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Pufferfish® Interactive Multi-Touch Spherical Displays

PufferSpere from Stewart Filmscreens

Stewart Filmscreen®, the only two-time Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of projection screens, projection screen materials, and specialty optical coatings showcased Pufferfish® PufferSphere® interactive multi-touch spherical displays during InfoComm 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, June 14-16, 2017. Pufferfish specializes in spherical projection systems using proprietary optical coatings developed by Stewart Filmscreen.

Stewart Filmscreen and Pufferfish Challenge Flat Technology
The result of extensive research and development between Stewart Filmscreen and Pufferfish, PufferSpheres challenge flat panel display technology by opening up a world of possibilities for better communication, engagement, and interaction. This fascinating next generation technology combines extraordinary form, magnetic appeal, and unique interactivity, expanding the potential for engagement across a range of applications including use in museums and attractions, education & research, events, marketing or science communications, data visualization and other tactile applications.

During InfoComm, a 24-inch PufferSphere powered by a high-resolution Norxe P1 solid-state LED projector demonstrated the vast capabilities and tremendous flexibility of Stewart Filmscreen optical coating materials. A second wall-mounted PufferDome® will provided InfoComm attendees with the chance to explore a sample of Stewart Filmscreen’s most creative projects using on-sphere touch on the intuitive, 24-inch dome display.

A History of Innovation and Excellence
It takes a commitment to excellence and outstanding innovation to think beyond flat and curved screen materials to create spherical, interactive display solutions. The right formulation of optical coating is required to maintain image uniformity across the screen, regardless of projector placement, viewing angles, or ambient light.

“We partnered with Stewart Filmscreen because they are the only manufacturer that can provide the high-quality specialty optical coatings our PufferSphere products require. With the highest resolution capabilities available and superior image fidelity, Stewart Filmscreen helps bring our spherical, interactive, multi-touch displays to life,” says Angus MacFadyen from Pufferfish. “Stewart Filmscreen’s attention-to-detail is second-to-none, and the fact that their products are made in the U.S.A. to the highest quality standards means we don’t have to compromise on our commitment to deliver extraordinary solutions, from concept development, through realization, installation, and beyond.”

“For 70 years, Stewart Filmscreen has been changing what’s possible in the world of display technology. Specialty capabilities like PufferSphere multi-touch interactive spherical displays are just one example of how our unique manufacturing processes and proprietary formulations enable custom solutions for virtually any application,” says Stewart Filmscreen CEO Shannon Townley. “The proof is here in our booth and our longstanding partnership with Pufferfish. We invite InfoComm attendees to imagine the possibilities for their next display project. Or, as we like to say at Stewart, Imagine It. Done.”