CEA Releases RFP to Standardize Active Shutter 3D Glasses
To date, most implementations of active shutter 3D glasses technology have been incompatible with each other. With the release of its new Request For Proposal (RFP), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) intends to standardize infrared (IR) physical and protocol layers to allow any manufacturer's IR-based active shutter glasses to work on any display.
While this is a good start, the RFP appears to do nothing to address other communication channels such as Bluetooth found in some of the 2011 Samsung models. There is also another important issue when using universal or compatible glasses that we'll dive into next week.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the launch of a new standards process for 3D glasses. CEA, the nation’s largest technology trade association, represents more than 2,000 technology manufacturers, retailers, service providers and installers. CEA seeks proposals for standardizing 3D active eyewear that uses an infrared (IR) synchronized interface from consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers. Interested participants are encouraged to join the 3D Technologies Working Group, R4WG16.
“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.”