Smartglasses

Smartglasses

Adding a new dimension to surtitling!​​

We have been pioneering the use of smartglasses for performance accessibility: after a first successful run at the Avignon Festival in 2015, we are now operating several other projects in different cities in Europe, including Paris, Berlin and Avignon. This new technology enables surtitles to be shown individually before each spectator’s eyes. Surtitles in an alternative language can simultaneously be displayed above or beside the stage.

Assets & Features

Enhanced spectator experience

Individual adjustment for maximum comfort
and optimal surtitle positioning

choice of language

Spectators are able to choose individually
from all proposed languages

Inclusion

Revolutionary accessibility aid
for the deaf or hearing impaired

Cleared field of vision

Removal of visual disturbance for
audience members not requiring surtitles

Audience development

Attract new spectators
and open up your audience

Facilitate professional partnerships

Enhance international collaboration
with producers and festival directors from abroad

Our Services

Panthea has an unmatched expertise in this field and can offer:

  • Project-based rental
  • Full project coordination
  • Integration of a permanent smartglasses-based surtitling system
  • Training sessions to enable your staff to operate the equipment independently

Project-based Rental

Full project coordination

Integration of a permanent smartglasses-based surtitling system

Training sessions to enable your staff to operate the equipment independently

Glasses out of the Box

We always seek to offer practical, ergonomic and efficient solutions, even during complicated setups. Therefore we have developed a specially designed case to safely and easily transport the smartglasses.

Our “Glasses out of the Box” includes:

  • Up to 10 smartglasses
  • Batteries & set of cables
  • Also available upon demand: a mobile Wi-Fi system in a rack

They're talking about it

5/5
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5/5

“So very cool! It made the understanding of the opera possible”

Mrs. Sayer, USA

Don Pasquale, Opéra de Paris - June 2018

“Amazing. Helpful. Breathtaking.”

Anamarta de Pizarro, director of the Iberoamerican Theatre Festival of Bogotá (FITB), Colombia

Saigon, Festival d'Avignon - July 2017

“I am no longer obliged to look away from the stage to read surtitles”

Colette L, France

Antigone, Festival d'Avignon - July 2017

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