LightSpace x-Series 3D Volumetric display x1403a

Apr 30 2015

Model: x1403a

Status: discontinued.


LightSpace x-Series true 3D Volumetric display

Preliminary datasheet – Rev. C


  • Medical and scientific volumetric image data visualization
  • X-ray and ultrasonic 3D reconstructed  image visualization
  • Underwater sonar 3D image visualization
  • Geophysics and Geospatial Data Visualization
  • Command and Control Systems, Tactical Displays
  • Structural chemistry and biochemistry
  • CAD/CAM, Virtual synthesis and prototyping

How It Works:

  • 3D image data frame is sent from image processing workstation to the display where it is converted into image slices.
  • A high-speed DLP projector rear projects each slice onto one of 20 LCD shutter layers
  • Shutter states (transparent or scattering) are synchronized within frames to place images at the right depth.
  • Depth Anti-aliasing™ image processing creates a solid continuous 3D image.

Why Use a LightSpace 3D Volumetric Display?

  • Physically deep 3D images leverage all of the human visual perception bandwidth to intuitively convert 3D computer data into human knowledge.
  • Comprehension of complex 3D information is dramatically enhanced.
  • Multiple viewers are supported without glasses, helmets, restricted viewing angles or special training.
  • Easy interfaces to image processing systems that already create synthesized 3D images.
  • Standardized hardware – DisplayPort 1.2 transfer media and PCI-e Gen2 slot for 3D image output adapter helps easy integration into existing image processing systems

LightSpace x1403a true 3D Volumetric Display System Specifications *)

Image size and viewing characteristics

  • 395 x 295 x 100mm deep multilayer LCD image volume (19” front diagonal)
  • 90° field of view with full motion parallax in both horizontal and vertical dimensions
  • All solid-state system – NO moving parts, solid state light sources
  • Front-viewed display system with Cartesian display geometry (x, y, z)
  • NO encumbering eyewear
  • NO head tracking
  • Arbitrary viewing distance
  • Supports multiple simultaneous viewers

Display operation modes (software switchable), resolution, refresh, update rate and color depth

  • 1024 x 768 transverse pixels x 20 depth planes = 15.7 million physical addressable voxels
  • Useable color depth up to 24 bit per voxel (RGB each color up to 8 bit per voxel)
  • Image optical refresh rates in relation to color depth and achievable light intensity:
    • 30 fps (full 3D frames per second) at 24bpv (8bpc, 75% of max light intensity)
    • 40 fps at 18bpv (6bpc, 80% of max light intensity)
    • 55 fps at 18bpv (6bpc, 60% of max light intensity)
    • Several other modes possible
  • Image update rate limited by DisplayPort 1.2 max data transfer speed – 17.28Gbps:
    • 45 fps at 24bpv (8bpv)
  • Image data frame output rate limited by current status of PC architecture – motherboards PCI-e Gen2 x8 – 10.8Gbps:
    • Indicative - 33 fps at 24bpv (8bpc) – verified for both Linux/Windows7 operating system environment

Computer and software compatibility

  • Data transfer interface – standard DisplayPort 1.2
  • Requires special high speed output video adapter, offered with display – x1403PCI-DP (revision compatible with standard 4K display card with DisplayPort 1.2 will follow shortly)
  • Requires high speed data transfer motherboards with one free PCI-e Gen2 x8 socket
  • SDK and engineering support package include drivers and application examples for both – Linux and Windows 7 operating systems

Physical Specifications (estimated)

  • System Power Requirements: 200W
  • Display unit power inlet - DC 12V, 18A
  • Supplied with DC 12V adapter for mains 85-265VAC 50-60Hz 250W
  • Weight: 35kg
  • Dimensions – unit to be mounted in 19” rack for safe transportation and deployment
  • Temperature: 20°-30°C
  • Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing

 *) All specifications subject to change without notice.




European Sales

Lightspace Technologies, SIA
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LightSpace Technologies, Inc
P.O. Box 242, Twinsburg
OH 44087, USA
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Office in California

LightSpace Technologies Inc.
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CA 95131, USA
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