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- JVC HIGH RESOLUTION PROJECTOR CHOSEN TO REVIEW
AND ANALYZE NASA SHUTTLE LAUNCH IMAGES
DLA-QX1 is Key
Component to World’s Highest Performing Visual Analysis System
WAYNE, NJ (July 11, 2005) –
NASA is gearing up for its shuttle fleet’s return to flight
with the upgrade of its visual analysis equipment at its Ice/Debris
Image Analysis Facility at Kennedy Space Center. The DLA-QX1, JVC
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS ultra-high resolution projector, will be used
to analyze flight shuttle data in conjunction with the SGI®
Onyx® visualization system from Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI).
Upgrades to the Ice/Debris Facility are part of NASA’s
preparation for the Discovery shuttle launch scheduled for July 13,
2005. NASA monitors each shuttle launch using hundreds of cameras
that capture images from every possible angle and phase of the
launch. Once the film and video images are gathered, they are
uploaded onto SGI visualization and storage systems where the film
is scanned and stored. The DLA-QX1 projector enables NASA’s
Ice/Debris Team to view and analyze ultra high-resolution (2048
x 1536) images onto an 8-foot wide screen.
This state-of-the-art system, integrated by SGI
Professional Services, allows NASA scientists to view images on a
frame-by-frame basis and perform preliminary video analysis prior to
a shuttle launch and provide more detailed film analysis following a
launch for evaluation.
“We turned to
JVC because NASA required the highest resolution and image quality
available,” said Bill Van Dyken, solutions architect, SGI.
“This projector in combination with best-of-breed signal and
display components makes for a truly amazing and unique display
“We’re honored to have our QX1 projector in NASA’s
Ice/Debris Facility,” said Tom Stites, Director, Business
Development, JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY. “The
projector’s clarity, crispness and image quality is guaranteed
to meet the demands of NASA’s high resolution requirements. We
have a long-standing relationship with NASA and have provided them
with high-resolution displays and projectors. It’s exciting to
see JVC’s QX1 projector integrated in such a high-tech
More information, including high-resolution photos are available on
the JVC Web site at http://pro.jvc.com/newsroom.
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is
a leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of
broadcast and professional equipment. For more information about
this, or any other JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY product,
contact JVC at (800) 582-5825; or Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse
973-812-8883, or visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com/.
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and/or other countries worldwide. All other trademarks mentioned
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