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DTI invited to present at NVIDIA
GTC Emerging Companies Summit!

The NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is a big deal. www.gputechconf.com/

"This is the place where scientists, programmers, researchers, and a myriad of creative professionals convene to tap into the power of a GPU for more than gaming." --Forbes

As part of the GTC, NVIDIA showcases the best in Visual Computing innovation at the Emerging Companies Summit (ECS). An exclusive group of companies that are breaking new ground and finding new applications that challenge the limits of the GPU.

And this March 18, 2015, DTI is proud to be among those invited to demonstrate at the ECS. This is one more important step on our journey to prove that DTI has the best glasses-free 3D/2D displays for a wide range of applications. We'll be showing our latest displays for aerospace, automotive, Big Data visualization, healthcare, engineering, retail, entertainment, gaming and more.

It all happens this coming March 17-20 in Silicon Valley. We hope to see you there!

Why are Creative Pros getting behind
DTI Mission Critical 3D?

Loves that he can edit in 2D and preview in 3D on the same monitor without glasses.
Loves that he can edit in 2D and preview in 3D on the same monitor without glasses.

Maybe it's the fact that it provides full resolution and brightness in 2D and 3D.

The DTI 3D/2D display provides 1920 x 1080p resolution to each eye in 3D; and when you switch to 2D, you get perfectly clear 1920 x 1080p there too! That's the beauty of our behind the screens approach to glasses-free 3D. We don't have anything on the front of the screen to compromise resolution or brightness.

Filmmaker, animator, 3D evangelist.says yes to DTI
Filmmaker, animator, 3D evangelist.says yes to DTI

Maybe it's our realistic depth of field without glasses that makes the difference.

Yeah, that's probably it. It certainly is one of the first things you notice. DTI's glasses-free 3D depth of field draws you in. It looks natural. It looks like a faithful reproduction of the director/designer/developer's vision.

Even looking over someone's shoulder, he can see the possibilities for DTI 3D in his studio.
Even looking over someone's shoulder, he can see the possibilities for DTI 3D in his studio.

With eye tracking for two viewers,
it's a tool for creative collaboration as well.

Emmanuel Albano really liked the fact that the DTI Mission Critical 3D monitor provides great 3D to two people at the same time. That would enable more collaborative edit and review sessions. You can even have a 3D window open on a 2D screen!

Take it from creative professionals like Fangwei Lee, James Stewart, and Emmanuel Albano, DTI Mission Critical 3D is a great workplace monitor.

Announcing The James Stewart Foxed! Set

It's even better in glasses-free 3D!
It's even better in glasses-free 3D!

We've just posted a new pledge package! Every Foxed! Set backer gets a copy of James Stewart's award-winning stop-motion animation short film Foxed! And a DTI Mission Critical 3D monitor to watch it on.

Plus: A Foxed! screen saver and t-shirt!

Watch great 3D on a great glasses-free 3D/2D monitor.

See the Foxed Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F4q7nvuArvw

foxedmovie.com

Thanks James!

Tom's Hardware Gets Firsthand Look at
DTI Mission Critical 3D

When you claim to have solved a riddle that has left the giants in the display industry scratching their heads; skepticism is going to run pretty high.

Senior Editor Don Woligroski gets a close up look at DTI Mission Crtiical 3D at Immersed.
Senior Editor Don Woligroski gets a close up look at DTI Mission Crtiical 3D at Immersed.

So when Tom's Hardware Senior Editor Don Woligroski sat down to view the DTI Mission Critical 3D demo at Immersed, it was a moment of truth. His article, "What we saw at Immersed: The Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Event" was published on December 1, 2014 on tomshardware.com.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/immersed-vr-ar-conference,28136.html

Our demo is reviewed about two-thirds of the way down; and while we can't tell you what the article said here without incurring licensing fees, we can tell you that after we read it, we felt good. We especially like the part where they use the words "convincing" and "demo" in the same sentence.

That's why we take our displays to shows like SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver and Immersed in Toronto.

We demo for experts in the industry; people whose job it is to sort the real from the fake.

And when it comes to technology, there's no tougher experts than the editors of Tom's Hardware.

We get it. It's hard for people to believe that this small company from Rochester, NY has out-invented the big guys. But when it comes to glasses-free 3D/2D displays, that's what DTI has been doing for more than 25 years for organizations such as NASA and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy,

Add Tom's Hardware to the growing list of believers.

