17.5.2001: checkpointmedia Multimediaproduktionen AG is entered into the Austrian Companies Register; Creation of a database for Centropa on Jewish life in the 14 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentation of genesto, an Internet tool for interactive business reports. The first customer: DaimlerChrysler; Relocation into the new office premises in Haus der Musik; Oscar nomination for Virgil Widrich’s short film “Copy Shop”
Production of an e-learning CD-ROM on commission of the OMV; Start of the partnership with JART to develop a web department; The team of wonderworx is integrated into checkpointmedia and equips the four new halls of the Vienna Musikverein with state-of-the-art media technology; German Multimedia Award for the Red Bull Mayday Bar in Hangar 7
Website and project management for Linz09 - Cultural Capital of Europe; Production and design of the exhibition Linz. City in Luck; Creation of a new energy-saving platform commissioned by Salzburg AG
Technical implementation for the the Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys Choir; reopening of the Meteorite Gallery of the Museum of Natural History Vienna; Website relaunch MAK the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art; Visitor centre for Erste Groups new headquarters; planning and realization of the consultancy and event centre of Volksbank Hamm
Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art: Website Relaunch, Silhouette International Schmied AG: Film to mark 50th anniversary, Vienna Zoo: Implementation of media stations for the Polar Dome in the new Polar Bear World, Construction and Design of the new Funeral Museum at the Vienna Central Cemetery (together with OMS)
Parallaxis, a media installation for the exhibition "A Rush of Color" in the Leopold Museum Vienna; Hallstatt-Website for the Museum of Naturals History Vienna.
Media technology and programming for FK Austria Wiens pop-up store "ViolaPoint" in the Donauzentrum shopping centre; "Figaro Parallelo" media installation in Mozarthaus Vienna.
At the heart of Sound of Music World are key events in the life of the Trapp family. The story of the famous singing family covers events, changes, constants and disruptions in Austria in the first half of the 20th century.
Sketching of design elements, planning and realisation of technical implementation for "The Alice fairytale" in Wien Mitte.
The 44-meter-long reproduction of the Pasetti map in the State Hall of the Austrian National Library offers an extremely precise representation of the Danube on the territory of the Habsburg Monarchy from Passau to the Iron Gate.
About checkpointmedia GmbHIn 2001 a network of people who had been working with multimedia for many years decided to join forces and found their own company - checkpointmedia AG. In autumn of that same year the new firm moved into its premises in the House of Music at Seilerstätte 30, Vienna/Austria.
Besides its two managing directors and proprietors Stefan Unger and Virgil Widrich, the company now consists of a internal staff of experts plus a network of project partners. checkpointmedia combines products, services and enterprises to create multimedia works of art.
Infotainment islands at the interface of business and culture, marketing and art open up entirely new perspectives on the project and its potential. checkpointmedia creates themed architecture, directs communication, offers interface services and draws from an international staging pool.
checkpointmedia creates and uses discrete high-tech that is never obtrusive, and it is precisely this that makes it a unique sensory experience.
While pursuing the target of stimulating the highest possible level of attention, identification and recollection, checkpointmedia permanently strives to develop the unknown perspective.
In autumn 2014, the company merged its two locations (office, workshop and warehouse) in Seilerstätte 13 and also relocated its headquarters to this address. At the same time, the company was transformed from a stock corporation into checkpointmedia GmbH.