Printer Friendly

Double-vision LCD.

Said to be "a way to end squabbles over which TV channel to watch--without buying a second set," this liquid crystal display has the ability to show completely different but clear images to viewers on the right and left, with no intermingling of the respective display content. One person could use it as a PC display screen, while another watches TV. The "two-way viewing angle LCD," is the product of Sharp Corp., released for manufacturing in July. Anticipated uses include automotive (a driver could view a map while the passenger views a movie), retail displays (customers and sales clerks could view individualized displays), billboards (like the mechanical dual-display devices), etc. The design superimposes a parallax barrier on a TFT LCD to separate the backlight into right and left directions. There are a few drawbacks: sound may need to be directed through earphones, or even combined with the sound-focusing technology mentioned in our June/July 2005 issue. Another concern may be the angle for clear viewing position: perpendicular viewing offers overlapping images, although a single image could be displayed simultaneously to both angles. An additional related technology Sharp has been producing--3D LCD displays, which work by projecting slightly different images to right and left eyes without requiring 3D glasses. Laptops equipped with these 3D displays have been available to engineers and architects for several years. A US startup has announced plans for next year to offer a line of monitors that combines the two ideas by presenting several different images to different viewers in 3D without glasses.

Circle 102--Sharp Corp., or connect directly at www.rsleads.com/509df-102

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
COPYRIGHT 2005 Nelson Publishing
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
Author:Gooch, Stephanie
Publication:Designfax
Geographic Code:9JAPA
Date:Sep 1, 2005
Words:269
Previous Article:Copper-jacket probe.
Next Article:Mold inserts.
Topics:


Related Articles
NEC-MITSUBISHI DEBUTS LG LCD SCREEN MONITORS STARTING @ $799.
SAMSUNG AND SPRINT UNVEIL SPH-A500 PCS PHONE.
Size does matter. (Digest).
SHARP DEPLOYS 17-INCH ULTRA-HIGH CONTRAST LCD MONITOR.
Rugged laptop enters the market.
Sony Prototypes 82-inch LCD TV Supporting New Video Color Space Standard xvYCC.
Endicott offers newest LED driver solutions.
Touchscreen smart phone.
Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape: No. 7,402,336; Junji Yokoyama and Yoshikazu Soeda, assignors to Nitto Denko Corporation, Osaka, Japan.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters