Simulator Screens

Size does matter when it comes to simulation … it is what separates the boys from men and the desktop gamers from a pro simulation experience.

When you create a simulator experience there are many aspects you need to bring together, controls, software, audio, frame / seat, or in our case a whole car! However it does not finish there as one of the most crucial aspects is the display. Here size does matter! The more realistic you want the larger the screen needs to be.

Most people settle for a TV set or computer monitor of some description and size. However unless you’ve just bought one of the new 100″ plasma TVs (and refinanced the house loan!) or project in a dark room you’ll never get the size and quality you dream about and certainly what is required for life size and life like simulation without sitting in a dark room. This is where we have a significant difference in the world market for the typical simulation experience … projection screen technology that can increase a projector brightness by up to 2,000% without truning the lights off or getting a far brighter projector.

Check out this slide presentation on the ICE Digital Daytime Screens.

Just to prove the point that it is possible to project outdoors under 5000 lux light of daylight with a 4000 ANSI projector and get a extremely impressive image here are some very poor quality photos that really do not do justice to what was a perfect image that we made today for a USA client.

The revolutionary ICE Lens screen allows projection in highly lit environments. This photo has been unaltered apart from the text comment which has been added. The lux level was just on 5000 lux in the shade at the screen. In the sunlight it was well over 20,000 lux. The white strip in the middle is a piece of matt white Da-Lite screen material.

The revolutionary ICE Lens screen allows projection in highly lit environments. This photo has been unaltered apart from the text comment which has been added. The lux level was just on 5000 lux in the shade at the screen. In the sunlight it was well over 20,000 lux. The white strip in the middle is a piece of matt white Da-Lite screen material.

The strip of matt white screen in the middle of the ICE Lens screen has been placed there to show you an exact comparison of the two screen types. Never believe anyone who states they can get an incredibly bright image by simply using a 2500 – 3000 ANSI
lumen projector onto a Matt White screen and keeping all the lights on.
or out on their back deck in the afternoon light.

In reality the human eye, read my two eyes 🙂 – saw an image far superior to the photograph, however due to the limits of the digital camera used with DLP projector the whites are not vivid white due to the colour cast effect on the LCD camera from the DLP projector wheel. In reality it was a brilliant white. If you notice carefully the displayed image is actually from this very web site!. Scroll half way down this link





Here is a video with one of our SimDeck PET250 cars on a mobile platform taken in the same location. Most people believe it is impossible to achieve this performance with a projection screen and projector in this type of bright environment….even the pro AV guys!!

If you are into any type of simulation racing, flight sim, computer gaming you are doing yourself a huge dis-service if you ignore an ICE Lens Screen as your option or continue with your pre-concieved ideas that projection can only achieve perfection in a dark room and could never match LCD. Many times we achieve far better that LCD could ever match – size for size, brightness and dollar for dollar. ICE Digital Daytime will always succeed.

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Our sister company ICE AV Technology Ltd seeks to partner with simulation companies world wide who wish to use or distribute our screen solutions.

Serious enquiries should be directed to sales@iceav.co.nz

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