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This power point is an overview of the potential for the Troyer patented laser video projector. The many applications are explored. Troyer’s background and the background of the evolution of the …

This power point is an overview of the potential for the Troyer patented laser video projector. The many applications are explored. Troyer’s background and the background of the evolution of the technology are shared.

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  • 1. METATRON ZONE LLC presents Holy Grail – auto dimensional images from mobile, high end home to over 80 ft. wide HIVE (Holographic Immersive Virtual Environment) 818-795-2407 (cell) 319-512-1009 (office) By Diane Troyer-- inventor MetaZtron Vision (MZTV)
  • 2. ‘THIS IS THE TIME --- SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY’ We are now transitioning from flat screen 2D to the dimensional vistas --- any where, any time. For this purpose MetaZtron Vision is the missing Link to create the HIVE platforms for the transformation. MISSION: Introduce auto dimensional HIVE platforms globally, through an infrastructure we help support. HIVE: holographic immersive virtual environments/ engine/ edutainment (content)
  • 3. HIVE Time It is time to introduce global MetaZtron Vision HIVE: Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments/ Engines • • • • • • Lasers are mature for MZTV models (4 ft. to 80 ft. wide screens). Troyer patents cover the KISS laser projection (keep it simple: streamline)! Lasers provide a 3D image solution for domes and simulation. MZTV: long sought dimensional real time curved screen solutions. MZTV: attributes induce Simulation and Augmented/ Virtual Realities HIVE: CAVE, Immersive space, Z*Rama (Cinerama), Domes ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion --- Waiting 300 global Domes (Science Centers, Museums, Planetariums) Simulation: Military, Government, Medical and Scientific Edutainment: Gamers and Hollywood studios MetaShell: holodeck playpen mashed up club studio performance space Signage and extravaganzas (major celebrations) Metropolitan Opera: back set staging; capturing ; delivering Opera to Z*Rama ZELF: HIVE (Holographic Playpen) Suitcase/ Mobile (industrial, scientific, security, gaming, home) Smart/ Internet TV
  • 4. IMMERSIVE VENUES Audiences finally experience “being there” Z*Rama: Digital Cinerama METASPHERE CINERAMA PLANETARIUM Global chartered Edutainment Interconnected sharing Scientists/ Technologists/ Artists Create content and share Exalted immersion in curved space Location Based Entertainment DOME IMMERSIVE TRAIN RIDE Dr. Gurnett’s space sounds synced with Dimensional space images. NASA Iowa Space Physics captured sounds AFTER HOURS LIVE: Show produced in MetaSphere by Famous Artists Real time curved dimensional changing sets – new form of content production Withering Heights and many other features of that era done on stages
  • 5. MetaZtron Vision Amplifies & Enhances Images • • • • • • • • In real time to dimensional space Auto dimension (3D) without the need of glasses Full spectrum color with infinite depth of focus Saturated film like broadband colors Scalability with image enhancement FDA approved: reflected expanded laser beams Reflected expanded beams do not harm eyes Bright combined expanded laser beam images like bright slide projector or bright IMAX arc lamp film projector images
  • 6. MetaZtron Vision IF IT IS IF Infinite Focus IT Instant Transformation IS Innate sharpness Mobile Pico and suitcase, Immersive Home Cinerama Theater. Water screens, warping on buildings ----- And beyond!
  • 7. METAZTRON VISION ” IF“ When humans experience Holographic images in dimensional space, they will not want to go back to flat screen realities. Mobile, Suitcase, Home Immersive “IT” Theater: Gaming HIVE platforms MetaSphere --- new Planetarium . MetaShell: Performance theaters, “IS” Studio: Holodeck Playpen. Z*Rama: Digital 3D dome Omnimax Cinerama screens Elliptic Curve Huge images on water screens, Wrapping around buildings ----- And beyond!
  • 8. EVOLUTION WITH MZTV To understand the Z factor and dimensional images and IF IT IS --infinite focus, please view the above power point. It is located in Metatroy Slide share: • • • • • • See the real time focused images in the corner See bugs floating on engineer’s shirt There is separation of background and bugs This is real time optical 2D to 3D process Eye safe laser images – The engineer stares into the lens image
  • 9. MZTV SIMULATION goal: images as near to reality as possible • • • • • • • • • A leap in immersive space with “if it is” Modulated Laser beams dance in space Amplified images adjust to curved space Bright colors create a more realistic space Real time amplified dimensional images Laser brightness and colors do not decay like arc lamps Seamless matching of laser displays MetaZtron projects images on dome screen User friendly so less expensive tech support Z*POD A translucent dome can be placed on the Z*POD to create a immersive reality
  • 10. MetaZtron Vision Catalyst to explore true 3D Immersion ZELF HIVE: Convergence Toolkit Enhances and Streamlines CAVE HIVE ZELF Experience Auto dimensional (3D) images (without glasses) can be shown in curved space (domes/ simulation) MZTV is to the HIVE, what the Printing Press was to Publishing
  • 11. Global MetaStar Charter (Macro Model) Market Psychology: Deliver Communities ZELF platforms Deliver content creation tool kits (Build it, they will come) Content Development Theory: Edutainment MetaSphere: Scientists/ Technologists/ Educators. Artists Bucket of Dreams – Chucky Cheese type franchise Model Teen Green Screen franchise model New philanthropic model for funding world issues Holodeck Playpen (MetaShell) Cross Fertilization of Disciplines ZELF Platforms: Cookie Cutter Concept: Reshuffle and Restack Sustainability Model (Income Producing) for Edutainment Many local high end jobs created-- stimulates science – engineering. STEAM TEAMS: Places A “art” into STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Interaction “hands on” participation/ learning
  • 12. MULTI PURPOSE THEMED PRODUCTION CENTER Town meeting hall, Cinema, Performance, Theatrical staging, Business conferencing, extravaganzas, memorials, club In the next decade, the ambiance of theaters, arenas, museums, sound stages and other venues is poised to change in exciting ways: new platforms are an integrated part of the structure’s architecture. A new digital theatrical “experience” is born. MetaZtron Vision (MZTV) transforms any feed to dimensional moving images on curved screens for Z*Rama /Cinerama/ Dome Theater clubs. Real time curved backsets, like film used behind actors in the 30’s, allow a new studio of the future. Digitron technique: places the actor into the projected image, thus creating the long awaited "virtual set", not before possible because the MetaZtron (MZTV) projector wasn’t available that creates in real time dimensional images in space. The virtual set evolves into the long awaited holodeck playpen.
