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iSandBOX is an interactive sandbox for education, therapy, and entertainment

About iSandBOX – an augmented reality sandbox

iSandBOX is an innovative system that completes traditional sandplay with augmented reality.

iSandBOX turns the sand surface into a colorful interactive 3D play area that responds to every movement of the player. Our interactive sandbox animates and enriches sandplay experience. The sandbox allows the players to play and learn in a universe that they build and shape with their own hands. iSandBOX is especially great for studying topography and geography: contour lines, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, etc.


iSandBOX is a multifunctional augmented reality sandbox that brings unforgettable experiences and outstanding results in:

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Therapy 
  • Exhibitions

How does it work?

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Augmented reality sandbox schematics

How does it work?

The depth sensor captures a 3D height map of the sand surface in real time.

This data is transferred to the PC.

The PC processes the data and constantly updates the image sent to the projector.

The projector creates augmented reality on the sand surface by projecting realistic textures — blue water, red volcanic lava, green hills, contour lines making iSandBOX a perfect tool for teaching topography.

Augmented reality objects instantly react to changes of the AR sandbox landscape and player hand movements.

Augmented reality sandbox software

26 basic modes
10 extra modes
Custom development
Very easy to use

iSandBOX software completes the augmented reality sandbox with a set of modes that feature high-quality graphics and game mechanics. The modes visualize natural phenomena, and produce realistic scenes and events that respond to the movement of the sand surface. The projected image immediately responds to changes in the augmented reality sandbox landscape and player movements. 

The Basic Modes software package contains the modes for studying geography, topography, flora, fauna and other natural phenomena, objects and concepts. This package with 16 modes is included with every iSandBOX and it comes free of charge.

For your interactive sandboxes, we also offer several extra modes that can be purchased at an additional charge.

These extra modes add new themes and games to the AR sandbox. They enhance children’s learning and playing experiences. These modes will help develop children’s imagination and provide endless opportunities for role-playing and learning in a unique interactive environment created by the software.

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With our team of professionals in game development, design and engineering, your project is in caring and capable hands. We develop customized AR sandbox solutions for entertainment, visualization and unique media content to express your brand identity.

We can develop new modes for iSandBOX that will visualize the concepts and processes that you have in mind for your AR sandbox. 

Who might be interested? 

  • Indoor attractions park integrators  
  • Natural history, popular science museums
  • Network malls
  • Hotel networks
  • Theme Parks 
  • Expos
  • Schools, colleges, universities

Order AR sandbox from us and we will help you build an emotional connection between the users and your brand by creating your authentic story. Just send us a request, describing what you would like to have in your AR sandbox.

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iSandBOX is supplied with a tablet to control and manage your AR sandbox. It helps to easily switch between the modes and customize scenarios of your iSandBOX.

This is an especially valuable tool for educators and therapists who would like to combine different modes based on the purpose of the lesson or a therapy session. This way, they can immerse children in a unique world created by the sandbox so that they could actively learn and live through new experiences.



Numerous childcare centers, elementary schools, and science museums use our augmented reality sandbox as a great educational tool.


Powered by augmented reality, iSandBOX provides endless possibilities in children’s entertainment, including games and creativity modes.

Exhibition / Presentation

Thanks to its simple design and great visualization capabilities, our augmented reality sandbox is a phenomenal tool for presentations.

Therapy / Rehabilitation

Our augmented reality sandbox is a great tool for Sandplay, a therapeutic method facilitating the psyche’s natural capacity for healing.

What news channels say

What our customers say

EQ Kids Club
Buena Vista Museum
uTyala STEM Institute
Shanghai Palm Intl
State Darwin Museum
Yuinoki Senior Care Facility
Caboolture Child Care
Sealife Helsinki

iSandBOX can fit in any play and educational setting and become one of the central components of a fun learning environment. See how little visitors of EQ Kids Club USA enjoy playing with iSandBOX boosting their creativity and cognitive abilities.

It gives new positive emotions to children, expands their knowledge of forces of nature, flora and fauna, develops motor and communication skills. This is a great edutainment solution for kindergartens, preschools and elementary schools.

Buena Vista Museum in California gets iSandBOX augmented reality sandbox teaching kids earth science. 

Conventional sand comes to life giving children a chance to learn about the earth, geology and history, stimulating creativity and developing imagination.

«uTyala STEM Institute is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. uTyala STEM Institute provides STEM education sessions as an extracurricular to Grade R-12 learners with the aim of developing critical, cognitive and independent thinking skills.» 

«In addition, bespoke sessions are also developed for schools that wish to integrate STEM education as part of their current curriculum. 4IR technologies such as coding, robotics, augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D printing are used as enablers to facilitate the multidisciplinary application of knowledge that is obtained in the classroom.»

«ISandBOX is a unique product in terms of applying augmented reality technology. We particularly like the level of immersion when students interact with the product.»

«Our current clients are members of the STEM Institute. We have started penetrating the psychology sector. Potential clients love the product. The iSandBOX is adapted towards the lesson plans that are developed by the STEM Institute. In addition, it is also used for free play at daycare centers.»

«UTS has always been reliable, helpful and professional during interactions.»

«Our company was founded in 1996, and our headquarter in Nanjing, and we have independent corporate companies in Shanghai, China, and Japan. Our main business is international trade.»

«We think iSandBOX is a great educational product for children, and it combines children’s interests with children’s educational needs. There are many similar AR sand tables in China, but our company chose iSandBOX because its software scenes are scientific, rigorous, logical and beautifully presented. In this way, the software scenes are more in line with the laws of children’s development cognition and are more meaningful.»

«At present, our main customers are children’s education institutions and kindergartens. For this reason, our company invested a lot of money in the research and development of children’s education courses to make iSandBOX meet the demand of China’s early childhood education market.»

