3DIcon is a developer of groundbreaking 3D projection and display technologies that are being designed to produce full color, 360° volumetric images. Its proprietary technologies are revolutionary because they leapfrog traditional methods of creating 3D images on a 2D screen. The company targets an estimated $1 billion market opportunity, projected to grow to $2 - $3 billion by 2015.
The company is currently in talks with industry leading Fortune 100 companies for licensing and co-development in a number of applications including: medical imaging; scanning for homeland security; geo-spatial imaging for oil & gas exploration; air traffic control; entertainment; advertising; and gaming. Solidifying its leadership role in 3D imaging, 3DIcon’s CSpace® 3D imaging technology recently received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
First to Market In True 3D Display For Large Installed Base of 3D Image Capture Equipment
There is a tremendous market opportunity in commercializing a true 3D projection device to complement the 3D image capturing equipment already on the market. Today’s 3D imaging technologies are limited to presenting data that is captured in 3D onto a 2D screen. A wealth of 3D data is lost in translating images back down to a 2D screen. The company is positioned as first to market to capture this opportunity.
Examples of currently installed equipment on the market include MRIs in the medical field and baggage scanners for homeland security. The technological challenge for industry has been the ability to display 3D data in a true three-dimensional image space. This is the breakthrough that 3DIcon has achieved: projection of 3D data into a clear, three-dimensional image space that allows viewers to walk around and see the image in a true-to-life simulation. This greatly enhances accuracy of perception.
Intellectual Property Portfolio
In December of 2010, 3DIcon received a patent for its CSpace® 3D rendering methods. 3DIcon has the exclusive worldwide rights on this patent and its portfolio of technologies developed at the University of Oklahoma (OU), under its Sponsored Research Agreement. The company has two issued patents and three more pending in the United States, as well as two patents pending in Europe and Japan. The company believes that additional patents, copyrights, and trademarks will flow from its research activities.
$1 Billion Market
According to Insight Media, the market for 3D display technologies is currently estimated at $1 billion for products currently on the market, most of which require viewing aids and utilize a 2D screen. 3DIcon’s technology advances the 3D imaging industry, thus creating new markets and applications where they did not before exist. As technology advances, the market is expected to reach between $2 billion to $3 billion by 2015.
Significant Technology Team
3DIcon’s technology has been developed through a Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) with the University of Oklahoma (OU). The company has built an impressive technology team that includes Dr. Hakki Refai, Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Refai is the inventor of 3DIcon’s technologies and was a professor and researcher at OU prior to joining 3DIcon.
CSpace is a unique 3D display that is being designed to produce high-resolution full-color, true 3D images. The display does not require special viewing aids or glasses, does not cause viewer fatigue during prolonged use, and is capable of producing translucent images for viewing the inside of images, such as human organs, cargo containers, baggage, ocean or terrain features, or troop carriers, all of which are beyond the capabilities of current display methodologies. CSpace is a pure, static 3D display that doesn’t require mechanical rotational movement and has the potential to generate 3D images.
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