  • 13. LONG AWAITED TRUE CAVE REALITY MetaZtron – MISSING LINK HIVE: Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments Holographic playpen based around the MetaZtron immersion Staging real time changing backsets for immersive interactivity Performance, TV and movie sets, Interactive staging ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion Platforms based around MetaZtron and the HIVE Location Based Edutainment (LBE) transformation Cinerama dome 3D theater--- no glasses KISS – not expensive, streamlined, user friendly Z Depth Factor: MDT-P: Meta Dimensional Transformation Platforms 2D to 3D –with depth in real time. EDUTAINMENT: TEAM STEAMS-- Put A (art) into STEM STEM: science, technology, engineering, math
  • 14. WIDE OPEN MARKETS Government, Gaming, Scientific, Consumer MetaSphere Z*Rama 3D Dome Theater • Transforms any feed to vivid colored dimensional imagine • Red Carpet opening for new 3D Features • Transforms 2D Legacy features (Star Wars) to auto dimension • Boxing match shown in 3D Cinerama • Video streaming transformed • Real-time simulation: government, industry, gaming • Immersive Holodeck Playpen • Studio performance portals for gamers and Edutainment • Holodeck playpen: Content production space • HIVE: performers and content producers evolving Holodeck • ZEON: technologist trained in Z*Tron Vision platforms HIVE: Studio of the Future
  • 15. METASPHERE: MZTV (Cinerama/ Omnimax /Planetarium) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Immersive 3D Dome Theater 60 – 80 ft. 180 degree curved screens Screens from floor to ceiling– no pixels Audiences can be close to screen Images can be seen from any angle Real-Time: no computer manipulation to adjust images to dome Expensive film prints eliminated (IMAX prints $30,000 each) Digital 2D legacy features: real time transformed 3D Movies/ sports/ music tours/ business conference/extravaganzas Theatrical staging, musicals, Opera, Live TV shows, Sound studio, Comedy Tools for creating staging, VFX special effects, backsets, TV content Video streaming from any where -- local events 3D MZTV: content is transformed in auto dimensional Cinerama Chartered long term lease– sustainability. Ticket sales; Z*Rama (Cinerama Hollywood 3D movies – Red Carpet) Lease Studio and theater Conferences/ Conventions/ TED Promotion/ integrate commercials
  • 16. ENDORSEMENT BY MILITARY EXPERTS • Laser Display experts in R&D in the Army and Air Force are supportive. They state the Troyer patented process provides a streamlined long awaited solution for immersive platforms (CAVE) for training and teaching. • Immersive training, command and control walls and sturdy suitcase on the ground, sturdy handheld, etc. • They have seen too many attempted failures: wrong designs. • Dual Use/ Quad Use: fast track -- work with gamers to design platforms. • Keep strong handle on the model designs-- KISS. • R&D Wright Patterson expert suggests setting up Cooperative R&D agreement to develop C2 walls and on the ground (command & control) and Immersive training--- HIVE platforms based on linchpin MetaZtron Note: Troyer wants to work with expert at Wright Patterson Air Force who has experience with dimensional imaging and laser displays. She feels his guidance would be greatly beneficial in this process. Technologists Now Realize Lasers with Reflective Light Valve Spatial Modulation provides KISS: Keep it Simple– Stream line --- Simulation.
  • 17. R&D Lab Attached to MetaSphere for HIVE Interoperability INDEPENDENT R&D LAB WITH PARTICIPATION FROM CLIENTS • Grants and contracts; government, corporate, foundations • Mission: design and build MetaZtron HIVE integrated platforms • ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion (interoperability between venues). • Open architecture: platforms evolve: infrastructure • EDUTAINMENT: Environments such as CAVE, HIVE, Virtual Reality • Holodeck Playpen: content production with studio backsets (staging) • HIVE: Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments (CAVE) FOCUS • One channel dimensional 3D imaging: IF IT IS • Suitcase design prototype; Hand held design and prototype • Z*Kit software (SOC) system on chips: one channel stereo 3D • Content production tool kits for multi-mix venues and gamers/ home • Best design/ simple/ inexpensive simulators: industry, institutions/games • Medical display devices: Doctors participate in design • Prototype turnkey venue; HIVE: Studio of the Future holodeck playpen • Studio of Future back set and staging for performance/ Opera/ theater
  • 18. ZELF Edutainment Revolution TEAMS STEAM: add Art (A) to STEM Z*POD: (pilot; 8 motion seats with transparent dome windows). Travel through history– watch Niagara Falls form; See the ice age mammoths in the vast Iowa prairies. View the Mid lands with Lewis and Clark. Travel to the center of the earth and feel the atmosphere. Be immersed in Titan with the captured sounds of space. METASPHERE: provides immersive thrills to audiences. STUDIES: 3D immersion enhances learning. – more exciting! Facts are absorbed so much more readily than with a text book. Rock Island, Illinois: government funded study for 3D immersive learning. All diverse groups showed gains from 29% to 35%. FemaIes had increased math ability through visualization.
