|Eizo simulation monitor |
Dennis Hissink : April 1st 2010 - 16:16 CET
30-inch Eizo simulation monitor for training and technical lab : Eizo Nanao Corporation introduced the Eizo Raptor WS3001, a 30-inch LCD monitor designed to serve as an ideal alternative to a 2K x 2K primary control monitor in non-critical ATC environments such as training & simulation centers and technical labs. The Raptor WS3001 downscales 2K x 2K signals (2048x2048 pixels) to a 1600x1600 pixels resolution. For non-critical ATC environments the Raptor WS3001 presents an economical alternative to purchasing a 2K x 2K monitor. In addition, the Eizo WS3001 can also downscale a signal from a 2.5K x 2K (2560x2048 pixels) primary control monitor to a resolution of 2000x1600 pixels. The new Eizo monitor is now shipping. |
Native resolution of Eizo simulation monitor
Downscaling is done inside the Raptor WS3001 itself. This ensures that system integrators can use the plug and play monitor without having to invest time and money in adding downscaling capabilities to their existing ATC applications. Furthermore, hardware downscaling ensures that grayscale gradations are displayed smoothly and the screen updating speed is maintained. The Eizo simulation monitor has a native resolution of 2560x1600 pixels (16:10 aspect ratio). The maximum brightness is 270cd/m2, contrast ratio is 900:1, and horizontal and vertical viewing angles are 178°. A 6 ms gray-to-gray response time minimizes blurring and ghosting for smooth playback of moving images, such as weather patterns, tracks, and rubber-banding.
Simulation monitor optimizes training and simulation environment
The square-scaled 2K x 2K image can be moved to the right or left side of the screen. This image positioning flexibility is particularly convenient when using the Raptor WS3001 next to an auxiliary monitor since the amount of eye movement between screens will be minimized. The Eizo Raptor WS3001 monitor uses just 82 watts in normal operation and less than 2 watts in standby mode whereas a 2K x 2K monitor can require up to 160 watts during normal operation and 15 watts in standby mode.
Eizo monitor with tailor-made ASIC built-in
The Eizo Raptor WS3001 comes with an Eizo designed ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) built into the 30-inch Eizo monitor. The ASIC features a 12-bit look-up table with a total color palette of 68 billion colors from which the most appropriate 16.7 million are selected. The ASIC also has 16-bit internal processing for smooth display of grayscale tones. This brings out details, especially in dark areas of an image, which are essential for ATC applications to reduce eye fatigue and improve image clarity.
Eizo Raptor WS3001 simulation monitor with enhanced dual-screen mode
A picture-by-picture function divides the screen into two equal halves of 1200x1600 pixels and displays input from two independent computers simultaneously. This is practical if using two units of the Eizo Raptor WS3001 in the same setup to ensure aesthetic and performance consistency ; the first for downscaling a 2K x 2K signal and the second for displaying content for auxiliary monitors with this picture-by-picture function.
Eizo simulation monitor additional features
• 118 mm height adjustment, 40° tilt and 70° swivel.
• USB 2.0 hub with one upstream and two downstream ports.
• Three preset modes with user-defined settings for brightness, gamma, and color temperature.
• Brightness, gamma, saturation, hue, gain and color temperature adjustments in OSD menu.
• Manufacturer’s five-year limited warranty
• Brightness can be lowered to 3cd/m2 to help reduce eye fatigue in training centers with little or no ambient lighting.