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More details about the platforms (status, schedule, projects, etc.) can be found on each platform page.

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Existing Platforms

EVE system (VENISE group, LIMSI-CNRS)

EVE @ LIMSI-CNRS
  • Location: LIMSI-CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud (building 512)
  • Type: Large immersive, multi-sensorimotor and multi-user RAVE-like system
  • Node manager: Jean-Marc Vézien (VENISE group, LIMSI-CNRS)
  • Project coordinator: Patrick Bourdot (VENISE group, LIMSI-CNRS)
  • Since: May 2010
  • Web site: http://www.limsi.fr/venise/EVEsystem
  • Phone number: +33 1 69 85 81 64

Short description:

The EVE system (Evolutive Virtual Environment) has been designed to provide multi-user 3D perceptions in a large and reconfigurable immersive Virtual Environment. Built within a large acoustical room, EVE is equipped with high-end 3D audio, haptic devices and 3D tracking of people and objects. The visual display of the EVE system is composed of several 5m. high HD screens surrounding a 13m² floor-glass screen. One of the very original configurations of the EVE system aims to lead research on colocalized immersion for collaborative tasks.

P. Cazaux, J.-M. Vézien, P. Martin, D. Touraine, N. Férey, P. Bourdot - "Le système EVE : aperçu des recherches en cours en immersion collaborative et en téléopération." Actes de AFRV 2010, Orsay, France, Décembre 2010. Media:EVE-VENISE-AFRV2010.pdf

WILD (LRI, INRIA & CNRS)

WILD

Short description

WILD is a High-Resolution Wall-Sized display with a 3D real-time motion capture system, multi-touch tabletop displays and other devices (mobile multitouch devices, gyroscopic mice, wiimotes, etc).

WILDER (INRIA Saclay)

WILDER
  • Location: Digiteo Moulon/ Bâtiment 660 - Claude Shannon / Université Paris-Sud / 91405 ORSAY Cedex - France
  • Type: High-Resolution Multitouch Wall-Sized Display
  • Node manager: Stéphane Huot (Inria Lilles)
  • Project coordinators: Olivier Gladin and Philippe Lubrano (SED - Saclay - Inria)
  • Planned due date: Q1 2015
  • Phone number: +33 1 69 15 64 32
  • Manufacturer: Immersion

Short description

WILDER is a high-resolution interactive visualization platform, with the following specs:

  • Display :75 960x960 screens -> 69 120 000 pixels, with ultra-narrow bezels (image gap < 7 mm)
  • Tracking: 3D real-time tracking VICON system (6 cameras)
  • Touch: PQLabs 32 points multitouch capabilities
  • Cluster : 10 x 3.7GHz quad core Intel Xeon + NVIDIA Quadro K5000
  • Sound : 8 speakers spatialized sound

The opening ceremony is planned for Q2 2015, but there is already work in progress in Wallgraph: collaborative graph exploration on wall display (Arnaud Prouzeau - ILDA - INRIA)

Future work is planned around collaboration with:

PIXLS (Institut Telecom)

PIXLS-site n°1
  • Location: Telecom-Paristech, 46 rue Barrault 75013 Paris
  • Type: Wall-Sized Display
  • Node manager: Gerard Mouret (Telecom-Paristech/Infres)
  • Project coordinator: Eric Lecolinet (Telecom-Paristech/Infres)
  • Phone number: +33 1 45 81 75 18
  • Manufacturer: Immersion

Short description

The main characteristics of the PIXLS installation are:

  • 16 588 800 pixels, with 8x 46" HD Planar LCDs (48 ppi)
  • ultra-narrow bezels (image gap 5.7 mm)
  • 3D real-time tracking system with finger-tracking device
  • 32 points multitouch capabilities
  • Wall driven by Windows PC or Apple MacPro

IRIS (Institut Telecom)

IRIS-site n°2
  • Location: Telecom-Paristech, 8 Av d'Italie 75013 Paris
  • Type: Wall-Sized Display
  • Node manager: Gerard Mouret (Telecom-Paristech/Infres)
  • Project coordinator: Eric Lecolinet (Telecom-Paristech/Infres)
  • Phone number: +33 1 45 81 75 18
  • Manufacturer: Immersion

Short description

The main characteristics of the site n°2 IRIS Wall-Sized Display are:

  • 8 294 400 pixels, with 4x 55" Multitaction LCDs (40 ppi)
  • Native multitouch capabilities
  • Ultra-narrow bezels (image gap 5.7 mm)

Main events for PIXLS/IRIS

  • piXLs inauguration on June 11th, 2014.
  • India day on 2015/01/08

Works in progress:

  • Several PHDs in the field of Computer Human Interface.