  • 19. Simulation Now Cave at Iowa State University Arc Lamp Projectors: •Color and brightness is limited •Color and brightness decay •Do not produce real life colors •Colors do not match in projectors •Life: 500 hours (change often) •Cost: $1500 per lamp Flat screen projection is used. There are projectors for each wall. Over 20 Sony SXRD 4K projectors Two projectors together for stereo The CAVE with many arc lamp Projectors -- EXPENSIVE!!! MetaZtron: simulator 1/2 cost Curved walls instead of flat walls. Lasers retain brightness Colors stay vivid (do not change) Takes less technical support Laser last thousands of hours No arc lamp bulb changes More user friendly CAVE Uses Matched arc projectors •Seamless Imaging limited •Edges and colors need to match •Expensive Tech support needed •Decay at different rates Flat screen arc projectors need computer manipulation To adjust to curved screens
  • 20. Home Medical Industrial Scientific Security Games MetaShell Meta Hive: Studio of the Future Holodeck Playpen Tool kit for content creation MZTV is THE KEY for new venues to be designed Curved Back Set: Performance space Broadway Operas Auditoriums Planetarium Theme Parks Location Based Entertainment Advertising Screens Command and Control Meta Light: Bright curved Advertising screens MZTV is MISSING LINK for a new convergence MZTV is the CATALYST for the LEAP into the “HIVE” MetaSphere: Exalted Planetarium platform & Performance MetaSphere: Omni-dome 3D digital Immersive theaters
  • 21. SELF ORGANIZING SYSTEMS ZELF HIVE Troyer patented projector process streamlines like the Gatling gun or printing press • • • • • • • • Open architecture Not limited by a specific part Streamlined new utilitarian tool kit Modular parts coalesce ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion HIVE platforms evolve like Fractals Crowd sourcing applications Self organizing open architecture
  • 22. Innate Focus, Instant Transformation, Infinite Sharpness IF IT IS Focused Moving Pictures With Volume Images focus on irregular and curved surfaces Domes, Cinerama, Planetariums, Water Screens, Fog, Steam, Ice, Clouds, Balloons, Sculpture, Staging, Bac ksets
  • 23. MetaZtron Vision Immersive Real-Time Amplification Elliptic Curve Laser Imaging Streamlines Amplified elliptic space images .  Inexpensive  Not power hungry  No slides or arc lamps. Huge slide projected in Paris. Big bright expensive energy Using power draining lamps. Lamps only lasted a few hours
  • 24. What would you do if you were asked to design the perfect future display technology? Make it small! Make it low power! Rugged No Focusing Sturdy No pan and tilt No focusing needed
  • 25. Z*Kit Tool Box • • • • • • • • • • • • • Storage, Server, Image Enhancement, Scalability Content Production Tools, VFX graphic tool kit, etc. Laser apparatus; Camera & Projector: Feb. 14, 2012 patent Cameras, Post production type tool kit Image generation: real time interactive Smart TV: All the computer, live streaming, satellite feeds: Gaming consul, tablet, cameras, etc. Remote controlled cameras and sound capture Editing visuals & sound, live mixing; VFX graphics tool kit Built in Telecine type capture; Digital Intermediary (DI) factors 3D – MZTV transforms 2D flat screen images with Z depth 2D to depth 3D (SOC) set that adjusts to IF IT IS attributes. High resolution /contrast: best true colors SIZE: computer laptop
  • 26. Z*Tron Vision System LASER BEAMS Generated to expanded beam. Coherent and collimated rays Beams directed to reflective light valve. Spatially modulated with Z depth factor. Polarizing cube or plate is analyzer. LIGHT EFFICIENCY Expanded Laser beams on projection medium All laser light in moving expanded beam Many moving beams can be combined 10 times more light efficient than flood. . Laser beam: coherent, polarized and collimated IF IT IS Infinite depth of focus sharp images. Non-crossing coherent beams to screen. Vivid dimensional colored images. Curved space dimension Z Factor
  • 27. MZTV Patented Architecture Design-- Copycats The above sites share the Troyer patent claims, discuss what the claims mean and discuss infringement. The Blogs share patent claim charts and a letter to LIPA (Pete Lude). The different approaches to 3D are discussed. • LIPA laser projector consortium; Many use 2 channel stereo approach with 3D glasses; Troyer auto dimensional without glasses patented process is KISS (streamlined—1/2 the cost) • Mobile Projectors/ Pico: no patent to cover basic layout; Light Blue Optics (LBO), HDI, Microvision, AaxaTech, etc.
  • 28. Troyer Patent Claims Infringe on the basic Troyer patent claims: Microvision (Intel/Pioneer); Light Blue Optics; IMAX (Barco/Kodak); Sony; RED (HDI); Rockwell Collins (JVC), NEC, Christies-LIPA Consortium claims the way to create laser projectors is full color spectrum lasers (red 635 nm or over) modulated with a reflective light valve (Troyer patented process) Laser light beams directed to reflective light valve (RLV): DLP, LCoS, MEMS, LED, etc. Red 635 nm or over - full color spectrum. Sub-claim: Add cyan to RGB (Red/Green/Blue): less speckle; “Secret Sauce” Sony states extended green eliminates speckle
  • 29. Basic Mandate for Laser Images The right optic path is needed to have best 3D and/or auto dimensional images. The attributes of the laser beams have to be kept to the screen. • Retain coherence, collimation, polarization in laser beams to screen • IF IT IS: infinite focus, instant transformation; innate sharpness • Automatically focuses on irregular surfaces; Dome, curved screen, etc. • More Eye Safe: Expanded Laser Beam reflected off light valve -not direct laser beam
  • 30. IF IT IS Transform Next Display Platforms • • • • • • • • • Consumers for their Smart TV and home theater Digital Cinema audiences Military/ government Simulation/ Command & Control/ Situation Awareness Dome/ CAVE/HIVE immersive training Signage: innovative Z depth focus (real time curves) Opera/ Broadway/ music tour, staging and backsets for performance/ content productions Telecine: post house and consumer copying film, slides, video, — any feed Real time amplification of camera captured “event”
  • 31. Medical & Scientific Imaging • Ability to see captured dimensional camera images (endoscopic/ MIR/ etc.) not distorted on flat screens. • Images viewed as captured with true contrast, resolution, color ranges, and dimensional depth. • Always in focus— MRI slices merged in real time for dimensional images vivid images. • Scientific/ Instrumentation/ Microscopic/-- finally can see the dimensional images as captured –not two eye microscope or flat screen distortion.
  • 32. TechCrunch: James Cameron Interview TechCrunch: Is the future of 3D about the movies or TV? Cameron: The future of 3D will be defined by TV. The reason for that is it’s going to solve this whole conversion issue. Because the 3D production cycle for TV is so short. You don’t have time to do a conversion. It just doesn’t exist. It’s just not part of the vocabulary. So, the tools for shooting it, posting it, delivering it, displaying it, are all going to be proven in the TV markets and then movie guys are just going to have to get in line with it. TechCrunch: What do you think about the state of 3D TV’s? Cameron: Mid level big flat panels are 3D now. — It’s really not that big a deal anymore. So, I think where it’s ultimately got to end, is glasses free viewing in the home, on the big screen
  • 33. ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion • • • • Suggested private / public/ non-profit franchises MetaZone & WarpZone: Gaming immersive mini theaters for group play. Can be interactive with other MetaZones. MetaZone is hangout with store for gamers, local designers, -WarpZone: evolved arcade; has Z*Pod rides (8 -12 riders who travel to chosen destiny) Space travel, history, or they have battles, skirmishes and competitions with other Z*Pods Bucket of Dreams: advanced Chucky Cheese franchise– with immersive holodeck playpen games way beyond what is known today. Also with Z*Pods. Teen Green Screen; Tool kit for creating content: local games; horror interactive movies with merchandising; fractal immersion rooms; history traveling to different time periods; Space travel; “Hands On” learning; Teens Congregate, Collaborate, Create, and Celebrate.
