Cobra Simulation has released its new range of 8K-based fully portable single channel domes. Made possible by the introduction of the new JVC E-shift range of projectors, JVC becomes the first projector manufacturer to achieve certification with an 8K resolution projector combined with the Cobra180 dome.

Cobra’s latest Cobra180 product achieves an average resolution of approximately 2 arcmin/pix and over a 180-degree by 80-degree Field of View (FOV). When combined with the Cobra150 dome, Cobra is able to tip industry pivot scales to an average of around 1.25 arcmin/pix over a 150-degree by 66-degree FOV.

Alexander Bradley Managing Director said, “This is a pivotal moment for our single channel product map at Cobra. Adding 8K projectors to our portfolio brings a new level of immersion to our offering.”

E-Shift has been around for many years. The technology is on its third revision having matured well. Cobra had high expectations when starting the certification process for use with its domes and the JVC did not disappoint. As a pixel shift technology, it takes a traditional native 4K input and upscales it to 8K at 60 hertz. The biproduct of such a high resolution is the need for a new high-quality lens. The JVC is delivered out the box, with an all-glass lens, and with a large zoom and lens shift range to deliver crisp images. The quality of the optics supports a large depth of focus when combined with Cobra’s 2nd generation first surface mirror technology.

Cobra180 is a professional immersive display solution optimised for training & simulation use. The unit combines a 2.1 meter diameter panorama dome screen delivering 180-degree horizontal and 80-degree vertical FOV, with an integral single channel optical solution. It incorporates a projector mounting plate, first surface mirror, and ambient light management. Manufactured from dual-skin GRP with an integral aluminium frame, the Cobra180 is light enough to be housed in a flight case for storage and rapid deployment/assembly, yet strong enough to form part of a permanent fixed installation.