#InfoComm2010 – ScalableDesktop™ For Projectors

Andrew Neale

Scalable Display Technologies has announced the availability of ScalableDesktop™ for seamless multi-projector displays of Windows® 7 desktops.

It’s a actually a software application that can automatically blend and warp arrays of up to six projectors to display seamless Windows7 or Vista desktops, using a patented camera feedback system. It does so using  just a mid- to high-level PC, a graphics card, such as the ATI Eyefinity-powered GPU, Canon Rebel T1i or Logitech Webcam 9000 Pro. This means no custom video wall hardware is necessary.

We see this continuing the trend of more applications and powerful PCs with off the shelf video cards being able to create custom display systems that were once the realm of much more exotic and expensive hardware. The advantage for the integrator is that you aren’t tied to one projector manufacturer’s solution, and the system should be much easier to set up without needing complex calibration. It can also handle custom alignments needed for non-flat screen surfaces, like cylindrical screens for example.

“High-definition displays are lagging when it comes to the ability of today’s computers and graphics cards to generate pixels,” said Andrew Jamison, CEO of Scalable Display Technologies. “Users are seeking creative alternatives to achieving ultra-high resolution displays for a wide range of applications. Our beta customers have quickly embraced ScalableDesktop as a unique and effective tool for overcoming the limitations of today’s HD displays.”

“Our experience with Scalable Display and its auto-calibration solutions has always been topnotch, so we had high expectations when we heard about its new desktop warping technology,” said Bill Othick, CEO of BOI Solutions. “As a company focused on media collaboration for key Fortune 50 companies, we look for simple, high-impact solutions that improve how our customers analyze and interact with various software applications. ScalableDesktop delivers in offering the easy setup and excellent display quality that our customers look for, especially when it comes to recalibrating products like our portable visualization walls on demand.”

They will have a presence at InfoComm next week with demonstrations on various partner stands.

About Scalable Display

Scalable Display Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of auto-calibration software used to create edge-blended displays. Its patented 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.

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