Princess Leia on your Living Room Table?
Japanese technology company Burton was showcasing its Aerial True 3D display at CES 2012. The display makes use of lasers to create a volumetric display in the air, just as the Princess Leia avatar in Star Wars. The laser ionizes molecules of oxygen and nitrogen of the air enough for them to emit light. Full HD and non-green colors seems to remain a few years in the future however.
The display is really done in volume and the 3D effect don't require any special glasses. Watch the CNET showcase video here under. This Sci-Fi display will be visible agoin at Imagina 2012 from 7 to 9 February 2012 in Monaco.
Burton's Aerial True 3D
Burton's Aerial True 3D display creates a "plasma emission phenomenon" that it says is similar to lightning, while pointing multi-coloured lasers to create dot arrays that move to give the illusion of movement. A demo of the technology in its smaller form was running at CES in January 2012 with 3D sharks, apples and words projected in 3D that could get to about 20 cm (8 inches) in size.
Burton has also created a larger version that a spokesman said could create projections just shy of 3 meters (10 feet). They are working to make the 3D display smaller and more powerful to create larger projections for use in advertising and entertainment products.
Price: the smaller-sized unit will costs 100,000 $ and the price was not provided for the larger version.
Contact: Visit Burton-jp.com here.
Aerial True 3D Display by Burton
Here under (after the 30 sec. commercial) the small version:
The large version is visible in .wmv format on Buton-JP here.