Christie partner 3Dims has developed a concept in virtual collaboration for the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), which utilises Christie projectors and Christie Brio Enterprise meeting tool.
The new system at the DLR’s Centre for Lightweight Production Technology - Zentrum für Leichtbauproduktionstechnologie (ZLP) in Augsburg enables up to four engineers to simultaneously present and compare their results in 4K. At the heart of the system there are four Christie DWU550-G projectors, which produce one 4K resolution picture out of four individual pictures using the edge-blending process.
“We chose the DWU550-G because this 1DLP projector has the option of edge blending built in, as well as possessing the necessary resolution and brightness levels,” explained Friedhelm Birk, founder and MD of 3Dims. The projector is part of Christie’s G-series with 5,500 lumens brightness as well as native WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution. “The projector is also WLAN and network-enabled, and very cost-effective, which makes it ideal for this concept.”
Four workstations are positioned in front of the rear projection screen and can access the system independently or together. The four projectors are connected to a pixel wall computer specially designed by 3Dims with eight DVI inputs and four DVI outputs. “This means that any kind of content can be visualised, from presentations to engineering software for development and simulation,” said Birk.
The Christie Brio Enterprise meeting solution was also integrated which permits other staff away from the connected workstations to show their results using WLAN. Christie Brio Enterprise allows content in 1080p to be made available at various locations, supported by HDCP. It can be also integrated into the local network for access to the internet and network services.
“All content from connected devices can therefore be shown on all displays, independently of location, and can be used together. That was the decisive factor for our customer, as this kind of direct collaboration via the network has not been possible until now,” added Birk.
“The system will help us to exchange information across different disciplines, projects and locations in order to collaboratively develop the best possible solutions to complex technological tasks,” concluded Prof. Michael Kupke, head of the ZLP in Augsburg.