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Norway's projectiondesign® supplies projectors to Port of London Authority for use in its Ship Bridge Simulator

projectiondesign projectors are in use by Port of London Authority 
projectiondesign has supplied its F22 series of projectors to the Port of London Authority 
In a further example of how its technologies can help end customers save time, money, and resources, Norway's projectiondesign® has supplied five of its F22 sx+ DLP® projectors to the Port of London Authority for use in its Ship Bridge Simulator.

Located at the Gravesend Port Control Centre, south-east of London in the UK, the Simulator is used for routine and refresher training of pilots, obviating the need for them to travel elsewhere to gain ‘hands-on' experience of the varying tide, wind and visibility conditions of the River Thames. The River Thames is the longest river in England and flows through central London to the North Sea at the Thames Estuary.

The Simulator was inaugurated in 2003, upgraded in 2006, and has now been further enhanced by the addition of the F22 sx+ projectors. Both installation and upgrade were installed by Dutch-based visualization specialist Pro Systems, working with the project's main contractor Marin, which supplied the setup's image software and operator console.

The Simulator was inaugurated in 2003, upgraded in 2006, and has now been further enhanced by the addition of the F22 sx+ projectors

Martin van Driest, Director of Pro Systems, takes up the story: "A picture says a thousand words, and our new 6-axis projector mount, in combination with the projectiondesign F22 sx+ projectors, gave us maximum flexibility for the Port of London Authority's simulation environment.  We used an angled flat-screen with an image size of 5m, and specified the projectors with wide-angle, short-throw lenses because of the limited space available on the ‘Bridge'.  With the use of our colour and gamma measurement equipment, for colour uniformity, we can easily set colour coordinates in the projectiondesign projectors thanks to its Realcolor™ calibration software system. This is a very useful timesaver for a simulation setup."

"Our client needed an upgrade in resolution from the previous XGA to SXGA+, and also needed better integration with the latest visualization software from Marin. They are very happy with the projectiondesign solution which provides images that are much brighter and more detailed than was previously the case."

For projectiondesign, Gerben van den Berg, Sales Manager, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg comments: "The Port of London Authority installation is a perfect example of why visualization has become such a key market for our products.  The ability of our projectors to provide large, perfectly colour-matched, highly detailed images is making simulation for training purposes both more credible and more affordable to an increasingly wide range of customers.  When you add ease of installation, the option to have custom, hand-selected lenses, and our reputation for reliability and low cost of ownership into the equation, you have a combination which enterprises like the Port of London Authority find impossible to resist."

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