Display and Projection

Draper's Larger Optically Seamless TecVision Surfaces

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Draper shows new, larger sizes for its award-winning TecVision Engineered Surface Technology line.

Optically Seamless TecVision screens are now available up to 23 feet (7m) high.

Instead of using traditional seams, or taking the very expensive approach of having a seamless substrate, Draper took a different approach.

“We fused a base substrate which resulted in a flatter base material with a stronger weld,” says AV/Video Marketing Manager Bob Mathes. “With the ideal substrate perfected we could use our TecVision formulation process to create a perfect and optically seamless viewing surface.”

Draper is so confident in Optically Seamless TecVision that if you can see a seam from 5 feet (1.5m) away, the company will take back the surface.

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Christie with Three New Boxer Models

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Christie introduces three new Boxer models featuring 2K resolution with 20,000, 25,000 and 30,000 center lumens.

Now available in multiple software performance configurations, the Christie Boxer Series offers choices based on resolution, brightness and budget requirements. With an upgrade path to higher brightness, resolution and performance capabilities, users can pay for what they need today, with a path to the future.

“When Christie introduced the first Boxer projector we knew we had created a champion. Engineered, designed and built from the ground-up in our world-class research and development facility, the Christie Boxer is the culmination of years of experience working closely with leading rental stagers and AV professionals to understand their specific needs and expectations,” says Mike Garrido, senior product manager, Christie. “The three new models are built to the same quality and engineering standard as the multiple award winning Boxer 4K30 and include HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 12G-SDI and fiber input.”

Boxer Series

Weighing-in at a trim and compact 160 pounds and including single-phase power, built-in warping and blending, omnidirectional installation capabilities, and a full-range of connectivity, the Boxer Series packs a punch for high-impact visual events. Christie Boxer is available in multiple software performance configurations, delivering various options to meet budget, brightness and resolution needs.

A standard feature on all 2K Boxer models, Christie TruLife Lite delivers 300 Mpx/s and provides video processing for 2K and HD sources. Featuring a floating-point processing engine with the equivalent of 25 bits fixed point processing resolution, Christie TruLife Lite provides increased dynamic range and superior scaling.

Field-upgradable, the maker says each upgrade takes only minutes until users can access the increased performance capabilities of any Boxer Series projector.

Christie Boxer 2K20, 2K25 and 2K30 deliver:

  • Compact, lightweight and rugged design for easy transport, shipping and installation
  • 360-degree omnidirectional installation capabilities.
  • Complete connectivity: 3G-SDI, DisplayPort, HDBaseT, DVI, HDMI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 12G-SDI and fiber input.
  • Built-in Christie Twist image warping and blending software.
  • Proven 3DLP image quality and reliability.
  • Easy rigging and stacking.
  • At-a-glance source and status updates on lamp hours, voltage, temperature and warnings that can be sent directly to a mobile device or web browser.
  • Integrated NFC lets users track lamp information using a mobile device.
  • On-board toolkit.

The new Christie Boxer models will ship in the summer of 2016 with a three-year parts and labour warranty.

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AG Neovo Solution to Debut at ISE 2016

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AG Neovo

AG Neovo will be partnering with VIDCO and Avenview to debut its digital signage solution—video wall displays, video extenders/controllers, and video wall mounts—designed to help manage hypermedia content for 24/7 operations.

Digital signage video walls enhance flexibility in terms of scaling and content design for public space applications. To do precisely that, AG Neovo’s slim bezel displays—PM-65, PM-55, PM-43, and PM-32—seamlessly integrate images on video walls meant for advertising, information sharing, or entertainment.

AG Neovo’s video wall mounts (VWM-01 and VWM-02) are modularly designed for fitting easily into a variety of customizable mounting solutions.

For traffic control authorities, broadcasters, and casino and industrial site operators, pre-programmed configurations are ushered onto the video walls in their control rooms to identify and contain anomalies. AG Neovo’s PN-46 is designed specifically as a building block for such CCTV surveillance and related applications.

AG Neovo’s HIP-Series and HVWIP-Series HDMI LAN video wall matrix extenders and controllers will do the trick if even larger-scale configurations are called for.

AG Neovo will also show for security professionals their displays fitted with other distinctive features: the RX-22 and RX-32 for CCTV and HD-SDI surveillance; the LE-22 with an exceptional anti-blue light capacity; and the multi-touch TX-19.

Both designed as floor stand displays, the DF-55 and PF-55H are intended for dual-sided and single-sided signage applications respectively.

