Fakespace Systems Hosted Preview of New Digital Visualization
Technology at Supercomputing 2000 Show
Christie Digital Systems, a recognized leader in high-performance
projection technologies, presented a technology demonstration of the
world's first stereoscopic 3-D digital projector, based on 3-chip
DLP(TM) technology, at the Supercomputing Show in Dallas last week.
Sponsored by Fakespace Systems Inc., a world leader in visualization
technology, the demonstration featured a single large-screen display
in regular show-level lighting with interactive applications.
"The market has been demanding an active stereo 3-D digital projector
with enhanced brightness and clearer images to create the most crisp,
near-life visualization experience. Using our expertise in DLP
projection technology, we are creating a solution that provides the
best possible combination of image quality, resolution and brightness,
as well as enhanced ease of use and reduced maintenance time," said
Dr. Rocco Fondacaro, Vice-President of Marketing, Christie Digital
Traditionally, active stereoscopic projection has been the domain of
analog CRT projectors. This technology, while proven and robust,
offers brightness in the range of 250 lumens. Christie Digital's
active DLP solution will generate substantially greater levels of
brightness. The demonstration unit offered 10,000 lumens and XGA
(1024x768 pixel) resolution at 110Hz refresh capability.
"As one of the pioneers in visualization, we're excited to be
showcasing the latest in stereoscopic projection technology," said
Jeffrey Brum, Marketing Manager, Fakespace Systems Inc. "Digital,
high brightness projectors open up a range of possibilities for new
product developments and applications. This will be a welcome
alternative technology alongside traditional CRT based projection."
According to Fondacaro, "We're very pleased to provide this preview of
our solution for 3-D applications. As we continue to address the
needs of customers for advanced 3-D environments, we plan to launch an
entire suite of stereoscopic 3-D and Virtual Reality projectors.
These projectors will be available in varying brightness levels and
higher resolutions, including SXGA."
"Our ultimate goal is to display images that are so visually
compelling that the participant becomes more intimately involved and
enveloped in the 3-D experience," added Fondacaro.