IGI Celebrates 25 Years Helping Customers See What's Important

 Commerce Twp., MI – May 9, 2023 – This year, 2023, marks the 25th anniversary of Immersion Graphics, Inc. (IGI). Twenty-five years ago, IGI was founded by Pat Hernandez with a commitment to providing world-class advanced visualization solutions. For 25 years, IGI grew to be recognized as one of the top providers for custom, large-scale, high resolution, advanced visualization as well as being known for providing the industry’s highest quality of service and support.

2023 also marks the anniversaries of several IGI employees reaching the 20-Year tenure mark at IGI, a notable achievement in an age where the average U.S. employee tenure is around 4.2 years. The key employees being recognized are from design, sales, install and operations.  Immersion Graphics, Inc. (IGI) employees are the most important asset driving our continued success, and our culture places great value in hard work, moral integrity, and mutual respect.

IGI's reputation with customers and industry partners is to consistently deliver leading-edge technologies with an unwavering commitment to reliability, quality and attentive service. IGI’s team of engineering and design experts have created and installed some of the most mission-critical solutions for corporate, government and military customers who demand world-class performance, usability, and stability.

Since being founded in 1998, IGI has designed, engineered, fabricated, installed, and supported some of the largest and most complex systems in the industry, including an award winning solution featuring a 120' wide image comprised of more than 199 million pixels, operating in a 24/7 environment.

The company maintains offices in California, Indiana and a headquarters in Michigan.  “Twenty-Five years seems like a long time, and yet my team and I remain very passionate about automotive design visualization. We continue to work to ensure our customers are aware of the latest technologies that will enhance their workflows, speed up and improve their decision making, and lower their costs. Our mission is to provide solutions that seamlessly integrate into our customers’ environment and toolsets so they can put 100% of their focus on accomplishing their job,” said Pat Hernandez, President and founder of IGI.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, here is a selection of 25 IGI milestones:

  • 2023 Stellantis Chief Design Officer featured IGI's 32x9 aspect ratio, 22.25m pixel PowerWall installation
  • 2022 Featured in Case Study: Hyundai advances automotive design with Samsung The Wall
  • 2021 Awarded Samsung's Emerging Technology Solution of the Year 2021 for IGI DesignView
  • 2020 IGI designed replacement for automotive rolling boards with mobile IGI DesignView
  • 2019 Designed and Integrated first Curved Mobile Sony CLEDIS PowerWall (largest in world) for Indiana University
  • 2018 Purchased and opened new 7,000sf facility in Los Alamitos, CA
  • 2017 Installed Largest (120' X 10') Laser Cube Control Room PowerWall in USA
  • 2016 Purdue Featured IGI Advanced Visualization Flex-CAVE in Starfish Supplier Diversity Newsletter
  • 2015 Partnered with Ford at SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies to demo Ford immersive Vehicle Environment (FiVE)
  • 2014 NVIDIA named IGI certified system integrator for Iray VCA at GPU Technology Conference
  • 2013 IGI Demonstrates First Ever 17.6 million Pixel (dual blended 4K projectors) 46,000 Lumen Projection System
  • 2012 Commercial Integrator Magazine Lists IGI on “21 Firms Worth Following”
  • 2011 IGI Integrates First US 4K DLP in an automotive studio
  • 2010 IGI Launches Post-Production Film Industry Vertical with opening of office in Los Angeles
  • 2009 Best Corporate AV Project Award from Pro AV
  • 2008 Opens Office in Indianapolis
  • 2007 Wins Multi-Year US Army TACOM Contract to Upgrade Video Conferencing Capabilities
  • 2006 Systems Contractor News (SCN) Lists IGI Top 50 Systems Integrators (46)
  • 2005 Systems Contractor News (SCN) Lists IGI Top 50 Systems Integrators (41)
  • 2004 Provided First Ever 4K PowerWindow in an Automotive Design Studio
  • 2003 Relocated to 10,000sf Building in Commerce Twp., MI with Full Fabrication Capabilities
  • 2002 Developed and Trademarked IGI PowerWindow (Self Standing High Resolution Visualization System)
  • 2001 Added General Audio Visual Solutions to Product Offerings
  • 2000 Sold Multiple IGI PowerWalls and first IGI CAVE
  • 1999 First PowerWall sold for over $1m
  • 1998 Company Founded by Pat Hernandez

About IGI

Immersion Graphics, Inc. (IGI) provides audio visual design, engineering, consulting, product sales, control system programming, custom fabrication, installation, preventative maintenance, and extended support services out of its headquarters location in Detroit and west coast operation in Los Angeles. Additional offices are located in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Grand Rapids.

Founded in 1998, IGI has installed numerous large-scale, ultra-high resolution systems throughout the U.S. in the automotive, higher education, medical, financial, and energy transmission markets, and for the United States military and other government agencies. Applications include industrial design, engineering and data visualization, mission-critical command & control room environments, presentation systems, video conferencing, digital signage, and a variety of commercial AV solutions for emerging markets where the simultaneous visualization of 3D models and complex data by a group is essential to effective decision making. To get an in depth look at what we do, see our website at www.werigi.com, we are IGI.

IGI is minority owned, veteran owned, and a small business and SBA 8(a) program graduate.