Monthly Archives: November 2010

Case Studies
November 24, 2010

Hi,

I am very pleased to post the first of many case studies showing Prepar3D® being used.  The first one is the use of Prepar3D® in a Lockheed Martin C-130 simulator training device called the MFTA. 

http://www.prepar3d.com/case-study-multi-function-training-aid/

Let me know if you would like your Prepar3D® solution to be listed as a case study.  We would be very happy to showcase it!

Regards,

John

Scalable Display Technologies Provides EasyBlend Compatibility for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® Software
November 16, 2010
Nov 15, 2010 09:00 ET

EasyBlend™ Auto-Calibration Option Enables Immersive Projected Displays

CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwire – November 15, 2010) – Scalable Display Technologies (SDT), a leading provider of software for multi-projection display systems, today announced that Lockheed Martin’s recently launched Prepar3D® professional training and simulation software is shipping “EasyBlend Ready,” enabling it to seamlessly interoperate with SDT’s EasyBlend™ calibration software.

Prepar3D® builds on a proven simulation framework for aviation training. Lockheed Martin is customizing it for ground, civil, and logistics applications. Engaging users in immersive experiences with realistic environments, Prepar3D® is an affordable tool for training, evaluating, and preparing personnel for optimal performance in the real world.

SDT is recognized as a world leader in camera-based, auto calibration software for high-resolution, multi-projector immersive training displays. EasyBlend uses a camera feedback loop to calculate the perfect geometric correction required to project seamlessly on screens of any size or geometry. The geometric corrections can be automatically applied to Prepar3D® due to an EasyBlend SDK integration undertaken by Lockheed Martin.

The combination of Prepar3D® and EasyBlend enables a wide range of customers to have their out-the-window imagery synchronized, blended and geometrically aligned for a realistic, immersive training experience. The combination of these software-based solutions together with COTS hardware is changing the cost profile of high-fidelity simulators.

“We are pleased that Lockheed Martin has taken the initiative to address the market need for automatic calibration of projector-based displays by offering Prepar3D®with EasyBlend compatibility,” said Andrew Jamison, CEO of Scalable Display Technologies, Inc. “This technology will enable aviation professionals to create seamless, multiple-projector edge-blended displays in brilliant high resolution at a COTS price point.”

Available in a flat or curved-screen version, EasyBlend and EasyBlendFX offer the greatest level of technical precision in the industry, making them the ideal auto-calibration technology for simulation applications. Using a patented camera-feedback system to calculate pixel-perfect instructions, or warp meshes, EasyBlend automatically calibrates a display and completes the task of aligning multiple projector display systems within seconds to achieve the highest quality edge-blended images with rich and precise color. By using camera feedback of an image array to correct for image warping, adjust color and blend images, EasyBlend produces displays that are bright, high resolution, portable, and self-calibrating. This purely digital approach enables display systems that cannot be engineered by conventional means, either mechanically or optically.

The Prepar3D® application from Lockheed Martin is available for purchase on www.prepar3D.com. EasyBlend auto-calibration software is available through Scalable Display Technologies and through its worldwide distributor network. For more information on EasyBlend, please call 1-617-864-9300 or visit http://www.scalabledisplay.com/markets/simulation.

Both solutions will be on display at the Interservice, Industry, Training, Education and Simulation Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando this November.

About Scalable Display Technologies

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. For more information, go to http://scalabledisplay.com.

Scalable Display Technologies Contact:
Bree Bolognese
SVM Public Relations
760-754-7025
Email Contact

Jordan Bouclin
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
Email Contact

Showcase Your Work
November 10, 2010

There is already some very impressive work that is being done by developers using Prepar3D and some of this work can be seen in the Showcase area in the Forum.  

Scroll down to see the scenery work of Dean here:

http://www.prepar3d.com/forum-5/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=59.0

This is my favourite shot:

And Ralph here:

http://www.prepar3d.com/forum-5/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=64.0

If anyone has some work that they would like to share, please do!  We would love to see what is being done with Prepar3D!!

John

Developer Network Feedback
November 8, 2010

Hi Everyone!

The response to the Developer Network has been fantastic!  There are many of you that have joined and we are starting to see some amazing results in the Showcase area in the forum!  If you have not yet taken the step to join because you need more information, or have any other reason, let me know what those reasons are so that we can ensure we are addressing any concerns and make as much additional information available as possible.   The Developer Network is fast becoming a vibrant community and we want you to become part of it!!

If you don’t want to add public comments, feel free to send the note privately to us using the enquiry form on our website here

Regards,

John

New Troubleshooting/ Problems Forum Topic
November 3, 2010

Hi,

I have just created a new topic in the support forums for troubleshooting, problems and issues related to Prepar3D, the SDK, website and any other areas.   Post any bugs or problems in that forum topic and in the appropriate sub-category.    Thanks!

John