Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Big TVs

PostedNovember 21, 2008

Randy Atkins: The screen displays pictures ranging from microscopic to telescopic, using two-hundred million pixels on fifty high-definition TVs.

Stephen Jenks: The real trick is the software to be able to coordinate this stuff, be able to make all the displays act as if they’re one.

Randy Atkins: Stephen Jenks, a University of California engineer, says it allows unprecedented clarity, zooming in or out.  He foresees engineering advances that will seamlessly fuse all that image data onto huge rollable screens.

Stephen Jenks: Instead of wallpaper and instead of a television, you can just have this stuff mounted on your wall.

Randy Atkins: And surround yourself with video.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, 103 point 5 F-M, WTOP Radio.