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Projektion der Europeana-Archivdaten über die 3D ‚ECloud’

projectiondesign sponsert Europeana-Initiative für eine verstärkte kreative Nutzung von frei zugänglichen Daten

Das norwegische Unternehmen projectiondesign freut sich ankündigen zu können, dass es nun ein Hauptsponsor der Europeana General Plenary ist, die vom 13. – 15. Juni in der belgischen Stadt Leuven stattfinden wird.

Unter dem Motto „Connecting Society Through Culture” möchte die Eurpeana Plenary innovative Ansätze für digitalisierte Inhalte präsentieren, Teilnehmer zu neuen Ideen inspirieren sowie Menschen und Konzepte zusammenführen, um diese neuen Ideen auch in der Realität umzusetzen. Die Veranstaltung wird schätzungsweise ca. 250 Experten aus den folgenden Bereichen anziehen: Institutionen, die sich mit Kulturerbe beschäftigen, Communities, die mit Open Data (d. h. frei zugänglichen Daten) zu tun haben, und Unternehmen der Software- und Technologieentwicklungsbranche.

Eine Hauptattraktion der Europeana Plenary wird die ECloud sein – eine einzigartige visuelle Erfahrung mit persönlichen Geschichten über den 1. Weltkrieg, die im Rahmen der Europeana-Roadshow, die sich mit Familiengeschichten zwischen 1914 und 1918 beschäftigte, in ganz Europa gesammelt wurden. Als Sponsorbeitrag wird projectiondesign zur Unterstützung der ECloud sechs aktive stereoskopische 3D-Projektoren des Typs F35 AS3D zur Verfügung stellen. Dadurch wird eine 9 x 3 m große interaktive Videowand entstehen, die ein gleichzeitiges Durchsuchen und Anzeigen von mehreren Webseiten ermöglicht.

Die ECloud, bei deren Entwicklung Dr. Sarah Kenderdine und Prof. Jeffrey Shaw eine Pionierarbeit geleistet haben, entstand aus einer Zusammenarbeit zwischen Europeana, dem Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment der City University of Hong Kong und dem australischen Victoria-Museum. Diese Zusammenarbeit baut auf den großflächigen 3D-Datenvisualisierungen auf, die im Rahmen des ALiVE-Projekts der City University of Hong Kong entstanden und insofern innovativ sind, als dass ALiVe Archiv-Datenbanken wiederverwendet, die direkt aus dem Internet stammen.

„Der Zweck dieses Projekts ist es, sowohl dem Publikum als auch den teilnehmenden Kulturorganisationen zu zeigen, dass dem Reichtum der Europeana Online-Daten eine neue Wertschätzung gegenübergebracht wird“, erklärt Sarah Kenderdine.

“Im Mittelpunkt des Projekts, übrigens einem Vorläuferprojekt anlässlich des 100. Jahrestages des Beginns des Ersten Weltkrieges, standen Materialien aus genau diesem Krieg. Das Projekt zeigt, dass die ECloud mithilfe der semantischen Beziehungen der vorhandenen Metadaten die Europeana API und die hochauflösenden Inhalte, die in Beständen der Europeana-Partner vorhanden sind, in einer öffentlichen Ausstellungsumgebung nutzen kann.

„Mit 3D können wir 2D-Daten in dynamischen Visualisierungen neu definieren. Dadurch erhöht sich nicht nur die Datenattraktivität, sondern auch die kognitive Wirkung der großformatig angezeigten Daten, die nun in 3D zu sehen sind. Solche Visualisierungsstrategien lassen zukünftige endlose Kombinationsmöglichkeiten für den Nutzer, die mit 2D nicht möglich wären, erahnen.

