Prismatic Magic and Infitec Introduce 3D Laser Projection System

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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Prismatic Magic has introduced Laser-3D which it says is the world's first 3D laser projection system. It comes on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser. Laser-3D is unique in that it fuses two of the most popular concepts in the public consciousness lasers and 3D into a single dazzling visualization medium says Christopher Volpe Ph.D. Prismatic Magic's president. And we believe that Laser-3D is an important step towards the holy grail of projection technology: free-floating holographic objects. Prismatic Magic's Laser-3D is an extension of 3D technology developed by Infitec GmbH the same 3D system used by Dolby 3D Digital Cinema. We designed Laser-3D around Infitec's 3D format because in comparison to other stereoscopic formats it clearly results in the most realistic 3D effect says Dr. Volpe. It also is the most versatile. Laser-3D works by generating left and right duplicate images that are slightly offset from one another. Each image is projected by its own dedicated red green and blue laser subsystem. The laser wavelengths of each subsystem are tuned 10-30 nanometers from one another in order to match the optical transmission of Infitec's reusable 3D glasses. By allowing each eye to see only one RGB image the 3D glasses create a stereoscopic parallax which is interpreted by the wearer as a full-color 3D laser image. Prismatic Magic's experience with laser projection and our experience in 3D complement one another in an ideal way to form a new and unique product says Helmut Jorke the founder and CEO of Infitec. Laser-3D is projected onto any lightly colored smooth surface. No special screen is required. The system is compact and portable allowing transport and projection indoors and outdoors. Eight complete 40-minute 3D programs are expected to be initially available with additional content created on an ongoing basis. Laser-3D systems are expected to be commercially available this year.