First FullHD 3D Glasses Displayed At CES

By John Laposky On Jan 23 2012 - 6:01am

LAS VEGAS — The first demonstration of compatible active-shutter 3D glasses and 3D video components under the FullHD 3D Glasses Initiative standard, developed jointly by Xpand 3D and Panasonic, Samsung and Sony, occurred at International CES.

The FullHD 3D Glasses Initiative licenses RF- and IR-based communication protocols between consumer 3D active-shutter glasses and 3D displays with Xpand’s active-shutter technology. The glasses are designed to be compatible with any display device from any brand licensed by the initiative.

The license also includes multiple types of IR system protocols between 3D active-shutter glasses and 3D displays, ranging from those jointly developed by Panasonic and Xpand 3D, to the proprietary protocols of Samsung and Sony, respectively.

There are two types of licenses: one for TV/projector/emitters and one for 3D eyewear. Each license has three licensed technologies and several product categories to choose from. The license program includes a verification procedure for licensee products before the product is sold in the market. The verification program ensures the compliant products work seamlessly with other compliant products consumers own.

Xpand also announced a fully automated 3D ecosystem that automatically detects whether a viewer is wearing 3D glasses, and then configures the display device to automatically switch between 3D and 2D modes.

The 3D ecosystem works using bi-directional RF communication between the glasses and the TV. When the wearer puts the Xpand 3D glasses on, the glasses automatically send a signal to the TV that tells it to switch to 3D mode. When the user takes the glasses off, the TV automatically switches back to 2D mode.

Xpand’s 3D electronic eyewear has an automatic on/off mode that activates when the user puts the glasses on and takes them off. In addition, the glasses can be tailored to the user’s preferences with individual 3D preset settings.

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