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Salam Media Cast becomes VAR and Solutions Partner for HoloVis International

Salam Media Cast (SMC) has become a Value Added Reseller and Solutions Partner of HoloVis International Ltd (HoloVis), a high value technology solutions company providing transformational sensory experiences in a diverse range of markets including Corporate, Oil & Gas, Research, Automotive, Military, Entertainment & Theme Parks.

(c) CAVE Solutions provided by HoloVis International

(c) CAVE Solutions provided by HoloVis International


SMC bring with them their world leading capability in the Broadcast Solutions market and have been working closely with HoloVis to now offer their technology, solutions and services throughout the Middle East.

(c) Creating immersive experiences in visitor attractions and theme parks, HoloVis International

(c) Creating immersive experiences in visitor attractions and theme parks, HoloVis International

HoloVis specialises in advanced 2D & 3D immersive systems including virtual reality CAVE’s and Wall’s, large scale immersive Theatres and Domes and next-gen Motion Base/Platform Technology and Simulators. With significant research, design and demonstration capabilities HoloVis also offers their clients and partners unique access to a suite of innovative technologies that enables them to not only experience, simulate, evaluate and test their ideas virtually scale 1:1 long before anything is physically built but also to acquire solutions that create transformational sensory experiences.

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis International

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis International

Stuart Hetherington, CEO of HoloVis said, “The partnership with SMC is a natural strategic development for both HoloVis and SMC bringing together the respective capabilities of both companies allowing new markets to access this exciting technology. We are very excited by the prospect of working with SMC to deliver our unique solutions and services within the Middle East and work in partnership to deliver the benefits of HoloVis immersive experiences in combination with the value-added services that SMC brings from their Broadcast background.”

As a strategic partner of HoloVis, SMC will promote and deliver innovative uses of the turn-key systems and solutions to their clients and key markets within the territory, demonstrating the shared belief between the organisations that these new immersive technologies will offer something unique and transformational to Middle East clients across a wide range of market sectors.

SMC has a long standing proven track record of providing their client’s solutions in the broadcast, TV and Corporate sectors. Through their partnership with HoloVis, SMC are actively diversifying their capability and will be drawing on their extensive experience and client base to offer completely new value-added solutions and services.

The intention between the companies is to also build a dedicated demonstration, research and design/consultancy service centre within the Middle East including an immersive Dome Theatre and a virtual reality CAVE system that enables clients to make informed decision making prior to the commitment and expenditure of building physical properties, be that anything from a prototype component to a full-scale photo-realistic vehicle, to walking through and assessing an entire Property Development, Theme Park, Retail Store or Entertainment facility. In a CAVE solution multiple iterations can be viewed in context and concepts through to complete solutions can be investigated and analysed rapidly and early within the design process to ensure costly mistakes are avoided, empowering development stakeholders to focus confidently on their key objectives.

SMC’s CEO, Paul Hennessy, said, “SMC is delighted to partner with HoloVis and recognises the importance of offering our clients unique and immersive technology and the critical role these solutions can play in creating new forms of value for a diverse range of markets across the Middle East. Our strategic partnership with HoloVis will allow the accelerated growth of new solutions and markets, positioning SMC at the forefront in deploying this exciting new technology alongside the core services and solutions SMC already provide”

www.holovis.com

The future is bright: projectiondesign® ships new 3-chip 3D projector

Smallest, brightest and most powerful 3D projector for small to large screen applications

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The F85 3-chip DLP® projector is the latest 2D and 3D capable projector to join projectiondesign®’s unrivalled line up of innovative projectors.

Boasting an impressive set of features designed for demanding applications, the F85 series is the brightest projector in the projectiondesign range. The projector boasts a brightness of up to 11,000 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 14,000:1 for crisp, detailed images. The projector is available in WUXGA or 1080p resolution versions as well as a special version that can optically switch between REC709 and DCI P7 colour spaces. It brings colour saturation and accuracy, optional image processing and connectivity to any installation space.

“Performance, versatility, connectivity, brightness and low cost of ownership were our objectives when creating the new F85 series,” says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign. “The F85 is compatible with a range of input and outputs including X-PORT™ module connectivity and bandwidth opening up the markets in which it can be used including rental and staging, live events, visitor attractions, advanced visualization and simulation and training.”

As well as 2D imaging, the projector can be used in active or passive 3D stereoscopic mode removing the requirement for multiple projectors in stereoscopic set up. The F85 series can display sequential 3D at up to 120 Hz, as well as frame rate convert any input signal to 120 Hz with the X-PORT DCC120, and combine two input streams to a single sequential.