„Wir glauben, dass projectiondesign für ein Projekt wie die ECloud der perfekte Partner für uns ist. Schließlich sind die 3D-Projektorlösungen des Unternehmens, die Hardware-Architekturen für die Anpassungsverwaltung sowie die Geometrie-Korrektur für große Umgebungen mit mehreren Projektoren die zuverlässigsten und robustesten, die derzeit auf dem Markt erhältlich sind. Aus diesen Gründen arbeiten wir ausschließlich mit projectiondesign zusammen.“

Vor der Europeana Plenary wurde die ECloud erstmals am Mittwoch, dem 9. Mai in Brüssel, bei einem wichtigen Ereignis der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert. Diese Veranstaltung, die gemeinsam von Europeana und der Europäischen Kommission organisiert wurde, soll das Bewusstsein für die vielen Ressourcen von Europeana schärfen und aufzeigen, wie das kulturelle Online-Erbe Europas die Kreativität und digitale Innovation steigern kann. Die Veranstaltung wird von ungefähr 100 Interessensvertretern von Kulturinstitutionen und den Kreativbranchen besucht.

„Europeana ist ein einziger Zugangspunkt für Millionen von Büchern, Gemälden, Filmen, Museumsgegenständen und Archivdaten, die in ganz Europa digitalisiert wurden“, erklärt Harry Verwayen, der Europeana-Leiter für Geschäftsentwicklung. „Dabei handelt es sich um eine maßgebliche Quelle von Daten, die von kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen aus ganz Europa stammen.

“Was mir an der von uns entwickelten ECloud-Installation so gut gefällt, ist die Möglichkeit der Verwandlung schlichter Kulturartefakte in ein umwerfendes Erlebnis. Die ECloud ist ein äußerst innovativer Ansatz, und wir sind sehr zufrieden damit, wie sich alles entwickelt hat.“

„Die kulturelle Bedeutung der 3D- und interaktiven Visualisierungstechnologie war für uns bei projectiondesign schon immer sehr wichtig”, betont Thierry Ollivier vom Unternehmen. „Bei der Bereitstellung von Projektoren für die ECloud geht es nicht nur darum, uns bei der kreativen Community Europas einen Namen zu machen, vielmehr geht es darum, Leuten sprichwörtlich die Augen zu öffnen für die Möglichkeiten, die sich durch die Digitalisierung von Archivinhalten und den freien Zugang zu solchen Inhalten eröffnen.

projectiondesign® gets connected: HDBaseT digital interfacing at InfoComm 2012

Demonstrating the future impact of reducing costs, cabling and infrastructure requirements in complex installations

Norway’s projectiondesign will provide high-resolution projector equipped with an HDBaseT interface for video and data connectivity with inventor Valens Semiconductor, part founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, on the HDBaseT Booth C6038 at InfoComm 2012.

“As the preferred display partner, we will showcase the latest in HDBaseT digital interfacing using our projection technology. The demonstration shows the benefits of affordable, high-performance uncompressed video transmission,” says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign.

projectiondesign’s F35 wqxga projector

The HDBaseT interface is a dedicated data, video, power and communications interface that supports up to 10.2 Gbps (effectively 4K2K Ultra High-Definition Blu-ray resolution), audio, control and up to 100 Watts of remote power over standard CAT5e/6 LAN cabling at up to 100 meters in length.

“The future of multimedia distribution looks to transform the AV landscape with HDBaseT, which is why we are so eager to demonstrating this connectivity at InfoComm 2012. The demonstration reflects some of the core values of projectiondesign, namely those of high-performance and technology innovation which perfectly complements our product portfolio.

“We believe that HDBaseT will significantly impact the AV integrators’ complex installation requirements in a positive way – reducing costs, cabling and infrastructure requirements, and work load,” adds Løkke.

“We are excited to have projectiondesign adopting HDBaseT and becoming a member of the HDBaseT alliance, a terrific addition to the growing list of early technology adopters such as AMX, Extron, Crestron, Samsung, Sony Pictures and LG” says Micha Risling, HDBaseT Alliance Marketing Chair.

“projectiondesign is an industry leader and an ideal partner to showcase the benefits of HDBaseT technology, Connecting a projector is now more efficient, affordable and intuitive providing the consumer with a single-wire solution to surpass all their connectivity needs.”

One party to rule them all at InfoComm 2012

There’s one party to rule them all at this year’s InfoComm on the projectiondesign Booth N1351, Thursday, 14 June at 3-5pm.

