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DTI showcases 3D technology developed for NASA and now fine tuned for gamers and movie fans at Global Virtual Reality Event.
ROCHESTER, NY, November 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dimension Technologies Inc (DTI) will be showing their breakthrough, glasses-free 3D/2D displays at Immersed in Toronto on November 23-24, 2014 (GetImmersed.com). Immersed is a first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality and 3D event featuring exhibits of the latest immersive technologies; and presentations and panels covering all aspects of this growing industry.
DTI will be at Immersed as an exhibitor and DTI Director of Business Development Tom Curtin will be a panelist on the opening session on Sunday, November 23rd. "We're going to Immersed to show the world that glasses-free 3D is finally ready for gamers and movie fans alike. Our latest display delivers full resolution in 2D and 3D, and no sweet spots These are the first glasses-free displays to provide as much depth as glasses-based displays."
DTI will demonstrate two autostereoscopic displays at Immersed:
-- a 19-inch PC monitor (commercially available); this is an earlier DTI offering with great depth of field, and the ability to play 3D games and movies right out of the box.
-- a 12-inch display designed for use in a cockpit (NASA-sponsored, DTI developed) with full resolution in both 3D and 2D, and integrated eye tracking to remove the sweetspot limitation and support multiple viewers (pilot; co-pilot in this case)
"We also will be making some big announcements at Immersed about the launch of our Kickstarter campaign, the specs for our display, and the price point," Curtin added.
DTI's unique approach to 3D Display
Other glasses-free 3D displays use optics or barriers in front of LCDs to create 3D images. These limit resolution by dividing the available pixels. DTI generates its 3D images using a patented Time Multiplexed Backlight in combination with a fast, off-the-shelf LCD that sends light from all pixels to all viewing positions in a time-sequential fashion, making full resolution 3D images visible from all positions.
While the $25 billion PC gaming industry is the main focus for the DTI Kickstarter campaign, Curtin also noted that many industries would benefit from a glasses-free 3D/2D monitor. "People who work on CAD systems, in medical imaging, 3D movie animators and editors, game developers, data analysts, trade show, exhibit and retail signage developers, and more will find that DTI glasses-free 3D will make them more productive and effective."
"In just the past four months, we've shown movies, played games and visualized data on our glasses-free displays to 3D experts around the world and consistently received rave reviews and strategic endorsements. Our displays have attracted interest from several manufacturers and we are pursuing prototype development projects and licensing deals with several of these companies," Curtin added.
Arnold Lagergren, CEO of DTI states: "Our Phase II contract from NASA in April validated DTI's revolutionary technology. NASA wants only the best, cutting edge technology. We have performed on several NASA contracts in the past, and have won a Space Technology Hall of Fame Award and a NASA Hallmark of Success award in previous years for our work. We plan to rapidly spin off some of the technology developed in this program into the commercial sector, in the form of low-cost, glasses-free, high-definition displays for gamers."
Vice President and Chief Scientist Jesse Eichenlaub states: "Other 3D displays get their 3D effects from physical barriers or lenses in front of the LCD. We use patterns of light behind the LCD to produce the 3D effect. Our Time Multiplexed Backlight System, in combination with today's fast LCDs, overcomes the problems associated with other no-glasses 3D technology, which include loss of resolution, light loss, and moire effects. Our display can also switch between perfect 2D images and perfect 3D. We can also put moveable 3D windows in a 2D background and vice versa.
"We believe that this technology will finally allow glasses-free displays to enter and then become standard in many markets for many applications: military, scientific, business, and consumer. Low resolution, sweet spots, and optical artifacts have kept glasses-free 3D displays out of most markets. Now those are a thing of the past."
Founded in 1986, Dimension Technologies Inc. manufactures and licenses product differentiating autostereoscopic (3D without glasses) computer and video displays which are used in numerous government and commercial applications.
DTI's high resolution glasses-free 3D display technology was originally developed under contract with the United States Department of Energy and NASA. This press release was prepared as an account of work sponsored by agencies of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.