SOURCE: Mechdyne Corporation

March 12, 2007 09:00 ET

Mechdyne Introduces Transportable Immersive Display System for Trade Events, Command/Control and Traveling Demonstrations

MARSHALLTOWN, IA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 -- Mechdyne Corporation announced today the general availability of the Fakespace Mobile FLEX™, a transportable, immersive display system that can be set up for operation in four hours. With three moveable, wall-size screens and floor projection, the Mobile FLEX is ideal for trade events, data review and demonstration environments. Its rugged integrated design offers the features and quality of Mechdyne's popular FLEX™ reconfigurable display, but packs into and rolls out of a standard shipping trailer. Mechdyne has already delivered one system and is accepting orders for more.

Mechdyne designed the Mobile FLEX to make monoscopic and stereo display technology more accessible in a wide range of data viewing and venue situations. The system is comprised of three connected, rear-projected modules, each measuring 10-ft wide by 7.5-ft tall, and an equal size projected floor can be placed in front of the center module as required. The wall and theater configurations allow for one continuous thirty-foot image, or two or three separate images, to be displayed across the modules. With the side walls closed into an open-ended room configuration, viewers become immersed in data, with imagery on three walls and the floor.

The Mobile FLEX uses four high-quality DLP projectors to generate its high-resolution imagery. Mechdyne selected the HIGHlight 10000Dsx+ 3-chip DLP™ projector from Digital Projection International. The HIGHlight projector delivers 1400 x 1050 resolution and rich color reproduction and is capable of displaying monoscopic data or 3D stereoscopic imagery for realistic depth perception, especially necessary for immersive viewing configurations.

"The Mobile FLEX was designed in response to demand for a highly transportable, rapid set up display system from customers that have realized the value of permanent visualization systems and now want to take their imagery to remote locations for even greater benefit," said Kurt Hoffmeister, Vice President of Research and Development at Mechdyne Corporation. "The easily transportable and flexible system broadens the potential user scenarios for immersive and theater-style displays."

Additional information and a video demonstration of the Mobile FLEX can be found at http://www.fakespace.com/MobileFLEX.htm.

About Mechdyne Corporation

Mechdyne Corporation is the world's largest company dedicated to consulting and development of immersive, networked and collaborative visualization systems. The company addresses complex projects where an in-depth understanding of user requirements leads to the development of products and customized solutions involving elements of visual, software and support systems. Mechdyne's subsidiary Fakespace Systems Inc. provides advanced display technology and implementation services. Subsidiary VRCO, Inc. specializes in immersive and interactive software development and support. Headquartered in Marshalltown, Iowa, Mechdyne's customers include leading government laboratories, military research programs, energy companies and a variety of 'edutainment,' manufacturing, and other users of visualization technology. More information is available at www.mechdyne.com, www.fakespace.com and www.vrco.com.

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