Visualisation firm Barco shows off world's first two-channel, 10 megapixel 3D display! This 3D display delivers fine, realistic detail in 3D and is aimed at automotive, engineering, scientific research and oil and gas industries applications.
Barco’s LX-5 projector was debuted late 2007 as the world’s first 10 megapixel projector. It is based on liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology, which allows for a much higher pixel density compared to LCD- or DLP-projectors. In addition, the LX-5 comes with high dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a light output of 4,500 lumens.
The LX-5 has been integrated earlier in Barco’s collaborative XDC-3000 display system, which gives users the chance to display multiple sources at once in a large-screen Windows environment, including networked sources and HD videoconferencing, in meeting room and boardroom environments. Now, the LX-5 treads new ground with its integration in Barco’s CADWall concept. For this purpose, it was optimized for a passive 3D stereo setup, to make sure it would meet Barco’s stringent demands for product quality.
Barco’s CADWall concept is a multi-channel display system with a high pixel density that consists completely of Barco technology. Apart from projectors, other system components include a superflat high-contrast screen, mechanics, and both display management hardware and software. The advantage of this concept is not only that each component was designed to match the other, but also that customers need only one address to turn to for development, installation and servicing. By adding the LX-5 to the projectors that can be used for this system, Barco has set a new benchmark by requiring only two channels to create a vivid 10 megapixel 3D stereo image.
The passive 3D stereo CADWall setup with two Barco’s LX-5 projectors was debuted at Tokyo’s Industrial Virtual Reality show. With its ability to project immaculate detail with so few projectors, it has eclipsed all other passive 3D stereo solutions, and has gained the interest of some of the leading automotive and design companies at the show. As such, Barco has decided to show this setup during its Innovation Weeks in its customer center in Kuurne, Belgium.