The display wall installed at Google consists of four Barco SXGA+, single-chip DLP SIM 5R projectors, and its display management system - the XDS-1000. Barco's XDS-1000 creates a giant desktop environment on the display, and allows users to control the system with mouse and keyboard. Input sources, such as PowerPoint presentations and video content, can be resized, moved or made to overlap anywhere on the screen. Both source and layout selection happen through Barco software on the desktop. Additionally, the XDS-1000 is fully networked, which enables visualisation of local and connected sources on the same screen in real time.
"We can now compare, discuss, share and view our sources at the same time, in any configuration," says Gareth Stewart, Google's manager for multimedia services for the EMEA region. "This greatly accelerates our decision-making process. And what's best of all - the system is so user-friendly that anyone can use it."
Barco's SIM 5R projectors that drive the display come optimised for multi-channel operation. While linked constant light output (CLO) and DynaColor ensure the same colour and brightness quality across the display, soft edge blending eliminates blurry overlap zones where projections converge, says the company.