Hiperwall Strengthens Ties to UCI’s
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
Software creator donates $75,000 video wall solution, showcasing technological innovation
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 – Hiperwall, Inc. strengthened its partnership with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the UCI division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) by donating the company’s newest version 2.0 video wall system solution software valued at more than $75,000. Hiperwall, a UCI spinoff established to commercialize video wall display technology, is based on research and technology developed at UCI’s Calit2 Visualization Laboratory.
The Hiperwall donation expands Calit2’s ability to showcase its innovative technologies to frequent national and international visitors. Hiperwall is a high-performance, low-cost video wall software solution that can display a wide variety of content with unmatched speed, flexibility and functionality in extremely high resolution. With the latest system enhancements, the Hiperwall lab has the ability to display more than 235 million pixels of live data across 84 LCD monitors.
“As part of this expansion, we are providing Calit2 with approximately $75,000 worth of software to run Calit2’s recently refurbished, original Hiperwall system,” said Jeff Greenberg, CEO of Hiperwall, Inc. “The Hiperwall team is pleased to be able to contribute to the ongoing success of Calit2. We’re proud, that while we’re still in an early growth phase, we are able to make this donation to the university.”
The video wall system provides a tool for researchers in many fields to view extremely large data sets and continues to be a platform for ongoing research in Calit2’s visualization lab. “The Hiperwall system allows us to see large amounts of information in one view, without needing to sacrifice the visibility of small details that often contain key indicators. This capability to simultaneously seeing the big picture and the fine details gives us the ability to reach conclusions more rapidly and with greater accuracy,” said Professor James Fallon of UC Irvine’s Brain Imaging Center. “We used the Hiperwall system to develop a definitive diagnosis that would have been extremely difficult or impossible with conventional visualization technology. The system has also been invaluable for our work in gene discovery and intellectual property for schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.”
Combining the Hiperwall system with Calit2’s existing hardware gives the university one of the largest video wall systems in the country to demonstrate, test and research innovative visualization technologies.
The commercialization of the Hiperwall system demonstrates the value of Calit2’s efforts to develop innovative technology by bringing together UCI faculty, staff, students and alumni to focus on a “productive” venture that contributes to the local and national economy. Hiperwall also highlights the Calit2 ecosystem, in which UCI students, who worked on the display wall as a research project, were subsequently hired by the company. By utilizing the talents of a wide range of professionals, partnerships like the Calit2/Hiperwall collaboration facilitate the creation of innovative businesses that generate jobs and produce revenue streams.
About Hiperwall, Inc.
Although video walls have been around for decades, they are usually considered too expensive and complex for all but the largest of organizations. Hiperwall has eliminated these barriers by developing a revolutionary software-based video wall system that is hardware agnostic, allowing our customers to deploy systems with nothing more than commonly available PCs, monitors and network equipment. Hiperwall is easier to install, simpler to use, more flexible, more scalable, has a smaller footprint, lower power consumption and is more affordable than legacy hardware-based systems. Visit www.hiperwall.com.
Calit2 at UC Irvine is a multidisciplinary research institute that develops information technology-based innovations. By integrating academic research with industry experience, the institute seeks to benefit society, incubate new technology companies and ignite economic development. Calit2 focuses on the digital transformation of healthcare, energy, the environment and culture. Visit www.calit2.uci.edu.