Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and XPAND to Create Uniform 3D Glasses

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Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and XPAND to Create Uniform 3D Glasses


CES_2011_Panasonic_solo_3D_glasses.gifPanasonic, Samsung, Sony, and X6D Limited (XPAND 3D) just announced their intent to collaborate on the development of a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses, under the name, "Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative."

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With this new agreement, the companies intend to work together on the development and licensing of radio frequency (RF) system 3D active glasses technology, including RF system protocols between consumer 3D active glasses and 3D displays such as televisions, personal computers, projectors and 3Dtheaters with XPAND active shutter glasses.

The standardization will also include multiple types of infrared (IR) system protocols between 3D active glasses and 3D displays, ranging from the protocols jointly developed by Panasonic and XPAND 3D, to the proprietary protocols of Samsung and Sony.

The license of today's newly announced Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative is planned for a September 2011 release, at which time the development of new standardization-applied active 3D glasses will begin. Universal glasses with the new IR/RF protocols will be made available in 2012, and are planned to be backward compatible with 2011 3D active TVs.

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