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Sun Showcases Technology Demos for Digital Media at SIGGRAPH

Visit Sun at SIGGRAPH Booth #1201 (August 13, 2001)
Sun Microsystems, Inc. will feature products and high-performance demos targeted for visualization, simulation and digital media markets at SIGGRAPH. Located in booth #1201, Sun will feature a technology demo of the world's first 24" flat-panel LCD monitor and will showcase server-based graphics demos on its new Sun Fire servers. Sun's booth will also provide Siggraph attendees with cutting-edge, interactive demos, including those from Pixar, WeatherOne, Kewazinga and Full Sail, Inc.

Sun pushes the limits of technology design and functionality showing off the world's first 24" flat-panel LCD monitor featuring extensive multimedia capabilities, brilliant colors and immaculate clarity. Cutting-edge features of the new monitor include:

  • 24" Display: As the world's first 24" LCD monitor, it offers a 27" CRT image size in a compact 3" deep form factor, providing a big screen display with minimal impact on a user's desktop real estate. It can easily display two full-size A4 sheets of paper, side by side.

  • DVI Interface: A high quality digital interface, helping to ensure that full picture fidelity is transferred to the monitor.

  • 2.3 Million pixels at 1920 x 1200 resolution and 170-degree viewing angle: Ideal for executing finely detailed CAD/CAM or EDA drawings, or creating extensively layered graphics, the new monitor is designed to enable the maximum amount of information to be displayed on the screen and provides full viewing of images when moving off center.

  • Extensive Multimedia Support: The new monitor directly supports not only high-end workstation interfaces via DVI and analog interfaces, but also direct interface capabilities for HDTV, DVD, VCR and other industry standard video sources.

    Sun will showcase its Sun Fire server line with technology demos featuring professional-level graphics. Based on the 64-bit Solaris Operating Environment and UltraSPARC architecture, the new graphics servers are designed to provide the performance, reliability, scalability and new functionality necessary for data visualization in high-performance computing environments. Capable of driving multiple displays and collaborative visual solutions in a single system, the Sun Expert3D graphics-equipped servers offer digital media and visualization customers a compelling choice in the high-end graphics applications arena.

    In addition to its new product demos, Sun's booth will also provide interactive demos, featuring Pixar's short animation "For the Birds," and WeatherOne's new weather forecasting application. The booth will also showcase Kewazinga's cutting-edge synthetic video application, which allows viewers to navigate around an action scene, such as a golfer swinging in motion, providing the viewer with a 360-degree experience. Finally, Full Sail will be showing an interactive, competitive car racing game written entirely with Java and Java 3D(TM) technology. Users will drive the cars using alternative input devices, demonstrating the versatility of the Java 3D API input model.

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