It is with pleasure I announce Sky-Skan will demonstrate a very exciting
development in full dome projection technology at MAPS 2005.
In the Fels Planetarium on the evening of Thursday, May 26, we will unveil
the new Sony SRX-R110 4,096 pixel 10,000 lumen projector to the planetarium
community. This remarkable product is set to transform projection solutions
for full dome theatres.
The projector utilizes three Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) imaging
devices that deliver an amazing resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels.
My staff in the US, Australia, and Europe have seen the output up close, and
this is a really extraordinary picture - a film equivalent!
With optional light outputs of either 5,000 or 10,000 ANSI lumens, the number
of projectors required for a full dome installation is radically reduced.
The contrast ratio of up to 2,000:1 means the best video starfields look even
better, very crisp and showing the darkest night skies since CRT's.
Sky-Skan has been working closely with Sony, testing the SXRD for the full
dome environment. We are convinced that this device has enormous potential
in our field. In terms of image quality, brightness, and contrast, the
product exceeds all existing technologies, including the mid-level laser
projectors currently on the market. And, in terms of price, the Sony
solution beats them all hands down.
We look forward to presenting this exciting development to the delegates at
MAPS 2005. If you want to come just for the day/eve, the one-day MAPS
registration fee is $100 (Section 3 on the Registration Form). Send your
registration form, available at
to Anthony J. Villano, MAPS Treasurer,
MAPS site is:
Please feel free to call or write to me direct for further information and
check out the Sony website at:
I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia to gaze at the sharpest,
brightest picture you will see on the dome.