Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation and X6D Limited (XPAND 3D) just announced that they will collaborate on the development of a new technology for consumer 3D active glasses – known as the “Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative.”
The intention is to co-develop radio-frequency (RF) system 3D active glasses technology and system protocols between 3D active glasses and 3D displays (including: televisions, personal computers, projectors and 3D theatres), using XPAND active shutter glasses. This will include multiple types of infrared (IR) system protocols between 3D active glasses and 3D displays.
The license agreement between the companies should be finalized in September 2011, at which time development will begin. The technology will be released in products in 2012. The technology should be backward compatible with 2011 3D active TVs. Through this initiative, the four companies aim to widely introduce universal active 3D glasses to the market.
This is a unique collaboration of manufacturers and providers for the benefit of consumers. 3D active technology benefits consumers, since it enables Full HD 3D picture quality to be displayed to each eye, as well as a greater freedom of movement with Bluetooth technology.
The Bluetooth SIG supports the industry’s move to standardize on Bluetooth technology in 3D glasses.