MARSHALLTOWN, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/12/09 -- Mechdyne Corporation today announced that it was the prime contractor for design and installation of the ultra-high resolution Knowledge Wall visualization system in the U.S. military's Joint Intelligence Laboratory (JIL) at the Joint Transformation Command for Intelligence (JTC-I) in Norfolk, VA. The custom 37-ft x 13-ft Wall gives specialists and command decision makers new ways to see and interact with large collections of live video and computer generated datasets including stereoscopic 3D graphics.
The JIL is a new multi-service laboratory tasked with delivering innovative and relevant operating intelligence capabilities to field combat commanders. The Laboratory's unique and pioneering development work is based on integration of intelligence data from multiple military and intelligence community resources. The Knowledge Wall's incredible 53 million pixel (12,288 x 4,320 pixel) resolution enables simultaneous, high resolution display of data from multiple computer and live feed video sources in a massive 'picture in picture' style format.
With its requirements for secure and non-secure data integration and command-size group viewing, Mechdyne believes that the JIL Knowledge Wall ranks as one of the largest and most complex single visualization system installations in the world. The rear-projected Knowledge Wall can show multiple 3D stereoscopic images in the center one-third of the screen while displaying additional images on both sides. Computer and video images from dozens of consolidation points in the JIL, including both secure and non-secure sources, are served to the system through a fiber optic matrix switch. Display sources are selected by a multi-windowing control system that works with three multi-node, multi-security level PC clusters that are used to create stereoscopic views from Google Earth and other imaging software. The clusters send data to eight Sony SXRD Quad HD projectors, the most advanced in the world. Mechdyne's Conduit for Google Earth and ESRI ArcGIS application software provides PC cluster support and enables stereoscopic imaging and interaction capability for many of the data sets.
About Mechdyne Corporation
Mechdyne Corporation is the world's largest company dedicated to consulting and development of turnkey advanced AV, immersive 3D, networked and collaborative visualization solutions. Winner of a 2008 AV Award from ArchiTech Magazine and Infocomm, the company addresses complex projects where in-depth understanding of user requirements leads to the development of products and customized solutions involving elements of display, graphics computing, software and professional services. Headquartered in Marshalltown, Iowa, Mechdyne's customers include leading government laboratories, military research programs, energy companies and a variety of 'edutainment,' manufacturing, and other users of visualization technology. More information is available at www.mechdyne.com.
NOTE: A photo of the Knowledge Wall installation at the Joint Intelligence Laboratory is available on request.