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New Video Collaboration Wall Unveiled at Boston University

Two Boston University graduates have invented a technology that led to a state-of-the-art video collaboration wall that is now installed in the lobby of the university's College of Engineering.

Prysm, a company that designs and manufactures video wall systems and is led by Amit Jain ('85) and Roger Hajjar ('88), has installed the video wall system using a technology they invented, laser phosphor display (LPD).

LPD uses a laser engine and a phosphor panel to create images with low-power, solid-state lasers. It differs from LED- and LCD-based technologies, according to Jain, because it offers higher image quality with canvas-wide uniformity and a smaller environmental footprint.

The 10-foot x 6-foot video wall was unveiled during the college's 50th anniversary celebration. With a laptop or mobile device, users can manipulate a touch-screen to present and edit all types of content on the video wall. Students at the engineering college are expected to use it for hands-on learning.

"It's a great fit for our open and engaging culture of higher learning," said Boston University Dean of Engineering Kenneth Lutchen. "The installation creates an immersive experience that supports the charter of the engineering school and advances the possibilities for learning."

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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