【NEWS】Doramu to showcase OZ SCREEN, a transparent video screen, and hold demo of integrated A/V system using new XC-2525B system computer at Inter BEE
The OZ SCREEN. Left: the screen as it appears when nothing is projected onto it. Right: the screen as it appears when im
The system is provided with 5 expansion ports, enabling expanded functionality when serial I/O, LTC, and DMX option boar
Doramu, a producer of A/V related system products and media products, will hold its debut exhibition at Inter BEE 2016, to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from Wednesday, November 16 to Friday, November 18 (booth # 6310). At Inter BEE, Doramu will exhibit the XC-2525B system computer, which it developed in-house, and the OZ SCREEN, a high transmittance projection screen, and demonstrate them as a system for easily controlling images and sound.
■Proprietary OS and programming language utilized in hardware that is made in-house and equipped with the latest CPU
Doramu is a company headed by representative director Masato Saito, who was a member of the development team when Japanese multi-visual systems were created. The company produces system computers for operating multi-vision equipment and has moved on to provide system computers enabling a wide range of A/V related operations in concert halls, international expos, and show rooms.
The XC-2525B, to be showcased at this year's Inter BEE, is Doramu's 5th generation system computer. With 5 expansion slots, its extensibility is modeled after existing products such as the XC-2001A event controller -- which also used 5 slots -- but the XC-2525B delivers high speed processing performance that is 25 times faster compared to existing products. Saito explains, "The CPU is equipped with the latest ARM Cortex-A9 and utilizes the 'TIMPANI' OS and 'MALLET' programming language that were developed in-house. This product is the culmination of Doramu's experience in A/V systems."
Improved processing performance provides the new product with multitasking performance that can run up to 16 programs simultaneously, thereby expanding its range of uses. Additionally, its hardware features silent, fanless operation, and its system computer features a large, 40 x 4 character LCD screen that makes statuses easier to read.
■Application development environment and sample program provided free of charge
Video control in multi-vision systems and screen displays as well as video-synchronized audio control and illumination control are performed using the MALLET, a programming language developed in-house that is similar to the C programming language. Nevertheless, actual application development can be performed within the application development environment included in the XC-2525B system, enabling the development of control applications that easily combine audio and video. "All sample programs are provided free of charge, so they can be customized as needed," says Saito, extolling the system's ease of use.
LAN terminals are also provided as standard, enabling network applications to be developed and used too. The system's ease of use can be further increased by using an application that processes video and audio from smartphones and an application that provides e-mail notifications when abnormalities are detected in the XC-2525B system's status.
■Coordinated demo of transparent OZ SCREEN at Inter BEE
The company will hold a system demo at its booth at Inter BEE, using the XC-2525B as its core. The demo will use the nearly transparent OZ SCREEN, developed in-house, as a video display. Although the screen is 80% transparent, it can display images cast by a projector. The screen provides visibility allowing images to be clearly discerned not just on the side of the screen on which the images are projected, but also on the reverse side of the screen.
"At Inter BEE we will hold a demo showing that video and audio can be easily controlled using the XC-2525B system computer," says Saito. "We want you to experience the extent to which video and audio can be presented using our latest system computer."
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