Stereoscopic 3D is definitely the way forward, but in the mean time, the adoption rate for 3D TVs as well as the Nintendo 3DS and 3D-capable smartphones aren’t too encouraging since most people see it not as a necessity but more of a novelty instead. IEE, Inc. might want to turn that perception around as they have integrated 3M’s revolutionary 3D film that does not need any 3D glasses to view into its very own field-proven, military-qualified handheld 4.8″ control display unit, or CDU for short.
This kind of close cooperation will see such 3D displays being used for custom applications, where it was initially developed for use in terrain mapping, remote robotics control and enhanced video feeds. Still, we do expect to see such new 3D displays inch their way towards majority of rugged, military display applications, ranging from remote observation to training environments.
Not only do your eyes enjoy a stereoscopic 3D treat, the display is also a low power device, so it is able to pack in a higher resolution compared to other displays using 3D technology at 800 x 480 x RGB with a typical brightness of 200 cd/m2 in both 2D and 3D modes, where it is advisable you maintain a viewing distance of 16″ for the optimal experience. [Press Release]