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Top Advanced Visualization Developments to Anticipate in 2017

Posted by IGI. February 14, 2017 - Advanced Visualization, CAVE, PowerWall, Virtual Reality

The advanced visualization market continues to grow steadily and the coming year should see some significant progress as the technology gains traction.

Key technology developments along with lower price points and increased accessibility in other areas should enhance marketability. Developments to keep an eye on include industry game changers like the Sony Canvas, the enhanced performance from LED digital displays, and the growing integration of Virtual Reality (VR) within professional organizations.

What else can you expect from the industry this year? Let’s take a closer look.

Embracing Sony Canvas Technology

Expect organizations to embrace Sony’s Canvas CLEDIS technology this year. Ideal for large and life-sized displays demanded by the automotive and architectural design sectors, the Sony Canvas also boasts applications in corporate board rooms, medical schools, broadcast studios and more.

Canvas exhibits rich contrast and unparalleled brightness using ultrafine LEDs and innovative mounting technology. The high quality imagery of this solution can be achieved at nearly any size.

More Indoor LED Digital Displays

For facilities not ready to invest in Sony Canvas technology, LED digital displays offer an alternative advanced visualization solution. Traditionally used for outdoor digital signage, modular direct-view LEDs have improved in quality and become a viable indoor solution.

Previously, these display systems lacked the contrast for indoor applications, but pixel density has improved for appropriate indoor use. An added advantage of direct-view LED technology is it doesn’t require a large amount of space.

Ancillary Screen Application

Another development to keep an eye on is the increased application of ancillary screens in advanced visualization systems. Ancillary screens can help users enhance utility displays and build an immersive visualization environment by allowing more inputs and windowing.

One area where ancillary screens can be particularly useful is in video conferencing. In this application, the conference can be displayed on a large screen while data or design files are displayed on adjacent displays.

Professional Use of Virtual Reality

While the gaming and consumer industries have driven most of the recent developments in the virtual reality space, particularly in the personal hardware sector, expect to see more professional applications of VR in 2017.

The professional environment has slowly experimented with consumer products like Vive and Oculus, and as image quality increases, the software and development packages of these units could see more professional applications this year.

Increased Positional Tracking

Positional tracking technology plays a key role in the creation of an immersive VR environment. While tracking has been utilized to great effect in Cave Automatic Virtual Environments (CAVEs), tracking could increasingly be used in PowerWall systems. Using an interaction device such as a wand allows for users to better interact with virtual content.

As the advanced visualization industry grows, the opportunities for applications in the automotive, military, and corporate industries increase across the board. At IGI, we can help deliver an enhanced AV solution for your organization based on your exact applications, specifications and budget.

IGI is an industry leader in the complete integration of ultra-high resolution Advanced Visualization systems, including PowerWalls, CAVEs and Virtual Reality. We boast 20 years’ experience in the advanced visualization industry managing all levels of AV integration projects.

Contact us for a consultation to learn more about how your company can realize the operational value of advanced visualization for your audiovisual display needs.

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