The projector benefits from proprietary Advanced Color Optical Processing (ACOP), which combines both fixed and motorized optical filters to enable optical calibration with near infinite accuracy and without any loss of bit depth. When combined with projectiondesign’s RealColor color management system, ACOP ensures on-site color calibration with performance to achieve any desired color standard.

The projector is available with an impressive set of optical lenses for a wide range of focal distances ensuring fit in the most challenging of installations and architecture. Powered lens shift system with user adjustable optical color processing filters. The unit uses projectiondesign’s DuArch™ dual illumination architecture for high performance and extended lamp life and at 400W brightness, the F85 ensures the brightest imaging possible.

Adding to its installation flexibility, the unit weighs just 24.1 kilograms. The F85 series is available now,

The dual lamp optical engine with “hot swap” capability allows failsafe operation for critical applications for complete piece of mind. Common to all projectiondesign models, the F85 is compatible with ProNet software for network-based control, monitoring and calibration.

Designed for 24/7 operation, the F85 series comes with up to five years warranty. This means they the F85 is designed or continual operational and where predictable cost of ownership is a requirement!

www.projectiondesign.com

Dataton and Show Sage bring WATCHOUT to LDI 2012

Dataton and WATCHOUT™ Premium Partner for North America, Show Sage, return to LDI 2012

On booth 442, the latest features of WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software will be demonstrated. The new features include interactivity, video streaming, live presentation, 3D stereo display and multiple output display. Dataton and Show Sage will also sponsor the Projection Master Classes taking place during the show on 17 and 18 October.

Jim Testa, President of Show Sage explains: “LDI continues to be the meeting point for projection designers, creative designers and users of WATCHOUT and is a great location to share ideas and knowledge.”

WATCHOUT is a fully scalable system that’s software-based and does not require proprietary hardware. It orchestrates still images, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds into a single show across multiple display areas, either soft-edge blended or scattered.

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton adds, “This year has been a tremendous success for the latest version of WATCHOUT. We’ve seen it deployed in several installations such as the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences, Minnesota State University Ballroom as well as a HBO and Shark Week events and Cold Play concerts, all backed up by the best technical support, through our trusted WATCHOUT Premium Partner, Show Sage.”

Key features of WATCHOUT are:

Video streaming and interactivity
WATCHOUT integrates video streaming and devices such as network cameras to allow video to be accessed over a standard network solution. It also offers the ability to interact with live components and assets of interactive media. Users can position, rotate and move all media objects in 3D and interactively. WATCHOUT integrates with various devices and external systems so users can connect sensors and control sources, such as iPads, to on-screen elements like images, video and live feeds.

Live presentation
A built-in text editor allows last minute changes, or additions, in presentation text without the need for graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop®.

The latest version also has a DMX recording function that lets you record a complete lighting show and play it back from a single cue in WATCHOUT. This new feature makes WATCHOUT even more attractive in live events and staging applications.

Stereo playback and management of multiple outputs

WATCHOUT offers 3D effects and stage preview to position and rotate all media objects, including motion paths and video fly-through. Seamless stereoscopic playback and support is offered for multi-head output cards so up to six displays can be driven off one display computer using a single cost-effective WATCHOUT license.

www.showsage.com
www.dataton.com

projectiondesign® boosts presence on AV-iQ resource

Premium participant status set to boost accessibility to product information

projectiondesign® has now signed up to an increased presence in North America on the AV-iQ resource, the most comprehensive commonly categorized and formatted current AV products and providers directory in the industry.

Learn what’s new from projectiondesign

“We’re delighted to have boosted our presence as a premium manufacturer in North America. By using the AV-iQ resource, AV dealers, integrators and consultants will have even greater access to the latest projection and image processing product information from projectiondesign,” explains Karl Hantho, President of projectiondesign’s Americas operation. “The online system is very easy to use and can be updated easily.”

Current and potential users of AV-iQ are encouraged to sign up to their iQ customized environment to search for the latest products, comprehensive product information, news and multimedia from projectiondesign. AV-iQ can be found at http://catalogs.infocommiq.com/avcat/ctl1642/index.cfm?myiq.reg.

“It’s an exciting time for projectiondesign to come on board with the AV-iQ as a Premium participant,” explains John Fuchs, Senior VP, AV-iQ at InfoComm International®. “Having experienced a tremendous increase in visits to their dedicated AV-iQ web page already, projectiondesign recognizes the value of the AV-iQ program and is committed to be at the forefront of its continued development and implementation.”

