Chicago's Northwestern University is one the top higher learning schools in the country and it's also one of the most state-of-the-art.
Recently the school's Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) research facility installed 25 JVC Professional GD-463D10U 46-inch 3D HD monitors to support its scientific endeavors.
Professor Tom Meade, director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging facility, says the video wall is an important part of the school's ability to acquire, visualize and analyze data collected from its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluorescence and bioaluminescence imaging systems.
Matt McCrory, lead visualization engineer for Northwestern University, adds that a projection-based system wasn't an option for the school due to space restrictions. Moreover, he says the school's original plan did not include 3D technologies, but after testing a display with his volume-rendering software, he made the determination that 3D visuals could help the research staff. "The JVC is a very bright, vivid display. So far, they've been performing really well," he says. "It's hard to even imagine there being a better monitor right now for this application."
The JVC monitors feature an integrated Xpol polarizing filter to support the use of polarized passive 3D glasses to enable the school to sync the 25 monitors. In total the video wall is said to produce an image resolution of nearly 52 megapixels, which is six times the resolution of a Digital IMAX system.
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