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ProjectionDesign F35 AS3D delivered to CNES

ProjectionDesign (Norway) announced last month that the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) has taken delivery of a projection solution based on the F35 AS3D active stereo 3D projector platform offering 3648 x 1200 pixel resolution at 120 images per second.

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CNES wanted a "Room of the Future"

CNES is the French space agency implementing France’s space policy in Europe. They wanted the room of the Future to be designed where specialists and experts as well as space scientists and other qualified academics could view real-time data of complex space systems, missions and other activities in 3D.

ProjectionDesign delivered

ProjectionDesign's solution was to specify a pair of projectiondesign F35 AS3D active stereo DLP projectors with specially designed lenses, ceiling-mounted parallel to one another and firing onto a front-projection surface measuring 6m wide by 1.8m high. In front of this is a bespoke, horseshoe-shaped boardroom table at which the scientists can sit and view the image with the help of Xpand 3D glasses. Each of the 14 delegation stations at the table has its own laptop tray and, thanks to the installation of four ART TP tracking cameras, the scientists can use a ‘flight stick’ to move around the computer-generated scenes being displayed. The viewable data is derived using Techviz software, while a pair of permanently installed laptops with in-built video capture cards deliver images to the projectors.

CNES had a requirement for very high-resolution rendering of 3D data, so with the F35 AS3D’s ability to deliver the required 3648 x 1200 pixel resolution at full 120Hz refresh rates, without any data compression, made it the obvious choice.


Projectiondesign is a Norwegian company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of high performance projectors. Amongst its core markets are high resolution scientific visualization, visual training and simulation, medical imaging, broadcast and post production, public media and entertainment. Projectiondesign is located in Fredrikstad, Norway, with representatives in more than 20 offices throughout the world, and regional headquarters in New York and Beijing. For further information about this and other leading products please visit

For further information about CNES, please visit their website.