Canon Exhibits Comprehensive Visualization Solutions at Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference

  Canon Exhibits Comprehensive Visualization Solutions at
  Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- December 2, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its
visualization and imaging products at the Interservice/Industry Training,
Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, from
December 2-5, 2013. At this year’s I/ITSEC, visitors to the Canon booth
(#2527) will have the opportunity to interact with virtual designs in a
real-world environment through Canon Mixed Reality (MREAL) technology, as well
as experience the incredible high-quality images of select Canon REALiS
projectors and the RS-IL05WZ short-focus zoom lens. These diverse products can
be beneficial for military, manufacturing, research and other industries to
help train personnel efficiently and effectively.

Canon Mixed Reality System

Canon’s growing portfolio of MREAL Display solutions includes a MR Head
Mounted Display (HMD), MR Hand Held Display (HHD) and support of Mixed Reality
from a network camera.

The previously released HMD is well suited for a variety of applications
including the testing and confirming of designs, maintenance procedures and
interactive training environments. “The Synthetic Reality Laboratory at the
University of Central Florida has been an avid user of Canon’s Mixed Reality
technologies for over a decade,” said Charles E. Hughes, lab co-director. “Our
researchers have used the visual clarity of the Canon technology to develop
image matting and photorealistic algorithms for mixed reality using the Canon
MREAL HMDs, and have applied these technologies to delivering experiences for
situational awareness training, cognitive assessment, and location-based
entertainment.”

The addition of the new HHD and support of Mixed Reality from a network camera
can help expand the range of potential MREAL system usage applications by
allowing users to tailor the system to their specific needs.

The MR Hand Held Display offers a convenient way for multiple users to be
immersed in the Mixed Reality experience, allowing for simultaneous
collaboration and sharing of ideas and designs.

Adding to the capabilities of the HMD and HHD, Canon network cameras will be
capturing the MREAL experience from an alternate raised viewing position. This
birds-eye view will provide observers with another perspective of both the
image and real subjects, which can allow for additional participation and
collaboration even from those that are not directly interacting.

In conjunction with the MREAL Display solutions, Canon will also show the new
MREAL Platform MP-110 software, which allows for expanded position-alignment
coverage using MREAL markers, when the display is equipped with a dedicated
position-alignment camera. The combination of carpet-type markers with the HMD
or HHD provides a more portable solution for creating the mixed reality
experience.

The MR Hand Held Display as well as the MREAL Platform MP-110 software will be
available in early 2014.

REALiS Projectors, RS-IL05WZ short focus zoom lens

In addition to the MREAL System, Canon will also be displaying the REALiS
WUX400ST Pro AV Short Throw Compact Installation LCOS Projector, REALiS
WUX5000 Pro AV Installation LCOS Projector and the RS-IL05WZ interchangeable
projector lens.

Both the REALiS WUX400ST and REALiS WUX5000 projectors with the new RS-IL05WZ
short focus zoom lens are outstanding solutions for the training and
simulation markets. These products offer high resolution, color accuracy,
contrast and clarity, helping to create more content and therefore helping to
create more details, which can be an added benefit in the training and
simulation markets due to the need for life-like images and great detail.

The REALiS WUX5000 projector is an excellent choice for installations in large
settings that require high-resolution images, while the REALiS WUX400ST
projector can project large images from a short distance without the need for
extensive installations, helping to create easier setup and requiring less
space for rear projection.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up
for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow
us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

Availability and specifications of all products are subject to change without
notice.

Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Siobhan Cullagh, 631-330-4602
scullagh@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Stephen Karaolis, 631-330-5184
skaraolis@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. Website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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