03.09.2011 05:30 PM
CEA Aims to Standardize 3D Glasses

The Consumer Electronics Association has began a standards process for 3D active eyewear, seeking proposals from manufacturers for a technology that utilizes an infrared synchronized interface.

Companies interested are encouraged to join the 3D Technologies Working Group, R4WG16. The “Active Eyewear Standards IR Sync Request for Proposal” can be found online, completed proposals are to be sent to Alayne Bell. The deadline is 5 pm EST on Mar. 31 of this year.

The CEA feels a standard for 3D glasses will remove barriers to the consumer and increase its prevalence in the home.

“The expanding presence of 3DTV in the home makes the need for interoperable 3D glasses more urgent than ever,” said Brian Markwalter, CEA vice president of research and standards. “As the hub of technology industry innovation, CEA is the logical host for such a crucial effort. Industry participation will help meet consumer demand and expectations regarding 3D interoperability in the home.”

The CEA oversees more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups enabling technical professionals to develop avenues that find solutions to industry issues as well as foster growth.

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Posted by: Brian Smith
Thu, 03-10-2011 02:48 PM Report Comment
Shouldn't this have been one of the first steps taken in rolling out 3D rather than one of the last ditch efforts need to breathe life into this thus far failed rollout? I mean, DUH!
Posted by: Brian Smith
Thu, 03-10-2011 11:37 AM Report Comment
Given the consumer electronics industries resistance to any kind of standardization (ie. why can't turning closed captioning on and off be standardized in all televisions and remote controls) I'll be surprised if the standard accounts for the fact that the glasses for stereoscopic 3D requires two eyes.

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