  • 34. ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion • STEAM TEAMS: Place art (A) into STEM (science, tech, engineering, math); create gamification for edutainment best teaching tools • ZPA LA LA: communal healing spa devices; venues: laser light heals/ sports healing/ beautification aging/ animal healing/ arthritis/ cleansing; ZELF immersion rehabilitation/ biofeedback/ retraining; get rid of phobias, fears– reprogramming; brain injury, autism, • ZELF Labs: HIVE platforms; Zpa sports healing devices, etc. • MetaStation: dome train rides– • MetaSphere: Z*Rama (dimension dome Cinerama/Planetarium/ Sound stage backsets; performance/ extravaganza; Lab HIVE platform apps • MetaMash Karaoke/ Performance clubs: Real time backsets; Singer performs immersive sets; MetaZtron projector/camera capture and project performer in singer designed worlds.
  • 35. HIVE Platforms MetaZtron is the keystone/ linchpin to the HIVE – as important as the printing press was to publishing. Many applications (apps) will be created by users. HIVE attributes will evolve and simplify (Holodeck Playpen). Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality/ CAVE/ Telepresence Real time dimensional HIVE images in curved space —cut the costs and time taken by more than 50%. HIVE platform attributes are sought by location based entertainment venues; Themed park entertainment, immersive training/learning, Edutainment, Scientists, Designers, Human Factor studies, Behavior modification, immersive training, etc.
  • 36. GOAL: Licensing, Assignments, Strategic Partners Deliver Best Designed KISS Projector • • • • Work with strategic partner vendors. Volume vendor parts provide favorable projector price. Streamlining to be globally competitive. Prepared for volume orders. TECH TV SHAKE UP • ZELF labs attached to the MetaSphere: Jobs, Training, Centers of innovation– provide HIVE platforms based around Z*TV attributes. Provide HIVE platforms for corporate, government, industry clients. • Z*Kit is the computer/ sever – adjusted to applications. • Smart Internet TV: Concentrate on best “suitcase” model for home/ gaming/ medical/ scientific/ industry.
  • 37. Troyer Basic Patented Design • Answer to the next laser projector display. • Streamlined and less expensive (KISS) • Troyer’s team has accomplished much, even with severe interference from competitors and not sufficient funding. • Many companies have nothing to show after spending 100’s of millions; This is because they started from the wrong premise – the wrong architecture—the wrong basic designs. • They did not have the luxury and gift of being able to study almost 10 years of TRW R&D with laser projection – with the help of the Air Force for War Room Command & Control. They did not have the chance of hands on upgrades to see best image. They did not have 8 TRW war room laser projectors to cannibalize to go down a different design path and create an even better open architecture design.
  • 38. How Does Troyer Understand Laser Projectors? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Troyer designed meta-mix venue (Iowa City) performance, back set, TV studio club Troyer education: TV production, Film production, Multi-media, Inter Media Graduate writer’s workshop (Kurt Vonnegut teacher). Many productions (feature, public TV, commercials, documentaries). Grand Daddy’s / Rosebud studios were probably first TV studio club world wide. Public TV Tween show (Cornucopia), Star talent search show, Other TV shows. One of first music video clips –example for MTV – Fabulous Thunderbirds Troyer was hired to design studio and staging for Hollywood Palladium. Goal: design the next step back staging for performance and TV studio venue. Realistic images-- Wish List: Full color, high resolution, high contrast. Ability to adjust to curve, dimensional images. Troyer reviewed projectors on the market and in the labs. No projector could provide realistic backsets, but the GE Telaria had good colors. Troyer discovered the TRW laser projector for war rooms command &control. She arranged a TRW demonstration at a lab in Silicon Valley. Troyer discovered laser infinite focus by moving and curving a white paper in front of the TRW laser projector lens, the images always in focus. Troyer was never the same again, because she knew instantly that infinite focus was the solution for curved backsets and Cinerama screens – and the key to auto dimensional images in curved space.
  • 39. Troyer: Laser Projection Representative Troyer Represented TRW Laser Projector to the Hollywood Studios Troyer designed for Paramount TV show based on always in focus sets. Al Mirabella (Disney Imagineering) supported introduction to studio theme parks. TRW contract was over and the projectors were mothballed right before Desert Storm. (No room for laser battery backup war rooms -6 floors underground)—SAC, MAC, NORAD. Troyer purchased the 8 projectors at auction. TRW provided boxes of studies, R&D and drawings. Took laser projectors to Los Angeles from Omaha. Hands on experience/ doing many upgrades/ Great feed back and suggestions from studio experts at demonstrations. TRW War Room Command & Control Laser Projector Only laser projector that has been successfully launched: Ran 24/7 for 3 years; 97% up time. Over $500 million invested in R&D. Sold for $340,000 each. TRW used flat screens. TRW did not use the infinite focus aspect ( found it a distraction). Not eye safe -- delivered the laser beams directly out of the lens (flying laser scan). TRW design was not optically efficient. More than 40 optics in the optic train. MetaZtron Vision Patented Process Overcomes These TRW Defects MZTV is much brighter: Streamlined the optic path to 10 from TRW’s 40 optics in the train. Solid state lasers instead of gas; Changed modulation method from Acoustic to reflective light valve. Troyer patent (2001): modulation with reflective light valve (RLV); Laser images eye safe with RLV. Created a larger color spectrum by using deeper nanometer red (over 635 nm,)
  • 40. CAVE DREAM Show natural realistic visuals in curved space. Build realistic immersive environments in real time– the holodeck. Cross fertilization of disciplines to create new paradigms. MetaZtron Vision transforms flat screen reality to curved space --- as dramatic as when talkies replaced silent film and black & white became color.
