SOURCE: Scalable Display Technologies

Scalable Display Technologies

October 13, 2009 09:00 ET

Scalable Display Technologies and VDC Display Systems Complete Installation of Display Solution for U.S. Marine Corps MSAT Program

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for multi-projector display systems, and partner VDC Display Systems, a division of Video Display Corporation, today announced it has completed installation of its EasyBlend™ software for a visual display solution for the U.S. Marines Corps' Multipurpose Supporting Arms Trainer (MSAT) program.

VDC, which specializes in the design and manufacture of projector systems for the simulation and training community, lead the contract to develop a state-of-the-art visual system for the MSAT-3 simulator at the Naval Air Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallon, Nevada. Under the prime contract issued to TJ Inc., the objective was to provide an eye-limiting stable Primary Visual Display that would exceed training requirements with new and advanced technology, including day, twilight and night capabilities, which would allow trainees to use actual field equipment and night-vision devices to detect targets close to real-world environments not possible with other multi-projector solutions.

"The strict requirements of the military call for displays of extremely high fidelity, precise geometric accuracy and perfect edge blends," said Marcial Vidal, president of VDC Display Systems. "EasyBlend exceeded our expectations in all areas by delivering unmatched geometric precision and edge blends, enabling us to create a system that delivers new training realisms not possible with other technologies."

The visual simulation system consists of three SRX-S105 Sony high-resolution projectors driven by Presagis' Vega Prime image generators (IG) and Scalable Display's EasyBlend calibration software. The screen is a partial dome with a 260 degree horizontal and a 60 degree vertical field of vision.

EasyBlend offers the greatest level of technical precision in the industry, making it the ideal auto-calibration technology for military simulations. 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 edge-blended images with rich and precise color. By using camera feedback of an image array to correct for image warping, adjust color and blend images, EasyBlend produces displays that are bright, high resolution, portable, and self-calibrating. This purely digital approach enables display systems that cannot be engineered by conventional means, either mechanically or optically.

"We believe that the MSAT-3 simulator established a benchmark for precision in the simulation community. We could not be more pleased with the outcome so far," said Scalable CEO, Andrew Jamison. "As a long-time partner of VDC, we're proud of our involvement in this important project, and look forward to our continued collaboration in the future."

About Video Display Corporation

Video Display Corporation designs, develops and manufactures unique solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial uses with emphasis on high-end training and simulation applications. Its product offerings include ruggedized LCOS, CRT and AMLCD displays as well as complete projection display systems utilizing VDC Display Systems Marquee™ and ESCP line of projectors. VDC DS has extensive experience delivering projection systems worldwide used in many commercial and military trainers, as well as complete solutions for a broad range of applications. Video Display Corporation operates eight sales, design and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.videodisplay.com.

About Scalable Display

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 to http://scalabledisplay.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Scalable Display Technologies
    Bree Clidence
    Email Contact
    Jordan DeVita
    Email Contact
    SVM Public Relations
    401-490-9700

    VDC-Display Systems
    Marcial Vidal
    321-784-4427