Curt, can you tell me more about this Alice system? Or is there a link to further information about it?[/quote]
Originally Posted by Curt Palme
Sorry no, it was a strange technology and I think they only made a couple of hundred units. It was a single projector device, and used a technology called 'light amplification'. Maybe someone on my forum will know, I think there was one member that had a couple of them at one point. I saw one 14+ years ago at the Boeing surplus store, but it was too beat up, and they wanted $500 for it, so I passed.
I also had 2 Alice 5000 Projectors.
This was A Large Bubble case aluminum case with a fiberglass molded top. It housed 1 Texas Instruments 3 chip DLP projector (1024x768 version) I believe ($30K). Ampro also incorporated a 1 to 1.2 GHz PC computer with windows 98 or 2000 on it. This was Ampro's Idea of boardroom projector with the computer built inside. There were many problems with this design. One being the PC ran the software for the Projector. In order to see an image the computer had to be on and helped you select the few inputs that it did have. Back then (The late 90's) Faroudja was a big deal. They had manufactured a very nice video board for removing Noise and video artifacts from the Composite and S-video inputs of the Alice. Back in the day I took one and used it as a outboard video processor in front of my CRT projector. It just used a 12volt DC input to power it up. It did a great job until I got a scalier. The Alice used 2 different lenses one for long throw and one for short. Ampro also had problems with these as well. To numerous to mention. I can tell to I showed great promise if they had only take the computer out of the projector software equation and made it upgradable for future board and processor upgrades.
I hope this helps you know a little bit about Alice...
for more details
Also this old thread is good with Alan Gouger using one for the weekend...
Edited by Chris Young - 11/17/13 at 9:41pm