MAY 19--Fakespace Systems (Marshalltown, IA;www.fakespace.com) claims to have developed the first ultrahigh-resolution, digital, active stereoscopic projection system. This system increases available pixel density up to a 1600 x 1200-pixel ultra XGA resolution, providing a bright and stable display with sharp details for use in advanced visualization platforms.
Fakespace Systems has acquired an exclusive worldwide license to manufacture and market this projection technology, which was developed by Karri Palovuori, professor at The Institute of Electronics at Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland;www.tut.fi). With a 1600 x 1200-pixel native resolution, the projector technology enables visualization of complex data sets and provides rich details that was not possible with active stereo, digital projection until now. The data sets can be viewed in either active stereoscopic or monoscopic modes.
Designed to fully leverage the high-resolution graphics cards and multi-channel computing power available, the patent-pending technology provides many of the benefits of active stereo digital projection, including mirror-bounce configuration to reduce system footprint, gen-locking, and compatibility with edge-blending and distortion correction. The projection technology is also capable of resolutions higher than the stated 1600 x 1200. It will be available in several PowerWall visualization environments beginning in August 2003.