New Autostereoscopic 2D/3D Switchable Display
Japan Display has developed a 12.2-inch (30cm) diagonal high resolution LCD display panel switchable between true 2D and true 3D autostereoscopic modes. By employing a variable parallax barrier to show stereoscopic 3D images without glasses, Japan Display enabled to switch between 2D and 3D display modes and to change the viewing direction of 3D images. Also, to optimize the 3D viewing area, the company synchronized the variable parallax barrier with a head-tracking system.
The 2D/3D switchable LCD display can be used in car navigation systems, in order to track the driver's head position and produce the appropriate 3D images. This display resolution in 2D-mode is 720 HD (1920 x 720 pixels), becoming in 3D-mode a still very comfortable (dual) 960 x 720 pixels.
A New 24" Autostereoscopic 3D Screen Under 2,000$
Alioscopy (Paris, France) launches a new Short View 24" autostereoscopic 3D screen, ideal for point of sales applications as well as desktop use. It can be enjoyed without 3D glasses at an ideal distance of 1.40 m (4' 7") and anywhere between 1.0 m (3' 3") and 3.0 m (9' 10").
Alioscopy is pleased to offer this new model at an introductory retail price of 1,995$ (ex-works Paris, excluding sales taxes).
Diffraction Grating is the future for No-glasses TV says Hewlett-Packard
No-glasses 3D TV are also known as "autostereoscopic multiview 3D displays". With that technology, multiple different images (typically 5 to 9) are projected to the viewer from on a single screen. The problem with the method is that it reduces resolution of the LCD panel (5 to 9 times !). Another caveat is that it permits the ideal 3D images to be seen in only a few spots where viewers are the right distance from the screen and oriented at the correct angle. But in the near future...
The HP Logo on a prototype Diffusion Grating Screen
Credits : Kar Han Tan
NASA Wants Autostereoscopic Cockpit Displays
NASA has selected Dimension Technologies (DTI, Rochester, NY, USA) for a phase I contract involving adaptation of DTI's high resolution glasses-free multiview 3D stereoscopic display technology for cockpit applications.
DTI's time-multiplexed autostereoscopic system can display 3D images without the resolution loss associated with other glasses-free 3D displays. Various studies conducted by the US Air Force and others indicate that the display of images in stereoscopic 3D can improve situational awareness and hazard avoidance in aircraft, helicopters, and spacecrafts.
Giant 100" 3D Screen at Pope Francis 1 Airport
We suppose that Francis I, the newly elected pope will travel by air sooner than later. And it appears that Rome's Fiumicino airport received its first giant autostereoscopic screen this week....
The 100 inches glasses-free stereoscopic monster is based on two rows of two 4K 50" DIMENCO glasses-free screens and is installed in the new Alitalia lounge “Dolce Vita” at Fiumicino.