One of the world’s largest research centres, the Petrobras Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Mello Center for Research and Development (CENPES) on Fundão Island in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil uses projectiondesign F32 series DLP projectors for a variety of virtual reality laboratories and advanced collaboration rooms integrated by absolut technologies, a Brazilian company located in the state of Bahia.
In 2010, the projection room in a virtual reality laboratory was based on a Holoscape, a system that combined the immersive possibilities of a digital cave with a screen of 15m x 2.4m.
Today the centre boasts four large shared visualisation rooms and immersive environments for collaborative working with large screens and very high-resolution projection.
These collaborative environments are using, among others, automation systems from Crestron, video-conferencing systems, which allow interaction between the different Petrobras virtual reality laboratories, and a total of 20 F32 series projectors.
The most powerful of projectiondesign’s single-chip DLP projectors, the F32 was designed specifically for very demanding graphic applications in which a large amount of computer-generated image detail needs to be rendered at very high resolution. The range also boasts a number of lens options while projectiondesign’s RealColor technology facilitates straightforward and reliable colour-matching of multiple projectors – as used at CENPES.
According to Hans Ulmer, managing director at absolut technologies, the projectiondesign projectors used in the CENPES installation ensure high image quality with excellent resolution, contrast ratio and brightness.
“The high performance of the F32 projectors makes the collaborative rooms more functional, by enabling users to make faster, more detailed decisions, thus saving time and money”, said Ulmer.