Services and Custom Solutions
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:
Using our in-house design tools, we can rapidly prototype possible configurations for you based on your requirements and constraints.
Once you place an order with us for a particular configuration, we will fully design your system using commercial CAD software.
COST: initial payment
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
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:
Stereo 3D Channel(s)
with minimal bezels
LCOS, LCD, DLP
Passive Stereo Projector Pair
LCOS, LCD, DLP
Active Stereo Capable
DLP, 3 chip DLP
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*
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.
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.
Single Screen Loosely Coupled
Rear or front projection
Floor stand or ceiling mount
VisDuo (3D stereo)
Rear-projected VisDuo system
Front-projected VisDuo system
Multi-screen Single Structure
Single or multi-channel per screen
Use of internal mirrors to reduce depth (optional)
Light block (optional)
VisCube (immersive 3D room/CAVE)
VisCube C4 CAVE
VisCube C4-T4 CAVE
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
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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