Dimension Technologies Inc. Launches Kickstarter Campaign for 27″ Glasses-Free 3D/2D Display
TORONTO, ON, November 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dimension Technologies Inc (DTI) today announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the delivery of a 27″ glasses-free 3D/2D display that is adapted from their work with NASA on 3D/2D cockpit displays and optimized for gamers and movie fans.
“This is a first-of-its-kind offering, a glasses-free 3D display that delivers the same depth of field as glasses-based 3D displays. And unlike other glasses-free 3D displays, we do not compromise resolution or brightness to achieve our incredible depth of field,” said Tom Curtin, DTI’s Director of Business Development. The campaign launch was officially announced at Immersed, a global Virtual Reality and 3D event in Toronto.
In addition to full 1080p resolution in 2D and 3D with no loss of brightness, the 27-inch DTI display will use eye tracking to eliminate sweet spots. It will support two viewers, have no crosstalk (ghosting); and provide gamer performance with 120Hz refresh rates and less than 5 ms gray-to-gray response times.
“We’ve shown our 3D/2D displays to 3D experts at events and to leaders in the aerospace and automotive worlds. When they see our depth of field without glasses, the reaction is almost always some variation of “wow,” said DTI CEO Arnie Lagergren.
As with almost all Kickstarter campaigns, pledgers may support the DTI project at any level from a $5 pledge that is rewarded with a heartfelt Thank You to a pledge level of $995 that is rewarded with a DTI 27-inch Glasses Free Mission Critical 3D/2D display. “We are also offering a First Mover Pledge Level of $895 to the first 25 backers who want to own this one-of-a-kind breakthrough glasses-free 3D technology,” according to Curtin.
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,” according to DTI Chief Scientist and Inventor Jesse Eichenlaub.
“DTI founders Arnie Lagergren and Jesse Eichenlaub have been working at the forefront of autostereoscopic technology since 1989. The Time Multiplexed Backlight that Jesse invented is a game changer in 3D displays. Glasses have been a major barrier to widespread 3D market acceptance. We’re removing that barrier,” Curtin added.
The DTI Kickstarter campaign will run from November 23 to December 23 with a goal of raising $150,000. The funds will be used to scale the DTI 3D/2D Backlight Unit for a 27-inch display; source and integrate the eye-tracking; and then source and upgrade a commercially available LCD.
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.
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