  • 41. INFINITE SHARPNESS (IF IT IS) Adjusts to the projection media in real time without the need of algorithm manipulation ZTV in real time • Fig. 31: interior of a dome—ellipse Fig. 32: ZTV projects on water, steam, fog, etc. • Fig. 33: Images go through different scrims (always In focus) creating wonderful dimensional realities. Also the image can be seen on each side of a scrim or captured by camera for special effects
  • 42. The display is the computer," says NVidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, "Anywhere there's a pixel, that's where we want to be." Biography placed on 2002 website Troyer background on 2002 web site Location Based Entertainment with MZTV An interesting read– themed edutainment venues designed by Troyer and team. Rockwell Collins and JVC share Troyer’s Patented process for simulation– NDA agreements broken
  • 43. ESTIMATED WORTH Licensing, Assignment, Strategic Partners Evaluators Assess Z*TV Patents as STRONG” Demonstration models show ‘Proof of Concept’ If the business model is handled correctly and the patents are carefully monitored for infringement, a great deal of income can be received from strategic partner licensing and building new companies and sub-companies. NOTE: Industry is frustrated: there are no laser projectors on the market (Evans & Sutherland laser projector mothballed – was not bright and did not have infinite focus). Many companies have placed hundreds of millions into development of laser displays and have failed. Thus, the Industry is waiting in anticipation for the discovery of the design that delivers the long sought solution.
  • 44. Many Companies are Working On Laser Projectors (Kodak Demonstrated Laser Projector that follows Troyer patents) • IMAX is now working with Barco – stating they have patents for domes from licensing the Kodak patents. • Those groups planning to use a laser light flood have problems: no heat mitigation; ghosting artifacts in fast moving images; lessons the contrast (good blacks); not control over even light distribution and artifacts. • Sony is demonstrating a LCoS laser projector. • Samsung, Mitsubishi, Toshiba and many others are in R&D. • The question now in the industry is who will deliver? • Companies license MetaZtron (proven as the laser projector solution). • MetaZtron Vision has open architecture patents on the whole projector. • All reflective light valves are included: DLP, LCOS, LED, MEMS, etc. • Licensors receive best laser projector design based on light valve device. • Develop the licensing and lease model with landscape that exists.
  • 45. Some Licensing Negotiating Areas SUITCASE: stand alone hand held (medical, disaster-security, gaming, home) SIGNAGE: Signage (short and long term lease territory) SPORTS: (circular video score boards for domes; walkway signage, etc.) SIMULATION, ZELF platforms, Out of window pilot training, HIVE (Turnkey) DIGITAL 3D DOME THEATER: MetaSphere, Z*Rama, MetaStation MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC, INSTRUMENTATION, MILITARY, GOVERNMENT Chartered MetaStar Global Network: MetaSphere, MetaSite, etc. MetaZtron (large): Short term lease for ADS: sports, specials, etc. MetaZtron: > 60 ft. wide screen: $250,00 HIVE turnkey lease platform@ $650,000 for 5 year lease. MetaZtron short term lease (Panavision and U Haul model). Planetariums/Omnimax/Cinerama club/ Planetarium/ Studio/ Performance SOME SUGGESTED FRANCHISES Teen Green Screen; Signage, ZPA La La --Healing, etc. Bucket of Dreams: Franchise -- next Chucky Cheese MetaZone Gaming Theaters: Goal-- private placement after 20 MetaZones REGIONS/COUNTRIES: India (patents) full range from hand held to large dome cinemas and community centers.
  • 46. COMPONENT DESIGN ON TRACK • • • • • • • • • • • • Smart TV streams video --- MetaZtron curved screen dimensional display. Small laser projector head Z*Kit computer engine server/ evolved blue ray/ set top box. Many are working on boxes, chips, boards, servers, storage/image enhancements. Streamlined: we chose our off the shelf parts. Adjusted IF IT IS: 3D chip to transfer 3D stereo content for infinite focus. NVidia offered support as well as others for the honing of the chip. Streamline virtual labs with expert support building MetaZtron models. Cookie cutter stacked parts (small or larger) same design and material. MetaZtron models fall under this umbrella except Pico (miniature world). Troyer patented process: when exploring with Symbol technicians -- found new way to approach Pico-- much brighter. No one has approached the Pico this way -- far better dimensional image. THIS HAS BEEN A BOOTSTRAPPED PROJECT It is time to work with the best strategic partners and bring in the MetaZtron models
  • 47. MetaZtron Vision Development • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1990 Troyer promotes TRW Laser Projector Hollywood: Disney - Al Marabella -- lead 1991 Troyer purchases TRW laser projectors from air force (Command & Control) 1992 upgraded military projector and demonstrates for studio theme park heads. 1993 -1994 Studio excitement (infinite focus; Seven orders received for theme parks) Roy Disney/ Tim Disney endorse answer for Virtual Reality; Troyer designs new Captain Eo. Disney (Al Marabella), Universal (Lester), Warner head (Jim House), Vegas IMAX new owners (preferred stock IPO): sign 3 month option to purchase Metatron IMAX group cancels, stops Metatron, takes 7 projector orders for IMAX film theaters 1994 Solid-state laser patent received; Troyer designing for theme park groups 1995 moved from Hollywood to Lexel Lasers (Silicon Valley); upgraded Metatron 1996 Metatron declared best high definition image by group promoting digital cinema. (World Vision, Alcatel, Dean Witter III, HD Vision) 1996 Samsung visits lab and makes offer to purchase 1996 - 1999 Griffin Group support: Metatron LLC partnership (Delaware) 1999 Patent pending for light-valve laser projector; Published Feb. 2001 1999 Proof of concept MetaZTron Vision laser projector: Companies view & express interest: Kodak, Evans & Sutherland, Panavision, Nocturne, Spitz, Universal, Disney, Sony, etc. Air Force evaluates MetaZTron; declares best for simulation and open architecture. 2000 Raytheon/ Williams AF Base: want MetaZtron:Laser Projector; State design breakthrough
