April 2019

ZEISS acquires Uniview™ software from SCISS

Integration into ZEISS fulldome systems

The company SCISS AB, based in Stockholm, Sweden, developed Uniview, a visualization software for planetariums. The software makes it possible to move spatially in the known universe and to demonstrate astronomical effects. ZEISS has sold licenses for the use of Uniview as a distribution partner of SCISS since 2005. Recently ZEISS developed the coupling of Uniview with the optical-mechanical starry sky projection with SCISS and thus realized the first smart hybrid control.

SCISS filed for insolvency in January 2019. In the course of the insolvency proceedings, the assets of the former company were auctioned off in March 2019. ZEISS won the contract. This means that ZEISS exclusively acquired the rights to all components of the Uniview software in the latest versions. This includes the Uniview support forum and approved content of Uniview users. The purchase does not affect SCISS's existing service agreements with Uniview users, which ended in insolvency.

ZEISS intends to integrate the acquired values into its own fulldome solution. ZEISS makes every effort to provide users of Uniview and customers of SCISS with Colorspace systems appropriate support in the event of any problems. The servers with the Geoscope data and for Domecast applications are still available, as is the Uniview support forum. 

ZEISS is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with users of the Uniview software and is open to suggestions and cooperation in the interest of all users.

Learn more about the acquisition here.