannot be overstated.”