The AV-iQ program has been serving web based industry research and marketing catalog for nearly twelve years. In 2013 AV-iQ is taking the task of conforming data to the next level and will re-format it to enable EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). In the near future distributors, integrators, designers, third-party software developers and others will be able to populate their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), proposal, accounting and other software applications by simply importing one file sourced from AV-iQ saving the industry thousands of man-hours, millions of dollars and countless, costly data entry errors.

www.projectiondesign.com

In night vision: projectiondesign® 2nd generation FS33 IR NVG projector is now shipping

See projectiondesign at I/ITSEC 2012, 3-6 December, Booth #2448, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

2nd generation LED projector boasts brighter and even more realistic illumination levels for day and night-time vision, 24/7 operation and 100,000 hours of typical service life.

FS33 IR

FS33 IR

Designed for use with the industry’s leading Night Vision Goggles (NVG), the FS33 IR infrared ReaLED™ projector from projectiondesign® is now shipping.

The FS33 IR is already deployed in some of the world’s top training and simulation applications for critical night-time training as well as bright and full-daylight operations.

The 2nd generation solid-state ReaLED illumination engine used in the FS33 IR projector provides users with 50% more light than any other competing LED projector further enhancing eye-limiting resolution. Even in pitch black it’s possible to locate light points from various light sources in the image thanks to its 0-100% light adjustments on the visual RGB display device. The projector’s high quality optics further increases eye-limiting resolution.

“Optics plays an important part for this projector as they are purpose designed for IR transmission”, notes Øyvind Svensen, Optics Designer at projectiondesign. “Projection lenses and optical design from projectiondesign ensure high quality imaging, enables easy colour matching, and optical alignment between channels. Additionally, the projector’s user-adjustable SRP™ Smear Reduction Processing virtually eliminates any smear or jitter.

“The FS33 IR is an ideal product for night vision simulation where a long life time, low downtime, and low cost of ownership is important. The combination of LED illumination and reliable DLP® technology ensures a lifetime of up to 100,000 hours,” adds Maria Dahl Aagaard, Product Marketing Manager at projectiondesign.

“The FS33 IR has a wide colour gamut, which gives very saturated colour and it is optimised to stimulate the different generations of Night Vision Goggles.”

A fully scalable and systems compatible projector, the FS33 IR is available in HD (1,920 x 1,080) or WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolutions.

All this is backed up by projectiondesign’s comprehensive warranty programme of up to five years.

The FS33 IR ReaLED projector is just one of the new product innovations to be demonstrated on booth #2448 at I/ITSEC 2012 between 3-6 December at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA.

www.projectiondesign.com

(c) BARTKRESA design

(c) BARTKRESA design

The latest installment of WATCHOUT from BARTKRESA design

The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week celebrated its 25th anniversary with a poolside event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

WATCHOUT was used to manage video projections of the large predators as they swam across its 120 ft. wide poolside wall.

Bart Kresa, projection designer, BARTKRESA design has provided large-scale projections many times at the Beverly Hilton for HBO’s annual Golden Globes After Party. Those installations were notable for their intensity of colour and bold graphic themes,while this event required an equally complex but more naturalistic approach.

For this Discovery Channel event, Kresa employed eight WATCHOUT servers that blended multiple projectors.

The ability to manage the designs in layers enabled Kresa to present his hip, edgy graphics and animations.

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton says: “Bart Kresa never fails to impress audiences and peers alike with his creative, immersive and innovative ways of using WATCHOUT, often pushing the WATCHOUT to new heights.”

WATCHOUT is supplied to events and staging projects through WATCHOUT Premium Partner for North America, Show Sage.

www.showsage.com
www.dataton.com
www.bartkresa.com

WATCHOUT greets visitors to Alexandria Center for Life Science, NYC

Colossal kinetic art display wows sciences and technology’s elite

Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image presentation software has been used by esteemed Niles Creative Group for a colossal 50 by 5 feet high digital video display in the foyer of The Alexandria Center for Life Science, an international hub for collaboration and innovation located the heart of New York City.

“Niles Creative Group were sought out by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc to design a colossal kinetic art display that creates a spectacular and unexpected visual experience in the guest lobby,” says David Niles. “We designed the content delivery system and its respective technology to mirror the innovation in science and talent that the center provides.”

The impressive display is made up of 34 seamless LCD panels with content managed by Dataton WATCHOUT and servers supplied by Show Sage. Show control for the system is performed by Medialon.