  • 48. MetaZtron Vision Development Continued • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2001 MetaZtron Vision Demonstration (Omnimax dome), San Jose Tech Museum Boxing match hovered on dome; Famous Players clients jumped up—awed. 2001: Famous Players (FP) 8 IMAX screen orders/ 46 for European screens. Carmel Development CEO Alan Williams offers to help to develop the business Carmel Development pays lab rent for year (IVC- International Video– Burbank) Locked Troyer team out of lab with collusion with Ken Holland –IVC owner Stopped demonstrations: investors, Nintendo, Roy Disney, Universal City Walk, etc. Troyer strong patents thwart the attempted take over of the laser technology. With legal support, threatened law suits and press releases Troyer and team get access back to lab for demonstration for investors: Dr. Drobot (CTO of Telcordia hired by investors as evaluator of patents and proof of concept Metatron model. Dr. Drobot endorses patents: MetaZ Tron Vision (MZTV) is break through: ― missing link for CAVE‖ Griffith Park Planetarium (John Mosley) wants Meta Z*Tron Vision for their refurbish. To no avail: MZTV stolen from Burbank Lab; Burbank Police report. 10 assembled projectors for Famous Players stolen; Lexel Laser/ lab destroyed Corporate espionage-- California team dissolves ; Troyer works from Iowa. R&D: Design small Z*TV, auto stereo, consumer, medical, prepare for assembly Patents: India and Mexico; Canada pending; Patents received: 2005; 2006, 2011, 2012 Patent: Feb. 14, 2012: Camera and projector. Z*TV Telecine, digital intermediary (others) New provisional break through --
  • 49. Some Organizations Troyer has Served METAMEDIA (Iowa non-profit): 1972 – 1981 GRAND DADDY'S/ ROSEBUD TV STUDIO: (1976 -1981) Contracted, designed, built high tech meta-mix TV studio nightclub. (1200 capacity) in Iowa City. Leon Russell and Muddy Waters said best high tech night club they played --world wide. Benefits and community functions (Battle of the Jazz Bands); Teen and Tween functions: Congregate, Create, Celebrate. Rosebud TV studio club facility: Produced, directed, edited Cornucopia: Pre-teens do Interviews and theater; Public TV one hour show; Rosebud studios: created music clips; used as examples for MTV (1978) (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bo Diddley, Del Shannon Produced, directed and edited TV shows, commercials, reading series, etc.; Feature film: Nine O’Clock In the Afternoon (German TV, New York); Fast Freddie and the Play Boys ; Scarecrow/ Lurker pilots: 30 TV half hour mini-mysteries/ surprise endings. FUND RAISING, PROMOTION , SUPPORT PRODUCTIONS: Day in Life of a Quadriplegic (first law suit video; out of court settlement); United Way Promotional Film; Don’t Let Love Die; National United Way Multi-media fund raiser; Iowa Development Commission Films; Every Summer Now: London symphony winter in Daytona Beach; Ragbrai Iowa Bike Ride: 1981 UNTIED ACTION FOR YOUTH: helped found with teaching camera, video and editing for teens UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL SCHOOL PATIENTS: Attended twice a month for Immersive music and light therapy, dancing and movement; Grand Daddy’s club – autism breakthrough. HOLLYWOOD: RALEIGH STUDIOS: 1981; Troyer had first video editing and computer at Raleigh. Troyer introduced to Raleigh film makers ability to transfer film to video & edit trailers to sell feature films. Troyer worked with feature film sales /distribution to foreign countries. Taught class for UCLA students video editing (Raleigh studios) TICKET TO HOLLYWOOD FEATURE: structured from old Hollywood footage (edited into TV show). CONSULTANT: TV video feature; Consultant for TV shows and features—write, sell, and produce. HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM: Offices at Hollywood Palladium; Designed production studio, show staging, backsets Benefits, TV shows, Award shows, Big Ten Iowa Rose bowl Celebration, (Comedy Awards), Theme designs for studio feature wrap parties;
  • 50. Organizations Troyer has Served-- continued TRW: Troyer locates high definition projector; Discovers new canvas with infinite focus (TRW uses flat screens). Represents TRW laser projector to Disney Imagineering; Hollywood Palladium; Paramount installation/designs (infinite focus) and other studio theme parks. METATRON INC. (California) 1992; Purchased TRW laser projectors; Air Force Command/Control: SAC; MAC, NORAD; Greg Axtell engineer from TRW; supported up grade to create Metatron Laser Projector. PARAMOUNT: TV show based around laser projected automatic changing back sets AFTER HOURS LIVE: After Hours Live accepted as TV series as great example for new type show. After Hours not produced: lasers not mature for type of installation for a holographic set. SCHULMAN STUDIOS: Ben Schulman (patron); Metatron laser projector upgraded & demonstrated. This is like Disney Land– Roy Disney and Tim (son) attend. Many Imagineering designers in groups; Warner head of theme parks: Jim House, etc. VEDA LAND DESIGNS: Doug Henning, Michael Jackson, Siegfried; Roy Field begin designs around the infinite depth of focus attribute for a spiritual dimensional dome theme park UNIVERSAL CREATIVE: theme park design; Universal: Larry Lester (design for Las Vegas MGM) WARNER THEME PARK: Troyer consultant (Jim House, head) Location Based Entrainment designs. DISNEY IMAGINEERING: Design seminars - infinite focus: Al Mirabella lead; Roy Disney endorse. MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS: Stevie Nix (Bella Donna); others-GRIFFIN GROUP: 1996 – 1999: (investors and partners in developing MZTV). Partnership: Griffin Group and Metatron Inc. Company formed: Metatron LLC (Delaware). Griffin Group supports the design and building the prototype for MetaZ Tron Vision (MZTV).
