DVE Launches Revolutionary Immersion Room
Digital Video Enterprises has launched a new telepresence tool called the ‘DVE Immersion Room’, which combines a 120-inch protected screen with webcameras and video streaming to split a conference room across two locations, while maintaining the feel of all being in the same room.
The 120 inch seamless screen doubles as a data visualization environment (or the ultimate home theater). For corporate presentations the screen is capable on integrating content from CAD/CAM, Power Point, medical informatics, and/or video and displaying up to 9 foot volumetric images across the screen. While the images are technically 2D, because they float in thin air with shading, reflection, and movement they appear 3-D. The Christie HD8K projector is capable of 120 fields per second which is enough horsepower to do true 3D with LCD shutter glasses so you could even screen Avatar for your friends.
It is also an Open Platform for any camera/codec capable of 16:9 resolution (which these days, what isn’t?) If you’re interested, you can visit the co-founders Dr. Steve McNelly and Jess Jeffrey Machtig, at the Inter-Company Telepresense and Videoconferencing Conference & Working Group in Reston, Virginia April 22nd.
Check out this video demonstration.
I remember hearing about this type of setup back in college, but it was in combination with an autostereoscopic display for “true” 3D and multiple viewers.