Large-Size Visual Interface Design for Multimedia Workstation Terminals


LSVI - 2114

Keywords multimedia workstations, large-area images, peripherals


Start Date: 01-JAN-89 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives and Approach

LSVI is a low-cost, high-performance, large-size full-colour visual interface based on the rear projection of three monochromatic images, formed on the screens of CRTs by a novel lens system, onto a viewing screen. This lens system has a significantly reduced number of elements. This approach enables the visual interface to cope with sizes up to 0.5 m{2} (A1), featuring full-colour, high-resolution, high brightness projected images with good contrast. The multiscanning format capability makes possible a wide range of applications where the visual presentation of data is important (eg graphics and 3-D presentation of information).

The LSVI project will contribute to and have an impact on the visualisation of computer-generated data. It is based on European technology and will conform to existing standards, as well as contributing to the development of new international standards.

The main goal of the LSVI project is to demonstrate the visual interface through advanced developments in:

Progress and Results

The first results of the work carried out are:

Exploitation

The partners envisage that the results of the LSVI project will lead to a common industrial project addressing a high-performance visual interface for multimedia workstations and the manufacturing of basic hardware components.

The very innovative projection optics, with a low number of plastic lenses, could have a major impact on the developing HDTV market.


CONTACT POINT

Dr Milan H. Florjancic
STANDARD ELEKTRIK LORENZ AG
Holderaeckerstr. 35
D - 7000 STUTTGART 31
tel: + 49/ 711-8692249
fax: + 49/ 711-8692185
telex: 721940

Participants

STANDARD ELEKTRIK LORENZ AG - D - C
PILKINGTON PLC - UK - P
THOMSON-CSF - DCI - F - P
PILKINGTON PLC - UK - A


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LSVI - 2114, December 1993


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