Take it from people who have seen it for themselves:

Saw us at Immersed in Toronto.
Saw us at Immersed in Toronto.

Or 

Neil is one serious 3D gamer advocate.
Neil is one serious 3D gamer advocate.

Or Carl White:

Saw DTI displays at SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver
Saw DTI displays at SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver

We can't make this stuff up. Seriously, we're prohibited by law.

The Joy of Delayed Gratification!
Makes a great graduation gift.

Games, movies and valuable life lessons all in one.
Games, movies and valuable life lessons all in one.

Some holiday gifts are opened in a rush and forgotten in a week. A DTI Glasses-Free Mission-Critical 3D/2D monitor is not one of them.

This year, give a gift that does more than provide years of entertainment and enjoyment, it teaches two valuable life lessons

1. The joy of delayed gratification
2. The importance of holding people accountable.

From holiday morning, the anticipation will build and build for six months (delivery June 2015); and backers will be in the loop the whole time, holding our feet to the fire. We don't mind at all. NASA has been doing that to us for years. You'll get progress reports every step of the way. And the joy of having your very own Kickstarter Special Edition DTI 3D/2D monitor will last for years.

DTI Gets NVIDIA 3D Vision Certification!

We're 3D Vision Ready with no glasses required!
We're 3D Vision Ready with no glasses required!

After seeing the DTI glasses-free 3D/2D displays at Immersed in Toronto, NVIDIA gave us the 3D Vision green light.

NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With their invention of the GPU — the engine of modern visual computing — the field has expanded to encompass PC games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research.

Today, visual computing is becoming increasingly central to how people interact with technology. DTI Glasses-Free 3D is proud to be a part of this growing ecosystem of 3D data visualization and stereoscopic imaging.

DTI Kickstarter gets ringing endorsement from 3D expert.

After seeing our technology for the third time in 5 months, most recently at Immersed in Toronto (GetImmersed.com); Neil Schneider posted this article on MTBS3D.com:

http://www.mtbs3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14341:the-ramifications-of-the-dimension-technologies-inc-kickstarter&catid=35:news&Itemid=73

Why should astronauts and pilots have all the fun?

DTI founders and Space Technology Hall of Famers, Arnie Lagergren and Jesse Eichenlaub have spent years perfecting their 3D displays, working at the forefront of science and technology with funding from NASA, as well as other aerospace and automotive leaders. In fact, they just received their 44th contract, this one from NASA, (April 2014) to develop a glasses-free 3D/2D display for the "cockpit of the future."

We call it Mission-Critical 3D because it is designed to provide greater situational awareness to pilots and co-pilots in moments of crisis. According to studies at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, real-time 3D imaging and data visualization can make information more intuitive to understand; and better comprehension leads to better decision making when lives are on the line. Hmm, wonder if gamers would like greater situational awareness too? Well don't tell NASA; but we're going to find out.

Developed for NASA; fine-tuned for gamers. DTI Mission-Critical 3D.

120 Hz refresh rates for the ultimate gamer experience!
120 Hz refresh rates for the ultimate gamer experience!
Check out the specs:
  • 27" diagonal live screen area
  • 3D Display resolution: 1920 X 1080
  • 2D Display resolution: 1920 X 1080
  • 3D technology: Patented Time Multiplexed Backlight technology
  • 3D depth range: unlimited
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz
  • Brightness: 300-350 NITS
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • AV input: Dual Link DVI; Display Port, HDMI
  • VESA mount: 200 x 200 mm

Plus:

  • Real 3D depth of field like glasses; but without glasses!
  • No sweetspots or head movement restrictions
  • No crosstalk
  • Two viewers

Seeing is believing!

That’s what MTBS3D.com and Immersive  Technology Alliance Director Neil Schneider wrote after he visited DTI HQ in Rochester, New York. You can read the article and watch the interview at MTBS3D.com
That’s what MTBS3D.com and Immersive Technology Alliance Director Neil Schneider wrote after he visited DTI HQ in Rochester, New York. You can read the article and watch the interview at MTBS3D.com

We've shown our displays to 3D experts all over the world. Here are some of the reactions we've received:

Carl White is a videographer who was at  Siggraph to create a documentary on the rise  of Virtual Reality. He filmed our demo at a  Global VR Meetup and had his mind blown.
Carl White is a videographer who was at Siggraph to create a documentary on the rise of Virtual Reality. He filmed our demo at a Global VR Meetup and had his mind blown.
Fangwei Lee loves our glasses-free monitor  because it switches from 2D to 3D with no loss  of resolution or brightness…that would make his  editing and preview work a lot more productive.
Fangwei Lee loves our glasses-free monitor because it switches from 2D to 3D with no loss of resolution or brightness…that would make his editing and preview work a lot more productive.
Jon Peddie is known as one of the foremost authorities on computer graphics, animation and gaming. He publishes in-depth reviews and product comparisons on the latest technologies. He does not use the word “excellent” lightly.
Jon Peddie is known as one of the foremost authorities on computer graphics, animation and gaming. He publishes in-depth reviews and product comparisons on the latest technologies. He does not use the word “excellent” lightly.

