Display and Projection

Could This Change Everything in Projection?

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Illumina Light Farm

Something called the Illumina Light Farm may be as common in your tech vocabulary as DLP or Bluetooth soon. A company called Power Technology just one-upped the entire projection market with what it’s dubbing "the Illumina Light Farm."

What is it? Imagine removing the light source for a multi-projector install (e.g., installs where multiple projectors are required, including simulation, video walls, multi-screen movie theaters and image mapping) such that the light was all coming from ONE SOURCE and distributed to each projector as needed. So, you can change the lumens of a particle projector as you need to or send the EXACT same amount of light to each projector.

How do they do it? It’s all laser light house din a giant equipment rack and then sent to lampless projectors. The light is sent via laser to each and every projector as it’s needed. And, the amount of light projected through each projector can be adjusted, on the fly (as ambient light changes in the room or the application, itself, changes).

Laser Illuminated Projection (LIP) is sweeping the world. Audiences are demanding brighter colors. Theater owners are demanding cost savings and more ticket revenue. For premium large-format screens, LIP makes perfect sense. But, what about the 95 % of screens that don’t need (and can’t justify) 60,000 lumens of laser light? The Illumina Light Farm is designed and positioned to give that 95 percent the same advantages of the monster screens out there. The Illumina Light Farm is the first multi-projector laser light source in the world and it is going to change the entire landscape of LIP.

Here are some of the Illumina Light Farm capabilities:

  • Between 5,000 and 250,000 lumens from a single location
  • Distribute lumens to any number of new or retrofitted projectors
  • No down time for lamp changes.
  • Increased revenue for a premium experience.
  • Spreads the investment of LIP across multiple projectors for a positive ROI and lower TCO

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Draper's Larger Optically Seamless TecVision Surfaces

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TecVision

Draper shows new, larger sizes for its award-winning TecVision Engineered Surface Technology line.

Optically Seamless TecVision screens are now available up to 23 feet (7m) high.

Instead of using traditional seams, or taking the very expensive approach of having a seamless substrate, Draper took a different approach.

“We fused a base substrate which resulted in a flatter base material with a stronger weld,” says AV/Video Marketing Manager Bob Mathes. “With the ideal substrate perfected we could use our TecVision formulation process to create a perfect and optically seamless viewing surface.”

Draper is so confident in Optically Seamless TecVision that if you can see a seam from 5 feet (1.5m) away, the company will take back the surface.

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Christie with Three New Boxer Models

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2K30

Christie introduces three new Boxer models featuring 2K resolution with 20,000, 25,000 and 30,000 center lumens.

Now available in multiple software performance configurations, the Christie Boxer Series offers choices based on resolution, brightness and budget requirements. With an upgrade path to higher brightness, resolution and performance capabilities, users can pay for what they need today, with a path to the future.

“When Christie introduced the first Boxer projector we knew we had created a champion. Engineered, designed and built from the ground-up in our world-class research and development facility, the Christie Boxer is the culmination of years of experience working closely with leading rental stagers and AV professionals to understand their specific needs and expectations,” says Mike Garrido, senior product manager, Christie. “The three new models are built to the same quality and engineering standard as the multiple award winning Boxer 4K30 and include HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 12G-SDI and fiber input.”

Boxer Series

Weighing-in at a trim and compact 160 pounds and including single-phase power, built-in warping and blending, omnidirectional installation capabilities, and a full-range of connectivity, the Boxer Series packs a punch for high-impact visual events. Christie Boxer is available in multiple software performance configurations, delivering various options to meet budget, brightness and resolution needs.

A standard feature on all 2K Boxer models, Christie TruLife Lite delivers 300 Mpx/s and provides video processing for 2K and HD sources. Featuring a floating-point processing engine with the equivalent of 25 bits fixed point processing resolution, Christie TruLife Lite provides increased dynamic range and superior scaling.

