A Panoramic View courtesy Mitsubishi Electric

Giving a walk in the park a totally different meaning, Mitsubishi Electric displayed a 2-meter tall, 7.5-meter diameter panoramic display system made up of synchronized rear-projection displays arranged in a wall that encircles the viewer. The custom-made system was displayed at the company’s Kyoto factory. The display is made up of 17 pairs of 67-inch panels arranged in a 340-degree near-circle. The 20 degree gap is obviously for viewers to enter and exit the circle. The system uses Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology and has a total resolution of 27 million (1024 x 768 x 34) pixels. Mitsubishi plans on selling this virtual reality display system to places like museums or in applications such as traffic simulations. Anyone for a walk in the skies!

The virtual display circle from Mitsubishi Electronics costs about 150 million yen ($1.3 million), at the unveiling the company said that they would deliver the system to their undisclosed customer early next year. It is not specified how the customer plans to use the display system.