Sony has announced that it has started to ship its Spatial Reality Display (SR Display). This goundbreaking display is claimed to bring displayed objects to life, offering “an entirely new medium and experience for designers and creators everywhere”. These displays make use of Sony’s award-winning Eye-Sensing Light Field Display (ELFD) technology to present a 3D optical experience that is viewable to the naked eye. In other words it is a 3D display that doesn’t require the viewer to don special spectacles or an HMD.
Three main technologies come into play to create the SR Display as follows:
- High-speed Vision Sensor – The SR Display is based an innovative high-speed vision sensor which follows exact eye position in space, on vertical, horizontal and depth axes simultaneously. The display monitors eye movement down to the millisecond, while rendering the image instantaneously, based on the location and position of the viewer’s eyes. This allows creators to interact with their designs in a highly-realistic virtual, 3D environment, from any angle without glasses.3
- Real-time Rendering Algorithm – Additionally, the SR Display leverages an original processing algorithm to display content in real-time. This allows the stereoscopic image to appear as smooth as real life, even if the viewer moves around.
- Micro Optical Lens – The micro optical lens is positioned precisely over the stunning 15.6 inches (diag.) LCD display. This lens divides the image into the left and right eyes allowing for stereoscopic viewing with just the naked eye.
Full specifications of the Sony SR Display:
|Dimensions and Weight|
|DIMENSION||Approx. 15.125 x 9.25 x 9.125″ (383 x 232 x 231 mm), 15.125 x 9.25 x 9.75″ (383 x 232 x 247 mm) (including accessories)|
|WEIGHT WITH OPTIONAL PARTS||Approx. 10.8 lb (4.9 kg) (including accessories)|
|WEIGHT WITHOUT OPTIONAL PARTS||Approx. 10.2 lb (4.6 kg)|
|HIGH-SPEED VISION SENSOR||Eye-sensing vision sensor built in|
|VIEWING DISTANCE||30 cm–75 cm|
|VIEWING ANGLE||Up 20 degrees, down 40 degrees, left and right 25 degrees2|
|NUMBER OF USERS AT A TIME||13|
|GAMUT||Adobe RGB approx. 100%|
|PANEL RESOLUTION||3,840 pixels x 2,160 pixels4|
|SPEAKERS||5.5 W (1.5 W + 1.5 W + 2.5 W)|
|CONTROL TERMINAL||1 (USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C)|
|POWER||DC IN: 12V 2.0A|
|Power and Energy Saving|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (IN OPERATION)||24 W|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (IN STANDBY)||0.5 W|
|ILLUMINANCE||100 lux—1,000 lux|
|TEMPERATURE||32–104 °F (0–40 °C)|
|HUMIDITY||20–80 % (No condensation)|
|Supported Game Engines|
|UNITY||2019.4 (recommended), 2018.4, 2020.1|
|UNREAL ENGINE 4||4.25 (recommended), 4.24|
|DISPLAY LANGUAGE||ENGLISH / FRENCH|
|PC SOFTWARE||ENGLISH / FRENCH|
|TEXT TO SPEECH||Yes|
The SR Display has a suggested retail price of US$4,999.99 and will be available to buy from next month. There are no pre-orders available as yet; at the time of writing the Sony direct order page includes a ‘Notify Me’ email alert button.