World-leading projector manufacturer Christie and 3Dims have developed a 4K simulation visualisation for the German Aerospace Centre.

The new system at the DLR's Centre for Lightweight Production Technology in Augsburg allows up to four engineers to simultaneously present and compare their results in 4K, enabling easier collaboration on projects.

Christie hopes that in the future it will be possible for other team members to look at the results on their own screens and to share their own content.

The system relies on four Christie DWU550-G projectors which use the edge-blending process to create one overall picture in 4K resolution out of four individual ones.

Friedhelm Birk, founder and managing director of 3Dims said: "We chose the DWU550-G because this 1DLP projector has the option of edge blending built in, as well as possessing the necessary resolution and brightness levels,"

The projectors are accessed by four workstations positioned in front of the rear projection screen. Four images can be displayed in Picture-in-Picture format thanks to a specially designed pixel wall computer with eight DVI inputs and four DVI outputs.

Prof. Michael Kupke, head of the ZLP in Augsburg, said the system will allow engineers to exchange information across different disciplines, projects and locations.