Video above provided courtesy of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Video produced by Ann Kellan for NSF ScienceNation, August 19, 2013.




The next generation in hybrid virtual environments

Mechdyne is proud to be the only licensed integrator for the next-generation large-scale virtual reality environment--the CAVE2™.


CAVE2™ combines the benefits of scalable-resolution display walls with a groundbreaking, second-generation virtual reality system. The result is a near-seamless, 320-degree, panoramic 2D/3D virtual environment that matches human visual acuity. The CAVE2™ is a revolutionary system that supports information-rich analysis with stunning immersive visuals and intuitive interaction tools.

Bring the competitive advantage of virtual reality to your organization

In today's information-rich world there are limitless uses for virtual environments.  


  • Info-rich data analysis
  • Virtual environment simulation
  • Oil and gas discovery
  • Design engineering
  • Training
  • Architectural design
  • Large-scale collaboration
  • The applications are virtually limitless!

A CAVE2™ system integrated by Mechdyne may be designed for active or passive stereo viewing.


CAVE2™'s unique features take virtual reality to a new level

Unlike the "cube-like" viewing area of a CAVE™, the CAVE2™ offers a groundbreaking cylindrical collaborative space. 

Design Features

  • 320 degree, panoramic design
  • 60' X 8' display, for 480 square feet of viewing surface
  • 72 near-seamless passive stereo off-axis-optimized 3D LCD panels-can be scaled to fit your unique needs
  • Scalable high-performance computer cluster
  • 20.1 surround sound audio system
  • 10-camera optical tracking system-can be scaled to fit your unique interaction needs
  • Ultra high quality resolution of .029 inch per pixel
  • Horizontal visual acuity that matches 20/20 vision
  • Extended life of operation
  • Ultra shallow 4" depth

* CAVE2™ is trademarked by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees