HP expands 3D portfolio, Photon Engine 'paints' gigantic 3D images
Autor: Markus Hevesi
12/01/2011, 18:34 CET
A new technology by HP projects life-like 3D content on huge building walls. In addition, the company presents a 3D-ready all-in-one PC and a revised version of the HP Wireless TV Connect adapter. Also, the previously announced 3D monitor HP 2311gt is now officially part of HP's 3D portfolio.
Used on an HP Z800 workstation computer the powerful 3D image processing software HP Photon Engine combines several projectors to a scalable super-projector. According to HP, the setup mixes light sources to 'paint' high-resolution images with light dots. The system does not know viewing angle limitations and it works as well in daylight as on curved surfaces. The resulting 2D or 3D projection has a diagonal from two to several hundred feet.
Much more compact than its predecessor: the HP Wireless TV Connect adapter. (Image: HP-blog)
In addition to the Photon Engine, HP introduces the 23-inch AIO Touch Smart 620 3D Edition. The 1,600-dollar PC works with active shutter technology including CyberLink PowerDVD 10 and the TriDef 3DGame Player. Its fittings include 3D webcam and HDMI input, a pair of 3D glasses is included.
In addition to the AIO 620 3D, the 3D monitor HP2311gt also appears in the video. (Video: hpcomputers)
The updated version of the HP Wireless TV Connect is now WHDI-certified and costs 179.99 USD. It allows the wireless streaming of 2D and 3D content from the PC to the HDMI terminal of HDTVs over a 30-feet distance. The adapter features full 7.1 sound (HDMI 1.4 specification) and zero delay between PC monitor and HDTV.
The video is an introduction to the new HP Wireless Connect adapter. (Video: hpcomputers)