New 3D Handheld Display from IEE Integrates 3M's Autostereoscopic Technology

High-resolution display reduces off-axis image reversal, color distortions

Oct 12, 2011, 12:55 ET from IEE, Inc.

VAN NUYS, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IEE, Inc., specializing in the design, test support and fielding of human system interface (HSI) display technologies in a wide range of military/aerospace, industrial and retail 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).

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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 color 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.

The display features a resolution of 800 x 480 x RGB with a typical brightness of 200 cd/m2 in both 2D and 3D modes with an optimum viewing distance of 16".  External dimension are 3.45" x 5.98" x 1.22".

A system integration development (SID) kit that allows developers to work with the 3D display technologies and related software will be available for government agencies and prime contractors in first quarter 2012. Technology demonstrations are available now, with units scheduled to ship in second quarter 2012.

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About IEE:

Founded in 1946, IEE develops highly advanced information displays and integrated display solutions utilizing the most current human system interface (HSI) technologies.  

The company's wide range of military and industrial grade products include such advanced features as multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch screens and lightweight rugged packaging that makes the full range of IEE products suitable for a number of custom display solutions. Most products are fully qualified to both military and EMI/EMC standards.

IEE's focus on engineering helps drive technology innovations that combine optimum SWaP with exceptional performance parameters as well as the latest in ARM processors with low power, high throughput operation.

Rapid prototyping and full-scale production under one roof make IEE uniquely qualified to quickly deliver its highly advanced, reliable display solutions to customers around the world.

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3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

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