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IEE brings 3D to the battlefield

October 17, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming

IEE, specializing in the design, test support and fielding of human system interface (HSI) display technologies in a wide range of military applications, has integrated 3M’s revolutionary 3D film, which requires no 3D glasses, into its field-proven, military-qualified handheld 4.8″ control display unit (CDU).

IEE has integrated 3M's revolutionary 3D film into display units (image: Engadget)

A close cooperation between IEE and 3M is facilitating the development of the 3D display for custom applications.

Initially developed for use in terrain mapping, remote robotics control and enhanced video feeds, the new 3D display is making its way in virtually all rugged, military display applications from remote observation to training environments.

In addition to the 3D functionality, key design elements are the unit’s small size and LED backlight technology that provides a low power, portable device with a higher resolution than other displays using 3D technology.

The new 4.8″ display decreases off-axis image reversals and colour distortions, a common concern in the use of 3D technologies, and can easily be switched to 2D with imagery comparable to modern day smart phones.

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