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
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