Author Archives: Craig Maddock

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What is DLP® (Digital Light Processing)?

Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a display technology developed in 1987 by Texas Instruments. It is based on an optical technology that uses a digital micromirror device (DMD), and is a set of chipsets with different performance characteristics. Larry Hornbeck of Texas Instruments was the inventor of the system, and found its way into the […]

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Financial gain and reduced operational risk: Benefits of night vision simulation training

Many tactical live missions often take place at night, and night missions are difficult and dangerous, and the reason why you need to train to operate in these conditions. Actual training at night time is both costly and in many cases dangerous. Operations at night use Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) and it is crucial that your team get acquainted with using the goggles in a safe environment – the night vision simulator. 

What are the benefits of a solid-state light source in a projector?

One of the most important components in a projector is the light source. The choice of light source highly impacts cost and service requirements. Today, many projectors are using a solid-state light source such as LED and laser, which gives a lot of benefits, compared to the more traditionally used lamps.


What factors in a projector affect uptime and reliability?

In applications that use projection, uptime and reliability are two of the most important requirements. In simulation & training many systems need to be available 24/7 and have a schedule for planned downtime. Is the projector designed for 24/7 use?  When selecting a projector for 24/7 applications, the projector needs to be designed for this […]

How can selecting the right projector reduce operating costs in a simulator?

In a simulator, one of the key components is the projection system. Not only because it is the component that creates the actual image on the screen, but also because it is a crucial factor when it comes to ease of installation, up-time, serviceability and total cost of ownership. In this article we will cover […]


Choosing the right projector: Superb Image Quality and Longevity

In mission critical environments of training and simulation; color and light output stability over the lifetime of the projector are important factors. Simulators are often multi-channel systems and differences in color and light output between adjacent projectors must be kept to a minimum. What factors influence the color and light stability of a projector? The […]