Case Studies for VIS-BOX
Heritage Site Interpretation Tour at Polesworth Abbey in Warwickshire
Polesworth Abbey was founded in 827 and was active continuously till 1549. The Abbey Church, Cloister, Gateway etc can be explored and access is now possible to the rebuilt Cloister through the new Sensory Garden.
Many visitors to Polesworth Abbey come from the canal which runs through our village between Atherstone and the Alvecote Marina. Special events include the Summer Music festival. Full details at
Father Philip Wells wanted to offer a full virtual smartphone tour to his visitors and chose VIS-BOX to deliver a series of interactive explorations directly to his visitor's smart phones and tablets.
Peter RALi Studios created a superb series of films engaging the visitor in the rich history of the site as well as educational descriptions of the artifacts and otherwise normally unseen sections of the Abbey such as the belltower, clock and organ in action.
The pre-literate teachings of the Abbey windows are also brought to life for visitors through the engagement offered by VIS-BOX.
The signal of VIS-BOX has since been extended to encompass the gardens of the Abbey through the use of a VIS-BOX signal booster.
Digital Content created by Peter RALi Studios
Connecting Cookham is an exploratory not-for-profit enterprise which will bring joined-up interpretation of this beautiful historic village and civil parish on the River Thames to benefit community and visitors alike.
Located in the north-easternmost corner of Berkshire in England, it is notable as the home of the artist Stanley Spencer, his paintings depicting Biblical scenes occurring as if in Cookham, the small village beside the River Thames where he was born and spent much of his life.
Spencer referred to Cookham as "a village in Heaven" and in his biblical scenes, fellow-villagers are shown as their Gospel counterparts.
Chrissy Rosenthal has taken on the challenge of looking at how to integrate VIS-BOX, along with her vast knowledge of the life and art of Stanley Spencer, to creatively join up the paintings with their specific locations, whilst also interpreting the history of Cookham and presenting this interpretation in a way that visitors and community can actively enjoy and engage with.
Chrissy has also embraced the social benefits that Connecting Cookham can bring to residents through VIS-BOX, such as details of local events, important contact details for Cookham and vital travel information points such as map locations and village smart tours initiated at the local train station.
Connecting Cookham may well prove to be the show case for the integration of VIS-BOX and a perfect example of how the combination of heritage and technology can be effectively integrated to engage, educate and excite community and visitors alike.
Visitor Training and Greeting at Albert Road Natural Therapy Centre, Tamworth
Albert Road Natural Therapy Education Centre offer
a range of training in complementary therapies and needed a way to make their on
site training videos available to students while on site.
VIS-BOX was perfect
for this application allowing easy navigation through each subject
categorisation to the relevant module training films.
The private, secure
network of VIS-BOX means that the digital media is only accessible whilst the
students are on site.
Daily Updates for Alrewas Arts Festival Coverage
Every other year there is a free, week-long Festival of Arts Crafts Projects and
Performances in the lovely village of Alrewas with
100+ workshops, art and photo exhibitions, a community cafe, concerts, and
The festival incorporates static and mobile (battery/solar powered) versions of
VIS-BOX to offer daily updates and films/slideshows of the days events. Take a
Heritage Film Interpretation from Peter RALi Studios
Peter RALi Studios
offer affordable film making, photography and audio services to the heritage and other
industries. They offer an all-round service from script writing to final edit.
Experts at integrating interpretive-based work with VIS-BOX, visit Heritage-Now
to see the full range that they can offer.
Guide Camp, Bournemouth.
VIS-BOX was chosen to provide immersive digital content to a large rural girl guiding campsite including two separate buildings without the use of a signal booster.
Thanks to the powerful signal strength of VIS-BOX (twice as powerful as a normal WiFi) combined with a waterproof external antenna installation, the entire camp is engaged within a central signal radius of 350 metres (1100 ft).
St. Helen's Church, Ashby de la Zouch.
Peter RALi Studios chose VIS-BOX to provide heritage interpretation to the community and visitors to the ancient and attractive parish church of
St Helen’s, set at the heart of the delightful market town of Ashby de la Zouch.
Using the VIS-BOX self guided smart tours you can explore its wonderful history and its splendid, and unique, quirky, interior.
Digital Content created by Peter RALi Studios
St.James' Church, Barton under Needwood.
Peter RALi Studios next heritage interpretation project will combine VIS-BOX to provide the community and visitors of
St. James' church with self guided tours.
Local boy made good, John Taylor, had the church built between 1517 and 1522 and his coat of arms and civil and ecclesiastical honours are to be found inscribed on the walls of the nave.