Live music and ‘We Will Rock You’ themed entertainment!

See http://www.projectiondesign.com/corporate/news-events/event-calendar/infocomm-2012 for more info!

Norway’s projectiondesign® to partner with BOI Solutions, Inc. at InfoComm 2012

See projectiondesign at InfoComm 2012, Booth N1351, 13-15 June, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Ohio-based integrator to provide 16-channel projected visualization solution with diverse market applications

The migration of immersive displays to the worlds of enterprise conferencing and collaboration will be a key theme for projectiondesign® at this year’s InfoComm 2012 show, as the Norwegian manufacturer teams up with BOI Solutions, Inc., to showcase its F22 projectors integrated in a 16-channel visualization solution on its booth in Las Vegas.

“We use projectiondesign projectors with our top customers ranging from Procter & Gamble (P&G) through to Starbucks, NFL Films, Honda and the U.S. Military. BOI Solutions designs research simulators and high-end conference rooms using the highest levels of video and audio systems engineering. Based in Ohio, the firm has pioneered the convergence of immersive displays with corporate meeting-room systems, even designing a unique conference-room concept – known as the Business Sphere – around a curved screen for which it co-holds a patent with P&G,” says Bill Othick, vice-president of BOI.

“Our company is a think-tank that designs working spaces, as opposed to a typical audio-visual firm that installs equipment in certain kinds of rooms,” adds Bill Othick. “When you make data really visual, it is quicker and easier to process than if it simply sits on a spreadsheet or a PowerPoint presentation.”

By applying techniques more commonly used in product visualization – such as the edge-blending and warping of multiple projected images and high-quality, multi-channel surround sound – to meeting rooms, BOI helps enterprises change the way they think about business, bringing market reports and strategies to life in the same way that a new product or landscape can be viewed from any angle in an industrial or military simulation environment.

Such an approach requires BOI to stay at the forefront of audiovisual technology, and Othick says he could not ask for a more responsive partner than projectiondesign.

“Our success is driven by our ability to integrate technologies of higher and higher performance capabilities, and we’ve used projectiondesign in many jobs for clients such as P&G and NFL Films,” adds Othick. “The resolution of the projectors is excellent, their imaging is ultra-dependable, and the service and support we receive from the company is second to none.

“We’re excited about being part of projectiondesign’s InfoComm exhibit plans and look forward to meeting current and future end-customers while they are literally right in front of our unique approach to visualization.”

Anders Løkke, Marketing Director, projectiondesign, adds: “The InfoComm show always delivers a strong mix of international integrators and end-users, and we believe our 16-channel projected display, designed and built in partnership with BOI, will inspire both communities to see how visualization displays are moving from niche markets into everyday enterprise communication.”

Set up and alignment of all projectors in the BOI Solutions 16-channel visualization wall at InfoComm is achieved using Scalable Display Technologies’ software and expertise.

www.projectiondesign.com

The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

Delta Media Servers to supply key content for video exhibition

Atlas AV has completed a renovation of the extensive audiovisual exhibition surrounding The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

(c) Atlas AV

In explaining about the technology installed, Alan Williams, Operations Manager at Atlas AV says: “The interpretation designs provided by Ralph Appelbaum Associates and interior fit-out by Beck Interiors are complemented by state of the art audio visual technology.”

“projection is prominent within the exhibition and displays are all individually warped and blended using Delta Media Servers to fit the contours of the historic building with masks placed on the edges for a soft edge. Uncompressed content created by Center Screen Productions is controlled by 7thSense Design Delta central media servers, providing frame accurate synchronised projections with 32 channels of audio over CobraNet to provide genlocked audio in addition to genlocked video displayed in stunning 1080p HD.”

“One area presents to visitors over 25 metres of bespoke projection all perfectly synchronised. The display acts as a single image punctuated only by the character of the ancient monument bringing the history and spectacle of The Crown Jewels to life.”

