Holographic displays are a relatively new format for developing a group-viewable, three-dimensional display. Some companies had previous attempts at holographic displays, which are relatively similar to regular 3D screens.
However, one company aimed to break out of that cycle and made efforts to create a fully immersive display. That company is a holographic display hardware startup Looking Glass Factory. They recently unveiled their take on the holo-display with its Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display.
Today we take a giant step towards the holographic future with the announcement of the Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display, the world’s largest and highest resolution holographic display. No VR/AR headgear required.
— Looking Glass Factory (@LKGGlass) November 12, 2019
A look into the Looking Glass
At almost four times the scale of anything else on the market, the Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display stands in at 32-inches. This is substantially larger than all the predecessors of this type of device. It also has a sleek full glass body, making it look even sharper than displays with larger notches.
The display itself is a 60Hz, three-dimensional display with over a billion-count color gamut and 33.2 million pixels. This makes it the largest holographic display on the market with the highest framerate of any previous holographic display.
Since the device is aimed towards enterprise-use, it can allow multiple users to control the device. It also makes the use of VR or AR devices redundant and allows for a simple plug and use setup.
The device is aimed to help in numerous sectors, including three-dimensional presentations for medical science or architecture. A holographic display can be extremely helpful in these fields to allow for better communication with others. It can also be used for entertainment purposes thanks to its unique features.
Availability and drawbacks
Due to the physical restrictions of the device, the display isn’t fully holographic but rather seems holographic at a 50-degree cone of vision. However, the company claims that it is still a perfect option for enterprise-use and that this field of vision will not be a problem for group viewing.
The first beta runs for the Looking Glass 8K Immersive display are sold out. However, you can pre-order on their website for the next batch, which will be released in the spring of 2020. While a price-tag wasn’t revealed, the device is estimated to cost more than its 15.6-inch counterpart, which stood at a hefty $6,000 price.
Vimeo: Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display
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