Konka, BOE Adopt StreamTV Tech For Glasses-Free 3D TV
Stream TV Networks has been working on a new 3D TV based technology that helps in viewing 3D images on TV sets without the need for wearing special viewing glasses. This technology is yet at its nascent stages and the company mentions they have got two buyers of their technology — Konka and BOE — both flat panel TV makers that have come forward to incorporate this technology in their sets. Then there is also the Taiwan based electronics manufacturing company Pegatron that have also mentioned about using this technology in their gadgets.
A company statement writes, “Stream TV’s relationships with Konka and BOE are indicative of the company’s global growth strategy, which prioritize China given its status as the largest consumer market for 3D media. Both Konka and BOE rank among the top 10 technology companies in China, where Konka is considered a tier-one consumer electronics brand and BOE is a leader in the display industry. Together, they will give Ultra-D massive presence in retail across China.”
CEO of Stream TV, Mathu Rajan adds, “most parts of mainland China. More than 38 percent of the TVs sold in China this year have been 3DTVs, and the introduction of a world-class autostereoscopic technology like Ultra-D is expected to further that trend.”
For demo and publicity of their technology, Stream TV Network plans to put up sets with their technology at vantage points which would show the summer Olympics event.
For people in the US the location would be 212 West 79th St in New York at Blondies Sports.
One can see the technology at Blondies by July and further more such viewpoints would be announced by the company in days to come. Philadelphia, London and China are regions where this display would be made available.
The issue of angle of viewing that restricts the usage of other 3D technology that does away with the viewing glasses is not present in case of the 3D technology by Stream TV networks.
The basic principle the technology us based on is a set of lenticular lens that is placed over a flat TV screen. Then software and hardware techniques are applied to route the signal via a SeeCube conversion Box converting the 2D to 3D in real time.
Inputs from Blu-ray, DVD, Xbox, PS3, PC games, stereoscopic 3D TV channels and online video would also be compatible with the Ultra-3D technology.
Also, in an interesting development, output from iOS based devices as well as Mac machines have also been found to be compatible with this technology.