Field-upgradable, the maker says each upgrade takes only minutes until users can access the increased performance capabilities of any Boxer Series projector.

Christie Boxer 2K20, 2K25 and 2K30 deliver:

  • Compact, lightweight and rugged design for easy transport, shipping and installation
  • 360-degree omnidirectional installation capabilities.
  • Complete connectivity: 3G-SDI, DisplayPort, HDBaseT, DVI, HDMI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 12G-SDI and fiber input.
  • Built-in Christie Twist image warping and blending software.
  • Proven 3DLP image quality and reliability.
  • Easy rigging and stacking.
  • At-a-glance source and status updates on lamp hours, voltage, temperature and warnings that can be sent directly to a mobile device or web browser.
  • Integrated NFC lets users track lamp information using a mobile device.
  • On-board toolkit.

The new Christie Boxer models will ship in the summer of 2016 with a three-year parts and labour warranty.

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AG Neovo Solution to Debut at ISE 2016

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AG Neovo

AG Neovo will be partnering with VIDCO and Avenview to debut its digital signage solution—video wall displays, video extenders/controllers, and video wall mounts—designed to help manage hypermedia content for 24/7 operations.

Digital signage video walls enhance flexibility in terms of scaling and content design for public space applications. To do precisely that, AG Neovo’s slim bezel displays—PM-65, PM-55, PM-43, and PM-32—seamlessly integrate images on video walls meant for advertising, information sharing, or entertainment.

AG Neovo’s video wall mounts (VWM-01 and VWM-02) are modularly designed for fitting easily into a variety of customizable mounting solutions.

For traffic control authorities, broadcasters, and casino and industrial site operators, pre-programmed configurations are ushered onto the video walls in their control rooms to identify and contain anomalies. AG Neovo’s PN-46 is designed specifically as a building block for such CCTV surveillance and related applications.

AG Neovo’s HIP-Series and HVWIP-Series HDMI LAN video wall matrix extenders and controllers will do the trick if even larger-scale configurations are called for.

AG Neovo will also show for security professionals their displays fitted with other distinctive features: the RX-22 and RX-32 for CCTV and HD-SDI surveillance; the LE-22 with an exceptional anti-blue light capacity; and the multi-touch TX-19.

Both designed as floor stand displays, the DF-55 and PF-55H are intended for dual-sided and single-sided signage applications respectively.

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Need an HDMI 2.0 Test Tool? The Murideo Fresco SIX-G

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Murideo

Over the past few years, UHD TVs have been a mix of HDCP 2.2 and 1.4, 300MHz and 600MHz — even to the point of varying by port.

Now Murideo has developed a new test tool, the Fresco SIX-G, for the AV integration market to confirm HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliance at the 18 GBP/sec level.

Additionally the SIX-G is an excellent troubleshooting tool for distributed HDMI systems and a reference source for video calibration-- and is compatible with CalMAN.

One of the biggest challenges for integrators today is determining what infrastructure to put in the systems they design and further verifying that all of the components will work together.

A partial list of features includes:

  • HDMI 2.0 — 600 MHz — 2160P60 4:4:4 maximum resolution
  • Video Bandwidth — 18 GBP/sec.
  • HDCP Selectable — 2.2, 1.4, None — Confirms if the system will work or not
  • Hot Plug Detect & HDCP lights
  • Portable/Battery Operated
  • Over 100 patterns for setup, calibration and troubleshooting
  • ISF Certified — includes ISF Test Patterns like PLUGE, Chroma Multiburst, Color Girls & more.
  • EDID Read/Write Functionality
  • Audio Confidence Tests
  • Optimized Ergonomics — 3” Color OLED Display, Simplified Menus CalMan Supported
  • 48 Bit per Pixel Color Depth Available
  • USB Control & PC Software for navigation enhancement.

The SIX-G takes the guess work out of installation, troubleshooting and calibrating, delivering absolute information about HDMI components that will work and identifies ones that won’t work — all in a hand-held, portable field tool.

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