SOURCE: Vortex


November 18, 2014 09:15 ET

Vortex International Launches Cutting-Edge Watermark for Commercial Applications

Demo at IAAPA Attractions Expo Booth 5406 to Showcase Digital Water Expressions That Create Patterns and Words via Water Flow

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) -  Vortex Aquatic Structures International (, a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, today introduced Watermark, a cutting-edge architectural installation that creates patterns and words by synchronizing lights and manipulating the flow of water. A demo of the technology will be available at IAAPA Attractions Expo, Booth 5406 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Designed for urban spaces, shopping centers, airports, exhibition centers, amusement parks, and hotels, Watermark features 25 valves per 3.3-feet unit, which generates clear words, logos, and patterns that create unique sequences with tailored messages. An interactive solution, Watermark designs can easily be updated via a secure app, making it ideal for advertising, welcoming guests, and showcasing promotions.

Watermark can be installed indoors and outdoors in customized seamless configurations, and is designed to integrate into existing structures. Watermark's minimal water usage (because of recirculation) and power requirements means it can run around the clock, even after operating hours, which can be important in high traffic areas.

"With Watermark, Vortex is able to provide advertisers, commercial real estate developers, amusement parker owners, exhibition centers and others with a cost-effective yet innovative way to communicate with and get the attention of customers, prospects, and passersby. Using LED lighting, Watermark reinforces our customers' branding and its interactive capabilities engages people instantly," said Stephen Hamelin, president, Vortex International. "That's why we sought out Lumiartecnia, based in Spain, a leader and pioneer in digital water curtain technology, to develop this new line of innovative products."

Vortex has more than 5,000 customers in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America. The company manufacturers and ships all its products from its Montreal plant.

See Watermark in action at

About Vortex

Vortex Aquatic Structures international, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, was founded in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad®. Vortex's use of the highest quality materials coupled with unique, inspiring design and state-of-the-art engineering, positioned the company as the world leader in aquatic play solutions.

In addition to its operations in Montreal, Vortex has regional sales and technical support offices in California, Florida, Michigan and Texas in the USA, Lyon and Paris in France, and Shanghai and Beijing in China. The company has a global marketing and distribution network supporting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America.

With over 5,000 installations worldwide, Vortex's mission is to lead the aquatic play industry by continuing to develop the most fun, innovative and safe products for families and children of all ages and abilities.

For more information on Vortex Splashpad®, Poolplay®, Spraypoint™, Water Journeys™ and Watermark solutions, please visit the company's website at

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