“Since installation, the intuitive display has worked very well. We’ve designed the system so that it can turn itself on and off and it even changes and selects its own video content. Our expert engineers sometimes log in remotely to change content and even the client is using the system with a custom designed touchscreen interface to add local or staff information on to the WATCHOUT timeline if needed.” The actual marble wall that exists in the lobby was duplicated for the screen, so that when the display is in its passive mode it naturally blends into its surrounding environment. The overall content for the screen is abstract and artistic style and thematically centers on the “life sciences. All content was designed and created by Niles Creative Group.

“To manage the content, we’re using the conditional layer feature of WATCHOUT which allows content on different layers on the timeline to be switched on and off,” adds Niles. “WATCHOUT is packed full of features for multi-image display production and Niles Creative Group really knows how to use its full potential. The Alexandria Center is no exception,” says Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton.
Jim Testa, President of Show Sage, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in North America, adds, “Show Sage were on hand to provide Niles Creative with the expert local back up and support for this project and I’m pleased to say that the system has worked very well since installation, which is true testament to the flexibility and reliability of WATCHOUT.”

The Alexandria Center for Life Science – New York City is designed to foster unique and innovative collaborations among New York’s world-renowned academic and medical institutions, preeminent scientific talent, top-tier investment capital, and the broad and diverse commercial life science industry and to speed the translation of promising new life science discoveries “from bench to bedside.” It is New York’s first and only premier life science park in New York City and addresses New York’s need for state-of-the-art commercial laboratory space, allowing the city to capitalize on its unparalleled top-tier science, talent and capital.

Image credit: The Alexandria Center for Life Science, Niles Creative Group.


www.showsage.com
www.dataton.com

Manage, blend, warp and interact live: Dataton brings WATCHOUT to InfoComm MEA 2012

Image caption: Multimedia specialists Iltek Communication supplies WATCHOUT to the 10th International Turkish Olympic games watched by 70,000 people at Istanbul's Türk Telekom Arena Stadium.

Image caption: Multimedia specialists Iltek Communication supplies WATCHOUT to the 10th International Turkish Olympic games watched by 70,000 people at Istanbul's Türk Telekom Arena Stadium.

See Dataton at InfoComm MEA, Stand TA-C40, 14-18 October 2012, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAE

Award-winning Swedish image processing and control specialists, Dataton will bring their WATCHOUT multiple image and display software to the Middle East at InfoComm MEA 2012. The company will also participate in the hotly anticipated InfoComm University education and hospitality seminars taking place during the show.

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director, Dataton AB explains: “The Middle East has typically been a region that uses WATCHOUT in new and exciting ways and we hope to highlight just a few of the new features of WATCHOUT during InfoComm MEA 2012.”

WATCHOUT is a fully scalable system that’s software based and does not require proprietary hardware. It orchestrates still images, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds into a single show across multiple display areas, either soft-edge blended or scattered.

Video streaming and interactivity
WATCHOUT integrates video streaming and devices such as network cameras to allow video to be accessed over a standard network solution. It also offers the ability to interact with live components and assets of interactive media. Users can position, rotate and move all media objects in 3D and interactively. WATCHOUT integrates with various devices and external systems so users can connect sensors and control sources, such as iPads, to on-screen elements like images, video and live feeds.

Live presentation
A built-in text editor allows last minute changes, or additions, in presentation text without the need for graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop®.
The latest version also has a DMX recording function that lets you record a complete lighting show and play it back from a single cue in WATCHOUT. This new feature makes WATCHOUT even more attractive in live events and staging applications.

Stereo playback and management of multiple outputs
WATCHOUT offers 3D effects and stage preview to position and rotate all media objects, including motion paths and video fly-through. Seamless stereoscopic playback and support is offered for multi-head output cards so up to six displays can be driven off one display computer using a single cost-effective WATCHOUT license.

Dataton WATCHOUT will be found in use on several partner booths at the show.

Education is the name of the game!

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton will present two seminars on Multi-Image Projection Techniques during InfoComm MEA. One seminar will be presented as part of the Hospitality Seminar on 15 October 2012 at 2-3pm, Room 6A and the other as part of the InfoComm University™ programme on 16 October 2012 at 3-4pm, Room 6B.

Seminar participants will gain an understanding of the application of large scale projection technology exploring the tools of edge-blending, geometric correction, warping and mapping.

Interested parties are encouraged to register early at https://infocomm-mea.com/.

