Soldier Technology 2005: eMagin Heads-Up Display for the Future Warfighter by David Crane
The following is an eMagin Corporation press release that was originally issued on 6/21/05 for Soldier Technology 2005.
June 21, 2005 06:20 AM US Eastern Timezone
eMagin Highlights Virtual Imaging Components and Systems at Soldier Technology 2005; Rugged OLED-Based Displays Used in Multiple Military Programs
Soldier Technology 2005
BRUSSELS, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 21, 2005–eMagin Corporation (AMEX:EMA), a leader in virtual imaging technology, is showcasing its microdisplays and optics subsystems currently being used across multiple military programs at Soldier Technology 2005 at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels today through June 23. This soldier modernization and technology forum presents advanced technologies to maximize the effectiveness of future infantry soldiers. This year’s key topics include
power management, technology integration, human factors, and night vision.
"Communication of critical information – whether for command and control, targeting or surveillance – is critical for the modern soldier," said Susan Jones, chief marketing and strategy officer, eMagin Corporation. "Equally critical is the need for low-power and compact displays. OLED-on-silicon displays deliver flicker-free, high-resolution information in the lowest power solution across the widest temperature range of any display solution in the world today. That’s why more designs to serve these critical applications are incorporating OLED each year."
In addition to its microdisplays, eMagin is demonstrating examples of prominent OLED-based customer products designed and qualified to operate in harsh environments:
— Kaiser Electro-Optics (www.keo.com), the full-color SO-35 monocular viewer developed for the Land Warrior program
Based on the company’s patented OLED-on-silicon technology, the company’s microdisplays and subsystems meet the needs of near-eye applications ranging from night-vision headsets and scopes to mobile command and control.
OLED – Ideal for Near-Eye Applications
Owing to the inherent benefits of OLED technology, eMagin’s SVGA+ microdisplays deliver the resolution, brightness, and speed for a broad range of defense and security applications. Because OLEDs refresh in microseconds rather than milliseconds, eMagin microdisplays deliver images and information virtually flicker free in near-eye applications. With the world’s lowest power display solution they provide soldiers with critical information for extended periods in harsh environments, ranging from extreme cold to high heat.
Since they emit light in all directions, OLED microdisplays accommodate a greater range of pupil movement than traditional LCDs. Coupled with their ability to change full color and high gray scale data at rates measured in microseconds instead of tens of milliseconds – this characteristic makes them ideal for near-eye viewing.
About eMagin Corporation
A leader in virtual imaging technology, eMagin integrates high-resolution OLED microdisplays, magnifying optics, and systems technologies to create a virtual image that appears comparable to that of a computer monitor or a large-screen television. With unique technology for producing high-performance small molecule OLED-on-silicon microdisplays and related optical systems, eMagin is the only company to supply these displays in commercial quantities to OEMs. In addition, the company sells integrated modules to military, industrial and medical customers, and has recently announced its first consumer system, the Z800 3D Visor. eMagin’s microdisplay operations are co-located with IBM on its campus in East Fishkill, N.Y. Optics and system design facilities are located in Redmond, Wash. For additional information, please visit www.emagin.com and www.3dvisor.com.