Fakespace debuts fully immersive display system

Designers at Fakespace Inc. in Mountain View, Calif., are unveiling their Immersive WorkRoom, a display system that helps people work together in computer-generated virtual environments that appear actually to exist in space. The first Immersive WorkRoom is a 10-foot wooden cube that not only displays 3D projected images on its walls and floor, but also eliminates magnetic interference and conceals cabling. Its four Electrohome Ltd. Marquee Ultra cathode ray tube projector screens display nearly

Aug 1st, 1999

Designers at Fakespace Inc. in Mountain View, Calif., are unveiling their Immersive WorkRoom, a display system that helps people work together in computer-generated virtual environments that appear actually to exist in space. The first Immersive WorkRoom is a 10-foot wooden cube that not only displays 3D projected images on its walls and floor, but also eliminates magnetic interference and conceals cabling. Its four Electrohome Ltd. Marquee Ultra cathode ray tube projector screens display nearly invisible corner seams, and two slightly different images — one for each eye — that create a 3D effect when users view them through stereoscopic shutter glasses. Running the system is a Silicon Graphics nyx2 InfiniteReality supercomputer with 12 processors, six gigabytes of RAM, and four pipes — each of which has four raster managers. For more information, contact Fakespace by phone at 650-688-1940, by fax at 650-688-1949, by post at 241 Polaris Ave., Mountain View, Calif. 94043, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.fakespace.com/. — J.K.

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