SINAPSE (École Centrale Paris)

Sinapse
  • Location: CentraleSupelec - Campus de Châtenay

Grande Voie des Vignes 92290 Châtenay-Malabry

Short description

SINAPSE = Salle Interactive Numérique d'Affichage pour une Pédagogie et Science d'Excellence

  • Projection: 1 Mirage 4K25 projector (Christie) on Da-Lite glass screen.
  • Size : 4,55 x 2,4 m
  • Resolution: 4096 x 2160 x120Hz (Stereo enabled with Volfoni Edge RF)
  • 3d tracking: 4 ART cameras
  • Two display modes : either one SMP 32-core machine with 1 To RAM and 2 K6000 outputs; or 2 HP Z820 PCs with 32 Go RAM and 1 K6000 each. Distribution/Sync via TechViz XL.
  • 5.1 surround sound by JAMO kit on ONKYO amplifier (TX-SR309).
  • Tactile table with PQ lab frame, free rotation horizontal/vertical.
  • External sources: dedicated wifi, HDMI or VGA source.


Main events

  • Installation achieved: Dec. 1st, 2014

MIRE (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin / CNRS)

A view of MIRE


Short description

The MIRE system (« Mur Immersif pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement »: Immersive Wall for Research and Teaching purpose) is a wall-sized display composed of 8 BARCO OLS-721 cubes. Each of these 70” cubes integrates a Full HD stereoscopic projector. Due to the small inter-screen distance (1mm), the global display dimension is 6m width and 1.8m height with minimal bezel. The 16 Mpx display is supported by a graphic cluster including NVIDIA Kepler 5000 GPUs which synchronize the eight stereoscopic rendering on the whole screen wall. This cluster is designed to visualize and interact with massive datasets. This interaction is helped by an optical tracking system (ART Trackpack 4).

The MIRE system is dedicated to support research work on:

  • Scientific visualization on spatial simulation datasets
  • Collaborative work, decision support and crisis management
  • Usage of large displays and immersive technologies on education and training
  • Various engineering applications: concurrent design engineering for space projects, immersive CAD, thermal and mechanical simulations visualization, real time coupling between test results and simulations ...

Main events for MIRE

  • The first public demonstration took place during the Science Festival 2014. Numerous demonstrations has been performed since.
  • Concurrent design workshop: March 11th, 2014, with discussions on the utilization of MIRE as a concurrent design tool (CNES CIC).
  • A practical work session (was created in the UVSQ master “Médiations” by REEDS laboratory (collaborative work and decision about the water uses in a fictive village).
  • Expected inauguration date: Q2 2015.

SHIVA (ENS Cachan - Farman institute)

SHIVA Room
SHIVA Room
  • Location: CMLA - Institut Farman, ENS Cachan, 61 avenue du Président Wilson, 94235 Cachan - Bâtiment Laplace
  • Type: Large interactif & immersive wall
  • Node managers: Atman Kendira / Christophe Labourdette (CMLA-CNRS, ENS Cachan)
  • Project coordinator: Florian De Vuyst (CMLA-CNRS, ENS Cachan)
  • Phone number: +33 1 47 40 59 29
  • Manufacturer: Immersion
  • Started: 03/02/2014
  • Inauguration: 26/06/2014

Short Description

SHIVA stands for SHared Interactive Virtual wAll or SHared Interactive Visualization Area

The main characteristics of the plateform are:

