Oct 15, 2007

Electroluminescent Displays on the Space Shuttle

We came across this NASA image from 1985 of a Planar electroluminescent (EL) display on the space shuttle. The display was part of the GRID laptop, one of the first notebooks on the market. The fact that EL displays can handle 100 G's was definitely a plus for this application.
Oct 12, 2007

Transparent Multi-touch

This isn't a result of our new transparent EL technology, but it is interesting. Microsoft Research has developed LucidTouch, a concept product with the touch screen on the back of the panel. 
Oct 05, 2007

SEG in San Antonio

I just got back from SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) in San Antonio. The society is focused on the exploration of oil and gas. It was an impressive show that included a half dozen booths sporting more square footage than my house. It is always fun to show the StereoMirror technology to a new group of people. Hearing "wow", "cool", "oh my goodness" and exclamations unprintable in a family friendly blog make me really glad I have this job. We found a conglomerate of stereo enthusiasts that use 3D visualization for seismic interpretation. My hope is that developing some corporate relationships with companies that provide the visualization More…
Oct 03, 2007


If you are curious about how stereoscopic displays work, we have put together some great resources on this topic. Check out Stereoscopic 101 and several comparison grids showing the pros and cons of various stereoscopic/3D display technologies.
Oct 01, 2007

What if your display was also a scanner?

See the coverage on Planar's very own display guru, Adi Abileah. The article reviews Adi's SIGGRAPH presentation on technology that Planar developed for embedding optical scanning capabilities within an AMLCD monitor.