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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.

In full motion: FoveaHD makes NAB debut

See Calibre UK at NAB 2012, Booth N1817, 16-19 April 2012, Las Vegas

Cost-effective HD and SD motion compensated standards converter with real-time noise reduction and image enhancement

British video image processing hardware manufacturer, Calibre UK will introduce the new FoveaHD MEMC motion compensated frame rate converter into the broadcast marketplace at NAB 2012.

“The FoveaHD is a completely new motion compensated standards convertor designed for cost-effective and smooth SD and HD broadcasting. Typical applications for FoveaHD include newsgathering, mobile operations, outside broadcasting and live events to studio dubbing and satellite broadcast communications,” says Tim Brooksbank, Chairman at Calibre UK.

The convertor has multiple SD and HD inputs and outputs to enable upconversion, downconversion, cross conversion, as well as converting between all common frame rates. Adding to its functionality, the FoveaHD convertor is equipped with 3G-SDI and Analog I/O. FoveaHD provides motion compensated HD and SD standards conversion at the price of a standard linear video converter.

FoveaHD also has powerful image restoration capabilities for archive conversion, a valuable library asset.

VITC embedded time code is supported and includes automatic delay and correction.

The 2U rack system has control via Ethernet or front panel keyboard ensuring smooth integration.

“The introduction of FoveaHD follows the success of our VideoExcel series broadcast grade universal format converters and frame synchronizers, which will also be on show at NAB alongside the latest HQView530 video scalers, format convertors and scan convertors aimed at the professional video market,” adds Brooksbank.

Calibre UK will exhibit on booth N1817 at NAB 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA between 16-19 April 2012.

www.calibreuk.com

“I do! I do! I do!” – across multiple screens

Lasika Productions uses Dataton WATCHOUT for wedding parties throughout Indonesia

The ability of WATCHOUT to seamlessly blend images from multiple sources and across virtually any different kind of display has seen it used in a host of applications around the world, but perhaps none so colourful, emotive or as beautiful as the wedding party sector in Indonesia.

Based in Surabaya in eastern Indonesia, Lasika Productions is the largest AV rental company in the region and produces, on average, 15 wedding parties per week. While not all of these are elaborate enough to justify large-scale video displays, there is growing enthusiasm among couples for wedding parties that incorporate compelling multimedia content.


“The lucky couples don’t have the in-depth technical knowledge to specify AV products themselves, but in terms of a concept and an effect, they know exactly what they want,” says Stephanus Nugroho, Managing Director of Lasika Productions. “For those who want large-screen displays, the solution is almost inevitably based around LED walls, and the nature of the animations required means that it is often necessary to combine different sizes of screen together to form a single wall. For this purpose, we always use WATCHOUT™ by Dataton.”

According to Nugroho, the AV specification for a typical wedding party can include motorised LED modules that move up and down to create different display areas at different times of the event. Another option often requested is for the LED screens to be integrated with motorised curtains so that the display area opens and closes to create screens of different widths. In both such cases, WATCHOUT is used to ensure that the image displayed is always perfectly synchronised, not just with the movement of the screens but also with other elements of the show such as audio tracks and changes in lighting scenes.

While some parties confine their AV to a single ballroom location, others want additional displays to be positioned in pre-function meeting rooms and even on the outside of the building hosting the party, as Nugroho explains:

“For a pre-function room, which is typically smaller than the main ballroom, we would combine framed and frameless LCD screens together so that you see a mixture of single screens and multiple-screen displays. Regardless of the number of screens we use, driving them with WATCHOUT ensures that all the images are correctly scaled for thesize of the screen.

“Externally, we sometimes use outdoor LED screens – in either flat or curved configurations – as a kind of welcome motif for wedding guests. More recently there has also been a trendtoward projection mapping, where the whole façade of the building is used as a dynamic, animated backdrop for multiple projected images. In either case, we again use WATCHOUT to combine the images seamlessly together and ensure consistent geometry and synchronisation.”

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton, concludes: “From humble beginnings as an audio manufacturer and rental company, Lasika Productions has successfully diversified to become the most innovative supplier of multimedia entertainment in its region. With its ability to sync different media together seamlessly and to a common timecode, WATCHOUT is the perfect fit not just for Lasika’s company skill-set but also for the ever-increasing demands of Indonesia’s wedding couples.

“We are delighted that our products are being used so inventively, and in ways which make an already special day even more memorable for hundreds of newly-weds and their many thousands of invited guests throughout Indonesia.”

www.dataton.com

projectiondesign® ships entry-level F21 professional projector

Unrivalled image reproduction, optics and performance for meeting and collaborative business usage

Advanced meeting room and collaboration users now have more choice when looking to upgrade or invest in new projection and display technology. They need look no further than the new F21 projector from projectiondesign®. The Norwegian projector manufacturer today announces that this entry-level projector is shipping.

