Sweetwater Sound and ASG Selected to Provide Audio-Visual Systems for Science Central's "Science on a Sphere" Exhibit


Fort Wayne, IndianaMartin S. Fisher, executive director of Science Central, has announced that Sweetwater Sound and Advanced Systems Group (ASG), both based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, have been awarded the audio-visual contracts for the center’s new Science on a Sphere exhibit scheduled to open in August.

Science On a Sphere uses impressive high-tech equipment to show cutting-edge science research,” said Fisher. “It made sense for Science Central to work with the industry leaders in audio-visual equipment for this project.” Sweetwater Sound will provide the new exhibit’s state-of-the-art sound equipment, and ASG will be responsible for the system’s installation. Both companies will assist in training Science Central staff.

“Throughout this project, we’ve made sure to use as much local skill and as many local companies as we could. Not only are Sweetwater and ASG local, but they were the logical choice to partner with us on such a visually stunning, technically advanced, and highly educational experience as Science On a Sphere,” Fisher noted.

Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack commented, “Science and technology, and music technology in particular, have been a lifelong interest. That’s one of several reasons why I’m very pleased to help make the Science On a Sphere project a reality. Science Central is one of the cultural and educational gems of this community, and I look forward to enjoying this exciting new exhibit with my family when it’s completed.”

Sweetwater began business 34 years ago in Fort Wayne, and is the country’s third largest and most respected dealer in high technology equipment for musicians, recording studios and broadcasters – from microphones and digital recording systems to electric guitars, electronic keyboards and electronic drums. Sweetwater’s customers range from beginners to rock stars. The company’s equipment can be found in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville recording studios; TV and radio stations across the country; as well as in tens of thousands of home recording studios nationwide. Sweetwater is built on a commitment to the highest level of customer service in the music technology industry. For additional information, visit www.sweetwater.com.

“We’re excited to have been chosen to install the sound system and help provide training for this outstanding new exhibit,” said ASG Division Manager Scott Simon. “Science On a Sphere will capture the attention of kids and adults from all over the area, and we’re thrilled to play a part in this exciting new educational opportunity.”

Advanced Systems Group (ASG) an Emcor Company, offers a single-source solution for low-voltage contracting and installation needs. ASG's strong market presence is a result of a commitment to quality products and certified installation including professional audio, video, structured cabling for voice/data/video, fire alarm, card Access, CCTV and security.

Science on a Sphere is a dynamic, animated global display system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It uses computers and video projectors to show planetary data on a six-foot diameter sphere. It was developed by NOAA researchers initially as a research tool, and ultimately as an educational tool to illustrate science to people of all ages. To the naked eye, the Sphere actually appears to be floating and rotating in mid-air, just like a real planet. It will be a “must see” exhibit at Science Central, illustrating earth, space and social sciences. It will also provide a real-time imagery such as satellite, buoy and sensing station links to global weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other activities occurring on Earth, as well as NASA images of the planets and moons of our solar system. The Science Central Science on a Sphere will be the first in Indiana, and one of only 80 in the world. Visit http://sos.noaa.gov for more information.