Category Archives: ProAV & Commercial

Christie Tries to Separate from the Herd with New Apex 0.9mm LED Video Wall

Christie has added a new 0.9mm pitch model to their Apex lineup of LED video walls. They are not the first to commercialize 0.9mm cabinets as they wanted to be sure they could deliver top level quality consistent with their Apex brand of LED video walls. The new 0.9mm cabinet/tile has a resolution of 640×360 […]

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Highlights from I/ITSEC 2017

The Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. Held near the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida, USA, I/ITSEC consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. […]

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2017 Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) Workshop Summary & Presentation Files

On Oct. 3, 2017, a workshop on Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) was held at the Rockwell Collins facility in Sterling, Virginia.  About 100 people attended to discuss the latest developments in the light field ecosystem – from content creation, through distribution to the display.  A particular emphasis for the workshop was […]

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White Paper: Measuring Resolution in a New Way

Insight Media has released a new white paper called “Measuring Resolution in a New Way.”  It can be downloaded for free by registering at this link. The paper describes some of the metrology issues with measuring a flat panel display that uses non-RGB stripe pixel architectures along with the difficulty in determining the actual resolution […]

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Advanced Technologies for Projection-based Training and Simulation

A myriad of advanced technologies all come together to create a projection-based solution for training, visualization and simulation.  At Display Summit, some of these visual technologies will be discussed and explored. For example, increasing resolution is always a key factor in immersiveness and image fidelity.  To get there, one can add more projectors or increase […]

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Display Summit Agenda Nearly Complete

Display Summit will take place Oct. 4-5 in Sterling Virginia at the Rockwell Collins facility.  The focus this year is on immersive displays – projection or LED-based solutions or personal, body-worn types.  The agenda is now nearly complete and can be viewed at: http://www.displaysummit.com/2017_display_summit/agenda/ Presentation and panel discussion sessions will focus on: Advanced Displays Component […]

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Is it Time to Consider Measuring Displays in their Use Case Environment?

Display performance is always measured in a very dark room, which is important if you want to know the limits of their performance. But display-based products are rarely viewed in real applications in a very dark room. Even cinemas and home theaters are rarely as dark as the testing environment. So, should we consider having […]

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Christie Taking RGB Laser Projection to Mainstream Cinemas

One of the more interesting pieces of news coming from CineEurope this week was the European debut of Christie’s CP-4325 digital cinema projector. This is the company’s first standalone RGB laser projector that it plans to offer for mainstream theatrical projection – not just the Premium Large Format (PLF) part of the market where RGB […]

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Which is Better: Higher Pixel Density or Wider Field of View?

This is one of the key VR headset design decisions that product developers have been wrestling with.  So far, most have chosen a wider field of view leading to images that can look pixelated or have a “screen door effect”.  But with recent hardware advancements, it may be time to rethink this trade-off. In a […]

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New White Paper: Understanding 4K Resolution in Projection Systems

Norwalk, CT, May 30, 2017 – Insight Media has released its latest white paper titled Understanding 4K Resolution in Projection Systems.  It discusses the changes that are occurring with regards to defining resolution in projection systems.  This is being driven by the wider adoption of so-called “image shifting” techniques which can increase the displayed pixels […]

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First Metrology Workshop was Well Received

Metrology is the art and practice of measurement and the International Committee on Display Metrology (ICDM) is devoted to developing display measurement methods. At the SID DisplayWeek in LA this week, the group organized their first all-day workshop on the topic. Over 90 people showed up, far exceeding the workshop organizers’ expectations. I asked a […]

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Training & Simulation Display Summit Conference Announced

March 13, 2017 – Insight Media is pleased to support the 2017 Training & Simulation Display Summit on Sept. 27-28, 2017, at the Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions facility in Sterling, Virginia.  The event will focus on the latest visual display and pipeline technologies for training and simulation, including advancements in augmented, virtual and mixed […]

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Philips to Focus ColorSpark Technology on home Cinema Segment

About a year and a half ago, Philips Lighting debuted a new LED-based light source for projectors called ColorSpark HLD LED (High Lumen Density LED).  In 2016 this technology rolled out in mainstream projection products in the 3000 to 4000 lumen range.  For 2017, Philips is focusing on enabling projection customers to create new 1000 […]

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New White Paper on Optical Aspects of VR Headset Design Released

February 28, 2017 – Insight Media has completed a new white paper titled, “Understanding Trade-offs in Microdisplay and Direct-View VR Headset Designs.”  It is now available for free download.   REGISTER HERE Most current VR headset designs feature direct-view displays resulting in headsets that many feel do not meet the size, weight, comfort, cost or visual […]

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TriLite’s Laser-based Engine Going to Mass Production

Two years ago we told you about TriLite’s first demonstration of an RGB laser scanning system that it was targeting for large-area 3D without glasses in digital signage applications. (Giant 3D Displays from TriLite). At Photonics West 2017, the company showed a sample of the projector. In addition, they debuted a pico projection engine that […]

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Ostendo Develops First Vertically Integrated RGB LED

Most readers know Ostendo Technologies as the company that developed LED-based light field displays with significant support from the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL). That effort has not received additional funding from AFRL, but the company has continued to work on advanced microLED technology. Now, the company is reporting a bit of a breakthrough in […]

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