  • 51. continued CANADIAN PARK BOARD: Location Based Entertainment design for Niagara Falls chosen as best. Designed Meta-Center: Worked with Canadian architecture firm and contractors. DIGITAL DOMAIN: James Cameron (see Motion Control) Designed for Experience Museum. PATENT GRANTED TO TROYER: Feb. 2001/ new simplified approach for creating infinite focus. FAMOUS PLAYERS: Blackburn; order 8 M ZTV projectors for IMAX screens (46 other cinemas) JVC/HUGHES: Original Equipment manufacturer (OEM) deal: MZTV uses JVC base, Lexel lasers. WILLIAMS AIR FORCE BASE: out of window training (Raytheon non-disclosures). GRIFFITH PARK PLANETARIUM: (John Mosley) Design and development and implementation for dome content; Development of 3D NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) theater (Robert Kerr) (Dr. Gurnett’s space sounds); MZTV designs: Planetarium design and development and implementation for dome content. CARMEL DEVELOPMENT: attempted business deal did not work -- no rights granted. JET PROPULSION LAB: Robert Kerr; designed ZTV dome theater to show JPL dimensional images. METATRON ZONE MANAGEMENT LLC: Manages patents (licensing, assignment) and R&D (tax credit); Inventor protection; contracts, non-disclosures, deal memos. SEVEN PATENTS protect MZTV and four patent pending. ROCKWELL COLLINS: consulting simulation (NDA); JOHN DEERE: Study of new CAVE for clients. TELCORDIA: Dr. Drobot; VP R&D; Telcordia (former Baby Bell Lab) endorses and works with MZTV. SOFTRONICS: (Sternowski): Support MZTV on going design and implementation (Marion, Iowa). DLABS:: Jim Webb; consultant/ advisor/ engineering; DELL; NDA: interested AlienWare display. ROBERT SOFIA: Producer: Wheel of Fortune/ Jeopardy; Endorses MZTV (Sofia partner with Griffin Group and Metatron Inc. (Metatron LLC -Delaware) SYMBOL/ MOTOROLA: (NDA): patent support for SYMBOL hand held high resolution Pico. RIM/ BLACKBERRY: infringement patent study with Troyer; APPLE: third party offer. RELIANCE (India patents 1000 meta-use screens); SIGNAGE/ SPORTS (circular score video board); Water Screen Company; Teen Green Screen; ZPA Healing: MetaZone Gaming, Z*Pod .
  • 52. SOME MIDWEST DEVELOPMENTS John Shors; Des Moines attorney documenting patents/ technology “clean”. Legal papers: Carmel Development does not have any rights. New designs (mobile Z*TV) –upgraded Z*TV cinema; strategic vendor deals. Patents: 2005, 2006, 2011 (Canada) and 2012 issued; Laser apparatus –camera and projector with dimensional imaging; Provisional patent. Troyer had custom solid state lasers made in China (according to design). Lasers -RGB (5 watts each); 10,000 hours guarantee; wall plug in; air cooled. Lasers tested; Z*TV is miniaturized, less expensive, ready to assemble. Softronics (Marion, IA): engineering: Sternowski and Peterson do upgrades. Telcordia consultants evaluate and endorse upgraded designs: Z*TV dome. Non-disclosures and discussion, white papers, etc. Rockwell Collins. Design: cock pit display/simulation; NDA Dell, Symbol, Motorola, Telcordia etc. Meetings, white papers, discussion with Rockwell, John Deere, Dell, others. Global MetaStar strategy: David Woolfson ; strong in roads and organization. Research study for best auto stereo, white papers, etc. Platform designs: MetaSphere platform designs: Dr. Boggess, Dr. Gurnett: physicists U of Iowa Simulation; MetaZone Gaming, ZPA Healing Spa (near infra red healing device). Z Pod design, MetaStation dome train, SYMBOL: Troyer patent design-- change in pico design for brightness Motorola purchases Symbol: Conflict of interest (mothballs Symbol Pico) Motorola investment deal with Microvision. Patent Pending: research-- streamlined optic device for holographic imaging.
  • 53. Legal Representative and Intellectual Property John Shors: • • US Patent representative • 515-246-7983 (John’s office) 515-288-2500 (Main Office) David Woolfson: • • • 416-630-1801 (office) 647-828-9657 (cell) PATENTS – CANADA: Smart & Biggar • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh Canada’s leading intellectual property firm • Oliver Stone: 613-232-2486 • INDIAN PATENT OFFICE • Chandrakantjoshi ( • Chandrakant M. Joshi 5yh & 6th Floor; Vishwa Nanak, Chakala Road • Andherei (East) Mumbai- 400 099, India MEXICAN PATENT OFFICE • Javier Uhthoff-Orive
  • 54. CONSULTANTS & TECH SUPPORT Randall James Knize (Wrote the 1994 patent for solid state laser projector) • Visiting Professor, Division of Microelectronics School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Nanyang Technological University • Singapore, 639798 Singapore: • Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Rick Ramseyer: • Ramseyer: R&D, displays, converging platforms. • Senior partner at Ramseyer Zhang and Bear. • Past: Senior Director Advanced Technology Center at Rockwell Collins • Assistant Director of Research at University of Minnesota • Director at Honeywell International Robert Sofia: producer of Wheel of Fortune/ Jeopardy • Former partner with Griffin Group: Metatron LLC (Delaware) • Lead on setting up Short Term Lease Company for global markets. • Supported partnership: Metatron (Troyer/ California) and Griffin Group. • Supported Troyer’s invention: building prototype proof of concept Z*TV
  • 55. CONSULTANTS & TECH SUPPORT Randall James Knize (Wrote the 1994 patent for solid state laser projector) Now back in Colorado--- at Air Force Academy instructor • Visiting Professor, Division of Microelectronics School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Nanyang Technological University ROBERT SOFIA: producer of Wheel of Fortune/ Jeopardy • Former partner with Griffin Group: Metatron LLC (Delaware) • Supported partnership: Metatron (Troyer/ California) and Griffin Group. • Supported Troyer’s invention: building prototype proof of concept Z*TV JOHN MOSLEY: MetaSphere Consultant: Retired: was head of refurbish for Griffith Park Planetarium; Wanted Z*TV for Griffith Park; Designs and creates planetarium space content. Astronomer/ Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). MetaSphere content: JPL/ NASA images with Dr. Gurnett’s space sounds. Dr. Skiff (UI physics lab): supports space/ physics/ science center (Dr. Gurnett) Tom Peterson: Consultant, Philanthropist, Advisor Army and Air Force R&D lasers experts have offered to help with ZELF labs
