3-D power wall for KIT

The Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) supports the fields of research, teaching and innovation with matching IT services and a high-performance infrastructure. In its new visualisation laboratory including new high-performance computers, our sophisticated power wall system consisting of a large-format Viscon rear projection pane as well as projectors and video processors by Christie for pixel-precise representation of research results and simulation data. Be it in 2-D or 3-D.

The requirements

  • large image width
  • extremely high image quality with correspondingly high resolution
  • shadow-free display for undisturbed operation in front of the power wall
  • easy operation for quick change between varied display content
  • high flexibility for a large application range including complex 3-D scenarios

The system components

  • Viscon rear projection pane 6.70 m x 2.30 m
  • Projectors: 2 x Christie Mirage D4K2560, 25,000 lm each, 4K 3DLP, overall resolution of 6,224 x 2,160 pixels
  • Video processing: 2 x Christie Spyder X20, resolution width of ca. 20 million pixels each
  • Surface-coated mirrors transmit the twodimensional/threedimensional images from the rear projectors to the front of the projection wall.
  • A tracking system also facilitates direct interaction with the visualised object.


Photos: Christie

Currently, 3-D simulations and active stereo are already used several times per week in the visualisation laboratory. The spectrum reaches from biomolecular research to urban development to medicine. One of the first projections involved representing the paranasal sinuses of a patient in the minutest detail on the basis of computer tomography images for examining the root causes of illness.


We are excited to see that this sophisticated system for the KIT was implemented optimally and that our projection system is supporting scientists in their work in a meaningful way.

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