21 Aug 2014

4K in control rooms: how many pixels can you handle?

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4K is a resolution standard that literally almost has 4000 pixel lines or 8.8 million pixels (to be correct, 4096 x 2160). This is four times the resolution you have at the moment on your HD television set. By adding pixels, you are adding different perceived image quality features like sharpness, color depth, etc., but most importantly you create more information space.

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13 Feb 2014

Google Glasses: the next frontier in the control room?

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Here they come: Google Glasses! Google is developing this wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (codenamed 'Google Glass') as a way to freely access data without needing to look at a handheld device.
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10 Feb 2014

What's new in screen technologies? (Hint: it's all about contrast)

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Today's applications - and those of the future - can be quite sophisticated. Consider a 'cave' setup, where the user steps into a virtual environment (an operating room, for example), with images rear-projected from above, below, and all around. If the contrast parameters of the various screens are not optimized, light bounces all over the cave as glare and poor image quality. So, contrast is truly key.
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05 Feb 2014

The corporate pixel estate: how to optimize the usage of omnipresent displays?

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From desktop monitors, to iPads and tablets, to dashboards in cars … as LCD screens become cheaper, digital displays are popping up everywhere. And they’re being deployed as information boards, to post signage, to broadcast educational content – all kinds of uses that fall into the ‘information push’ category.
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03 Feb 2014

The linked control room: a new way of collaboration

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Big Data and smart infrastructures are changing control room visualization needs.

The massive amounts of data being generated today need to be managed, analyzed and acted upon to safeguard the continuous delivery of energy and communications services and to ensure quick and effective response to security or emergency incidents.
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30 Jan 2014

The seamless canvas: a large video wall with no interrupting bezels

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Traditionally, when you build a video wall, you arrange modules like cubes or LCD panels to form a configuration that allows designers and users to create a pixel area that lets them display much more information than they could on a single video unit.
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27 Jan 2014

futureview: Insider views on visualization, collaboration & networking

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Barco is proud to launch a brand-new blog: futureview! In this blog, we’ll share the latest from the control room and virtual reality markets. Why a new blog as we forge into 2014? Because innovative products and breakthrough technologies are appearing almost at the speed of thought.

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