It is expected that there will be 3 million visitors to the exhibition this year as attention focuses on HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. Please see more information from the historic Royal Palaces Website, http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/stories/crownjewels.

www.7thsensedesign.com
Powerful LEDView530 LED video wall processing

The LEDView530 is a flexible scaler, routing switcher and interface for connecting LED screens to almost any HD and SD video source to intuitively process images for a breath taking display transforming any space. This new product also comes with easy to use front panel control.

Calibre scoops The Queens Award for Enterprise 2012

Calibre UK has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2012, in the International Trade category. HM the Queen will personally present Tim Brooksbank, Chairman, Calibre UK the award later in the year in recognition of its sustained export growth and international success between 2008 and 2011. Calibre UK will celebrate their success on their booth at InfoComm 2012.

Learn with Calibre UK at InfoComm University

Calibre UK and their US partner, Marketing Specialists will present Electronic Projection Mapping, warp and blend on Wednesday, 8am – 10am on 13 June 2012 providing a generic overview oftechnologies, application and highlighting several real-world case examples. To register, please visit www.infocommshow.org.

See the LEDView530, HQView530 and other Calibre UK video processing and scaling products on booth N1153 between 13-15 June 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Dataton brings colour, movement and sound to Les Baux de Provence

Videmus supplies WATCHOUT to enable transformation of stone labyrinth onto ‘Quarries of Light’

Dataton is delighted to announce that its WATCHOUT multi-display and show-management software has been used as a core technology at a major new art installation in the south of France.

A collaboration between the town of Les Baux de Provence and the specialist French venue management company Culturespaces, ‘Carrières de Lumières’ (‘Quarries of Light’) is a hi-tech re-purposing of the Carrières du Val d’Enfer – a network of abandoned chalk-mining tunnels close to the historic Provençal village.

With a subterranean feel, the Carrières de Lumières is a labyrinth almost 200 metres long that varies in height between 10 and 15 metres. In its newly re-invented form, the space provides the perfect backdrop for large-scale video projection – a place where visitors can view images close to or from a greater distance away, while the unique texture of the chalk surfaces adds further visual interest to whatever artistic content is being displayed.

The Carrières de Lumières opened to the public in March of this year with its first show – ‘Gauguin, Van Gogh, les peintres de la couleur.’ The show, which literally throws new light on the colours used by two of art history’s most celebrated painters by projecting still photographs and video animations oftheir works, was commissioned from designer Gianfranco Iannuzzi by Culturespace founder Bruno Monnier.

As well as the walls of the former quarry, the show uses the floor as a projection surface, while a discreetly installed audio system plays a series of atmospheric 12-track musical backgrounds through a network of 50 loudspeakers. A stage-lighting setup based on LED sources accentuates the stonework with raking light at times when the ‘screens’ are not showing any content.

In all, there are 68 video projectors, all ceiling-mounted to minimize the impact of projected light beams on visitors. Each projector has its own server content running an individual Dataton WATCHOUT™ channels. These, together with a second machine running the Medialon Manager show-control system with which WATCHOUT runs in sync, make a total of 70 devices in total – all housed in an air-conditioned control room located on-site but accessible only by staff.

The WATCHOUT-equipped servers were supplied by Videmus, Dataton’s partner for WATCHOUT in France. The company worked closely with an installation team led by technical manager Sebastien Chapuis, and with project staff Mathieu Delfine, Florence Amat and Agathe Poisson.

“The project team liked the WATCHOUT solution because of its simplicity,” explains Eric Lambert, managing director, Videmus. “As well as ensuring that all the projectors receive their video content at full resolution and in perfect sync with each other, WATCHOUT also uses MIDI commands to sequence the on-site audio DSP settings so that the right soundtrack is played through the right speakers at the right time, while at the same time controlling a DMX-512 universe for the LED lighting.

“All this is then managed by Medialon Manager show-control system, which operates a seven-day calendar so that the show begins and ends every day, at the right time of day, without the staff having to worry about a thing.”

(c) Videmus

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director, Dataton, comments: “The Carrières de Lumières is a fantastic space in which to appreciate art and represents a brilliant usage of WATCHOUT. The effects created are truly stunning and we feel sure that they will lead to a greater appreciation not just of these great paintings, but also of the old stone quarry itself.”

