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Today’s sophisticated smartphones have give warfighters a taste of what’s possible in a handheld device. IEE has integrated 3M’s revolutionary 3D film, which requires no 3D glasses, into its field-proven, military-qualified handheld 4.8-inch control display unit (CDU). Initially developed for use in terrain mapping, remote robotics control and enhanced video feeds, the new 3D display is making its way into 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-inch 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 smartphones.

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 inches. 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 of 2012. Technology demonstrations are available now, with units scheduled to ship in second quarter of 2012.

IEE, Van Nuys, CA. (818) 787-0311. [www.ieeinc.com].

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