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Feb 21, 2013

I'm Loving It

Ever since Daniel Pink published a travel tip about the hidden benefits of eating at McDonald’s when you travel internationally (you can get a clear picture of cultural and gastronomical differences in short order, pardon the pun), I have been fascinated by the differences in McDonald’s menus around the world.  Chicken Mexican Wraps, a McRice burger, or lobster rolls are all on the menus at McDonald’s somewhere (Mexico, Taiwan and Montreal, respectively). Photo courtesy of McDonalds Times Square Fast forward to this past month when Portland-based brand fan, Jeb Boniakowski, posted an open letter to McDonald’s executives on TheAwl.com suggesting More…

touchscreen , Clarity Matrix , video wall , planar lookthru , Planar Mosaic

Feb 04, 2013

Clarity Matrix 3D backbone of the most exquisite virtual reality environment ever made

When UIC researchers couldn’t buy the 3D technology they needed, Planar Systems made it for them The University of Illinois virtual reality environment, dubbed CAVE2, is approximately 24 feet in diameter and 8 feet tall, and consists of 72 near-seamless Clarity Matrix 3D LCD panels, a 36-node high-performance computer cluster, a 20-speaker surround audio system, a 10-camera optical tracking system and a 100-Gigabit/second connection to the outside world. CAVE2 provides users with a 320-degree panoramic environment for displaying information at 37 Megapixels in 3D or 74 Megapixels in 2D with a horizontal visual acuity of 20/20. To build CAVE2, in More…

Clarity Matrix , 3D , stereoscopic , Clarity Matrix 3D