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It can be switched into 2D mode for spreadsheets and Web surfing, but the newest LCD monitor from Sharp Systems of America is an eye-popping platform for CAD, entertainment, medical imaging, GIS mapping, and other applications -- the LL-151-3D displays 3D images with no special glasses required.

Drawing on the same technology as the liquid-crystal shutter glasses and page sequential display mode used for OpenGL 3D imaging with products like Nvidia's Quadro workstation graphics cards, the $1,499 monitor uses a parallax barrier to divide light so different images reach the viewer's left and right eyes. The brain naturally interprets the image disparity so a user centered in front of the screen sees a realistic 3D visualization of complex geometry.

The 15-inch XGA (1,024 by 768) flat panel offers 370 nits of brightness, a 500:1 contrast ratio, and built-in stereo speakers, as well as both analog and digital inputs and sRGB color management for 2D applications. The height-adjustable monitor comes with a software bundle including SmartStereo Photo Editor and SmartStereo Camera Calculator to help users create their own 3D images.

Source : HardwareCentral

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