PolarScreens has been at the forefront of stereoscopic displays since 2003. Our first patent was even filed close to 10 years prior to the company starting operations. The company's initial focus was on developing and licensing its technology. More recently our focus has changed to develop and manufacture our own products. Irrespective of business model, our focus has always been on providing the best possible image.
The original technology development was based on using polarized glasses. PolarScreens licensed this technology to MacNaughton Inc in 2005. Product shipments of their Perceiva DSD190 monitor started in 2006. PolarScreens was intricately involved in manufacturing a high quality product that worked effectively in the real world. The high resolution, hight brightness display exhibited an excellent contrast ratio, a wide and undistorted viewing angle, and less than 2% crosstalk, superior to any technology on the market at the time. MacNaughton released a second monitor based on PolarScreens technology, continuing the high standard set by the Percevia monitors.
MacNaughton's monitors were used for a wide variety of applications including stereo satellite mapping for military and civilian purposes as well as health and technology sectors.
In 2006, iZ3D licensed technology from PolarScreens that was used in their 22" iZ3D gaming monitor. This widescreen monitor with low response time was ideally suited for video gamers who demanded impressive 3D graphics in games such as Half Life, Battlefront, Grand Theft Auto, Unreal Tournament, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. iZ3D promised not to leave your gaming experience flat.
PolarScreens further advanced 3D display technology in 2010 by developing and patenting a new concept for a full resolution 3D monitor, again using polarized glasses. Protection of our technology has always been important and PolarScreens actively files patents throughout the world and is continually striving to improve the state of the art.
From the years of experience in creating the best 3D displays using polarized glasses and from accumulating feedback from customers, we realized that the ultimate display solution must be unencumbered by any type of glasses. The user must be free to look at other displays, objects and people while also seeing three dimensional objects. With this requirement in mind, PolarScreens started the development of an autostereoscopic display. This multiyear effort in now coming to fruition in our virtual reality display.