The final word goes to the show’s designer, Gianfranco Iannuzzi, who enthuses: “The deployment of WATCHOUT and the support of Videmus during the three months of setup for this show were truly invaluable. They allowed me to devote myselfentirely to the design and content creation which, with the help of my staff, Massimiliano Siccardi and Renato Gatto, we managed to realize on time and with, we believe, truly unique results.”

www.dataton.com
www.videmus.fr

Projecting Europeana archive data through the 3D ‘ECloud’

projectiondesign® sponsors Europeana initiative to drive creative use of open data

Norway’s projectiondesign® is delighted to announce that it has become a headline sponsor of the Europeana General Plenary, to be held in the Belgian city of Leuven from 13-15 June.

Adopting the theme ‘Connecting Society Through Culture’, the Europeana plenary aims to showcase innovative approaches to digitised content, inspire new ideas among its attendees, and to connect people and concepts so that those new ideas are realised. The event is expected to attract around 250 professionals from cultural heritage institutions, the open data community, and the software and technology development industries.

Caption: Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kros explores Europeana

42113873 Watch the video at http://vimeo.com/42113873.

A key attraction at the Europeana plenary will be the ECloud – a unique visual experience featuring personal stories of World War I collected across Europe as part of Europeana’s 1914-18 family history roadshows. As part of its event sponsorship, projectiondesign will supply six F35 AS3D active stereoscopic 3D projectors to power the ECloud – creating a 9m x 3m interactive videowall that enables the browsing and display of multiple web pages simultaneously.

Pioneered by Dr Sarah Kenderdine and Prof Jeffrey Shaw, the ECloud is a collaboration between Europeana, City University Hong Kong’s Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment, and Australia’s Museum Victoria. The work builds on the large-screen 3D data visualizations being undertaken at City University Hong Kong’s ALiVE project, advancing the way that ALiVE re-uses archival databases coming directly from the internet.

“The purpose of this project is to provide both audiences and participating cultural organizations a renewed appreciation of the wealth of the Europeana datasets online,” comments Sarah Kenderdine.

“It focuses on World War I materials as a front-running project to the 2014 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. The project demonstrates that using the semantic relationships in existing metadata, ECloud can take advantage of Europeana APIs and the high-resolution content existing in Europeana partner repositories – in a public exhibition setting.

“3D allows us to re-define 2D data into a dynamic visualizations, increasing both appeal of the data and cognitive impact of the large format images distributed in 3D space. Such visualization strategies continue to hint at the endless permutations available to the user in a way that 2D designs cannot.

“We believe projectiondesign is the perfect partner for a project like the ECloud, because their 3D projector solutions, hardware architectures for edge-blending, and geometry correction for large-scale, multi-projector arrays are the most robust and reliable out there. We work exclusively with projetiondesign.”

Prior to the Europeana plenary, the ECloud made its public debut at a major event in Brussels on Wednesday 9 May. Hosted jointly by Europeana and the European Commission, the event is intended to raise awareness of Europeana’s rich resources and to demonstrate how Europe’s online cultural heritage can drive creativity and digital innovation. The event will be attended by around 100 stakeholders from cultural institutions and the creative industries.

“Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe,” explains Harry Verwayen, Business Development Manager, Europeana. “It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions.

“What I like about the ECloud installation we’ve created is that it transforms flat representations of cultural artifacts into a real experience. It is truly innovative approach and we are very happy about how it worked out.”

“The cultural significance of 3D and interactive visualization technology have always been important for us at projectiondesign,” says the company’s Thierry Ollivier. “Supplying projectors to the ECloud is not just about putting our name in front of Europe’s creative community; it is about opening people’s eyes – quite literally – to the possibilities opened up by the digitisation of archive content, and by the public’s open access to that content.

“We are delighted to have this chance to be associated with the ECloud and with the Europeana project generally.”

www.projectiondesign.com

Calibre UK launches latest LED video wall scaler for events, rental and staging

Powerful, reliable, low latency image processing with the new LEDView530

InfoComm 2012 will see Calibre UK launch the brand new LEDView530 scaler-switcher-processor designed specifically for ease of use by production staff operating LED video walls in rental and staging,events and sports grounds.

