27.04.11

Sharp creates fully immersive video environment

Those of you who visited Integrated Systems Europe this year may have seen the Sharp booth, which made considerable use of its new 60” narrow-bezel LCD panels to make a space with video on both the floor and walls. Now the company has integrated its product into what’s being described as a 5D immersive experience, at a theme park in Nagasaki, Japan.

The park is owned by Huis Ten Bosch Co., Ltd and the feature itself is a multi-screen display system, which features the Sharp PN-V601 60-inch LCD monitors built into the front wall, sides, floor and ceiling. A total of 156 of the display are used to create the display, which will initially be used to tell the story of a mermaid from Saipan, before other content is added.

Whilst this is no doubt an exciting installation for Sharp, it seems unlikely that this concept will remain in the realm of entertainment for long. Such immersive environments, currently produced using projected cave techniques, are commonly used in simulation and visualisation applications.