“Renowned for having the world’s most advanced projector technologies, the F21 reproduces intense graphics reproduction and reliability with no compromise in image quality. The F21 meets the specific needs and expectations of professional corporate users and is available at an attractive price point,’ says Fredrik Brostrøm-Hansen, Product Marketing Manager at projectiondesign.

Designed in a breathtakingly stylish pearl white cabinet, the projector will grace any boardroom or meeting room environment. In saying this, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The new high performance F21 single-chip DLP® projector comes with full HD native 1080p resolution. It incorporates a high quality zoom lens and a long life lamp.

The projector uses projectiondesign’s unique RealColor™ colour management suite for perfect picture, ideal for stand-alone or multi-channel blended environments. For greater accuracy, RealColor allows the user to define a desired white point, match the colours from the projector to the picture on the screen or a print for true colour imaging.

“Now that the F21 projector is shipping we are able to deliver an even stronger product offering for the important corporate meeting room and collaboration space. With the F21 what you see is what you get, and that is no less than the highest performing quality on-screen image!” adds Brostrøm-Hansen.

The F21 projector comes with projectiondesign’s standard 3-year 24/7 warranty which can be extended up to five years, all service inclusive.

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www.projectiondesign.com

InfoComm International to host Future Trends Summit at ISE 2013

Eve-of-show gathering returns to provide actionable intelligence on markets, technologies and customer needs

For the third year in a row, InfoComm International will host a one-day Future Trends Summit the day before the Integrated Systems Europe 2013 tradeshow.

Running from 11.00am to 5.30pm on Monday 28 January, the Summit programme will be moderated by Clive Couldwell, Editor of AV Magazine.

In a departure from tradition, the day will be divided into three fresh and distinct segments. Part 1, Future Customer Needs, will comprise an end-user panel including AV users from a number of market sectors including corporate, education and healthcare. Part 2, Future of the AV Business and Market, will offer a glimpse into how the world of systems integration will look in 2015 and beyond. And Part 3, Future of AV Technologies, will provide an overview of the cutting-edge developments likely to impact on integration businesses in theyears to come.

Scott Wills, CTS-D, CTS-I, InfoComm’s Director of International Education and Member Services, says the Summit holds a unique place within the conference and education programme at ISE.

“While other events deep-dive into a particular aspect of technology or a particular application, Future Trends takes a comprehensive look at our industry from a number of different viewpoints – consultant, integrator, end customer and more. We discuss market opportunities, disruptive technologies and outside threats, offering a complete picture of the future of AV to today’s business leaders.”

Aimed as in previous years at C-Level owners and managers, Future Trends promises not just industry insight, but actionable intelligence for delegates to take away from the day.

The programme will be driven by InfoComm’s 2012 Global Market Definition and Strategy Study (MDSS).

“If you are keen to get some input on how to position yourself or your company over the next three to five years, the Future Trends Summit is for you,” adds Wills.

“We will hear from end users in growing vertical markets about what their specific requirements will be in coming years; from some of the hottest industry experts about which markets will shrink and which will grow; from innovators positioned at the cutting edge of technology.”

Visitors are encouraged to register early. Pricing and more details about speakers can be found at: www.iseurope.org/futuretrends/

Full Spectrum: projectiondesign® releases FS32 IR NVG projector at I/ITSEC 2011

See projectiondesign at I/ITSEC 2011, Booth #2563, OCCC, Orlando, FL, 28 November – 1 December 2011

New FS32 IR infra-red enabled LED-illuminated projector acts to stimulate Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for unrivalled night-time vision and brighter day-time vision

Another striking innovation set to attract the attention of visitors to this month’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference is the new FS32 IR ReaLED™ projector from projectiondesign®. The FS32 IR is set to be the most powerful projector available in its class and is designed for stimulation of Night Vision Goggles in night-time training and simulation scenarios as well as critical, bright and full daylight operations.

ReaLED™ technology: enabling night vision

The high resolution FS32 IR uses projectiondesign’s 2nd Generation solid-state ReaLED™ illumination system that works to improve and assist the creation of deeper black levels and brighter visual light output over any other competing LED projector.

Typically, LED projectors have red, green, and blue LED light sources. The FS32 IR adds a fourth LED that emits infrared light beyond the range visible to the human eye, thus enabling the projector produces brighter night vision imagery when stimulated by Night Vision Goggles.

LED illumination removes the need to use more traditional lamps and colour wheels, ensuring no recalibration and delivering a completely stable image, with an unmatched typical service life of 100,000 hours. Maintenance costs are drastically reduced ensuring the FS32 IR is the most cost efficient IR projector available.