Featuring an easy to use front panel control with jog- wheel and front LCD readout for ultra-fast setup, the LEDView530 is a flexible routing switcher and interface for connecting LED screens to almost any HD and SD video source to intuitively process images for a breath taking display transforming any space.

The Calibre UK LEDView530

Ease of Adjustment
LEDView530 features edge drag and drop picture sizing using its jog wheel to fit the content to the LED screen. All input channels and video formats are then automatically scaled to fit this easily defined area without any need to revert to zoom and pan controls and with out need to re-calibrate for different input resolutions or signal formats.

Powerful Scaling
Best in class scaling with flexible image color adjustments and powerful detail enhancement ensures the best possible picture on the LED screen whether large or small. LEDView530 can drive screens as small as 128×96 pixels or as large as 1920×1200.

It also has a useful multiple-unit mode with auto-zoom functionality. Several LEDView530s to be connected together, each powering its own LED screen so as to create larger video walls; up to four screens can be combined to create a maximum resolution of 7,680 x 4,800.

The LEDView530 has low latency and genlock capability required for rental and staging hire fleets and for in-camera use on TV sets and at large sports venues.

“We’re delighted to launch this LED processor into the market and expect it to have a tremendous reception at InfoComm 2012 and are pleased to be supported by one of the most important LED screen market-leaders Lighthouse who are providing the LED screens on our booth including their new Skyroll product which will be driven by LEDView530 at Infocomm this year,” says Tim Brooksbank, Chairman at Calibre UK.

See the LEDView530 and other LEDView models on booth N1153 between 13-15 June 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

MOOVed by video as well as voice – Dataton’s WATCHOUT powers vide for Andrea Bocelli in Poland.


The new DMX capabilities of WATCHOUT version 5.2 are put through their paces.

Through the Polish systems integration and live-events show specialist MOOV working forlocal events production company Prestige MJM, Dataton WATCHOUT was used to sync and drive multi-screen video content for a spectacular concert by the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

Staged on 29 April at the impressive new Atlas Arena in the Polish city of Lodz, the Bocelli concert – part of the singer’s ‘Notte Illuminata’ world tour – featured a 160 square metre LED mesh screen as its backdrop, comprising twenty 8-metre strips of Barco’s Mitrix solid-state display wall product. Either side of the LED wall were two 16:9 projection screens measuring 7.45m wide by 4.31m high, each showing images from a Barco FLM series 20,000-lumen projector.

The projection screens were used mainly for showing live IMAG close-ups of Bocelli, the most popular singer in classical music history, and his co-performers – which included a full orchestra and choir. Meanwhile, the LED wall content varied between IMAG and pre-mixed movie clippings and other effects, ranging from archive news footage from before World War II to a vast stained-glass window.

Marek Kurzawa from Prestige MJM explains: “The Atlas Arena is one of the biggest indoor concert venues in Poland and, with more than 10,000 fans inside for the Bocelli event, it wasimportant for the show to contain large-screen visual elements that would keep those toward the rear of the venue on the edge of their seats.”

Piotr Majewski, MD at MOOV adds: “By using two computers installed with WATCHOUT – one for the LED wall and the other with two outputs for the two projectors – we were able to synchronise the pre-recorded video with the live camera feeds for the IMAG content. Thus the audience was treated to a constantly shifting, dynamic video experience to match the excitement and energy of the musical performance itself.”

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director, Dataton, adds: “For almost every genre of music, today’s concert-goers expect to see an impressive show, as well as hear one. WATCHOUT allows multiple video content channels to be combined together into a single timeline with complete reliability, regardless of the size of the screens involved or thetechnology they use.

“To complete the picture, as it were, we are also able to sync pre-recorded audio content via MIDI and lighting-control commands via DMX – effectively making WATCHOUT a ‘one-stop shop’ for show designers all over the world!”

www.dataton.com

LED solutions take centre-stage for projectiondesign® at ITEC 2012

Military simulation show highlights renewed focus on raising performance and reducing cost of ownership.

