Video Display Corp. selects Scalable Display Technologies for automatic projector alignment of U.S. Marine Corps SAVT program

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 1 Dec. 2009. During I/ITSEC in Orlando, Fla., Scalable Display Technologies announced that partner VDC Display Systems, a division of Video Display Corp., has selected its EasyBlend software for six visual systems as part of a multi-year contract involving the U.S. Marine Corps' Supporting Arms Virtual Training (SAVT) program.

Dec 1st, 2009

Posted by Courtney Howard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 1 Dec. 2009. During I/ITSEC in Orlando, Fla., Scalable Display Technologies announced that partner VDC Display Systems, a division of Video Display Corp., has selected its EasyBlend software for six visual systems as part of a multi-year contract involving the U.S. Marine Corps' Supporting Arms Virtual Training (SAVT) program.

VDC, specializing in the design and manufacture of projector systems for the simulation and training community, won the multi-year contract in May.

The systems are to be installed in trainers that will be used to advance the training capability, operational readiness, and tactical proficiency of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), Joint Forward Observers (JFOs), and Forward Air Controllers (FACs). The display systems are being provided under the prime contract issued to TJ Drafting and Design, Christmas, Fla., by the Marine Corps System Command in Orlando, Fla.

VDC will use Scalable's EasyBlend FX edge-blending software to auto-calibrate the six 260-degree horizontal field of view by 60-degree vertical field of view display systems. The system will incorporate ultra-high resolution projectors and a high-performance screen, using EasyBlend FX to edge blend and correct geometry for the spherical display. Scalable's advanced technology will support VDC Display Systems' goal of achieving close to real-world environments for the trainees. The display systems will be installed at multiple Marine Corp bases worldwide.

"Scalable's MIT pedigree is evident in their world-class engineering team," says Dave Rushton, vice president, business development at VDC Display Systems. "We have been pleased with their past performance and expect continued success on this program. Scalable's industry leading technology and flexibility make EasyBlend FX the industry leader in our experience."


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