8/2/2017 9:00:51 AM
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 2, 2017–
Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature
projection display and sensing technology, today announced that it
shipped development kits of its new interactive display engine
on-schedule to select customers. The development kit includes a sample
of the interactive display engine and a software development kit.
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MicroVision’s PSE-0403sti Interactive Display Engine has a short throw ratio producing images with nearly 2 times the diagonal width of the height of the device. (Photo: Business Wire)
The interactive display engine, model PSE-0403sti, is one of three
engines MicroVision has announced it is developing based on the
company’s proprietary PicoP® scanning technology, a laser beam scanning
(LBS) approach for pico projection and 3D sensing. The PSE-0403sti
merges projected display and time-of-flight (TOF) sensing into a single,
integrated scanning engine that produces high definition projected
images that enable an interactive user experience that mimics the
familiar touch interface of a smartphone or tablet. In addition to
projecting onto a tabletop surface, the PSE-0403sti also has the
capability to project larger images onto a wall or even a ceiling while
continuing operating as a 3D TOF scanner.
The PSE-0403sti interactive display engine is an all-in-one unit
combining an integrated photonics module (IPM) containing MEMS and
lasers, a short throw optic , two photodiodes, and an electronics
platform module (EPM) containing MicroVision’s proprietary ASICS and
system control software. The short throw optic enables creation of an
image that has a diagonal width that is nearly two times the height of
the device that houses PSE-0403sti. The engine truly operates in three
dimensions with the infinite focus of the projected display and the 3D
depth sensing of the TOF sensor. When a user is interacting with the
projected image, it will function on non-flat surfaces, and it will
operate without interruption when objects or obstructions are introduced
into the sensing plane.
The key interactive display engine differentiation points include:
Multi-function in one package: 3D TOF
sensing and projection functions combined in a single, integrated
Multiple 3D sensing modes: 3D point cloud
generation that can be converted to touch events and/or gestures to
suit the application.
Multi-surface operation: both projected
display and 3D TOF sensor can operate directed at a tabletop, wall, or
ceiling without additional calibration or focus adjustment.
Ease of Use: works on any surface: flat,
curved, wet, dry, and more; foreign objects entering the field of view
won’t interrupt the operation of the system.
To enable touch and gesture applications, MicroVision’s PSE-0403sti
interactive display engine collects and outputs 3D point cloud data.
Conversion of the 3D point cloud data into specific touch events and/or
gesture recognition would be programmed by OEMs and ODMs for their
specific products. The development kits MicroVision has shipped will
allow the select customers to begin exploring the touch and gesture
programming and the industrial design of their potential products.
In addition to the PSE-0403sti interactive display engine, MicroVision
plans to offer two other scanning engines: a small form factor display
engine and a sensing engine for mid-range LiDAR. The small form factor
display engine is available now, and the company is currently shipping
units to a customer in China for its smartphone product. The company
expects to begin shipping samples of the mid-range LiDAR engine in the
first half of 2018 with production readiness planned for later in 2018.
MicroVision expects to be ready for customer shipment of production
units of the PSE-0403sti interactive display engine by the end of 2017.
MicroVision is the creator of PicoP® scanning technology, an
ultra-miniature laser projection and sensing solution based on the laser
beam scanning methodology pioneered by the company. MicroVision’s
platform approach for this advanced display and sensing solution means
that it can be adapted to a wide array of applications and form factors.
It is an advanced solution for a rapidly evolving, always-on world.
MicroVision’s business model and product line offering includes display
and sensing engines, licensing its patented technology and selling
components to licensees for incorporation into their scanning engines.
Extensive research has led MicroVision to become an independently
recognized leader in the development of intellectual property.
MicroVision’s IP portfolio has been recognized by the Patent Board as a
top 50 IP portfolio among global industrial companies and has been
included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index. The company is based in
MicroVision and PicoP are trademarks of MicroVision, Inc. in the
United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the
properties of their respective owners.
Certain statements contained in this release, including those using
words such as plans, expects or similar words and those relating to
future product and product applications are forward-looking statements
that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the
company’s forward-looking statements include the following: our ability
to raise additional capital when needed; products incorporating our
PicoP® scanning technology may not achieve market acceptance, commercial
partners may not perform under agreements as anticipated, we may be
unsuccessful in identifying parties interested in paying any amounts or
amounts we deem desirable for the purchase or license of IP assets, our
or our customers failure to perform under open purchase orders; our
financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors;
our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; government
regulation of our technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual
property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to
obtain additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product
launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key
technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to
develop, manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product
liability claims; and other risk factors identified from time to time in
the company’s SEC reports, including the company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K filed with the SEC. Except as expressly required by federal
securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, changes in circumstances or any other reason.
Source: MicroVision, Inc.