The FS32 IR is available in HD (1,920 x 1,080) or WUXGA (1,920 or 1,200) resolutions.

Full Spectrum

The FS32 IR offers user configurable IR wavelengths to optimize alignment according to customer-specific requirements.

The flexibility of the FS32 IR projector is matched with its use in real-world simulation training scenarios. Often those that operate NVGs adapt their vision to unaided eye vision, alternating as needed to night vision. The FS32 IR has been specifically engineered to accommodate the Full Spectrum technique of light illumination for simulation and training applications, displaying RGB and IR simultaneously

When combined with today’s leading Image Generators in integrated systems, the FS32 IR ensures that training scenarios requiring day and night vision produce simultaneous viewing for day-time and with infra-red light for limited visibility. What’s more, infra-red power adjustments of the projectors can be made ensuring system flexibility and connectivity, which, unlike competing projectors, allows 0 – 100% output control.

The FS32 IR Smear Reduction Processing feature ensures the ability to reduce motion artifacts in high-speed imaging, while dramatically increasing the effectiveness of NVG stimulation, even in the darkest of simulated night scenes.

Mike Raines, Visual Simulation Manager at projectiondesign says: “The FS32 IR projector is the result of an intense period of receiving key customer feedback and our focused engineering effort to develop a product which sharply addresses the critical need of NVG training applications. Our efforts have gained considerable momentum and interest as the technology was previewed throughout the year.

“We’re delighted to now be able to announce its availability for effective, true-to-life simulation of low-ambient light operations. The projector is brighter than any competing product in day mode and the LED technology actually works to improve the night vision system capability. As such it is designed for full mission training, air-traffic control, ship-bridge simulation, and any application where the trainee is wearing Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).”

projectiondesign will exhibit their unrivaled product portfolio at I/ITSEC 2011 on Booth #2563 at the OCCC, Orlando, FL between 28 November – 1 December 2011.

projectiondesign® launches 2nd Generation LED projector, the FL35 wqxga

See projectiondesign at I/ITSEC 2011, Booth #2563, OCCC, Orlando, FL, 28 November – 1 December 2011

Lower cost of ownership, near eye limiting resolution, double the brightness and 100,000 hours of typical service life are just some of the benefits of the next generation FL35 wqxga projector for visual display systems

Norway’s projectiondesign® is using the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference as the launch pad for the latest addition to their unrivalled product range of WQXGA 2,560 x 1,600 resolution projectors.

The FL35 wqxga is the world’s highest resolution LED projector for simulation and training applications. It is based on the highly successful F35 platform, and combines ultra-high resolution of 4.1 Megapixels with 2nd Generation solid-state ReaLED™ illumination technology. In practice, it near doubles the brightness of first generation projectors, resulting in unparalleled performance and 100,000 hours of typical service life.

At I/ITSEC, the FL35 wqxga projector will be integrated in a six-channel ImmersiveDome™ system supplied by Immersive Display Solutions, and driven by the FlightSafety VITAL X IG.

Mike Raines, Visual Simulation Manager at projectiondesign explains: “The next generation of our LED projectors are based on the mantra of providing our customers with the best quality and innovation. Users will benefit from an image consistent over time. The higher resolution FL35 wqxga projector reduces the number of channels needed to configure simulation systems with clarity beyond eye-limiting resolution. In addition, the ReaLED engine has no restrictions on operation orientation which provides a dramatic increase in installation flexibility.”

The powerful feature set of the FL35 wqxga projector is designed for total predictability and low total cost of ownership. As with all projectiondesign professional projectors, the FL35 wqxga has a standard 3-year warranty and options for 5 year 24/7 warranty.

Unlike 4K resolution projectors, the FL35 wqxga uses industry-standard single cable IG inputs and has expandable inputs and outputs ensuring interoperability with exports and image processing interfaces.

The high resolution enables higher acuity systems or reduced channel counts, and makes it ideal for integration in multi-channel systems. For simplified integration, the FL35 wqxga is a single chassis solution, with five precision optical lenses, providing sustained high contrast, accurate color rendition and sharpness for unrivalled image quality.

projectiondesign will exhibit their unrivalled product portfolio at I/ITSEC 2011 on Booth #2563 at the OCCC, Orlando, FL between 28 November – 1 December 2011.

Visual Acuity breaks new ground with architectural scale projection for the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

Architectural scale projection onto Radio City Music Hall’s art deco interior creates an all-new immersive experience for the 2011 Christmas Spectacular

Visual Acuity, an independent media and design consultancy, and batwin+robin, New York-based multimedia design company, today unveiled their contribution to an innovative project for the 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Rockettes.

