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Monster launches 3D eyewear shutter system

David Davies 8 September 2010
Monster launches 3D eyewear shutter system

Monster Vision Max 3D glasses feature a stylish and lightweight high-gloss black design and are sized to fit all head-sizes. The Max 3D eyeglasses (which may be worn over prescription glasses) and transmitter kit are due to be made available later this month priced at around £165, with each additional pair of 3D glasses priced at approximately £115.

The system works through an innovative process whereby the Monster Vision Max 3D ACTIVE SYNC technology (based on Bit Cauldron’s HeartBeat technology) allows the wireless Universal 3D Shutter Transmitter to listen to the signal from any 3D-enabled flat panel display. The transmitter then wirelessly decodes the shutter signals and transmits them to a sensor embedded in the glasses. Through this connection (via ZigBee’s 2.4 GHz radio technology), coupled with interference rejection software and sync correction, the specially-designed lenses in the Monster Vision Max 3D glasses react electro-chromatically.

Additionally, ACTIVE SYNC is said to be the only technology that allows Monster Vision Max 3D glasses to work with one TV even when other 3D TVs or Monster Vision Max 3D Shutter Transmitters are in close proximity. The glasses also have a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, enabling the user to experience thousands of hours of 3D content before replacing the battery, and can be updated via USB.

Noel Lee, founder and head of Monster, told IE Residential: “3D technology is fast becoming the ‘Holy Grail’ in advanced home entertainment and gaming, and until now there has not been a really great solution for enjoying the maximum power of the 3D effect in comfort, convenience and style. Thanks to our innovative method for delivering the 3D signal, wearers of our Monster Vision Max 3D glasses will not only be able to immerse themselves in a world of incredibly realistic 3D images, but they will be able to watch for hours without common effects of fatigue and eye strain caused by traditional IR based Shutter lenses.”

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