The next phase of the holographic screen is at the door and Looking Glass aggressively ensures that it is on the edge of the spear when it comes to leading that attack.
Tuesday, the Brooklyn, New York and Hong Kong-based startup unveiled the latest in its product line, the Looking Glass 8K immersive display.
Previous versions of the product – the Looking Glass Standard, Large and Pro Series – were all effective in showing where such a touch screen and gesture-based holographic display might fit into the world of traditional computer interfaces and emerging ones. augmented reality solutions. In particular, the Looking Glass Pro has improved the experience by supporting 4K resolution.
That is why the new Looking Glass 8K builds on that previous dynamic. But it appears that the increased resolution actually brings the holographic screen to new ground. I had the chance to visit the Brooklyn offices a few weeks ago to see the new 8K screen up close, and the realism was amazing.
It is difficult to translate here what I saw through traditional 2D images and videos, but in some cases it seems like the 3D images on the new 8K display extend outward from the screen.
The end result is a location-based 3D interface and experience that, although trapped in a rectangular structure, still yields a holographic-like experience.
The new device, officially called The Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display, delivers 33, 2 million pixels and more than a billion color range at 60Hz. The way in which the team explains how the new screen works is using its own 45-element light field technology.
After spending some time with the 8K version, it is easy to see how the huge 8K 32-inch display can work for everything from mapping, medical imaging into the universe of the academic world, and real-world pre- and post-surgical analysis, as well as entertainment.
I even got the chance to see how the 8K display could work for remote communication. Imagine if the person you are talking to, thousands of miles away, seems to peek into your office through the Looking Glass 8K screen (instead of through a flat, 2D screen dynamic) and you start a part of the potential used for such a product in the future.
With such dynamics, I could also see that this was the way we communicate with many virtual assistants that are presented as 3D avatars through smart homes and public spaces.
The price is not cheap. Although the team will not reveal specific prizes, the previous Looking Glass Pro will cost you $ 6,000, so expect to pay considerably more to get the new version.
The beta delivery of the device is already committed to a list of customers , but the team accepts pre-orders today, with delivery expected in the spring of 2020. Interested parties can contact the sales team via the website.