Industry veterans Carl J. Dempsey and Steve Farmer introduced their new company, Fusion, at NAB 2016. They also unveiled their first product — a 55-inch OLED 4K reference display system called the ORD-55.
The ORD-55 features independent-processing quad-mode operation (IPQ), where four individual processors provide independent control of all channels, and uses a single-link 12G input. In quad mode, it provides four independent 27.5-inch FHD displays. The display can also be configured to show one large 4K picture with three smaller preview panes in FHD. The system features a deep “Black Level,” super-wide viewing angle of 178 degrees, a 10 microseconds response time, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, ultra-wide color gamut with 1.07 billion colors, and 12-bit color processing.
Dempsey and Farmer bring a ton of experience to Fusion. Dempsey, a 25-year industry vet, was most recently president and CEO of Wohler Technologies. Farmer brings 22 years in the broadcast industry to the new company, including a stint as director of engineering at Wohler. Starting as a design engineer, he then took on senior management roles in both engineering and product management.
In their new venture, Dempsey will serve as Fusion’s CEO, while Farmer will hold the CTO post.