TEMPE, ARIZ., February 6, 2006 — The Peoria, Ariz.-based Challenger Space Center has recently integrated a Syntax-Brillian (Nasdaq: BRLC) 720p liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCoS) HDTV into its innovative space exploration and science learning center.
The HDTV monitor is currently being used as a showcase for interactive learning sessions designed for both students and corporate team building events. Participants come to the center and form emergency response teams, with the mission of managing a natural disaster scenario that is showcased on the Syntax-Brillian HDTV. The monitor is also used to display the Jet Propulsion Lab’s Celestia software, a real-time, 3D space simulation program featuring more than 100,000 stars, as well as galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. The Celestia software is part of the center’s astro-biology curriculum.
“In both of these applications, the quality and clarity of the images on the Syntax-Brillian HDTV really enhance the learning experience,” said Dr. Robert Myers, Executive Director, Challenger Space Center. “In any situation that relies on hypothetical scenarios, the more vivid and real the material, the more engaged and informed the participants.”
According to Myers, the center also plans to use the Syntax-Brillian HDTV to showcase NASA feeds during real space flights and events.
“We’re delighted to see our high-end HDTVs put to such good use at the Challenger Space Center,” said Rainer Kuhn, Vice President of Sales and Product Marketing at Syntax-Brillian. “Our 720p and 1080p LCoS HDTVs are ideal for high-end home theater environments as well as for a range of commercial and educational applications that make the most of our platforms’ high contrast, 170-degree viewing angle, ultra-precise gray level performance and exceptional black-level delivery.”
Founded in December 2005, with the merger of Syntax Groups Corp. and Brillian Corp., Syntax-Brillian is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of LCD and LCoS HDTVs and digital entertainment products. With its extremely successful Olevia brand of widescreen HDTV-ready LCD TVs, one of the fastest growing global TV brands, and its highly acclaimed Gen II LCoS 720p and 1080p rear-projection HDTVs, for the high-end video/audio market, Syntax-Brillian is uniquely positioned to deliver quality digital entertainment products that span from high-end, specialty applications to the fast-growing global mass market. Syntax-Brillian has established retail and distributor sales channels in North America, a global supply chain, and operations in Asia that allow it to leverage economies of scale to deliver both extraordinarily high-quality products and outstanding value. Company information is available at www.syntaxgroups.com as well as www.brilliancorp.com.
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