New 'Newseum' to Use Opticomm Gear to Deliver HD Video

The Freedom Forum will use Opticomm's single-fiber DVI-1000 systems to transport uncompressed video feeds to various locations at the new Newseum currently under construction in Washington, D.C.

The Newseum, an interactive museum funded by the Freedom Forum foundation, will deliver content to various theaters, projectors and digital screens throughout the facility with high-definition video quality, up to HD progressive at 1920 x 1200p.

The museum will feature six levels of displays and experiences that go "far beyond" the offerings of the original facility in Arlington, Va., which closed in March 2002 so Newseum staff could focus on developing the new museum.

Visitors can view content at the locations coming from strategically situated control rooms in the new 600,000-square-foot facility located at Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W. All locations will receive the feeds over optical fiber to ensure the retention of the high image quality is unaffected by external factors despite the extended distances.