Scalable Display Technologies Chosen by VDC Display Systems for U.S. Navy Aegis Program
Contract Represents Largest Channel Order for the Military Market in Company History Cambridge, MA, September 12, 2011 — Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for multi-projector-arrays multi mega-pixel displays, today announced that VDC Display Systems, a division of Video Display corporation (NASDAQ:VIDE) will be delivering a series of video walls for the U.S. Navy with a customized version of Scalable's EasyBlend software as a core piece of the system architecture. The program, titled Aegis Multi-Mission Display System (MMD), represents the largest bulk order for a command and control application in Scalable's history.
VDCDS, which specializes in the design and manufacture of projection based systems for, simulation and training, was tasked by LMCO to develop the MMD system for deployment in the Combat Information Centers on-board Aegis destroyers as well as in the labs of the Aegis Ashore program. The objective of the program was to provide a single continuous display of resolution far exceeding HD in an easily maintained and robust configuration. The visual system was required to meet US Naval MIL specifications for shipboard operation and safety.
The challenging environments presented by US Naval applications resulted in the utilization of VDCDS ruggedized LED Marquee SSL7000HD Projectors, custom high resolution cameras plus Scalable auto-calibration solution tailored for a Linux based system.
â€œOur partnership with Scalable has been great. Pairing our projectors and system design capabilities with scalable's software approach to multi mega-pixel displays and innovative team has opened up new market opportunities,â€ said Marcial Vidal, President of VDC Display Systems. â€œThe Aegis program is a great example of how Scalable in partnership with VDC Display Systems are changing the limits of what's possible in ultra high resolution visual systems.â€
The MMD System consists of four VDCDS ruggedized LED Marquee SSL7000HD, a pair of high resolution cameras for calibration, and a customized version of Scalable Display's patented EasyBlend software. The application has been â€œScalable Enabledâ€ through Scalable's SDK. The projectors were configured in a 1×4 layout for a Quad-HD seamless 42â€ high by 267â€wide (3.5' x 23') wall. â€œWe at Scalable are gratified to have been selected as the calibration technology for this program, and to have the opportunity to support our sailors.â€ said Andrew Jamison, CEO of Scalable Display Technologies. â€œThe inclusion of our system in this program is a prime example of the growing need for multi-megapixel display solutions in which Scalable plays a critical role.â€
Scalable Display and VDCDS will be showcasing the commercial version of the LED Marquee SSL7000HD projectors in an interactive whiteboard application at the InfoComm2011, June 15-17 in Orlando, FL Booth # 2389.
About Video Display Corporation
Video Display Corporation designs, develops and manufactures unique solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial uses with emphasis on high-end training and simulation applications. Its product offerings include ruggedized LCOS, CRT and AMLCD displays as well as complete projection display systems utilizing VDC Display Systems Marquee(TM) and ESCP line of projectors. VDC DS has extensive experience delivering projection systems worldwide used in many commercial and military trainers, as well as complete solutions for a broad range of applications. Video Display Corporation operates eight sales, design and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit the Company’s web site at www.videodisplay.com.
About Scalable Display
Scalable Display Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of auto-calibration software used to create edge-blended displays. Its patented EasyBlendâ„¢ http://scalabledisplay.com/products/software/easyblend software, developed a decade ago at MIT, simplifies the creation of super-resolution, multi-projector displays of the highest quality and scalable size. EasyBlend opens the door to widespread use of multi-projector displays for a new class of simulators based on off-the-shelf components, as well as supporting new forms of digital signage and data visualization tools. For more information, go to http://scalabledisplay.com.
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Marcial Vidal -President CEO
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