Another InfoComm has come and gone! I have to admit I spent the vast majority of my time in the Mersive booth during the day and in business meetings at night that sometimes ran into the wee hours. But I do appreciate everyone that came by, it was fun. We broke our record for number of visitors this year, and apparently InfoComm attendance was up four percent from last year.

There were also a few things that got me excited outside of the circle of  Mersive’s traditional ecosystem of partners. 3D cameras made it to the showfloor this year with at least two new document cameras released at the show, which makes me think that these could very well be the future of visualization capture in many advanced training rooms and educational settings throughout the world:

WolfVision 3D Document Camera  This ceiling-mounted 3D document camera contains two high-precision lenses and an on-board stereoscopic mixer. It’s designed for specialized medical, science and educational applications, as well as video-conferencing, product design, and engineering settings. Having this sort of functionality in a document camera is a great benefit, especially for remote training situations where there is a need for in-depth understanding.

Lumens 3D Ladibug  This high-definition document camera is aimed more at the K-12 educational setting and will allow teachers to custom create 3D content for their students. The device itself is attractive and contains two lenses that project a stereoscopic image. This unit will retail in the $700 range.

On the projector-display front, I was among many exhibitors/attendees who were really impressed by the 8-projector 340-degree display in the BenQ booth that used Mersive’s Sol software for edge-blending and auto-calibration. Check out the photos below. Definitely something you have to see in person (I didn’t have an omnidirectional camera handy), but the photos give you an idea.

 

 

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About Christopher Jaynes

Jaynes received his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he worked on camera calibration and aerial image interpretation technologies now in use by the federal government. Jaynes received his BS degree with honors from the School of Computer Science at the University of Utah. In 2004, he founded Mersive and today serves as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Mersive, Jaynes founded the Metaverse Lab at the University of Kentucky, recognized as one of the leading laboratories for computer vision and interactive media and dedicated to research related to video surveillance, human-computer interaction, and display technologies.

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