“The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.” -Henry Ward Beecher
Known as the Tellscope™, this augmented reality device will replace traditional coin-operated telescopes found in tall buildings’ observatories. By simply aiming the telescope at landmarks in the surrounding landscape, users have access to fascinating facts at the push of a button. It also contains previously saved images which enable users to view sites as they were on a sunnier day or by night.
gsmprjct° developed and manufactured the interactive electronic telescopes. The user-visible hardware portion is a digital high-resolution camera linked to an LCD touch-screen capable of providing additional information on images captured in real-time. The assembly pivots freely around its axis, offering complete XYZ control. It features payment processing and content updates.
Its first deployment took place in January 2010 at the 124th floor observatory of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, arousing the interest of several operators of renowned observatories around the world.