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Moving in stereo – projectiondesign to use InfoComm08 as launch pad for active 3D stereoscopic projectors

Press Release  |  Jun 16, 2008
Las Vegas, NV (INFOCOMM, June 18- 20, 2008) – projectiondesign is set to wow the audiovisual industry in Las Vegas with the most spectacular booth it has ever brought to an InfoComm show. The Norwegian manufacturer is using the event to showcase a number of new products, including its first-ever active stereo 3D projector.

Another world first from projectiondesign, the new F10 AS3D single-chip DLP® projector is the only portable high-resolution active 3D stereoscopic projector on the market. Designed for the demanding visualization and simulation environments, the F10 AS3D features patented technologies to achieve its remarkable performance. At InfoComm, the F10 AS3D will be displaying alongside projectiondesign's F20 SX+ 3D passive stereo projectors, showing a complete range of 3D stereoscopic projection solutions.

Elsewhere in the booth, the company's brand new 3-chip, the F80 WUXGA projector will be shown for the first time. The F80 is a WUXGA – (1920 x 1200) resolution projector, making it the highest resolution 3-chip projector available in the market today (2.3 million pixels). The F80 series incorporates projectiondesign's new ACOP technology (Advanced Color Optical Processing) that introduces optical calibration of projected images for the best possible image quality. In addition, the F80 series presents for the first time their proprietary dynamic super contrast enhancement that far surpasses contrast and dynamics shown by other 3-chip projectors or technologies.

This will be the first showing of the F10 WUXGA and F30 WUXGA projectors in North America. In bringing the new resolution found inside the range of WUXGA projectors, projectiondesign has worked closely with Texas Instruments. "We are impressed with the level of creativity, innovation and progress made by projectiondesign in pursuing high performance DLP projectors," says Lars Yoder, vice president & business manager, TI's DLP Front Projection Business Unit. "Their range of high resolution active stereo 3D projectors alongside their range of WUXGA resolution projectors really do stand out in the industry, and firmly establishes projectiondesign as a market leader."

Commenting on the company's presence in Las Vegas, Anders Lokke, International Marketing & Communications Manager, says: "InfoComm is unequalled for its ability to reach a global audience of AV industry decision-makers, and our R&D teams have really excelled themselves in getting so many spectacular innovations ready in time for the show.

"I'm especially looking forward to seeing the reaction of North American and international audiences to our revolutionary active stereo 3D solution, and to the startling results that can be achieved with our WUXGA resolution projectors. It looks like being our busiest – and best – InfoComm show ever."

There are already a number of high-profile installations of the company's projectors in a host of diverse sites worldwide:

Emphasizing its commitment to developing the role of AV in medical facilities, projectiondesign has a key partnership with Philips Healthcare to support Philips Ambient Experience in MRi (Magnetic Resonance imaging) scanning rooms for hospitals. The partnership has already seen Philips buying a large number of F1 SX+ DLP® projectors for installation in hospitals worldwide.

With 3D installations of projectiondesign already in use, one application includes the University of Munich in Germany, which deploys eight F20 SX+ DLP projectors with built-in Infitec™ filters for an immersive and interactive 3D stereoscopic computer-aided virtual environment (CAVE) visualisation system named Four Space 110. The system is designed by 3Dims.

Six F30 SX + DLP® projectors are used in an immersive theatre design and integration specialist, Global Immersion by INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium, based in Winchester in the UK.

A cineo30 1080 projector has been used on the quality control in the post-production process for the groundbreaking feature film Earth.

Numerous visualization, simulation and training applications including the supply of over 180 F1 series projectors to the Royal Netherlands Army's TACTIS system in the Netherlands.

In a meeting of Scandinavian design classics, F1+ sx+ video projection systems are deployed in two visitor centre environments at the Volvo Cars brand experience centre and the Demo Center for Volvo Trucks in Sweden.

In addition, projectiondesign plays a key role in advancing academic research through a number of initiatives. In particular, the company's relationship with the iCinema Research Centre of Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) has led directly to the development of new 360-degrees panoramic screen experiences.

The company has numerous contracts in the eCinema sector including cineo3+ series projectors for SF Bio as well as Kanal 22 TV & Film AB in Sweden. Visit projectiondesign at InfoComm08 at booth #N5541, June 18-20, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

About projectiondesign
Headquartered in Fredrikstad, Norway, projectiondesign is a worldwide leader in advanced, high-performance DLP-based projection solutions for challenging applications in professional, business, home cinema and eCinema markets. Numerous industry milestones including the introduction of the world's first single-chip SXGA DLP projector in 2002, the first commercially available 1080p DLP projector in 2006 and first WUXGA DLP projector in 2008 distinguish its award-winning, innovative technology.