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Need an HDMI 2.0 Test Tool? The Murideo Fresco SIX-G

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Over the past few years, UHD TVs have been a mix of HDCP 2.2 and 1.4, 300MHz and 600MHz — even to the point of varying by port.

Now Murideo has developed a new test tool, the Fresco SIX-G, for the AV integration market to confirm HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliance at the 18 GBP/sec level.

Additionally the SIX-G is an excellent troubleshooting tool for distributed HDMI systems and a reference source for video calibration-- and is compatible with CalMAN.

One of the biggest challenges for integrators today is determining what infrastructure to put in the systems they design and further verifying that all of the components will work together.

A partial list of features includes:

  • HDMI 2.0 — 600 MHz — 2160P60 4:4:4 maximum resolution
  • Video Bandwidth — 18 GBP/sec.
  • HDCP Selectable — 2.2, 1.4, None — Confirms if the system will work or not
  • Hot Plug Detect & HDCP lights
  • Portable/Battery Operated
  • Over 100 patterns for setup, calibration and troubleshooting
  • ISF Certified — includes ISF Test Patterns like PLUGE, Chroma Multiburst, Color Girls & more.
  • EDID Read/Write Functionality
  • Audio Confidence Tests
  • Optimized Ergonomics — 3” Color OLED Display, Simplified Menus CalMan Supported
  • 48 Bit per Pixel Color Depth Available
  • USB Control & PC Software for navigation enhancement.

The SIX-G takes the guess work out of installation, troubleshooting and calibrating, delivering absolute information about HDMI components that will work and identifies ones that won’t work — all in a hand-held, portable field tool.

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Displaying Hundreds of IP Cameras on a Video Wall

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Displaying Hundreds of IP Cameras on a Video Wall

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This article comes courtesy of RGB Spectrum

IP cameras have made enormous gains in image quality, resolution and frame rate in a very short time. Today it is not uncommon to see video resolutions of 20 megapixels or greater at frame rates of 15 to 30 fps. IP surveillance architectures rely on distributed processing to encode and compress video from raw formats captured by the camera imager into streams which pass across common Ethernet networks. Every camera is an encoder, and as you add more cameras, you naturally need more encoding capacity. The question is, how do you scale up decoding capacity to view the rapidly growing population of cameras?

Video Management Servers (VMS) are generally designed to receive the encoded video from cameras and write the video data as a file directly to disk, without the need to decode the video. This is ideal for storage, as the files remain compressed and the CPU/ GPU of the receiving VMS are not taxed with much processing.

VMS design has traditionally been premised on forensic, post event, evidence storage and review in order to prosecute criminals or avoid trip and fall liability law suits. Generally VMS systems assume a very limited number of live cameras being simultaneously viewed. For this reason, scalable IP decoding has not been a focus for VMS manufacturers.

However, as IP cameras proliferate, their utility for purposes such as safety monitoring, industrial operations monitoring, traffic monitoring, and general situational awareness increases. Security Operation Centers, Traffic Management Centers, and Operation Management Centers increasingly demand more cameras to be displayed. But traditional VMS architectures are not up to the task.

A modern x86 architecture PC with a contemporary GPU is capable of decoding about 150 frames per second of 1080p (2 megapixel) H.264 compressed video. This represents only 5 video streams at 30fps, and only 1 stream at 4K (8 megapixels). A common trick of the trade is to encode two streams at each camera, one for recording at full frame rate and resolution, and one at lower resolution and frame rate for live viewing. But doesn’t this defeat the purpose of using a megapixel camera? Why compromise the quality of the video that they operator can see?

An Ultra High Definition video wall processor is the solution. For instance the RGB Spectrum MediaWall V can connect to up to 36 PC workstations, each capable of decoding 5 1080p streams. That’s 180 1080p30 streams or 720 D1 streams. Each pc input can be routed into a scalable window which can be displayed on a video wall. And the video wall can span up to 24 1080p monitors. That’s 49.7 million pixels on the wall! The video wall processor allows you to leverage the IP decoding capacity of many disparate computers, yet combines the results into a single large display canvas.

In addition, RGB Spectrum offers the ability to control all source computers, including decoding engines, with using its innovative Multipoint Control Room Management System (MCMS), allowing an operator to change the settings on any computer feeding the wall processor.

Using a video wall processor in combination with multiple computers serving as IP decoders is an effective way to scale up the number of cameras that can be simultaneously viewed.

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RGB Spectrum is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative solutions for the display, recording, and transmission of computer and video signals

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