For Visual Acuity, the project has been more than a year in the making. The company provided consulting, design and testing of the new architectural scale projection for the holiday production. These projections were unveiled in new scenes featured in the Madison Square Garden Entertainment production of the Christmas Spectacular opening on November 11, 2011 at the famed Radio City Music Hall.
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projectiondesign® F35 AS3D – world’s highest resolution 3D single chip DLP® projector now available


WATCH THE VIDEO ABOUT THE F35 AS3D HERE.

Fully uncompressed 3D at up to 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and 120 Hz for superior imaging and performance.

Further consolidating the Norwegian manufacturer’s reputation for innovation in display technology, projectiondesign® announces that its F35 AS3D – the world’s highest resolution Active Stereo 3D DLP® projector – is now available for immediate shipping.

With up to 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution at full 120 Hz refresh rates, the F35 AS3D displays fully uncompressed 3D with more detail than any projector in its size, price and performance category, creating the best and most life like 3D experience available anywhere.

“One of the real user benefits lies in the deployment of our newly developed dual bandwidth imaging”, says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign. “With double the image processing speed of competing products, we are able to display pictures that do not rely on compression technologies, thus outputting full image detail and accuracy without artefacts.”

Particularly useful for scientific visualization, virtual reality, visitor attraction and training and simulation applications, these higher detail levels allow users to make quicker and better-informed decisions, saving them both time and money.

The F35 AS3D is based on the already popular F35 wqxga model – the highest resolution DLP projector available for commercial use. Roger Carver, manager of DLP’s front projection business at Texas Instruments, developers of the DLP imaging platform, comments: “The F35 wqxga was a stunning technological achievement – now the F35 AS3D version takes this innovation to a new level of image detail. We are proud to be associated with such ground-breaking engineering by a manufacturer that is consistently pushing the boundaries of industry imaging standards and excellence.”

The F35 AS3D features a wide range of specifically designed high resolution projection lenses and incorporates projectiondesign’s unique RealColor™ colour management suite for perfect on-site calibration and unmatched colour accuracy. Natural and precise colours add to the high-resolution performance of the F35 AS3D, and image quality can be guaranteed over any number of projection channels.

The projector offers brightness levels up to 7,500 ANSI lumens, a range of configuration options, and seamless switching between 3D and 2D. Additional benefits include user adjustable Smear Reduction Processing that reduces motion artefacts in high-speed imaging – yet another key feature for simulation applications.

As with all projectiondesign professional projectors, the F35 AS3D benefits from up to five years of full 24/7 warranty availability and is incorporated into the company’s ProNet asset management software suite.

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WATCH THE VIDEO ABOUT THE F35 AS3D HERE.

www.projectiondesign.com

projectiondesign® opens Moscow office and exhibits at Integrated Systems Russia

New office, new staff and increased local presence demonstrates commitment to partner development in the region

As the latest step in their global growth strategy to provide support for local partners, projectiondesign has opened an office in the heart of Russia’s capital.

To coincide with the increased local presence, industry veteran Stein Ramsli has taken on the role of Regional Director, Russia and CIS. Ramsli previously held the position of Managing Director at Cisco/TANDBERG Russia and PLC and has extensive experience in working in the region. Ramsli explains: “Our opening of an office in Moscow clearly demonstrates projectiondesign’s commitment to supporting partners in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Our products are already very popular in the region, and we foresee strong continued growth here. Localising sales and marketing, training and product service and support is important for us, and will ensure our continued success.”

At the same time, several new staff appointments have been made to support local business with partners and customers, as well as building a strong business foundation in the region. All new staff report to Ramsli.

Andrey Mankos has joined projectiondesign as Business Development Manager, Russia and CIS and brings strong experience in distribution and systems integration in Russia.

Ludmila Limanskaya, Executive Assistant will provide local marketing and business activity support.

Lastly, Grigory Eryomin is appointed to the position of Field Applications Engineer to support partners with any technical and service enquiries. He brings over 4 years solid experience in AV engineering.

projectiondesign’s strong local knowledge and increased presence also involves the greatest ever participation at the Integrated Systems Russia Expo, where projectiondesign will demonstrate their impressive range of projection technologies. The company will also showcase the world’s highest resolution single chip DLP active stereoscopic 3D projector, the F35 AS3D.

In addition to the product introduction, projectiondesign will display the world’s highest resolution DLP projector for commercial use, the F35 wqxga, featuring 2560 x 1600 pixels, as well as several other models of their extensive range of high performance projectors and supporting systems, including the F82 3-chip DLP® series, and the award winning F32 series.

www.projectiondesign.com

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