Eastman Kodak Co. announced a new 3D display system. The Stereoscopic Imaging Display system is aimed at gamers, engineers, scientists and others who benefit from 3D visualization tools.
The Stereoscopic Imaging Display system creates a 3D image using two separate high-res LCD displays. It provides users with a 45 by 36 degree field of view and a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Users view the image through 32mm viewing pupils, creating what Kodak calls a “virtual image.” Because of the wide field of view and the focal length, Kodak said its system is free of the eyestrain that’s created by other visualization products now on the market.
Kodak’s New Business Ventures Group was responsible for developing the technology. The company is looking to partner with third parties who will license the Stereoscopic Imaging Display system for their own products. As a result, any release dates and retail prices for such product are still a way off from being announced.
The Stereoscopic Imaging Display system will be shown off at the Exhibitor Show 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, which runs through March 17, and is also coming to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose, Calif. later this month.