November 25, 2008

Dassault Systèmes Selects Barco Display to Showcase 3D Design Technology

Velizy, France - Barco, maker of virtual reality and a Core Technology Alliance Partner of Dassault Systèmes, installed a unique 3D visualization showroom and a 3D auditorium at DS Campus, Dassault Systèmes’ new global headquarters.
The seven-channel, three-sided 3D stereo system shows the capabilities of Dassault Systèmes’ 3D software to its customers and partners, and promotes both companies’ emphasis on the importance of immersive and collaborative visualization.  \
Dassault Systèmes, maker of 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, offers a portfolio of software products aimed at accurately rendering high-quality 3D content for designers, engineers, and teams of decision-makers.
For the showroom and auditorium at the new DS Campus, Dassault Systèmes wanted the most high-end display system available to best showcase its PLM solutions to customers and partners. These customers represent 11 industries, from the world’s most prominent automotive and aerospace companies to consumer goods, construction, and engineering industries.  
Dassault Systèmes has added Barco as a Technology Partner through its alliance program, while Barco’s customers have often used Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA Virtools software on their display systems.
The system Barco created for Dassault Systèmes is the world’s first such system with seven native HD projectors, and superflat, high-contrast Barco screens. Barco’s immersive environment at Dassault Systèmes’ global headquarters consists of seven three-chip DLP Galaxy NH-12 projectors: four projectors power the wide front screen, while two are used for the side screen, and an additional one for the floor.
Barco’s Galaxy NH-12 is the first active 3D stereo projector that offers Windows desktop integration. It boasts a light output of 12,000 lumens and a native 1080p HD resolution. Furthermore, the Galaxy NH-12 is designed for multi-channel operation, with built-in features that guarantee one seamless composite image free of color, light, or geometry disturbances. Through integration with Barco’s XDS Control Center software suite, the system’s users can select, control, and edit a multitude of sources simultaneously in a familiar Windows user environment.  
In addition, Dassault Systèmes’ 300-seat 3D auditorium is driven by a 9-meters wide Barco CADWall system with two Galaxy NH-12 projectors.