SOURCE: Scalable Display Technologies

Scalable Display Technologies

October 04, 2010 09:00 ET

Scalable Display Technologies' EasyBlend™ Software Selected to Calibrate Projection Dome for Warfighter Training Simulator

Completes Installation for Air Force Research Laboratory With MetaVR and IDSI

CAMBRIDGE, MA and BROOKLINE, MA and ACWORTH, GA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for multi-projection display systems for flat or curved screens, together with Immersive Display Solutions, Inc. and MetaVR, Inc., today announced that the Air Force Research Laboratory, Warfighter Readiness Research Division in Mesa, AZ, (AFRL/Mesa) recently updated its F-16 Experimental Deployable Tactics Trainer (X-DTT) simulators to use Immersive Display Solutions' visual display systems, including portable domes, MetaVR visuals, and Scalable Display's EasyBlend FX calibration software.

The F-16 X-DTTs are deployable, medium fidelity, in-theater training systems for keeping the war fighter proficient between missions. Each simulator has six MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) projected views on an IDSI-supplied fiberglass 3.0-meter (diameter) transportable dome, providing 220-degree horizontal field-of-view (FOV) x 90-degree (+60/-30) FOV. Projection Design FL32 WUXGA projectors, equipped with wide-angle lenses, deliver 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution each. The system has an average blended resolution of 11.5 million pixels, equals 4.8 arc-min/OLP.

Scalable's EasyBlend FX software is fully integrated with MetaVR's VRSG for geometry warp and for auto alignment (edge blend) of all VRSG channels into a seamless image. The VRSG/EasyBlend integration eliminates the need for external warping boxes while adding zero delay in the signal path. Moreover, EasyBlend FX software offers the greatest level of geometric precision in the industry, making it the ideal auto-calibration technology for dome applications such as the X-DTT and JTAC applications. Using a patented camera-generated feedback system to calculate pixel-perfect instructions, or warp meshes, EasyBlend automatically calibrates the display and completes the task of aligning multiple projector display systems within seconds to achieve the highest quality multi-projector edge-blended images with rich and precise color.

The medium-fidelity X-DTT simulator consists of an F-16 Block 30 aircraft shell with the actual F-16 Operational Flight Program (OFP) and high-fidelity aircraft stick and throttle. These simulators provide the essential F-16 cockpit switches on a touch-screen LCD in front of the pilot.

"Our partnership with Immersive Display and MetaVR is changing the dynamics of the simulation industry by enabling high-quality turnkey simulators," said Andrew Jamison, CEO of Scalable Display Technologies. "EasyBlend FX enables factory-fresh calibration with a single mouse click, which improves quality and lowers cost."

About Scalable Display Technologies
Scalable Display Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of auto-calibration software used to create edge-blended displays. Its patented EasyBlend software, developed a decade ago at MIT, simplifies the creation of super-resolution, multi-projector displays of the highest quality and scalable size. EasyBlend opens the door to widespread use of multi-projector displays for a new class of simulators based on off-the-shelf components, as well as supporting new forms of digital signage and data visualization tools. For more information, go tohttp://scalabledisplay.com.

About Immersive Display Solutions Inc.
 
Immersive Display Solutions Inc. (IDSI) is a solutions-based company designs and integrates affordable custom cylindrical, panoramic and spherical projected display solutions, headquartered just North of Atlanta. Dedicated to delivering best of breed technology from our broad base of technology partnerships, our display solutions are ideal environments for the simulation of highly immersive experiences including flight, driving, ground combat, situational awareness, or any other civilian, government or military operations that benefit from either a panoramic or completely immersed presentation of the activity. IDSI offers components as well as complete solutions for permanent or deployable, single and multi-channel display solutions that are grounded in our clients' unique requirements. For more information, visit http://www.immersivedisplayinc.com.

About MetaVR, Inc.
MetaVR, Inc., founded in 1997, develops commercial PC-based software for the military simulation and training markets, featuring high-speed 3D visualization content and rapid creation of networked virtual worlds using real-world data. MetaVR's real-time visual systems provide the fidelity of geospecific simulation with game-quality graphics. Users can build (with real-world photographic imagery, elevation data, and feature data) high-fidelity virtual worlds with our terrain generation tools, and render in real time, at 60Hz frame rates, the resulting virtual world with our real-time 3D visualization application, Virtual Reality Scene Generator. MetaVR systems are used for applications such as unmanned aerial systems trainers, manned flight simulators, mission planning and rehearsal, JTAC simulation training, urban operations training, and disaster management training. For more information, visit http://www.metavr.com.

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