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01-29-2004, 07:50 PM

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01-29-2004, 07:50 PM

"TheMotorheads" All for One and One for All (http://www.french.themotorhead.com/themotorhead_fighters/)

01-29-2004, 08:35 PM
This is the reply I got from them......

Hello Barry,
Thank you for your interest and questions regarding Elumens VisionSeries
display systems.
The first attachment, Brochure final.pdf, illustrates the Elumens product
line and provides an overview. Our VisionSeries hemispherical display
systems consist of the VisionStation (2 models) and VisionDomes (3 sizes).
The VisionStation (VS), fact sheet attached, is designed as a single user
workstation for immersive graphics applications. With a 1.5m diameter
hemispherical screen, it is the smallest of our display systems. It utilizes
180 degree projection technology and spherical imaging software to provide
the user with a 160 - 180 degree field of view. The sense of depth and
motion is striking.
Uses can include both interactive, and linear content. For interactive
applications, we are focusing on simulation and training markets. Flight
simulation, mission rehearsal, and heavy equipment operations are some
examples. For development of interactive applications, we provide our
Spherical Projection of Images API (SPI-API) for the wide field of view
imaging, and spherical projection required for distortion free projection
onto the hemispherical screen. Linear content is most often used in
presentation situations. Wide field of view, high resolution video from both
live capture and computer generated sources are played back often in
educational, or trade show situations. The VisionStation operates at either
XGA, or SXGA resolutions connected to your computer. There are two models of
VisionStation available -
VisionStation, VS1024 XL20: w/ Epson 730c Projector - XGA @ 1024 x 768, 2000
Lumens - Straight Lens, $20,500.
VisionStation, VS1280 L: w/ Dukane 9115A Projector - SXGA @ 1365x1024, 1500
Lumens - Folded Lens, $35,500.

Please let me know if I can provide more information.

Best Regards,
Dave Rozich

Needless to say this product is totally off the hook. If I could afford one it would be in my house now. I remember reading about this in Popular Science a few months aga and on a tech website.. I even posted the link here but i think that was actually a flexible LCD screen...not this exact product..but this thing is awesome.

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01-29-2004, 08:38 PM
try this:

Much cheaper, and with TiR2, you'll need a barf-bag.

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01-29-2004, 08:55 PM
There was a very interesting thread on this board a while ago about using a fresnel lens (used in overhead projectors) to enlarge the picture from your monitor. Apparently, it improves depth perception as well. Course, it won't give you a 180 degree field of view, but at 35-70 US$ for a lens it could be a lot cheaper! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

NB there're some cool smilies here now. I especially like the "Kyle" one http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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