  • Image size 5.5m x 2m (320 pouces), Resolution 4 608 000 pixels, 2 x Barco Galaxy NW12 projector
  • Motion and gestures tracking with 4 ART infrared cameras, and body markers
  • 7.2 surround sound system
  • Optional multitouch tabletop and other devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.)
  • 3D Tracking: 4 ART infrared cameras (Flystick + body markers)
  • 2 Barco Galaxy NW12 pojectors on 5.5m x 2m screen (230 inches), with active stereo
  • Resolution 4 002 000 pixels (3335 pixels x 1200 pixels)
  • XDS compositing system
  • 7.2 surround sound
  • Cluster of 3 PC (1 XDS controller + 2 graphics nodes) : Intel Xeon E5-2630, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K5000, 256 GB SSD, 2To HDD, Windows 7 & Linux.
  • 2 haptic devices Geomagic Touch (ex Phantom OMNI)

Main events for Shiva

  • 20/03/2014: Présentation de SHIVA lors de la journée CSIS
  • 26/06/2014: Inauguration de SHIVA
  • 25/09/2014: Séminaire GIS-GESTES
  • 29/09/2014: Réunion School Biologie Médecine Pharmacie de l'Université Paris Saclay
  • 04/10/2014: Présentation de SHIVA aux nouveaux arrivants de l’ENS
  • 06/10/2014: Séminaire Farman – Présentation des travaux de Serge Guillas (simulation de tsunamis)
  • 18/10/2014: Démonstration lors de la réunion d'étude de l'IDHES
  • 05/12/2014: Démonstration lors de la réunion VetAgro + LiPhaTech
  • 10/02/2015: Formation MODELICA sur SHIVA

Mandelbrot system (Maison de la simulation: CEA/CNRS/INRIA/UPS/UVSQ)

Maquette de la salle Mandelbrot
La salle Mandelbrot


  • The wall has been chosen and signed (16 BARCO cubes with 4 XDS 400).
  • The cluster is still in discussion (HP or IBM SMP cluster with 2 or 3 TB of shared memory and 4 rendering nodes with 2 NVIDIA K5000 and one Q-Sync cards).

Caractéristiques techniques :

  • The display wall of the Maison de la Simulation will be composed by 16 OLS521 BARCO cubes.
  • This 4x4 displays wall will have very small bezels (less than 0.8 mm).
  • This global wall resolution is thirty-three million pixels.
  • The stereoscopic mode is an active cross-eyes hertzian glasses device.
  • The video control is composed by four XDS 400 devices, combined with a windows display manager, so we can display in stereoscopic mode on the whole wall and three other sources in windows for presentations, video, etc...
  • The main source come from a graphical cluster, with a big node (48 cores in SMP mode and 2TB of memory) and four rendering nodes (each with 128GB of memory, twelve cores and two Kelpler 5000 GPUs). Shared memory applications will be able to display eight million pixels (4K) with another Kepler 5000 GPU included in the big node.


In Progress...

FABLAB (LISN | Université Paris-Saclay)

Short description

  • State of the art fablab based on the Fab Inventory and Fablab Charter and third place

Tenders

In this section is compiled all the technical information that was provided during the call for tenders to potential suppliers. The final version of the plateform may vary from this formal description, depending on the exact procedure for the call. Beware: Some information may still be confidential with respect to the outside world. Please keep this information within the members of the consortium.

EVE system (VENISE group, LIMSI-CNRS)

Modalité: Dialogue compétitif

WILDER system (UPsud/INRIA (InSitu/Aviz))

Modalité:

PIXLS/IRIS systems (Institut Telecom)

Modalité:

MIRE (UVSQ)

Modalité:


Mandelbrot system (Maison de la simulation: CEA/CNRS/INRIA/UPS/UVSQ)

Modalité:

SHIVA (ENS Cachan - Farman institute)

Modalité:

CEA-LIST

  • Appel d'offre en cours: le dialogue compétitif a été initié en novembre 2013 sur le cahier des charges suivant media:CdC_RV_CEA-LIST-LSI.pdf


Towards collaborative work: main features

We have summarized some of the important features of each system (according to current specs) relative to collaborative work. They are collated in the file: media:digiscope_specs.pdf‎

Telepresence setup

The DIGISCOPE consortium is currently testing existing solutions for a telepresence infrastructure linking the different plateforms. See Media:CCTP_telepresence_v5.docx and the annex Media:CCTP_telepresence_annexe_v5.docx

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