Dive, Dive, Dive, incoming enemy plane at 12 oclock

Screen Division: Today we had a very positive conversation and meeting with a client that is a leading provider in New Zealand of visitor experiences associated with the Defence Department. Their mandate is to provide compelling experiences, share the nations history, display the collection and bring alive our heritage.

SAN 209 Class Submarine

The conversation turned to simulation experiences and how to bring the displays alive that include such technologies as QR codes, mobile display and new display technologies. A few sentences later and we were into the area of life size, life like immersive simulation platforms that put you behind the controls and into another dimension.

The crucial aspect apart from the controls and platform is the screen, and in terms of the system setup is hugely important. The reason for this is that the final stage is where the brain then believes, and the participant buys into the experience with the resulting “that is amazing”, all the while having travelled at high speed and yet being stationary. Feeding in the right visual and sensory information the brain processes the data stream and the participant starts to sweat, pulse increases and so on.

The screen is the final canvase upon which the virtual world comes alive and is critical. A flat screen, curved, section panel, dome, 3D are all options to be considered according to the venue, budget, target age group and the value of the simulation experience.

ICE AV has the experience, product portfolio to manage most situations and if not are able to customize. the Customization aspect is increasingly important the more commercial and niche the application is due to specific requirements.

One professional sim developer in the Navy Marine sector came to us recently asking for us to work with them to supply a cylindrical simulation screen. In this case it had to be big and kitset so it could be dismantled for transportation. Normally the size requested in a fixed frame format would need a 20ft shipping container to transport. As you can see from this picture the whole system is the size that two men might lift (80kg) or one would use a forklift to shift the crate around.

5mWide x 2mHight simulation screen.

The nice aspect of the finished solution is that it is completely seamless, tensioned and no joins in the surface, and creates a wrap around area of view for the all important pheriphal vision that adds to the immersive experience.

The screen we delivered this week is part of a serious training system for a Defence Force and used for the submarine simulator that simulates the Zeiss Sero 400 Attack Periscope found on board the SAN 209 Class Submarines. As international waters become more dangerous and need defending and patrolling well trained sailors are immensley crucial as they operate vessels worth untold sums of money.

5m x 2m Cylindrical simulator screen all packed up ready to ship to the client. Seamless rolled screen is in the black tube and the frame and fitting in the wooden crate.

We are delighted to know from our customer that they have since confirmed the assembly process onsite has been successful. That is what I like to hear! ICE AV is able to supply a variety of components for the simulation industry including that all important edge blending software for multiple display channels, 3D screens and complete 360 degree wrap around screens.

We welcome your enquiries for your project. Our screens can be used for all simulation platforms and vehicles and typically are built to your requirements.

As for now we have to dive deep to avoid incoming depth charges.

Tel +64-9-414 2348            sales @ iceavglobal.com

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