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Barco Installs Impressive 3D Simulator in China

Barco recently announced that Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has selected its stereoscopic simulation and virtual reality training system for the day-to-day training of its aerospace engineers. The system will be the first simulation and virtual reality system in China's commercial aviation industry.

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Five 3D projectors

The proposed system consists of Barco's Holospace L-shaped stereoscopic environment and five Galaxy NW-12 active 3D stereo projectors, providing high-resolution and full-immersion 3D stereoscopic environment for daily training of COMAC's engineers.

Hands-on training aircraft training is often very costly and inconvenient, as aerospace engineers need to visualize and analyze complex mechanical structures. To solve this problem, COMAC had adopted Barco's simulation and virtual reality training system. Mr. Zhenwei Wang, Minister of Pilot Training Department at Comac Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd., commented: "We are the first to integrate simulation and virtual reality technology with trainings for aerospace engineers in China's commercial aviation industry. Based on leading design and rich installation experience, this system provides full-immersion into life-like physical environments and helps improve our actual operation expertise significantly."

Truly Immersive Environment

Five 12,000 lumens triple-DLP Galaxy NW-12 active stereo projectors have been installed for the main screen, floor screen and side screens respectively. This enables the 3D stereoscopic images of the inner cabin, engine and mechanical facilities of a real aircraft to be displayed at a scale of 1:1, thus providing users with a highly immersive experience. Integrated with an L-shaped, Holospace stereoscopic environment and ART interactive project equipment, it creates a life-like physical environment for the engineers and enables engineering operation training.

Source: BARCO Press Release on 4-Traders.