“It is essential that pilots and tug masters can utilize realistic, high-quality models of their actual port, because these ship simulators are used for several very specialized tasks”, says James Clarke, Technical Director in the Ships and Dredging Group, for HR Wallingford. That is why, in order to improve the image quality and object recognition of the two ship bridges’ display systems, HR Wallingford was in need of a higher resolution display.
Barco 4K projectors
HR Wallingford tasked ST Engineering Antycip with installing a high-resolution 360° projection for the ship bridge simulator screens. To live up to the task, ST Engineering Antycip specified two projector arrays each comprising seven Barco F90-4K projectors. “The Barco projection hardware was equipped with 90° elbow lens optics that could address the requisite image size operating beneath the elevated bridge platform structure of the ship simulators,” says John Mould, commercial development manager for ST Engineering Antycip.
Brighter and higher-resolution images
“This model of projector enabled a perceived 4K pixel resolution thanks to the high-bandwidth electronics, courtesy of the Barco Pulse architecture onboard,” Mould continues. James Clarke adds: “HR Wallingford’s ship simulators benefit from brighter and higher-resolution images that make the experience feel even more realistic for users. We are really pleased with the improved image quality, and customers have commented on the significant improvements for both day and night-time simulations, along with the increased field of view provided by the Barco projector systems.”