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Display technology has advanced on many levels. "Size, speed and power are the major areas where improvements are being made in commercially available technologies," said Terry Trover, product manager at Planar (Beaverton, Ore.). Ground breaking display technology has emerged in the form of e-paper and in advancements of 3D technologies.
"Displays are everywhere," he added. "The next universe for visualization will be to take advantage of emerging 3D technologies. For instance, Planar has a stereoscopic 3D monitor family that is being evaluated for medical diagnostic imaging applications. Preliminary findings suggest that the quality of a radiologist's study may be improved significantly if the images are interpreted in 3D instead of 2D."
Another display innovation in the medical field involves color. "The latest trends for displays in medical usage include having color displays that can be used either for color or grayscale diagnosis," said Stan Swiderski, product manager for medical displays at NEC Display Solutions (Itasca, Ill.). "Also, this market requires a higher resolution and wider displays with a more visible work area."
Coronis Fusion 6MP DL from Barco (Kennesaw, Ga.) is a versatile display system designed to further enhance flexibility and productivity in diagnostic imaging. The system introduces the industry's first 30-inch color LCD that can be used as two seamless 3 megapixel heads or one wide-screen 6 megapixel display. This allows radiologists to read chest X-ray, CT, MR, cath and echo cardiogram images, or any other combination, side by side on a single diagnostic screen.The new product is the first diagnostic system based on the latest, breakthrough In-Plane Switching Pro (IPS-Pro) LCD technology. Compared to conventional LCD technologies, this IPS-Pro technology sets new standards for brightness and contrast, even from a wide viewing angle. www.barco.com.
Mersive Technologies (Lexington, Ky.) announces the development of a cost-efficient, 11 megapixel ultra-definition Stylus display for engineering design. The first in a line of Mersive m-Series displays, the m11 Stylus provides a seamless, rear projected 11-million pixel palette on a 14-foot-wide-by-5-foot-tall viewable screen surface. Designed for engineering review and collaboration, the self-contained m-Series Stylus occupies only 36 inches of floor depth making it a perfect fit for small conference rooms and engineering work areas. The m-Series Stylus helps engineers more effectively view high-resolution information such as 3D design models, computational fluid dynamics (cfd) data, and still images. Engineers from a variety of fields including automotive, aerospace, design & construction and oil & gas will find myriad uses for the displays. www.mersive.com.