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AR Optics: IDTechEx Explores Insights from IDTechEx at CES 2024

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

However, startling progress is being made to solve this, with CES 2024 giving a great overview of recent developments in AR optics and spatial computing overall.

Key Points: 
  • However, startling progress is being made to solve this, with CES 2024 giving a great overview of recent developments in AR optics and spatial computing overall.
  • The two biggest AR headset announcements at this year's CES took very different approaches.
  • TCL's upcoming RayNeo X2 Lite headset fell under the banner of "lite AR".
  • The stories presented here provide only a small portion of IDTechEx's insights from CES 2024, which are available to their subscribers, amongst much more timely information on emerging technologies on their portal.

AR Optics: IDTechEx Explores Insights from IDTechEx at CES 2024

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

However, startling progress is being made to solve this, with CES 2024 giving a great overview of recent developments in AR optics and spatial computing overall.

Key Points: 
  • However, startling progress is being made to solve this, with CES 2024 giving a great overview of recent developments in AR optics and spatial computing overall.
  • The two biggest AR headset announcements at this year's CES took very different approaches.
  • TCL's upcoming RayNeo X2 Lite headset fell under the banner of "lite AR".
  • The stories presented here provide only a small portion of IDTechEx's insights from CES 2024, which are available to their subscribers, amongst much more timely information on emerging technologies on their portal.

BAE Systems Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle prototype successfully fires Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System during live multi-scenario demonstration

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

KINGMAN, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- BAE Systems (LON: BA) successfully tested its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) prototype during a recent live fire demonstration. As part of a collaborative effort with Moog, these positive results exemplify opportunities for future capability growth within the purpose-built modular framework of the AMPV platform.

Key Points: 
  • BAE Systems and Moog showcase a forward-thinking, versatile combat platform that paves the way for future rapid capability integration
    KINGMAN, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- BAE Systems (LON: BA) successfully tested its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) prototype during a recent live fire demonstration.
  • As part of a collaborative effort with Moog, these positive results exemplify opportunities for future capability growth within the purpose-built modular framework of the AMPV platform.
  • The exercise displayed the turret engaging with ground targets and utilizing a slew-to-cue capability to target both stationary and moving small drones with 30mm proximity rounds.
  • The ExMEP on the AMPV C-UAS prototype is configured with the Moog Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP®) turret.

IDTechEx Explains the Role of Optics in Making AR Headsets Socially Acceptable

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.

Key Points: 
  • AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.
  • If privacy is now a limited concern here, why are today's lower-cost AR devices only just making the case for social acceptability?
  • The outward aesthetics of AR optics have an outsize impact on a headset's overall appearance, which is key to making headsets attractive to wear in public.
  • Problems solved and not yet solved in the contribution of optics to socially acceptable AR glasses.

IDTechEx Explains the Role of Optics in Making AR Headsets Socially Acceptable

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.

Key Points: 
  • AR headsets use components known as optical combiners to overlay digital content from displays on top of reality.
  • If privacy is now a limited concern here, why are today's lower-cost AR devices only just making the case for social acceptability?
  • The outward aesthetics of AR optics have an outsize impact on a headset's overall appearance, which is key to making headsets attractive to wear in public.
  • Problems solved and not yet solved in the contribution of optics to socially acceptable AR glasses.

Mitsui Chemicals Develops Diffrar™ Optical Polymer Wafers for AR Glasses

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: HASHIMOTO Osamu) has developed the Diffrar™ array of polymer wafers for waveguides used in augmented reality (AR) glasses, with a view to expand into the augmented and virtual reality markets.

Key Points: 
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: HASHIMOTO Osamu) has developed the Diffrar™ array of polymer wafers for waveguides used in augmented reality (AR) glasses, with a view to expand into the augmented and virtual reality markets.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231217502683/en/
    Equipped with outstanding optical properties, including a high refractive index of 1.67 or higher and extreme flatness, Diffrar™ optical polymer wafers offer users of AR glasses a wide Field Of View (FOV).
  • In addition, the material being polymer allows Diffrar™ to have greater impact resistance, making devices safer and lighter compared to glass.
  • The 8-inch optical polymer wafer for AR glasses is the world’s first product of this kind (according to our investigation).

IDTechEx Forecasts the Spatial Computing Optics Market to Exceed US$5B by 2034

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Mixed reality-capable VR headsets like Meta's Quest 3 and the upcoming Apple Vision Pro are demonstrating the true power of spatial computing.

Key Points: 
  • Mixed reality-capable VR headsets like Meta's Quest 3 and the upcoming Apple Vision Pro are demonstrating the true power of spatial computing.
  • Optics is a key hurdle to overcome to unlock a path to true ubiquity for these XR (eXtended Reality) devices.
  • IDTechEx also develop granular 10-year market forecasts and assessments of the potential for success of the technologies covered, as well as supporting high-level material demands.
  • -  10-year granular market volume and revenue forecasts for the following, including basis in historical data and narratives:
    Overall headset market (VR including MR-capable devices, AR including MR-capable devices).

IDTechEx Forecasts the Spatial Computing Optics Market to Exceed US$5B by 2034

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Mixed reality-capable VR headsets like Meta's Quest 3 and the upcoming Apple Vision Pro are demonstrating the true power of spatial computing.

Key Points: 
  • Mixed reality-capable VR headsets like Meta's Quest 3 and the upcoming Apple Vision Pro are demonstrating the true power of spatial computing.
  • Optics is a key hurdle to overcome to unlock a path to true ubiquity for these XR (eXtended Reality) devices.
  • IDTechEx also develop granular 10-year market forecasts and assessments of the potential for success of the technologies covered, as well as supporting high-level material demands.
  • -  10-year granular market volume and revenue forecasts for the following, including basis in historical data and narratives:
    Overall headset market (VR including MR-capable devices, AR including MR-capable devices).

IDTechEx Reports on A Tale of Two Realities: Mapping Spatial Computing's Next Decade

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Butterscotch's display system approaches retinal resolution, which is the pixel density at which most people's eyes cannot distinguish individual pixels.

Key Points: 
  • Butterscotch's display system approaches retinal resolution, which is the pixel density at which most people's eyes cannot distinguish individual pixels.
  • This reduces the perception that the user is looking at screens, eliminating the "screen door effect" of the visible pixel grid.
  • A production-ready system would need a higher field of view, but this requires incredibly high-resolution screens and massive computing demands.
  • All reports feature multiple interview-based company profiles from key industry players in addition to SWOT analysis, readiness level assessments, and much more.

IDTechEx Reports on A Tale of Two Realities: Mapping Spatial Computing's Next Decade

Retrieved on: 
Monday, November 20, 2023

Butterscotch's display system approaches retinal resolution, which is the pixel density at which most people's eyes cannot distinguish individual pixels.

Key Points: 
  • Butterscotch's display system approaches retinal resolution, which is the pixel density at which most people's eyes cannot distinguish individual pixels.
  • This reduces the perception that the user is looking at screens, eliminating the "screen door effect" of the visible pixel grid.
  • A production-ready system would need a higher field of view, but this requires incredibly high-resolution screens and massive computing demands.
  • All reports feature multiple interview-based company profiles from key industry players in addition to SWOT analysis, readiness level assessments, and much more.