New research and development projects can only be successfully brought to market once their effectiveness and cost-efficiency has been established. The ideal technical and economic implementation of these projects is the subject of the Industrial Engineering course offered by the ESB Business School (part of Reutlingen University).
To support the efficient and realistic simulation of planning and development processes, a high-resolution Mini VR Wall, manufactured by Schneider Digital, has been introduced. It enables extremely detailed and realistic virtual planning of factories and products.
In the past, such simulation systems were often realised by means of rear projection, which required large amounts of space and offered limited flexibility. The ESB Business School chose a compact Mini VR Wall. Thanks to its low profile depth of just 54 cm, the system can be integrated with minimal space requirements.
The core of the installation is made up of six Sanyo PDG-DWL2500 projectors, which are mounted in a frame and generatea combined image area of 5.15 x 2.20 m. The brightness of 6 x 2,500 ANSI lumens ensures that pictures remain brilliant in all lighting conditions.
The resolution of the projection system amounts to a maximum of 3,840 x 1,600 pixels. The minimal profile depth is enabled by the projector’s extremely low throw distance ratio of 0.19 : 1. The projector produces large-format images from even the shortest of distances and so can be used front projection without unwanted shadows.
The system is 3D-ready supporting spatial simulations, making them particularly realistic.Thanks to the integrated network solution, all six projectors can be activated and deactivated via RJ45 connections, which also provide complete control of the system.
Using 3D Insight’s pixel processing technology, the six individual images are combined into one using edge blending. Compared to previous elaborate processes, Sanyo says the pixel perfect measurement required for this can be executed automatically in just a few minutes. Motion control is handled by a system comprising four infrared cameras, the Flystick 3 interaction device and motion-sensitive 3D glasses manufactured by A.R.T.GmbH.