Lafayette, LA – Project development teams and staff at Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) will exhibit three projects never before shown to the public during an Open House Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

UL Research Park LITE CenterThe visualization projects to be presented are: a virtual tour of downtown Lafayette, an interactive training simulation for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and 3D modeling of a new enzyme developed by researchers at UL Lafayette. Additionally, LITE staff will give an update on Pixel Magic, the California visual effects company that opened an office at LITE last year.

The LITE Open House is free and open to the public, and is held the first Wednesday of each quarter at 537 Cajundome Blvd., in Lafayette. Reservations are never required, and children are welcome. For more information, please call 337-735-LITE (337-735-5483) or visit

Note to editors
Please update your community calendar listing to reflect the change to the new quarterly Open House schedule. You may expect a news release in advance of each Open House this year to announce the projects that will be exhibited. Remaining Open Houses will be held this year on: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 3:00 - 6:00pm Wednesday, October 7, 2010, 3:00 - 6:00pm

About LITE
A technology-based economic development organization, LITE uses 3D and total immersive data visualization technologies powered by supercomputers and transmits data via high- speed fiber optics.

LITE is the only facility of its kind in North America open to private industry, government and research. LITE technologies are available for government and academic research and private sector innovation, offering essential decision-making tools for collaborative research applications; product development, testing and validation; and training.

LITE was created through a cooperative effort between the State of Louisiana, Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) and University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). Visit


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