Ultra-D™ Technology

Ultra-D™ is the result of years of research and development in the field of 3D optical delivery. Ultra-D™ is a proprietary combination of hardware, middleware and software in perfect sync. It introduces a proprietary optical stack matched to the sub pixel level of the panel and adhered to the panel during the bonding process. The result is a state of the art display that allows the unassisted human eye to view live and recorded content in true 3D. No Glasses Required! The optical technology directs light from the sub-pixel level at an optimal angle to create a 3D image for the human eye.
It’s like opening a window to a world that is just beyond reach. Behind the scenes, there is a vigorous play by a matrix of sophisticated software algorithms that scan incoming feeds to decipher the different layers that may be used to extrude and generate depth. Once identified, they are given depth that may be either user-defined or computer-generated and packaged into the Ultra-D™ format. All this happens in microseconds, keeping the video latency to levels that cannot be discerned by the human eye. This is what auto stereoscopic 3D or glasses free 3D should be.

The result is a great 3D viewing experience!

Ultra-D™ 2160p

2160p (Ultra High Definition) panels consist of 4K x 2K active pixels or precisely 3840×2160 pixels in a panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This translates into 8.3 million pixels that project an image as opposed to a 1080p (HD) panel with 1920 x 1080 pixels or 2 million pixels. Stream TV Networks, Inc. and its R&D subsidiary SeeCubic, B.V have developed a groundbreaking technology that provides a true auto-stereoscopic (3D without glasses) viewing experience in 2160p resolution when viewing stereoscopic (3D with glasses) or two-dimensional HD 1080p resolution content. A proprietary software algorithm in the Ultra-D SoC 4K conversion hardware takes the original 1080p input signal and creates new pixel information from the depth domain, unlike the simple pixel multiplication and stretching done by scalers that other companies use.

This new pixel data is then processed as a 2160p auto-stereoscopic signal by Stream TV Networks’ proprietary rendering chip, which results in an ultra high definition glasses-free 3D view on the Ultra-D™ 2160p powered display. The conversion hardware is significant for two reasons: (1) it can convert both 2D and 3D with glasses content into 2160p glasses-free 3D in real time and (2) the viewing experience is fully user adjustable. You can customize your 3D experience to your liking!

The Works

There are two parts to the Ultra-D™ process:

Display

The Ultra-D™ Display integrates proprietary hardware, middleware and software. An underlying LCD, LED or OLED panel is combined with specially-designed optical layers that use refractive and diffractive technologies to create a 140-degree continuous light front. The resulting 3D Optical system is integrated with the middleware that instructs the display how to operate at a sub-pixel level. Software that decodes Ultra-D™ formatted content is the final element that completes the 3D Module.

Content Conversion

The Ultra-D™ conversion is a proprietary process by which nearly any kind of content (Cable, Satellite, Blu-ray®, Xbox®, iTunes®, Apple TV®, Google TV®, YouTube®, Netflix®, iTunes®, Apple TV®, Google TV®, YouTube®, Netflix®, Xbox®, PS3®, etc.) available for input is being converted to the Ultra-D™ format via the Ultra-D SoC 4K for the new Ultra-D™ 2160p Displays.

The World of Ultra-D

Devices

Ultra-D™ technology is adaptable to panels of nearly any type and size. It is compatible with touch screen features as well. This means that consumers can have a seamless experience with virtually any device – televisions, tablets, smartphones, portable game players, laptops, all-in-one computers and more – with resolutions up to 2160p.

Content Delivery

Since conversion into Ultra-D™ format and 3D rendering are done locally, content owners do not need to convert their original programs to our glasses-free 3D format, nor will distributors need to invest in additional bandwidth to deliver high-resolution content. The existing infrastructure can take full advantage of benefits offered by the Ultra-D™ format.