Category Archives: Ar/VR

Has SWAVE Developed a Holographic Display Breakthrough?

Having followed the development of 3D, lightfield, and holographic displays for some time, I have come to believe that evolving the traditional raster pixel approach to smaller and smaller pixels is not going to get us to where we need to be to achieve high-fidelity lightfield or true holographic images. We need a breakthrough display […]

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Dynamic Pixel Tuning: Game Changing Technology

A new white paper on Porotech microLED Technology Insight Media has just published a new white paper called Dynamic Pixel Tuning: Game Changing Technology. It describes technology developed by Porotech that can eliminate the RGB sub-pixel arrangement for displays and instead allow a single pixel to be designated any color in the visible spectrum simply […]

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Is the VR Industry Settling on a Next Gen Architecture?

Based on recent news reports, it sure seems like the VR industry is moving away from Fresnel lenses to Pancake® optics and switching from glass-based OLEDs or LCDs to microdisplays based on OLED-on-silicon. And major display makers seem to be getting the message too. LG Display used DisplayWeek to showcase their new OLED-on-silicon microdisplay and […]

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Video News from DisplayWeek 2022

We shot a number of videos at DisplayWeek 2022 highlighting developments in 8K, 3D (light field, holographic, eye-tracked and super-multiview), LEDs (SMD, mini, micro) and more. Here is the list. -Chris Chinnock 8K Innolux Shows 9K x 1.3K Display for Automotive BOE Shows 3D, OLED, LCD and EL-QD 8K HYPHY Unveils New Compression Technology LG […]

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What’s the Best Display Architecture for VR?

A new blog on the wearables-era.com web site features an interview with Kopin CEO John Fan. It provides a very nice summary of the thinking of Fan and Kopin and their approach to developing the VR market. The full-length interview is reprinted below with their permission. I want to highlight a couple of key elements […]

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Insight Media Videos from CES 2022

Below is a list of videos shot at CES 2022. The production quality is not great (we will work on that), but I hope they offer some insight into the many interesting things I saw at CES. 8K-related videos are linked to the 8K Association YouTube channel while other display-related videos appear on the Insight Media YouTube channel. […]

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Kopin and Partners Showcase Metaverse Now and Future

By Chris Chinnock Kopin used a penthouse suite at CES 2022 to showcase its display and optics technology along with multiple customer implementations of AR and VR designs. They also live streamed a fireside chat with CEO Dr. John Fan along with key partners – all discussing products and prospects for metaverse products and applications. […]

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Dimenco-Acer in Big Deal for 3D Displays

By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 3D display maker Dimenco has announced that Acer will launch new laptops with its Simulated Reality (SR) technology built-in. This is an eye-tracked stereoscopic display which uses an actively-switched lenticular lens technology. While not a new approach, the solution represents a level of maturity not seen before. And perhaps more […]

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HMDmd and Kopin: A Powerful Partnership for State-of-the-Art Surgical Visualization

According to a recent press release, start-up HMDmd is announcing the availability of their Development and Evaluation Kits (DEK21) – a pre-clinical prototype wearable display designed specifically for use in surgical and interventional medicine applications. Dubbed a “combined reality” headset, the unit presents high-resolution 3D video view of the real-time surgical anatomy plus relevant case […]

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Kopin Pushes State-of-the-Art with New Military Display Solution

Chris Chinnock, Insight Media In the Nov. 18, 2021 press release from Kopin, they announced a production order for displays for the U.S. Army’s Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) System. There are two important takeaways from this news. One is the performance of the display, which is a new milestone, and two, that the display […]

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VividQ and iView Partnership to Realize Real Holographic HUD and More

Holographic software provider VividQ and optical modules manufacturer iView have expanded their relationship into a new partnership that will go beyond their current efforts in automotive Head-up Displays (HUDs) (see full press release here). The new partnership will look to expand the use of this innovation engine, coupled with new waveguide technology, into AR applications […]

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VividQ and iView announce a New Partnership to bring holographic display to Augmented Reality devices

Holographic software provider VividQ and optical modules manufacturer iView develop an innovative display solution for next-generation Augmented Reality (AR) devices using Computer-Generated Holography. Holography is a leading display technology for compact AR devices, projecting 3D images with natural depth of field. This joint development targets manufacturers of AR devices such as automotive Head-Up Displays (HUDs) […]

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Kopin Announces Multiyear Development Agreement with a Leading Japanese Company for Full-color LED Microdisplays on Silicon

Superbright 2K X 2K 1”-Diagonal Full-Color LED Microdisplay For Augmented and Mixed Reality Applications  WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – July 15, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution AMLCD, LCOS and OLED microdisplays and display subassemblies announced today it has signed a multiyear agreement with a leading Japanese electronics Company that […]

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Kopin Corporation Produces World’s First 35,000-nit HDR Green OLED Microdisplay

Duo-Stack OLED Structure Brightness over 35,000 nits with low power consumption High Dynamic Range (HDR) 14 bits WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – June 22, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays, display subassemblies and systems for defense, enterprise, industrial, consumer and medical products announced today it has produced the world’s […]

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Commentary on All-Plastic Pancake Optics from Kopin

Chris Chinnock, Insight Media For context, please read this press release The development of an all-plastic pancake optical solution for a VR headset is a pretty big deal not only for the weight reduction, but as Kopin claims, it actually offers improvements in image quality while lowering costs. Optical systems with large magnification tend to […]

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Kopin Corporation Announces All-Plastic Pancake® Optics with Excellent Performance

A Major Optics Breakthrough – Enables Super-Compact, Lightweight, Stylish VR Glasses  WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – June 15, 2021 – Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and display subassemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, announced today it has succeeded in developing all-plastic Pancake® optics with breakthrough performance for virtual […]

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