Re: 2009 State of the Dome Address
- Hi everybody,
Because of this, Mark's "State of the Dome" survey should not be confused with a market share survey, as some people have done in the past.
For example, Digitalis has well over 200 fulldome systems in use around the world, but only 58 show up in the Fulldome Compendium.
Although Mark does mention this caveat in one of the paragraphs below the table, it is easy to overlook that note. I just wanted to highlight that there are in fact many more digital systems in use than are shown in the survey.
Karrie Berglund, Director of Education
Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 2976
Bremerton, WA 98310
- This is not just directed at Digitalis but if there are privacy issues
could the hardware vendors start asking their clients if they are happy
to be acknowledged and added to a public database whether it be the
lochness system or something hosted by imersa?
Is making this proprietary information seen as damaging to individual
vendors business models?
Am I being naive thinking that as a relatively small community of
vendors and customers that now is the time to be open and anything that
can help get more domes and content in the world must be a good thing?
Another job for the imersa police to help wrangle.
Ed, when are those collaborative working spaces going to be setup, this
mailing list is probably not the right forum to continue the debate in
- I find Mark Petersen's compendium and state of the dome addresses very useful. I have had multiple occasions to rely on the information over the last few years. No compilation of this type will ever be perfect, but Mark does an admirable job and is in my
experience far more current than the IPS data. - Thank you sir.
I was aware of the Digitalis policy prior to this and can understand their decision, and their right, to keep the information private. However it would be helpful to the community at large and to Digitalis too, if the information were shared in some
Perhaps Mark and Carrie could look at incorporating Digitalis numbers - without proprietary specifics, into the data already partially compiled, so that confidentiality is preserved but making the overall picture more accurate? Carrie's original response
seemed to be half way there already.
just a thought.
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