Motorola Provides Unique Look at the Past with Technology of the Future
Wireless capabilities provide “first of its kind” experience at historic Leonardo da Vinci exhibit in Chicago
SCHAUMBURG, IL, − 19 April 2006 − Revolutionizing the museum experience, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is using cutting-edge technology to offer unique, enhanced, interactive tours for visitors of the highly-anticipated exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Moving past clunky cassette players and wired headphones, Motorola is working with the museum to create a totally wireless environment - a first for the Museum of Science and Industry. Visitors of the da Vinci exhibit can enjoy a seamless, interactive audio and visual experience through the Motorola HT820 Bluetooth® Wireless Stereo Headphones and the compatible Bluetooth® enabled Motorola RAZR V3x handset.
Motorola technology will enhance the visitor experience by enabling them to watch a video while they are listening to the audio portion of the tour. The Motorola RAZR V3x will wirelessly stream an audio presentation to the HT820 headphones, so patrons can hear with crisp, clear sound quality descriptions of nearly 60 of Leonardo’s inventions. Additionally, visitors can view on the Motorola RAZR V3x’s large color screen stunning visual clips that complement and correspond with the audio presentation, delivering a truly, immersive and interactive learning experience.
“With this enhanced wireless and video capability, patrons will experience Leonardo’s genius through the juxtaposition of the old and the new - using the latest and greatest wireless technology,” said Padmasree Warrior, executive vice president and chief technology officer. “As an organization that thrives on innovation, it is our humble way of giving back to the community and paying respect to an inventor and scientist whose astounding creations have had an immeasurable impact on the technology we have today.”
This experience was made possible by a donation to the museum by Motorola and the Motorola Foundation, a charitable giving arm funded by Motorola.
For more information on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, please visit: www.motorola.com/giving.
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Many of us know Leonardo da Vinci as an artist of masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Yet Leonardo’s brilliance extended far beyond the paintbrush into science and engineering. His curiosity knew no bounds and led to revolutionary concepts in areas like human flight, mechanics and military engineering, to name a few. The U.S. debut of Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius, allows guests to explore his life and work like never before. Guests will take an immersive journey through more than 60 large-scale models of his most innovative designs—all produced in vivid detail from his original drawings—and see modern day examples of technology inspired by his work. This exhibit, coupled with engaging content and activities, will have broad appeal among schoolchildren, adults, families and seniors.
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