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projectiondesign launch marks a world first

test 30 November 2009

projectiondesign’s new F35 DLP projector is the first in the world to feature Texas Instruments’ WQXGA DLP chip. Premiering at the current Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Florida, the new projector offers a pixel resolution of 2,560 x 1,600.

WQXGA features 78% more pixels than WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200) and offers more than five times the resolution of a standard XGA display – resulting, says projectiondesign, in “incredibly high pixel-density display which require fewer projectors to produce ultra-realistic images”.

The F35 will be available to the market during the second half of 2010. In the meantime, projectiondesign will show the projector to relevant parties so that they can “see its potential” and plan future projects and investments accordingly.

“This world premiere of the F35 is just the latest step in our excellent working relationship with projectiondesign,” commented Roger Carver, manager of DLP’s front-projector business at Texas Instruments. “We see the company not just as a customer but as a truly innovative partner that contributes very significantly to the development of DLP products. And we believe that everyone who sees the F35 in action will see exactly what we mean – it really is a stunning technological achievement.”

Anders L_kke, international marketing & communications manager at projectiondesign, told II: “There’s a lot of scientific visualisation going on and there’s a definite need for even higher resolution. Image Generators are able to handle wider resolutions and graphics. The commercial part of it is for manufacturers and factories that do scientific visualisation. With this resolution, they can build the same systems but with less complexity (benefiting from lower total cost of ownership, ie, fewer lamps, easy control, improved asset management and reliability) or they can improve the realism of their existing systems. What we are looking at here is getting to a near to eye limiting resolution where a visual system can be built as good as the natural eye can see. We are fast approaching systems that that can replicate the natural eye and this is a significant mark forward.”

Also on show at I/ITSEC is projectiondesign’s first non-projector-based product, the MIPS WB2560. An all-new multi-image processing system, the MIPS WB2560 offers high-performance image blending and geometry correction for 2D and 3D display in scientific visualisation, training and simulation applications in the military, security, education and aerospace sectors.

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