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It's Alive Co. provides systems integration and technical design for AV, show control, projection, lighting, special effects for museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, visitor centers, and theme parks, including permanent exhibits, 2D/3D/4D theaters and traveling shows.

It’s Alive Co. works hand-in-hand with Exhibit Designers, Media Producers and Museum Staff to lead the design and implementation of technology into exhibits and environments. We take our direction from the needs of the exhibit design, and we are experts at gently deriving the needs from the design team and museum staff. Put us on the team, and see what we can do!

Our experience spans museum, science centers, aquariums, halls-of-fame, play areas, cultural centers, and other cultural institutions. Indoor or outdoor, it does not matter the venue, we utilize our skills and knowledge to integrate technology into the very fabric of the environment. We are known in the industry to be flexible and professional in our design and fabrication process.

AV Design:
We provide design of AV systems including audio, video, projection, show control, interactives and support networks. Our designs take into account all the requirements of the exhibit creative, cultural and educational requirements. The documentation we produce is of the highest quality, informs the facility impact & needs, and is used to bid the AV or audiovisual equipment and system procurement. The audiovisual systems design services include:

• Audio Systems for BGM / Paging, Surround Sound, Point Source and Effects Audio
• Video Systems for Storage, Playback and Display
• Projection Systems for Theaters, Exhibits, Specialty and Custom Effects
• Show Control for Theaters, Special Exhibits, and Unique Guest Experiences
• Interactives including touch screen, gesture / movement technology, and specialty uses
• App Driven Interface to & from Guests to Exhibits
• Ask us about any other technology you are interested to incorporate!

AV Integration:
The number one issue with audio visual systems is the integration of various systems and technologies into one cohesive system. This is our specialty. We understand the importance of a clear and logical approach to a complex system of components. The system integration needs to be easy-to-use by the operations staff, and easy to maintain for the maintenance staff.

We work with a number of audio visual rack and system fabrication partners, and we can provide a turn-key system if that is desired. We can provide the final step of the AV integration by converting our audiovisual designs into installed systems, and smart 24/7 cost-effective maintenance options.

3D/4D Theaters:
Exhibit designers and institutions know the value of adding a 3D or 4D theater to the offerings to the guest. We know the intricacies of designing the technology of the theater for long lasting service and easy operation. You can use It’s Alive Co. as the technical expert if you are buying an off-the-shelf 3D / 4D theater, or we can design the AV systems for your theater. We interface with the design team on the layout, space requirements, technology support needs, and combine the data into a cohesive set of documents. We further inform the architects and engineers design by giving them proper facility impacts (sometimes called a facility input report or facility impact statement).

Exhibit Technology Design:
Does your exhibit need water exhibits or special effects? Our past experience in the theme park industry makes us experts at designing and implementing special exhibit technologies into facilities and exhibits. Some of the specialty exhibit technologies we have provided include:

• Water Exhibits, Waterfalls & Water Touch Tanks
• Misting and Fog Systems
• Low Smoke and Fog Systems
• Fog & Smoke “Blasts” or Rolling Clouds
• Wind Effects
• Scent and Smell Effects
• Lightning and Tesla Coil
• Exhibit & Special Effects Lighting Systems
• Ask us to help with your other ideas!

Technology Upgrade Specialist:
As an exhibit ages, many times the technology becomes outdated or obsolete. You can call on It’s Alive Co. for the change out and upgrade of any of your technology and technical systems. We will work with your staff to determine the best route and options for upgrades. We are familiar with all the manufacturers, and our experts will spend the time discussing alternatives and methods for minimizing downtime during change out.

Installation Management:
After design is complete, we are typically called in to manage the technical vendors through their fabrication and installation phase. Our experts keep a keen eye on the site activities and ensure a quality installation of the equipment. At the point of programming the exhibit, we provide expert management of the technical vendors and coordinate the activities to support the storytelling & educational efforts of the exhibit design team members. The result is a smoother commissioning process and a better guest experience at opening!

Select Museum & Cultural Projects:
Click on the links below to review some of our recent museum and cultural projects.

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