High Performance Projector Optical Edge-Blending Solutions

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We design and manufacture custom optical blending and light path management solutions for challenging projected display environments including:

– Fixed and rotary wing flight simulators
– Fast-jet simulators
– Marine (ship’s bridge) and ATC simulators
– digital planetariums and large scale immersive spaces.

Our optical blending solutions technologies enable system designers and integrators to overcome the issues faced when using digital projectors in dark environments that result from light leakage, impacting channel overlap visibility and overall display system contrast and dynamic range.

Visual innovation is at the core of GBvi, and to be innovative means to be creative. We continually prototype new optical blending technologies and often work with unique display setups that lead us to devise increasingly innovative approaches to ensure display perfection.

Discover Chronos Optical Blending

Chronos optical blending provides the highest quality blending, taking into account projector characteristics, display design and performance needs. Blends need not be constrained to simple geometry but instead can follow complex curves to allow you to design your system to meet tough requirements.

Why Optical Blending?

Digital edge blending, where the overlapping regions are blended by modulating the video data, can provide an excellent result for bright scenes.  When the image content becomes predominantly dark, however, the leakage light inherent in commercially available projectors cannot be blended digitally.  “Moonbeams” may be seen between two digitally blended channels, where the leakage light simply adds – and 3 or 4-way blended overlaps are brighter still.

Optical Blending is applied to the full light output of each projector and is the only fully effective method of cleaning up the unwanted projection channel overlap region in multi-channel displays. Our solid engineering approach allows us to understand and manage the complex light behaviour to create seamless blend regions, even in the most demanding of display configurations. This is especially critical when building synthetic environments, such as in the world of full-mission simulation and training.

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These grayscale plates are simply magic… We were able to get the plates in place… in under five minutes, and they looked great for day, night and NVG. They truly were an easy button for this layout solution

Rick Zobel

IDSI has a solid relationship with GBvi – they consistently provide us with engineering services and first-class support that extend above and beyond what they’ve been contracted to deliver.

The team’s high-performance solutions enable us to fulfil high-end simulation application requests on our most challenging projects.

On-site, they are responsive to our needs and requests in near real-time – which allows us to maintain a track record of superior customer service and support across our many customer sites and projects.

George T. Forbes, President & CEO – Immersive Display Solutions, Inc.

Antycip Simulation uses GBvi technologies in a range of fast-jet and helicopter simulation applications – their experience, dedication to innovation and exceptional support, help us meet the technical and design challenges clients present us with.

It’s critical to our projects, that our technology partners maintain unrivalled levels of accuracy and attention to detail… GBvi is an excellent partner, in these regards, and far exceeds our expectations.

Riccardo Rovelli, Area Manager for Italy and Germany, Antycip Simulation

GBvi has been a great partner in our dome projects. Even under tight constraints, the company has always delivered a quality product on-time. The blend plates we’ve received for all our projects have always produced a great result with which our end clients are very satisfied. I highly recommend GBvi.

Paul Tetu, PRT Consulting

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