The Belgian visualization specialist Barco extends his SIM 7Q series with the SIM 7Q HB model. According to the manufacturer, the QXGA projector featuring 2,048 to 1,536 pixels and a brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens is the brightest model for aircraft and other high-speed training as well as for rotary-wing simulation.
Parallel, the company announces the portrait mode projector SIM 7QP HB with 2,500 ANSI lumens, the strengths of which come into play where a particularly large vertical field of view is required. Both LCoS projectors provide a contrast ratio of 6,000,000:1 and a generous lens shift.
Barco's SIM 7Q HB: The high pixel-fill factor and an extremely low pixel enabling simulation systems to be created with eye-limiting resolution. (Picture: Barco)
To make image transitions in multi-channel systems appear seamless, the SIM 7Q HB utilizes functions such as as DynaColor and constant light output (CLO) for matching colour and brightness of several projectors, electronic edge-blending to eliminate overlaps, and warping technology to ensure a geometrical correct image on curved or spherical projection screens.
Barco SIM 7QP HB: Smear reduction technology ensures that fast moving scenes do not affect image quality. (Picture: Barco)
In normal operation (2,000 hours), the projectors consume 600 watts; the Eco-mode extends the lamp life to 3,000 hours. Though both models are available now, Barco did not announce the unit prices yet.
Alenia Aermachi, manufacturer of military training aircrafts is also using Barco projectors in multi-channel systems. (YouTube Video: BarcoTV)