Polarization Modulator enables display of 3D digital films.

Press Release Summary:

DepthQ® Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema allows digital projector to display stereoscopic 3D films, viewable using passive circular polarized glasses. Paired with projectors up to 18.5°K ANSI lumens, it supports screens up to 45 ft, and also varies polarity of light passing through it in synchronization with triple-flash of left and right eye images. Device also provides symmetrical 50 ms switching time between eyes for low-crosstalk operation, and can switch between 2D and 3D.

Original Press Release:

Lightspeed Design, Inc. to Debut the DepthQ Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema at CinemaCon in Las Vegas - Booth #305A

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ® is pleased to announce the debut of the new DepthQ® Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema at the CinemaCon tradeshow (Booth #305A) at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 29-31. When combined with a silver screen, the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator allows your digital cinema projector to display stunning stereoscopic 3D films, viewable using inexpensive passive circular polarized glasses.

Paired with projectors up to 18.5K ANSI Lumens, DepthQ® provides a spectacular 3D experience for screens up to 13.7m (45ft). DepthQ® meets Hollywood's demanding image quality standards by precisely and efficiently varying the polarity of light passing through it in perfect synch with the "triple-flash" of left and right eye images. An unprecedented symmetrical 50 microsecond switching time between the eyes ensures bright, low-crosstalk operation.

Features include:

- Bright, low-ghost 3D

- Crisp, sharp image

- Heat-tolerant, accepts up to 22K Lumens

- With 18.5 K lms, 3D screen sizes up to ~13.7 m (45 ft)

- Simple, easy to set up and use

- No moving parts - low cost/maintenance

- Works with all DLP projectors

- Compatible with standard polarized 3D glasses

- Two position actuator allows easy switch between 2D and 3D

- Simple, single-cost business model

- Approved by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The DepthQ® Polarization Modulator is co-developed by Lightspeed Design, Inc. and LC-Tec Displays, AB. The two companies have over 18 years of experience in their respective fields of stereoscopic design and liquid crystal manufacturing and development. Lightspeed Design is the exclusive worldwide distributor of the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator.

The system includes the liquid-crystal modulator as well as its control unit, plus hardware which mounts the unit to the front of your projector, and an actuator to move the modulator in and out of the projection path (for switching between 2D and 3D). Sync output from your projector's GPIO port is supplied to the control unit, which then conditions the signal to match the modulator's required input

For more information, go to www.depthq.com/cinema-modulator.html or contact our sales department at sales@lightspeeddesign.com or at +1-206-784-1385.

About Lightspeed Design, Inc.

Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ®, located in Bellevue, WA, USA, has 18 years of experience in 3D film & video production and stereoscopic 3D technology development. Our knowledge and expertise allow us to create immersive, impactful experiences and precise technology solutions for clients such as Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Disney, IMAX, DreamWorks, NASA, and Intuitive Surgical.


LC-Tec Displays AB, with headquarters in Borlange, SWEDEN, started operations in 1992 and has extensive experience in manufacturing and developing liquid crystal devices (optical-shutters & custom LCD's) on an R&D, prototyping and volume manufacturing level. Its 270-square-meter modern clean-room facilities house an STN-LCD manufacturing-line possessing a high degree of automation. This allows for both high-volume manufacturing together with good product quality and yield.

DepthQ® is a registered trademark of Lightspeed Design, Inc.

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