Category Archives: AR/VR/XR

Exit Pupil Modulation for High Performance VR Headsets Explained

Panamorph, best known for their anamorphic cinema lenses, has also been active in virtual reality display technology for decades. Recently, they have developed a new VR headset design using what they call Exit Pupil Modulation (EPM) to deliver improved image quality with lower power consumption while lowering headset cost by using LCD panels. To learn […]

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Video News Reports from CES 2024

Insight Media was at CES 2024 and produced a number of video news reports at the event covering automotive, AR/VR/MR and TV/Projection displays. Automotive (LCD, OLED, microLED, HUDs) Envisics Describes Their Holographic HUDs at CES 2024 Envisics is developing holographic HUDs that use a spatial light modulator and diffraction patterns to generate the images. This […]

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Lightning Silicon Technologies to Launch Display and Optics Solutions for VR / MR at CES 2024

Lightning Silicon Technology (LST) was launched as a spin-off from Kopin Corporation in January 2023. At CES 2024, it will unveil a host of new OLED-on-Silicon microdisplays and all-plastic Pancake optical solutions for Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality (VR/MR) headsets. Ahead of CES, Insight Media conducted a wide-ranging interview with LST Executive Chairman, Dr. John […]

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Many Ways to Visualize ADAS Information

The role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) systems in automobiles is to prevent deaths and injuries by reducing the number of car accidents and the serious impact of those that cannot be avoided. Advanced ADAS systems will be needed to enable semi- and fully-automated automobiles as well. Today, ADAS functionality is visible in small […]

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Automotive 3D HUD Developer Envisics Adds New Investor

UK-based Envisics has announced that M&G Investments has joined other strategic partners in the automotive 3D Head-up Display (HUD) developer bringing total investment to over $100M. Envisics is developing what they call “dynamic holographic” technology which means the holographic images are not static but change with time. When applied to the automotive market, this allows […]

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Review of microLED News from DisplayWeek 2023

  The LA chapter of the Society for Information Displays (SID) invited Insight Media to give an overview of what we saw and reported on at the DisplayWeek event last May. The webinar was recorded and can be viewed on the InsightMediaTV1 YouTube DisplayWeek playlist HERE. The presentation is based on video news reports produced […]

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Porotech Unveils the World’s First Monolithic Full Color MicroLED Displays

Full color microdisplay achieved on a single panel marks a new industry milestone News Highlights: The world’s first single-panel, full-color microdisplay suitable for augmented reality (AR) applications, based upon Porotech’s Dynamic Pixel Tuning (DPT) technology. The new innovative active-matrix 0.26-inch microLED display offering 1280×720 resolution, utilizes a proprietary driving method developed by Porotech that rapidly […]

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Dynamic Pixel Tuning for Small Area Displays

A new white paper on the use of Porotech microLED Technology The third white paper in our Dynamic Pixel Tuning (DPT) series is now ready for downloading. This one focuses on the use of the DPT technology to make microLED-based small-area devices suitable for AR/VR applications. Download the third white paper: Dynamic Pixel Tuning for […]

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Choosing the Right Microdisplay for Near-to-Eye Applications

This new white paper focuses on microdisplay technologies aimed for “near to eye” display applications such as electronic viewfinders, AR/VR headsets, head-mounted displays, and sights. Microdisplays are different from direct-view displays like those found in TVs, monitors, or phones. First, the size of microdisplays is smaller than 1.3 inches in diagonal. Second, microdisplays have a […]

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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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