Samsung has joined hands with Panasonic, Sony and XPAND 3D to develop a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses. Under the Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative, companies will work on the development and licensing of RF-based 3D active glasses technology which includes RF system protocols between 3D active glasses and 3D devices. The initiative will also support for Infrared protocols.
Companies will license in September 2011 to begin the standardization process whereas the first compatible glasses will arrive in 2012. It will be backward compatible with 2011 range of 3D active TVs.
Today’s announced collaboration underscores Samsung’s promise to meet consumer needs among the ever-changing advancements of home entertainment and consumer electronics technology.To-date, active 3D technology has proven to be the most popular choice for consumers in the 3D TV market. According to the NPD Group, Active 3D technology took an average of 96 percent share of the U.S. 3D TV market in the first half of this year; and this Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative will help further drive consumer adoption and understanding of active 3D—the technology that provides the clearest and most immersive 3D experience available.
Couple of things you can expect from this initiative is the price going down of the 3D glasses as well as compatibility of the glasses with different manufacturers.