SPIE Membership Get updates from SPIE Newsroom
  • Newsroom Home
  • Astronomy
  • Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging
  • Defense & Security
  • Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing
  • Illumination & Displays
  • Lasers & Sources
  • Micro/Nano Lithography
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Design & Engineering
  • Optoelectronics & Communications
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensing & Measurement
  • Solar & Alternative Energy
  • Sign up for Newsroom E-Alerts
2018 SPIE Optics + Photonics | Register Today




Print PageEmail Page

Illumination & Displays

Laser projector with NanoPixel technology

Evans & Sutherland ComputerCorporation (E&S) announced its revolutionary new laser projection system. The E&S Laser Projector (ESLP™), featuring NanoPixel™ technology, is the world's highest resolution laser projector, and will offer digital cinemas, planetariums, control rooms and indoor venues worldwide an incomparable view of the universe, whether watching a documentary on the secrets of the sun or viewing strategic plans on a map.

The NanoPixel technology laser projector system is an ultra-high resolution projector and displays content the equivalent to 16 times HD 1080p resolution, or the difference between 2 million pixels and 32 million. It is powered by a set of revolutionary laser light sources which offer multiple benefits. There are no expensive bulbs requiring frequent replacement in this system, and the brightness and hue of the lasers do not degrade or shift over time. Furthermore, the lasers yield a much wider useable color spectrum (200% of NTSC/HDTV) than is available in conventional LCoS, DLP, LCD or other lamp-illuminated projectors.

Laser projectors with NanoPixel technology are already in use in a number of planetarium theaters around the world, as part of the successful E&S Digistar 3 Laser fulldome planetarium system. With the ESLP, E&S is now introducing this technology to the general projection marketplace. It is a standalone projector version of this same technology, and will be readily available and shipping in mid 2009. In addition to planetariums, the projector will now be targeted for commercial use in control rooms, visualization centers, simulation and digital cinemas all over the world.