  • 56. continued Dr. • • • ADAM DROBOT (fromerly with Telcordia) Former Baby Bell labs: with team of 5 (engineers, physicists) Endorses Z*TV patents and projector as answer to the CAVE. SOFTRONICS: ROBERT STERNOWSKI: • contracts. Ex: drone camera Office: 319-447-1446; multi-talented team; Sternowski (owner), • RF expert: Government a (RF); C2 on ground; (MetaSphere) • DARRYL PETERSON: superior display video engineer; formerly with Rockwell Collins. • Darryl has been the hands on engineer for our JVC ILA laser projector in the Iowa lab. OPL: TOM SCHNELL: (University of Iowa) Synthetic vision, Simulation, Cockpit, Human Factors • • • MARK COLLINS: Marcus Theaters: CTO; Z*TV Exhibitor consultant. Digital Cinema expert • DEAN LYON: Los Angeles partner. Lyon helped set up Peter Jackson’s studio • Lord of the Rings. Expert in Holodeck playpen and Studio of the Future; immersive venues
  • 57. MetaStar Edutainment Network Global Interconnected chartered venues – Opens new vistas Regional MetaSphere: ZELF labs: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion. MetaSite local venues -- content creation tools MetaStar takes social networking, promotion, content creation to a new level – with portal tools for participants to Congregate, Create, Collaborate, Celebrate MetaZtron streamlined auto dimensional (3D) platforms; Keystone for the HIVE: Holodeck playpen
  • 58. TROYER PATENTS Canadian Patent 2,372,833; : January 15, 2013; Diane Troyer *US Patent Feb. 14, 2012; Diane Troyer; Laser apparatus. Camera & projector; full color dimensional images *United States Patent: US 7,055,957 B2 Jun. 6, 2006; Diane Troyer *United States Patent: US 6,910,774 B2 June 28, 2005; Diane Troyer Laser Projection Apparatus with Liquid-Crystal Light Valves and Scanning Reading Beam *Mexican Patent: PCT/US99/09501 November 18, 2004; Diane Troyer Mexican patent number: 224274 *United States Patent submitted: 10/946,061 art unit: 574, Date filed: November 15, 2004; Diane Troyer 41 claims, 3 independent claims *Indian Patent: IN/PCT/2000/00676/MUM; August 25, 2004, Diane Troyer *United States Patent: US 6,183,092 B1; February 5, 2001; Diane Troyer Laser Projection Apparatus with Liquid-Crystal Light Valves & Scanning Reading Beam *United States Patent: US 5,317,348 May 31, 1994; Dr. Randall J. Knize (owned by Diane Troyer) Full color solid state laser projection system; Troyer’s concept; Knize, solid-state laser expert, wrote patent • Additional patent pending; submitted March 2006 Projectors as real time Telecine and digital intermediate; Dimensional layering real time images; • Provisional: break through that adds much value to previous patents.
  • 59. Over 40 patents refer to Troyer’s patents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Coherent: Santur Corporation (Fremont, CA) ---- (3 patents) Motorola: Stratos International, Inc. (Chicago, IL) Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (Houston, TX) (3 patents) Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (Irvine, CA) (2 patents) Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, NY) (3 patents) Trumpf Lasertechnik GmbH (Ditzingen, DE); Technifex, Inc. (Valencia, CA) Matsushita Electrical Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) EADS Deutschland GmbH (Munich, DE) Hewlett Packard and Epson Rockwell Collins: MetaTron Zone Inc. Signed NDA with Rockwell Collins Jan. 2004 and shared all information. Introduced Rockwell to JVC (former OEM) as best base projector. Focused on Simulation, Small vehicle holographic imaging, immersion– Requested funding for Planetarium : NASA, JPL, Dr. Gurnett’s spaces sounds (U of IOWA) Intel was developing a LCOS reflective light valve display in 2004. An Intel VP contacted Troyer about the patented approach with lasers. Intel engineers explored MZTV infinite focus architecture to enhance and simplify the Intel design. The Intel CEO decided the lasers were not mature at that point and dropped the 100 million dollar display project. Many were waiting for the Intel display and Intel stock fell. The world market is still waiting for such a display. Finally the lasers are mature. 2012: Intel has now made a deal with Microvision (Microvision has made deal with Pioneer)
  • 60. Patent Refer continued • Telcordia: NDA: 2007 (former NDA with SAIC (Telcordia) 2003. Telcordia checked the upgrade of the Troyer patented architecture. • Point person at Telcordia introduced Troyer to Symbol (NDA). Working on small laser projector. Troyer’s patented designs overcame problems – more eye safe/ brighter/ • Motorola (NDA): Symbol purchased by Motorola— interested in small projector with improvements. Negotiating with Microvision. Sold Symbol projector patents to Microvision. Motorola did not pursue Troyer’s patented projector (busy working with the negotiations and sale of Motorola Mobility.
  • 61. Congratulations to Robert Sofia former Griffin Group partner with Troyer Master Example for Edutainment • Sofia (Sony): coordinating producer of Jeopardy • Merv Griffin’s Jeopardy and Wheel are still top TV shows. • IBM/ Jeopardy: 4 years to prepare Watson (computer) to compete with Jeopardy winners. • Public TV NOVA: Shares about process (Sofia main player) • • Feb. 2011 Watson competed with former Jeopardy winners. • Global audiences were elated – understand and comparing– computing by artificial intelligence – how our minds work-• Preparing Watson has fast paced software for machine learning and toward artificial intelligence. • Example of how edutainment works: entertainment and education with labs for creating platforms.
  • 62. SONY: ROBERT SOFIA: PRODUCER WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND JEOPARDY Troyer’s former partner with Griffin Group METATRON LLC (Delaware): partners Griffin Group & Metatron Inc.-Troyer’s Co. 1992 - 2002 From: Sofia, Bob [] Sent: Thursday, February 05, XXX 9:55 AM To: Diane Troyer Subject: Laser Projectors Diane, It was a pleasure talking to you yesterday. I am very happy to hear that the production of your Laser Projector is progressing. I greatly appreciate your keeping me in the know. The sooner you can go into production, the sooner I can lease your projectors. Then I can start taking advantage of your projectors capabilities to solve some of my production problems, and give our creative minds a new tool to work with to create new vistas. On a recent remote production at SeaWorld in Orlando with Wheel of Fortune, a laser projector would have been the perfect tool to use to project on two air balloons that we used on the set, as well as onto the two fountains in the background. The solution we came up with was less then ideal, and far more money then I wanted to spend. When dealing with the Art Department and our technicians, there were many times I wished I had the laser technology available to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon, with the good news that I can start renting your laser projectors. Best of Luck, Bob Sofia Coordinating Producer; Technical Supervisor --Wheel of Fortune/Jeopardy! (310) 244-5946; off. (310) 729-6001; cell. (310) 244-0325