As part of a contract with the University of Northampton, leading advanced visualisation firm Virtalis has ordered the first Christie Mirage WU7 3D active stereo projectors. The order is the first in Europe for the new projectors.

The University’s Development Suite already has a WU7 projector installed into the new Virtalis ActiveWall system. This technology has been installed in order to allow the university's technicians to familiarise themselves with the technology for the launch of a new ActiveCube later this year.

The contract, which is worth £1.5 million, will also see the installation of HD12 projectors from the Christie Mirage range.

The contract is set to completely update the university’s NVision Centre, which is located in the newly acquired Newton Building, which also houses the School of Science and Technology and the East Midlands Non Destructive Testing Centre.

The funding for the improvements to the NVision Centre, including the contract for the state-of-the-art projectors, was made possible as a result of £3 million in funding from the East Midlands Development Agency, the European Regional Development Fund and an organisation called Northamptonshire Enterprise.