UWTSD launches new Immersive Room at Carmarthen campus


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has launched an innovative, state-of-the-art immersive room at its Carmarthen campus, providing students and partners with world leading learning spaces to revolutionise the educational experience.

UWTSD launches new Immersive Room at Carmarthen campus

Working with AV partner, IDNS, and part funded by the Higher Education Council Funding Wales (HEFCW), the first new learning spaces of their kind in Wales are situated at the University’s Carmarthen and Swansea campuses. The Immersive Rooms utilise Igloo Vision software and the latest Samsung LED screens across three walls creating a fully immersive virtual and augmented reality user experience.

The Carmarthen launch at the University’s Teaching and Learning building was attended by representatives from Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Councils, industry representatives as well as University’s staff. 

The innovative, state-of-the-art immersive rooms projects has already been shortlisted for the AV Magazine Educational Project of the Year Award. Launching the room, Professor Elwen Evans, KC, Vice Chancellor of UWTSD said: “The University has made a significant investment in its digital infrastructure to the create the best learning experience for our students and to ensue that the facilities we offer reflects industry best practice. 

“This technology is the first of its kind in Wales and I’m delighted that it will be used to enhance the student experience but also that it will benefit our partners within education, business and the community”.

UWTSD launches new Immersive Room at Carmarthen campus

Laura Mills of Igloo said: “Igloo Vision is proud to have worked alongside University of Wales Trinity Saint David, IDNS and Samsung to deliver the first LED immersive space in Wales. Using Igloo Vision's immersive software and the latest Samsung LED technology, the space will offer engaging experiences for staff, students, and visitors.

“An Igloo immersive space is a bit like stepping into a giant VR headset - except you can get whole groups inside. Igloo designs and develops the technology that can make any space an immersive one. Any kind of digital content, including immersive virtual reality, 360° videos and images and daily office tools can be shared with whole groups in one of these spaces, so University of Wales Trinity Saint David has unlimited opportunities for what it can do with its Immersive Room. “

Vicky Jennings, Technology Consultant at IDNS said: “IDNS is proud to be delivering the first LED immersive space in Wales at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. By delivering the 18-metre immersive space using the latest Samsung LED technology, users will have a visual and sensory experience brought to life through unparalleled visuals and immaculate detail.

“This ground-breaking development sparks a new era in collaboration and engagement at the university and attests to their forward-thinking approach to using digital technologies that enhance the learning experience.

At a glance:

  1. 18.2m x 2.2m; 1.5mm pixel LED
  2. 12k, 12160 x 1440 resolution
  3. 76 individual cabinets
  4. Igloo software - Ice Core Engine software
  5. 360 videos and images, apps such as YT360, Unreal, Matterport, Revisto (BIM) & Google maps
  6. 1 surround sound system
  7. Front of house setup – 55” Samsung flip, 2 x 120 degree cameras and room mics
  8. Flexible content delivery (VR headsets etc)

For more information and a sneak peak of what the rooms will look like, please go to www.uwtsd.ac.uk/immersive. We can't wait for you to experience it!

UWTSD launches new Immersive Room at Carmarthen campus

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 07384 467076 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk