SOURCE: Scalable Display Technologies

Scalable Display Technologies

September 30, 2009 11:14 ET

Scalable Display Technologies Partners With Arotech's Realtime Technologies to Deliver Driving Simulator to Montana State University

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for multi-projector display systems, today announced that it has partnered with Realtime Technologies Inc. (RTI), a leader in custom research driving simulators, to develop an integrated software solution for seamless visual displays. Under the terms of the partnership, RTI will use Scalable's EasyBlend™ software to incorporate visual edge blending and color matching solutions inside RTI's core product, SimCreator.

The two companies recently completed their first joint project, an ultra high-resolution driving simulator for the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University, which offers the most advanced driving simulation capabilities of any research university in North America. The WTI simulators are used to do experimental research on driver behavior and to help engineers "visualize" new technology systems or traffic engineering designs at early stages of development.

The driving simulator system installed at WTI that was developed by RTI uses five Canon SX7 LCOS-based projectors to immerse the driver in a 240-degree horizontal visual environment. Thanks to Scalable Display's EasyBlend, RTI's system is able to offer a stunning, perfectly edge-blended visual display that enables the researchers to conduct realistic safety research before extending the research to test track and open road studies.

EasyBlend automates and simplifies the creation of seamless high-intensity, high-resolution displays. The software allows users to create multiple-projector edge-blended displays in ultra high resolution with just a few clicks of a mouse. Unique for its ability to scale to deliver large, seamless and bright images with a resolution many times higher than HD, the patented EasyBlend software opens the door to the widespread use of multi-projector displays for a new class of simulators based on off-the-shelf components.

"We are pleased to be working with an industry leader like RTI to deliver ultra high-resolution, immersive simulation solutions that are more reliable and easier to maintain than ever," said Scalable CEO Andrew Jamison. "The combination of RTI's high-fidelity simulation modeling and our auto-calibration and edge-blending capabilities establishes a new standard of quality and precision in the driving simulator industry."

About Scalable Display

Scalable Display Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of software used to create projection-based displays with resolution far beyond HD. Scalable's patented EasyBlend™ software enables the next generation of displays by simplifying 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 edge-blended displays for a wide range of applications, including simulators based on off-the-shelf components, and supports new forms of digital signage and data visualization tools. For more information, go to http://scalabledisplay.com.

About Realtime Technologies:

Realtime Technologies Inc. (RTI) specializes in real time multibody vehicle dynamics, and graphical simulation and modeling. RTI offers simulation software applications, consulting, custom engineering, software, and hardware development. RTI's customer base includes university researchers throughout the U.S. and Canada, international, government and private entities. Founded in 1998, RTI is based in Royal Oak, Mich., and has satellite offices in Lafayette, Colo., and South Jordan, Utah.

About Arotech's Training and Simulation Division

Arotech's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and driver training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division's fully interactive driver-training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation. The division's use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division provides consulting and developmental support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, and JSF aircraft, as well as simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges. Arotech's Training and Simulation Division consists of FAAC Incorporated (www.faac.com), IES Interactive Training (www.ies-usa.com), and Realtime Technologies, Inc. (www.simcreator.com).

About Arotech Corporation

Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through three major business divisions: Training and Simulation, Armor, and Battery and Power Systems. Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at www.arotech.com.

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Contact Information

  • Scalable Display Technologies Contact:
    Bree Clidence or Jordan DeVita
    SVM Public Relations
    760-754-7025 or 401-490-9700
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    Realtime Technologies Contact:
    Clayne A. Woodbury
    Realtime Technologies
    801-446-7186
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