WATCHOUT will be at InfoComm MEA 2012, Stand TA-C40, 14-18 October 2012 at the Dubai International Convention Centre.

www.dataton.com

Bringing brands to life: EXPOMARKETING benefits from WATCHOUT

Omagica supplies WATCHOUT to Big Video for marketing trade fair international forum presentation

Omagica has supplied Colombia’s Big Video multimedia specialists with Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image and display software for the international forum at the most reputed trade fair for marketing, EXPOMARKETING.

Held in May 2012 at the Corferias events center in Bogotá, Colombia, EXPOMARKETING ran for three days hosting world-class experts such as Martin Lindstrom, Marty Numeier, Joel Makower and Andreas Weigend presenting topical subjects such as branding, green businesses and data mining to educational institutions, students, marketing researchers, publicity and communications agencies, event organisers, graphic design studios, and of course, marketing companies.

For the international forum, Big Video working for LIVE Events returned to EXPOMARKETING for the third year in a row to create a breathtaking curved screen video display.

“For this event, we wanted big wow factor and to support the presentations with live video feeds and presentation graphics,” explains Diana Velilla at Big Video.

“We used WATCHOUT to synchronize 20,000 lumens projectors from Christie Digital using two 7 by 5 meter screens that were positioned to the sides of the stage. Three more 10,000 lumens projectors, also from Christie Digital, were used to project images on to 10 by 3 meter sized curved screen at the center of the stage. Here, Big Video utilized WATCHOUT’s geometrical correction feature to achieve a seamless image,” explains Diana Velilla at Big Video.

The opening of the international forum was presented to a packed audience across all three screens, creating a breathtaking animated opening, which gave an impressive welcome to all assistants, speakers and a short introduction to their presentations.

“The events were recorded using three Sony EX3 professional broadcast camera signals and the presenters multiple computer presentations were fed through an HD-SDI FOR-A switcher to Blackmagic video capture cards installed on the WATCHOUT display computers.

“The versatility of the WATCHOUT software allowed us to combine these live video signals with graphics, logos, credits and last minute add-ons on to the screens.”

Summing up the event, Velilla says: “The event coincides with the celebration of Big Video’s 20 years of service in supplying expert support and equipment to the corporate and live events rental market. What’s even more impressive is that over the 20 years, we have completed over 2,500 individual events in Colombia with many more in the pipeline.”

As well as supplying Big Video with their WATCHOUT software and associated PC hardware, WATCHOUT’s Premium Partner for Mexico and Latin America, Omagica were on hand to provide local technical and project support for this project.

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton comments, “Big Video never cease to impress us with the dynamic ways in which they use WATCHOUT. We’re delighted that WATCHOUT was put to its full potential in front of the world’s marketing elite.”

www.dataton.com

WATCHOUT at Expogestión Caribe

See Omagica, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in Mexico and Latin America on stand 71 at Tecnomultimedia-InfoComm 2012, Medellin, Colombia, November 8-9 2012.

Omagica supplies WATCHOUT to Big Video to discuss trade, economic, social and business issues affecting the Colombian Carribean region.

Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image and display software was supplied by WATCHOUT premium partner Omagica to Colombia-based multimedia experts Big Video to display content across three 7 by 5 meter screens at the Expogestión Caribe 2012.

Held in the industrial port city and municipality of Barranquilla in Northern Colombia, the annual event focuses on business development and prosperity of the Colombian Caribbean region, whereby the Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla and the Center for Leadership and Management joined forces to be involved in the process of transformation that has been occurring in the region.
The event held in April 2012 brought together public and private leaders with world-class knowledge to contribute to the competitiveness of businesses in the region.

“Central to the workshop and presentations was the multi-screen display to communicate speakers notes and share knowledge,” says Diana Velilla at Big Video. “We’ve been working on this project for 2011 and 2012. The event brings world-class speakers to Colombia who require the best available video technology. Dataton WATCHOUT was used to combine content for display using Christie Digital projectors.”

Omagica is the WATCHOUT Premium Partner for Mexico and Latin America and offer local technical support and expertise. Adela Kriland, Managing Director at Omagica adds, “Corporate events in Mexico and Latin America are becoming increasingly popular. For this event, Omagica were on hand to support Big Video with their production which produced some stunning results.”

And the last word goes to Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton who says: “Dataton WATCHOUT software is perfectly designed to manage high-resolution presentation data over multiple outputs. At the same time it can be updated in real-time during a live presentation, which of course would have been an obvious benefit to Big Video and their client.”

A project video can be found here: Youtube video

See the latest version of WATCHOUT at Tecnomultimedia-InfoComm 2012, Medellin, Colombia, November 8-9 2012. Omagica, the WATCHOUT Premium Partner in Mexico, will be exhibiting at stand 71.

www.dataton.com

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