November 13, 2023 – Jena, Germany/ Marietta GA, USA – Today, Immersive Display Solutions, Inc. (IDSI) and ZEISS announced that they have signed an agreement to enhance their business relationship by leveraging ZEISS’ unique VELVET SIM LED projector into IDSI’s simulation and training portfolio. VELVET SIM LED, based on dependable dual DLP™ technology, provides bright day performance, unique dark night imagery one-thousand times darker than any other projector, and the most realistic stimulated Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training experience.

IDSI is a leading supplier of immersive training visual display solutions for both military and industrial applications. IDSI has deployed more than 600 training display solutions over the past 17 years. ZEISS is a global technology leader in the optics and optoelectronics industries and develops advanced video projection hardware for professional use, seamlessly merging the real and digital worlds through its high-resolution video projectors.

“The partnership begins with IDSI offering ZEISS’s latest VELVET SIM LED projector into training environments needing a high fidelity nighttime training environment.” said George Forbes, Founder and CEO of IDSI. “For certain application needs, the VELVET SIM LED projector provides unmatched time of day performance and is an ideal complement to our traditional direct-view projected Night Vision and Out-The-Window immersive training operations.”

“ZEISS is proud to have IDSI as our Simulation and Training integration partner in the United States and North American markets. IDSI’s customers can greatly benefit from the VELVET SIM LED projector which enables projection of a completely black image background thanks to its native contrast ratio of 2.5 million: 1 – the highest on the projector market. IDSI customers will also appreciate faster and more accurate projector setup because neither mechanical nor optical blending masks are needed thanks to digital blending, 30-bit color depth and high contrast.” said Sven Ziebart, Director of Simulation Projection Solutions at ZEISS. “They will also appreciate the long service life of the projector with low overall maintenance costs.”

IDSI and ZEISS will showcase the VELVET SIM LED projector at I/ITSEC 2023 in Orlando, Florida from November 27th to December 1st at booths 1768 and 2061. To book a demonstration, please contact IDSI at

About IDSI:
Immersive Display Solutions Inc. (IDSI), is a solutions-based and services-oriented company that designs and integrates immersive training displays, including custom cylindrical, panoramic, and spherical projected display solutions and mixed-reality (MR) head mounted displays (HMD) for global commercial and government customers in the visualization, and simulation and training markets.

Dedicated to delivering best-of-breed solutions from our broad base of technology partnerships, IDSI offers individual display components and complete turnkey, permanent and deployable systems grounded in our clients’ unique training requirements.

About ZEISS:
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. As a company wholly owned by a foundation, ZEISS is rooted in and committed to responsibility in all its activities. As the pioneer of scientific optics, we continue to challenge the limits of human imagination. With our passion for excellence, we create value for our customers and inspire the world to see in new ways.

Since its founding more than 175 years ago, ZEISS has been developing, producing, and distributing highly innovative solutions for its customers. ZEISS invests considerably in research and development to expand its technology and market leadership. Together with our years of experience in the simulator and projection market, VELVET SIM LED projectors enable customers to discover the most realistic solution for visual systems.

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