Zebra Imaging develops 3D digital holographic images, hologram imagers and interactive 3D displays for government and commercial uses. The company offers digital holograms that are autostereoscopic (no glasses or goggles required), full-parallax (viewing of the image from viewpoints above and below as well as from side to side) and in monochrome or full-color. They have also developed a 3D Dynamic Display, which is capable of rendering holograms in real time. To a layperson, this means that design work with 3D programs such as SketchUp and 123D Catch can be viewed on a holographic display while they are actively being edited.
|Type||Privately held company|
|Headquarters||Austin, TX, USA|
|Key people||Al Wargo, CEO & Chairman; Robert Anderson, CFO; Michael Klug, CTO & Co-Founder; Mark Holzbach, IP Chair & Co-Founder|
|Products||3D digital holographic images. Motion-capable 3D display technology. Holographic Imagers|
Zebra Imaging was founded in 1996 by graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Laboratory. Its technology was based in-part on work done at the MIT Media Laboratory’s Spatial Imaging Group under the direction of the late holography pioneer, Prof. Stephen Benton.
The company has been granted over 40 patents with others pending in the U.S. and abroad. Zebra Imaging's 3D digital holographic technology presents multiple perspectives of an image simultaneously and independently to all viewers. The imagery in the static holograms can be subdivided into channels to show short animations or peel-away and overlay views. Since 2005, Zebra Imaging has been developing dynamic (motion-capable) 3D display technology, supported in-part by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In Nov 2011 Zebra's dynamic ZScape™ display was selected among Time Magazine's "50 Most Important Inventions of 2011."
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- Zebra Imaging Home Page with links to 3D dynamic display and hologram imager information: www.zebraimaging.com