«Our clients use iSandBOX for children’s classroom education, such as kindergarten special activity courses, teachers lead children to complete specific theme activities.»

«Universal Terminal Systems is a creative and passionate partner. We hope to work together with you to promote iSandBOX to the whole of China. We will also actively promote other industries such as children’s entertainment, technology popularization, treatment, and other industries.»


«We’ve started the year by installing two very interesting interactive exhibits. (iSandBOX is one of them). Our planet is still very young: active tectonic processes are underway, the climate is changing, the river beds, the sizes of lakes and seas are being transformed.»

«Now we have an interactive system (iSandBOX), where everyone can change the sand surface and see what happens with the Earth when the landscape is modified.»

A. Kluykina, Museum Director


Family members (mainly children) who come to visit have come to play with iSandBOX, resulting in an increase in the frequency of visits as a result of wanting to play with iSandBOX again. We regularly hold events for children in nearby kindergartens and nursery schools for them to recite songs to the elderly and play with the iSandBOX.

Children are happy to play, and some bedridden residents feel better just by seeing their children playing, and their facial expressions become richer. In addition, children returning from school stop by the facility, play with the iSandBOX, and then play shogi (Japanese chess) with the elderly. With iSandBOX, children gather and play an active role in community exchanges.


«Children love to explore and play in our stimulating learning environments that are designed to inspire curious young minds. There’s so much to discover in our purpose-built indoor spaces and our large outdoor areas that include a dry creek bed, a water play area, sandpits and a vegetable garden.
We also provide the latest interactive learning technology, including SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards and iSandbox, an exciting tool that encourages imaginative play and fosters language development.»

«Children love to explore and play in our stimulating learning environments that are designed to inspire curious young minds. There’s so much to discover in our purpose-built indoor spaces and our large outdoor areas that include a dry creek bed, a water play area, sandpits and a vegetable garden. We also provide the latest interactive learning technology, including SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards and iSandbox, an exciting tool that encourages imaginative play and fosters language development.»

«At Community Kids our educators specifically use this interactive tool to enable children to express ideas and to foster rich language use. In response to their evolving ideas and interests, we anticipate and extend children’s learning via open-ended questioning; encouraging feedback and dialogue about the experience, challenging their thinking and subsequently guiding their learning.»

«At Community Kids, all educational programs are guided by the Government’s Early Years Learning Framework. Our iSandBOX curriculum was developed to incorporate ‘Learning Environments’, ‘Learning Through Play’ and ‘Intentional Teaching’ specifically.»


«iSandBOX is located in our exhibition, so the children can play with it whenever they want to. We only use the Ocean program.»

«At first, it took a while to understand how iSandBOX works, but after that, it’s been quite simple. The best part of it is the interaction that the children get when they are using it.»

«They like it very much — younger children only play with the sand, but a bit older ones can spend a lot of time moving the sand around, building islands on the sand etc.»

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Control screen
Control buttons
Number of children playing at the same time
up to 10
up to 6
up to 7
up to 10
up to 3
Recommended room space, m2
from 2,5
from 1,5
from 1,8
from 2,5
from 3
Dimensions / whd, cm
46 x 41,3 x 9,9
107 x 168 x 99,9
116 x 214 x 94
153 x 235 x 110
160 x 115 x 205 (240)
Box dimensions / whd, cm
107 x 48 x 78
116 x 54 x 80
153 x 54 x 94
160 x 100 x 67 (102)
Side wall height / whd, cm
Weight (without sand), kg
Play space, m2
Required volume of sand, kg
All models include:

The cost of the sand is not included




Virtual objects on the sand surface interact with each other (lions chase antelopes, volcanic bombs set forests on fire, etc.)


A large variety of educational and gaming modes with interactive scenarios. Regular issue of updates and new modes for your interactive sandbox


You can easily manage your augmented reality sandbox with a tablet


We develop scenarios for projecting custom images/animations for your augmented reality sandbox project

About us

Universal Terminal Systems has been developing augmented reality sandboxes and other unique products for business and children’s entertainment starting 2009. As a team of professionals in business, science, and technology, we strive to create the best innovative solutions for the interactive technology market. Our product line is not limited to augmented reality sandboxes, and we are now serving more than 300 businesses in 59 countries!

TDK Group Australia Ltd (Australia)
Joseph Golubinsky
Tel.: 1300 74 89 89

Kids and Berries (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg)
Mrs. Gulnur Ucarlar
Tel.: +31 (6) 1677 0177

World Wide Vision (Pakistan)
Tahir Nadeem Qazi
Tel.: +92 51 2829357

Universal Terminal Systems, Llc.
Mark Shulgov
WhatsApp: +7-952-880-0055
Tel.: +7 3822-901-239


Shanghai Palm International Co Ltd (China)
Leo Tse
Tel.: +86 25 8657 9225

Alien Net Company (Kuwait)
Jarrah Alraqum
Tel.: +965-99766436

iSandBOX Limited UK (United Kingdom)
Denis Dmitriev
Tel.: +44 7510 888865

Scandidact (Sweden,  Norway, Denmark)
Ulla Maria Olsen
Tel.: +45 4913 9333

Daisuke Fujihara
Tel.: +81-3-5791-2215

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AEGM Solutions (South Africa)
Abdul Razak Esakjee
Tel.: +27 83 415 3818
Instagram: utyala_stem_institute

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Our partnership network is expanding, and we are constantly looking to build connections with thriving and ambitious businesses. Contact us today to find out how to become our partner in your country or region.

Сompany management

Алексей Куимов


Алексей Куимов


Алексей Куимов


Алексей Куимов


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