Imagine being able to play your favorite 3D games and watch your favorite 3D movies right out of the box.

Our 27-inch glasses-free 3D/2D display will be plug-and-play with 3D games and movies. Connect via DVI, Display Port, HDMI; run NVIDIA, AMD and Intel GPUs, We are compatible with 3D middleware such as DDD Tri-Def for 3D media play and 2D to 3D content conversion. No hacks, no builder skills required, just a simple Wizard-based installation.

Switchable 2D/3D with no glasses and no loss of brightness or resolution. A workplace solution for:

  • CAD Engineers
  • Health Imaging Professionals
  • Data Analysts 
  • Marketers -- Point of Sale and Exhibit Signage
  • 3D Game Developers
  • 3D Movie Editors and Animators

Here's why DTI Glasses-Free Mission-Critical 3D is visibly better.

Our patented Time Multiplexed Backlight, invented by company Co-founder and Chief Scientist Jesse Eichenlaub, produces a brilliant real-depth 3D image...with no glasses and no restrictions in viewer movement. We get a lot of "wows."

This is no gimmick.

We're not just adding lenticular lenses to the front of a TV, where what you see is compromised resolution and weak 3D. DTI's autostereoscopic technology makes 3D images with breathtaking depth of field and no compromise in brightness or resolution. The result is glasses-free 3D ideal for gamers and 3D movie fans.

This is Jesse and Arnie's life's work and now with your pledges, Kickstarters can bring it to its ultimate fruition and get to experience DTI Glasses-Free Mission-Critical 3D!

A Proven Team and Technology 

Since 1989, DTI has been awarded 44 contracts from NASA, the US Navy and a host of others to develop glasses-free switchable 3D/2D displays. Over the past 25 years, we have established an impeccable track record of successfully fulfilling these contracts and delivering the goods.

Now, we have the real-depth that gamers and movie fans crave; and monitors are getting bigger, brighter, and more affordable. The timing is perfect for a DTI 3D/2D display made especially for Kickstarters.

Our approach is to source a high quality 27" 2D monitor that meets our (and your) gamer performance specs, strip out their backlight, replace it with our patented Time Multiplexed Backlight, and voila, a DTI 3D/2D switchable monitor with all of the native display performance intact.

Prototype control board drives the light patterns and coordinates the light and data updates.
Prototype control board drives the light patterns and coordinates the light and data updates.

DTI has completed prototypes of the optics and lighting system for a full resolution, 3D/2D switchable display. These prototypes prove functionality and set the stage for manufacturing.

Working 22" prototype is proof of concept for Kickstarter 27" version.
Working 22" prototype is proof of concept for Kickstarter 27" version.

If funded on Kickstarter, we will use the money to source, test and select the 27-inch monitor; scale our Time Multiplexed Backlight for a 27-inch display; finalize the testing and integration of the eye tracking; assemble and deliver the Kickstarter Special Edition DTI Glasses-Free Mission Critical 3D/2D displays.

Critical and concurrent phases for this project include:

  • Design and build the Lightguide – January -- March 2015
  • Short list, test and integrate eye-tracking -- January -- March 2015
  • Scale and Image-control Electronics – January -- April 2015
  • Software--image & interface control -- March -- April 2015
  • Opto-mechanical insert final testing  – April -- May 2015
  • Manufacture and deliver the DTI 27" 3D/2D displays -- May -- June 2015

Thanks for your support!

Risks and challenges

There are always unforeseen risks and challenges in manufacturing and shipping products. It’s the nature of the business. But we are a seasoned team of professionals with experience in completing major projects for the most demanding clients.

We have had valuable learning experiences with last minute changes, and deadline concerns with both NASA and the Department of Defense and we are stronger because of it.

We are committed to fulfilling our obligations, exceeding your expectations, and we greatly appreciate your trust and support.

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