StereoMirror™ 3D Displays incorporate a new FPP technology that dramatically improves the brightness, sharpness, and definition of stereographic desktop monitors. StereoMirror monitors present stable and flicker free stereographic 3D graphic and video images with a clarity that has never before been demonstrated.
The StereoMirror™ monitor incorporates two off the shelf AMLCD desktop monitors or TVs. The monitors are positioned in vertical stacked configuration at an angle of ˜120 degrees and a StereoMirror beamsplitter is interposed between the monitors bisecting the angle. The user, wearing passive polarized glasses, sees a stereographic 3D image by viewing the lower vertical monitor through the StereoMirror beamsplitter.
Planar Systems is the leading licensee and offers a family of StereoMirror monitors for medical, professional, and gaming applications.
3D image brightness that matches best flat panel monitors. The brightness in 3D mode is nearly the same as the native brightness of each of the monitors in conventional 2D mode despite the use of passive polarizing 3D glasses. For example the viewer will enjoy a 150-nit brightness through the glasses when the native brightness of each of the AMLCD monitors is 200 nits. The design enables comfortable viewing while working in normal office lighting environments.
High definition 3D. The 3D images have the same pixel counts of each of the component monitors. Two UXGA AMLCD monitors produce a stereographic UXGA 3D image.
Comfortable Viewing Angles. The 3D mode does not compromise the native viewing angles of the component monitors. However, the size of the beam splitter and positioning of the displays limit the useful viewing field.
Flicker-free 3D. In 3D mode the monitor has the same flicker free performance as in 2D mode when operating at the normal frame refresh rate. The stereographic field sequential mode of CRT monitors is not used. Both stereo fields are displayed at the normal frame rate of the monitor and therefore it is not necessary to use up bandwidth by going to the higher frame rates typically used to eliminate flicker with CRT stereo systems.
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