Norway’s projectiondesign® returns to the ITEC Defence, Training, Simulation and Education show this year with the most comprehensive line-up of products it has ever offered to the defence training and simulation market.

FS33 IR makes its debut
Making its worldwide debut at ExCeL, London from 22-24 May is the FS33 IR, the company’s latest LED-illuminated projector to stimulate Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for unrivalled simulated night-time vision. Built around the manufacturer’s ReaLED™ solid-state illumination platform, the FS33 IR adds a fourth LED to the conventional red, green and blue light sources, emitting infra-red light beyond the range visible to the human eye. This produces brighter night-vision imagery when stimulated by NVGs and provides a completely constant light output over time, eliminating the need for recalibration, reducing the maintenance and total cost of ownership to an absolute minimum.

The FS33 IR offers a brightness of unprecedented 1200 ANSI lumens, being by far the brightest projector available that’s capable of realistically visualising night-time and limited visibility scenario, visible day-time or pitch black scenarios from one single channel input. The FS33 IR is optimised for NVGs of all generations, including Generation 3 and Generation 4, as well as versions using specific IR stimuli.

FL35 ReaLED™ line-up of LED projectors
projectiondesign now offer the FL35 ReaLED illumination projectors in three resolution variants (WQXGA, WUXGA and 1080p). The FL35 wqxga is the world’s highest-resolution LED projector and on the projectiondesign stand at ITEC 2012, it will be demonstrated in a breathtaking immersive dome display. Offering 100,000 hours of typical service life and double the brightness of projectiondesign’s previous LED models, the FL35 enables the deployment of higher acuity systems and reduced channel counts, making it an ideal visual platform for multi-channel simulation environments.

Immersive displays and breathtaking images
projectiondesign will be showing their F35 AS3D high-resolution active stereoscopic 3D projector in a maritime training and simulation scenario. The F35 AS3D projector will be integrated with 3D submarine content provided by TechViz and motion capture and systems from Vicon.

Additionally, projectiondesign’s F82 sx+ projectors will be integrated to showcase command and control monitoring. SXGA+ resolution users of systems that require 4:3 or closer to 1:1 aspect ratios optimise the usage of pixels. SXGA+ resolution has traditionally been hard to find in three-chip projection. It is particularly useful in simulation and training to address the burgeoning update market where many manufacturers’ legacy projectors require replacement due to age.

ITEC show wide support
As well as taking its own stand, projectiondesign is supporting a number of partners at ITEC, among them Simulation Displays, a division of Paradigm AV Ltd (Stand L100) – all of whom will use the manufacturer’s projectors as part of real-world simulation and training solutions. projectiondesign will also support the ITEC event with the provision of F12 projectors for the ITEC Keynote Welcome Speech held in the Platinum Suite, and breakout conference tracks in the North Gallery Rooms. All projectors on the projectiondesign booth will be displayed using the finest screens from Projecta.

Innovation Showcase and ITEC show hospitality
Additionally, on Wednesday 23 May as part of the ITEC Innovation Showcase, Håkon Andersen, projectiondesign’s Visual Simulation Specialist for APAC and EMEA, will present a paper titled ‘Solid State LED Projection For Full Mission Simulators’ – highlighting the end-user benefits of the latest LED technologies and applications.

On the same day, projectiondesign will participate in the exhibitor hospitality evening, serving traditional Norwegian delicacies and entertainment to ITEC attendees.

Maria Dahl Aagaard, Product Marketing Manager, projectiondesign, enthuses: “ITEC has always been a great platform from which to launch new initiatives in the military training and simulation space, and we are confident that our solutions will again be well-received by this demanding but receptive audience.

“We are looking forward to three days of exacting product demonstrations, productive partner initiatives, and informed conversations with attendees keen to learn more about how projectiondesign’s visual technology know-how can offer them new simulation solutions while simultaneously reducing their operating costs.”

projectiondesign will be on Stand H110 at ITEC from 22-24 May 2012 at the ExCel in London, UK.

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