Sacramento, Calif. USA – 2 December 2015 – Barco, a global
leader in visualization technology, in collaboration with high-tech
engineering company Tecnobit, is supplying its simulation projectors for
a new platform to provide education, training and doctrine to the
Brazilian Army’s artillery crews.
Simulation plays a key role in army training as a more
cost-effective and safer alternative to live scenarios designed to
prepare battalions for action. The Brazilian Army commissioned the
development of two Fire Support Simulators (SIMAF) to provide joint and
modular full training in areas such as terrain survey, target
acquisition, tracking, mission planning and preparation, integrating all
artillery subsystems in double-action exercises.
Tecnobit designed the SIMAF facility comprising three observation rooms,
and created a three-projector system with Barco’s high-performance FL32
series models to produce a seamless image covering 150 degrees x 45
degrees on a cylindrical screen. An additional auditorium features
three high-performance F-32 projectors presenting on a nine meter x
three meter screen.
The Barco projectors are highly customizable and provide the extremely
high fidelity, seamless edge blending and precise color management
needed to simulate real-life situations on the battlefield. These
projectors provide today's most reliable and advantageous investment in
immersive visualization, from the environment setup to the end user's
training improvement. They also offer high reliability and a long
lifespan, making them a worthwhile investment.
First in image quality and reliability
Geared with single-chip DLP technology, the F32 projector
generates stable, high-contrast images with deeply saturated colors.
Each model can be calibrated to exacting color standards, customizing
brightness and contrast levels to the user’s specific needs. Its
intelligent active cooling system ensures extended reliability and
lifetime, offering closer control of all key projector components.
The FL32 projector
offers the advantages of solid state ReaLED technology, with Barco’s
unique, patented optical design for consistent light output, accurate
colors and stable performance. Its minimal power consumption,
maintenance-free illumination (no lamps to change), and 100,000-hour
lifetime results in a low total cost of ownership.
Purpose-built for graphically challenging applications
“We understand the need for accurate visuals and unfailing performance
in these intense simulated environments,” comments Dave Fluegeman, Vice
President Simulation for Barco. “Our projectors feature ultra-high
resolution, ruggedness, and can be seamlessly integrated into a variety
of applications to achieve the highest degree of realism.”
Learn more at I/ITSEC!
Visitors can also experience 44 Barco simulation projectors located
throughout the show floor: Immersive Display Solutions, Inc. (booth
#1580); Bohemia Interactive Simulations in their multi-channel dome
setups, (booth #2248); AECOM (booth #1070); Diamond Visionics (booth
#2101); MetaVR (booth #1249); as well as observe Barco’s F22 series projectors at Esterline (booth #2149); and at D-Box (booth #1026) in an Esterline TD-322 dome display.
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