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Acer America

July 27, 2012 07:00 ET

Acer Unveils the Interactive Pavilion in the Olympic Park

LONDON--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2012) - Nothing compares to the excitement, the emotion and the spirit of excellence of the Olympic Games, a sporting event so powerful it's capable of bringing the entire world to a complete standstill.

Acer is ready to lead visitors, athletes and journalists through an exciting journey that goes beyond the adrenalin-powered competitions of the London 2012 Olympic Games to enter a world where technology and innovation create a unique experience.

Be sure to drop by the Acer Pavilion during the London 2012 Olympic Games to discover Acer's latest technology and challenge your friends or explore a world of content.

Located within the Olympic Park, the Pavilion is a 1,200 sq meter building with two floors dedicated to visitors, offering interactive areas and displaying Acer's latest technology and products. The third floor, dedicated to Acer's guests, offers a panoramic view of the park.

The Acer Pavilion has been designed to showcase excellence in sporting achievements and technological innovation, leading visitors on a journey through the outstanding accomplishments that challenge the limits of human capabilities. When entering the Pavilion visitors will receive a smart card that will enhance their journey allowing them to track their experience and collect points and interact with their personal avatar.

In the "Fast, Faster, Fastest" Challenge, players can dare their friends in a race against time using tablets placed around a raised floor that displays a projected track. The experience is triggered by the visitor's smart card. As the user inserts the card, their avatar appears on the track. Players must move their avatar as fast as they can while jumping over obstacles. The tablet, ICONIA A510, acts as the control device for the experience.

Another striking feature of the Pavilion is the Journey Sphere, a huge globe 'alive' with moving atoms and streaming data. Visitors can navigate through the content thanks to tablets placed around the sphere and acting as a touchpad. On activation, a bright glow and a title tag will appear and the user will be invited to explore content such as challenges and videos.

The visitor's journey can continue on all computers displayed: from the ultrabooks to the professional all-in-one desktops. Acer also teamed up with ISM to offer a unique gaming experience around the official video game of the London 2012 Olympic Games that visitors will be able to experience on Acer Predator G7 the ultimate gaming computer.

There are other features to discover. So come visit us in the Olympic Park.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally (Gartner data 2011). The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion.

Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain.

Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

More information is at www.acer-group.com.

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