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  • If you've ever used "3D" stereoscopic glasses, or been to a 3D movie, you know how awkward this simulated three-dimensional experience can be. While stereoscopic glasses such as the ones from Elsa offer a cheap way to create a three-dimensional illusion from a 2D picture, they can often be uncomfortable to wear, clumsy, and strenuous on one's eyes.

    To view abnormal representations of objects, such as a 3D image built from a 2D image, we are often accustomed to looking "through" another object that creates this false sense of 3D reality, be it traditional "3D glasses" or even a kaleidoscope type of device for that matter. Being able to view a 3D object right in front of oneself without being to touch or feel it is odd, to say the least. Dimension Technologies Inc (http://www.dti3d.com), in their new 2015XLS LCD display, attempt to create the illusion of realistic three-dimensional images from a two-dimensional picture without the use of the traditional 3D or shutter glasses.

    The basic technology behind this product is stereoscopics. Quite simply, this monitor as with most any other stereoscopic device provides two slightly different views of the same image. When both images are viewed in tandem, it creates the illusion that the image being viewed is three-dimensional. The best example of how this particular monitor works would be to think of those 3D pictures that were really hot a few years back. When one would stare at a particular spot on the picture, it would appear that an image that seemed to pop-out was formed.

    Dimension Technologies took this basic idea and applied it to a much more sophisticated device in the form of a LCD display. In so doing, DTI created a device that allows the viewing of stereoscopic images in realtime. The great thing about this monitor is that it will work with virtually any image or program to create realistic 3D.

    While the 2015XLS appears to be just a basic run-of-the-mill LCD, it is not. DTI's LCD uses a basic display with a specialized backlight behind the it. For a more detailed explanation of how this display works you might want to check out DTI's technology page (http://www.dti3d.com/technology.asp).

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