Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and X6D team up for Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative

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I am quite sure that by now, most of us would have watched Captain America on the silver screen, seeing the old school superhero having to reacquaint himself with modern marvels such as smartphones, GPS navigation systems and computers after being in suspended animation for more than half a decade. At the end of the movie, the Avengers trailer was shown, making us wonder whether they are really earth’s last hope – what about them mutants, or other superheroes in the Marvel Universe?

I digress – what I’m saying is, just as how the Avengers were assembled together, the same does happen when it comes to technology companies, as Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and X6D have come together to form the Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative.

Yes sir, all four companies have put their heads together in order to develop of a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses, calling it the “Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative.” This new agreement will see them collaborate on the development and licensing of radio frequency (RF) system 3D active glasses technology, where among them include RF system protocols between consumer 3D active glasses and 3D displays – and these are not limited to just TVs, PCs, projectors and 3D theaters with XPAND active shutter glasses.

Apart from that, this standardization will also comprise of different types of infrared (IR) system protocols between 3D active glasses and 3D displays. No idea on how different this will be when you compare it to the M-3DI standard, but bear in mind that the ultimate goal of the project would be to come up with a pair of 3D active shutter glasses which will play nice with all 3D displays of the future from the companies involved. Not only that, there is an added bonus – this pair of glasses will also be backwards compatible with their 2011 3D displays, now how about that?

Bluetooth connectivity will be thrown into the mix so that wearers of these new 3D glasses will have a greater freedom of movement. We do not know how much a pair of these puppies will cost, but you can look out for the first (of potentially many) to arrive this coming September.

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