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IDSI demonstrates high-resolution Immersive Desktop at I/ITSEC conference

Atlanta, GA (4-10-2012) – Immersive Display Solutions (IDSI) recently demonstrated their Immersive Desktop solution at I/ITSEC, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida. Previously shown at the 2011 Defense GameTech Users’ Conference, the Immersive Desktop is the culmination of over three years of detailed research and development. This advanced desktop-sized display system delivers a custom reconfigurable, curved screen display solution, intended for small footprint, single-user, immersive applications. Immersing its end-users in a 160 degree wraparound spherical screen, the desktop solution delivers interactive computer-served content to a single user sitting within a rear projected dome segment. Over 20,000 registrants, including registrants from over 56 countries, registered to attend this year’s I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference.

IDSI demonstrated their highly regarded Immersive Desktop solution, a high-resolution rear-projected display system with an automated alignment system that relied on three of Digital Projection’s M-Vision Cine LED projectors to deliver stunning saturated images to the screen. Software content included a PC version of Battlefield Bad Company 2 as well as Lockheed Martin’s PREPAR3D flight simulator. Featured content also included a Microsoft X-Box gaming console connected thru a video capture card on the PC running Call of Duty Black Ops, as well as a Blu-ray player running HD movie content across the ultra-wide multi-projector display.

The Immersive Desktop consists of a rear-projected free-standing spherical surface providing a 30” radius, a 160-degree horizontal sweep of curvature and a 60-degree vertical sweep of curvature split evenly (+30°/-30°) above and below the screen equator. The display can be coupled with up to six projectors offering a range of resolution from 2800 x 1000 (2.8 million pixels, 3.3 arc-minutes per pixel) up to 5000 x 1900 (9.5 million pixels, 1.9 arc-minutes per pixel). Per George Forbes, president and founder of Immersive Display Solutions, the Immersive Desktop “leverages multiple projectors for ultra high resolution, crisp imagery.” The operational footprint of the display varies by the number and layout of projectors and specific customer requirements. Custom configurations with fold mirrors are also available in order to reduce the physical footprint that can be as small as 5’ x 6’.

Regardless of the configuration, the Immersive Desktop is a unique environment that places end-users directly into the center of the action. Augmenting the end-user experience is the overall flexibility of the system, allowing for different projector configurations depending on the resolution and operational footprint required. DP’s M-Vision Cine LED projectors represent an optimal projector choice for the Immersive Desktop due to their unparalleled efficiency, vast color range capabilities and incredibly low lifetime cost of ownership. Bundled software includes a fully-integrated auto calibration solution for the warping and edge-blending of multi-channel content into a single unified ultra-high resolution display.

In regards to bringing the Immersive Desktop to market, Forbes remarked, “After more than three years of research and development regarding screen materials and screen shapes, the Immersive Desktop solution is now available to satisfy the market requirements for a multi-channel rear-projection desktop display with a wide range of configuration flexibility.” Interested parties can view a video demonstration of the Immersive Desktop in action by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nYiFdulGj8.

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About Immersive Display Solutions (IDSI)
IDSI designs and integrates affordable cylindrical and spherical projected display solutions for visualization, simulation and training. Utilizing best of breed technology from our broad base of technology partnerships, our display solutions are the ideal environments for the simulation of highly immersive experiences including flight, driving, ground combat, situational awareness, or any operations that benefit from either a panoramic or completely immersive presentation. IDSI offers components as well as complete solutions for either permanent or deployable installations with single or multi-channel display solutions grounded in our clients’ unique clients’ unique requirements.

About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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