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VisCube C4-HD installed in Germany

A VisCube C4-HD was installed for a commercial client in Germany. The VisCube C4-HD is a multi-screen immersive display system with three walls and a floor. The front wall and floor are full 1920×1080 HD resolution and 13.3′ wide, allowing more viewers than a standard 10′ wide system.

2 custom VisWall-4HD units installed at UVic

Two custom VisWall-4HD units were installed at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Each display has an aggregate resolution of 3840×2160 (8.3 MPixels) projected onto a touch screen surface. Prof. Melanie Tory’s research group will use the displays for their collaborative visualization research. Funding for the project was provided by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Pictures of the displays
Prof. Melanie Tory’s Research

2 custom VisWall-4HD units delivered to NCSA

Two custom VisWall-4HD units were delivered to NCSA in Urbana, Illinois. Each display uses four HD projectors for an aggregate resolution of 3840×2160 (8.3 MPixels) and a 101″ diagonal screen size. The units are portable and only 34″ deep, allowing them to roll through a standard doorway.

The Cyberenvironments and Technologies Directorate at NCSA, headed by Dr. Jim Myers will use the displays for several collaborative projects.

One of the two units was featured in the NCSA booth at Supercomputing 2008 in Austin, Texas.

Pictures of custom VisWall-4HD at SC 2008

VisMini at IEEE VR 2008

A VisMini was shown at IEEE VR 2008 in Reno, Nevada.

The VisMini features Infitec stereo, allowing for excellent flicker-free stereo using any existing screen or projection surface! The VisMini is more portable than other immersive 3D displays, allowing researchers and educators to easily take their 3D visualizations on the road.

Pictures from IEEE VR 2008

3D VisWall-4K-SRX installed at Tufts

A 3D VisWall-4K-SRX was installed at the Center for Scientific Visualization at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. The display features a 14′ wide screen and 4K (4096×2160) native resolution projectors! The facility will be used for a variety of research and education projects and will be a central resource on campus. The PI on the NSF funded project is Prof. Bruce Boghosian.

Pictures of the display
Profile on Tufts website
Boston Globe Article – March 31, 2008

VisMini Press Release

We are pleased to introduce the VisMini, an ultra-portable stereo 3D projection system. The VisMini features Infitec stereo, allowing for excellent flicker-free stereo using any existing screen or projection surface! The VisMini is more portable than other immersive 3D displays, allowing researchers and educators to easily take their 3D visualizations on the road.

Full Press Release

VisBox-HD6 at the National Academy of Science

Announcement! – a VisBox-HD6 will be featured in a curated exhibit titled “Speculative Data and Creative Imaginary” at the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC. The exhibit is funded by the NSF Computational Science and Engineering (CISE) initiative and will feature collaborations between artists and scientists.

The NCSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory, headed by prof. Donna Cox, is providing the content that will be shown on the VisBox-HD6: a sequence of 3D stereo high-definition scientific visualizations in astrophysics, atmospheric science, and oceanography.

Exhibit details

VisBox-HD6 at AAAS Annual Meeting

Announcement! – a VisBox-HD6 will be featured in the NSF booth at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California from February 15-19. The NCSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory, headed by prof. Donna Cox, will present a sequence of 3D stereo high-definition scientific visualizations in astrophysics, atmospheric science, and oceanography.

AAAS Annual Meeting website
Pictures from the event

VisDuo-SX installed at Stennis Space Center

A large rear-projected VisDuo-SX was installed at the visitor center at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The system features a 10’x7.5′ rear-projection screen and Ascension tracking for both the head and wand.

The exhibit will include interactive 3D visualizations of Hurricane Katrina simulations as well as other terrain, oceanographic, and metereological applications. This content will be provided by the High Performance Visualization Center at Stennis, headed by Conrad Johnson.

High Performance Visualization Center at Stennis
SSC Visitor Center
Pictures of the display

9 additional VisBlocks installed at Virginia Tech

9 additional VisBlocks and 6 rolling VisBlock stands were installed at the Gigapixel Lab at Virginia Tech. This brings the lab total to 18 VisBlocks and an aggregate resolution of more than 16 million pixels. The stands allow columns of VisBlocks to be easily moved about to create various planar and curved display configurations.

The Gigapixel Lab, headed by Dr. Chris North, is conducting research about the human-computer interaction (HCI) issues for large-scale, high-resolution displays. The need for rapid reconfigurability of such displays for empirical research drove the development of the VisBlock product.

Link to LIVE (Laboratory for Information Visualization and Evaluation)
Link to article at Virginia Tech CS department website
Pictures of display

Two VisBox-SX10 displays installed at Virginia Tech

Two VisBox-SX10 displays were installed at the computer science department at Virginia Tech. The displays feature a borderless screen mount and Infitec stereo, allowing the two units to be used together as one large immersive system. The 3DI (three-dimensional interaction) group, headed by Prof. Doug Bowman, will use the displays for their research in interaction techniques for immersive virtual environments.

3DI Group at Virginia Tech

VisWall-9HD installed at CCG

A VisWall-9HD was installed at the Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG) at Murdoch University in Perth, West Australia. The display features 9 native HD projectors (1920x1080p) for an aggregate resolution of more than 18 million pixels.

The display will be used to visualize the results of comparative genomic analysis. The maps that are generated have incredible detail and benefit greatly from high resolution display. In addition, the size of the display makes it ideal for small group collaboration.

Pictures of the display

ASEE 2006

At ASEE 2006 (American Society for Engineering Education), we will be showcasing applications developed by the Valparaiso Scientific Visualization Lab (SVL) from Valparaiso University. The group is developing applications using our VisBox product that demonstrate how advanced visualization can be integrated into undergraduate curriculum and used to teach complex topics in various areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Demonstrations of these applications will run continuously throughtout the exhibition.

ASEE 2006 website
Valparaiso Scientific Visualization Lab (SVL) website
Picture from the Visbox booth at ASEE