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Services and Custom Solutions

In addition to our products, we are also available for custom hardware and software development for customers with special needs. Many of our current products started as a custom configuration for a particular customer.

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Custom Hardware Solutions

Visbox, Inc. specializes in custom immersive and high resolution display solutions. We are able to provide fully custom hardware based on the following three step process:

Explore/Prototype

Using our in-house design tools, we can rapidly prototype possible configurations for you based on your requirements and constraints.

COST: FREE!

Design/Engineer

Once you place an order with us for a particular configuration, we will fully design your system using commercial CAD software.

COST: initial payment

Test/Install

After the design is finalized, we will build and test the system at our facility. We will then install the system at your site.

COST: final payment

Example Scenario

The image on the right shows an example scenario. A custom 3-screen immersive VR system (CAVE) is rapidly prototyped to fit in a customer’s space. This quick virtual mockup ensures that the system footprint and the lightpaths from the projectors will work within the designated room. After purchase, the details of the design are fleshed out and the system is manufactured and delivered.

Custom Hardware Options

When deciding on a configuration for a custom display, there are many considerations. Aside from budget and space constraints, the sections below outline some of the major options for a custom display. An important decision is whether or not the display will support stereo 3D viewing. Each channel/tile in the final system can be either a flat panel, a projector, a VisDuo projector-pair, or a more expensive active stereo capable projector:

Mono Channel(s)

Stereo 3D Channel(s)

Flat Panel

Flat panel

with minimal bezels
LCD, plasma

HD (1920×1080)
WUXGA (1920×1200)
WQXGA (2560×1600)
UHD (3840×2160)

Projector

Projector

Single Projector
LCOS, LCD, DLP

HD (1920×1080)
WUXGA (1920×1200)
WQXGA (2560×1600)
4K (4096×2160)

Projector Pair

Passive Stereo Projector Pair
LCOS, LCD, DLP

HD (1920×1080)
WUXGA (1920×1200)
WQXGA (2560×1600)
4K (4096×2160)

Active Projector

Stereo Projector

Active Stereo Capable
DLP, 3 chip DLP

HD (1920×1080)
WUXGA (1920×1200)
WQXGA (2560×1600)
4K (4096×2160)

Example products:
VisWall-LCD

Example products:
VisWall

Example products:
VisCube, Stereo VisWall

Example products:
VisCube, Stereo VisWall

Resolutions

Another important decision is to choose the number of channels based on your resolution needs. Having multiple channels multiplies the resolution for very high resolution applications. The number of channels can be anywhere from 1 to 50+.

An alternative to mutliple channels per screen is to use 4K projectors (4096×2160). A single 4K channel (mono or stereo) has very high resolution with a perfectly seamless and uniform picture.

See the table below. Very high resolution configurations exceeding 8 Mpixels are colored green.

Number of Channels and Resolution Examples*

Single Channel

Multiple Channels WUXGA

Multiple Channels WQXGA

HD 1920×1080 ~2.1 Mpixels 4WU 3840×2400 ~9.2 Mpixels 4WQ 5120×3200 ~16.4 Mpixels
WU 1920×1200 ~2.3 Mpixels 9WU 5760×3600 ~20.7 Mpixels 9WQ 7680×4800 ~36.9 Mpixels
WQ 2560×1600 ~4.1 Mpixels 16WU 7680×4800 ~36.9 Mpixels 16WQ 10240×6400 ~65.5 Mpixels
4K 4096×2160 8.85 Mpixels 25WU 9600×6000 ~57.6 Mpixels 25WQ 12800×8000 ~102.4 Mpixels

*This table shows a few examples. Many more configurations are possible.

Structures

Aside from the number and type of channels, a structure needs to be chosen. Listed below are 4 major categories of structures. These include everything from the simplest single screen displays all the way to multi-screen, multi-channel fully immersive 3D display systems (CAVEs).

Generally speaking, larger screens and multi-screen systems increase user immersion.

Structure Class

Examples

Single Screen Loosely Coupled

Single channel
Rear or front projection
Direct throw
Floor stand or ceiling mount

Example Products:
VisDuo (3D stereo)

VisDuo rear projection

Rear-projected VisDuo system

VisDuo front projection

Front-projected VisDuo system

Single Screen Structure or Enclosure

Single or multi-channel
Tightly integrated structure
Use of internal mirrors to reduce depth (optional)
Light block (optional)

Example Products:
VisCube C1 (3D stereo)
VisWall (multi-channel)
3D Stereo VisWall (multi-channel 3D)

3D VisWall-4K-SRX

3D VisWall-4K-SRX

VisWall-9HD

VisWall-9HD

Multi-screen Modular

Single or multi-channel per screen
Individual, borderless modules
Reconfigurable
Use of internal mirrors to reduce depth (optional)
Light block (optional)

Example Products:
VisBox-HD13 (3D stereo)
VisBlock (small, stackable, and mono)

2 VisBoxes

2 VisBox-HD13’s

VisBlocks

Stackable VisBlocks

Multi-screen Single Structure

Single or multi-channel per screen
Use of internal mirrors to reduce depth (optional)
Light block (optional)

Example Products:
VisCube (immersive 3D room/CAVE)

VisCube C4

VisCube C4 CAVE

VisCube C4-T4

VisCube C4-T4 CAVE

Conference Rooms

Our systems can be integrated into conference rooms. One common example is an immersive 3D or high resolution VisWall system with the screen embedded in the wall and a projection room behind it.

Pictured to the right is the 3D VisWall-4K-SRX at Tufts University

3D VisWall-4K-SRX
3D VisWall-4K-SRX

Tracking and VR

Aside from the choices in display configuration, there are also multiple options for input and tracking devices for VR applications. Want to learn more about these packages? Contact Us.

Read more about the benefits of tracking

PC graphics hardware

Our systems are available as either standalone displays or as turn-key solutions with graphics hardware and pre-installed software. Whether it is a high-end graphics workstation for a VisBox or a large graphics cluster for a VisWall, our turn-key solutions leverage the performance of the newest in PC graphics hardware.

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