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Dallas, Texas — Christie Digital Systems, a recognized leader in high-performance projection technologies, announced today that it will present a technology demonstration of the world’s first stereoscopic 3-D digital projector, based on 3-chip DLP(tm) technology, at the Supercomputing Show in Dallas this week. Sponsored by Fakespace Systems Inc., a world leader in visualization technology, the demonstration will feature a single large-screen display in regular show-level lighting with interactive applications.
“The market has been demanding an active stereo 3-D digital projector with enhanced brightness and clearer images to create [CD1]the most crisp, near-life visualization experience. Using our expertise in DLP projection technology, we are creating a solution that provides the best possible combination of image quality, resolution and brightness, as well as enhanced ease of use and reduced maintenance time,” says Dr. Rocco Fondacaro, Vice-President of Marketing, Christie Digital Systems.
Traditionally, active stereoscopic projection has been the domain of analog CRT projectors. This technology, while proven and robust, offers brightness in the range of 250 lumens. Christie Digital’s active DLP solution will generate substantially greater levels of brightness. The demonstration unit will offer 10,000 lumens and XGA (1024×768 pixel) resolution at 110Hz refresh capability.
“As one of the pioneers in visualization, we’re excited to be showcasing the latest in stereoscopic projection technology,” says Jeffrey Brum, Marketing Manager, Fakespace Systems Inc. “Digital, high brightness projectors open up a range of possibilities for new product developments and applications. This will be a welcome alternative technology alongside traditional CRT based projection.”
According to Fondacaro, “We’re very pleased to provide this preview of our solution for 3-D applications. As we continue to address the needs of customers for advanced 3-D environments, we plan to launch an entire suite of stereoscopic 3-D and Virtual Reality projectors. These projectors will be available in varying brightness levels and higher resolutions, including SXGA.”
“Our ultimate goal is to display images that are so visually compelling that the participant becomes more intimately involved and enveloped in the 3-D experience,” adds Fondacaro.
Supercomputing (SC2000) Show Details
See the demonstration and speak to designers of the Christie Digital projector at Fakespace Systems booth #466, at Supercomputing (SC2000) held on November 6-9, 2000 in Dallas, Texas. For details on the show, visit http://www.sc2000.org
About Christie Digital Systems, Inc.
Christie Digital Systems supplies high performance projection solutions to customers around the world. Specializing in large-screen video/data/graphic solutions, Christie Digital Systems has over 20,000 projectors installed in more than 50 countries. Established as Electrohome Projection Systems in 1979 and headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Christie Digital Systems, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie Systems Inc. on November 1, 1999. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.christiedigital.com
About Fakespace Systems Inc.
As a world leader in visualization technology and service, Fakespace Systems Inc. provides products for better insight, communications and collaboration in automotive, manufacturing, military, aerospace, geophysical exploration, and scientific research organizations. The company designs and manufactures immersive displays and interactive devices, and integrates complete visualization solutions providing Better Ways to Create and Communicate(tm). Fakespace Systems Inc. is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and has U.S. offices in Novi, Michigan; Alameda and San Diego, California; Columbus, Ohio; Rockville, Maryland and one office in the United Kingdom. More information on Fakespace Systems Inc. is available at http://www.fakespacesystems.com