As we launched the LaSAR Alliance a few weeks ago, I was reminded and inspired to see all the talk about LBS. Let’s start with SPIE– STMicroelectronics and OQmented announced they’re joining forces to begin work on the manufacturing and marketing developments of MEMS (mirror-based LBS solutions)…Then SPIE had a panelist spotlight -expert panelists all agreeing that LBS technology was one of the best solutions for the future of the AR/VR industry. The enthusiasm was shared unanimously!
Bharath Rajagopalan (STMicro), further mentioned, LBS technology presents the best performances for form factor, volume, power, and brightness. Moreover, in terms of resolution, Oleg Petrak from OQmented has presented promising results on Lissajous method for LBS technology during his talk.
Other mentions were in Laser focus world who referenced quite a few organizations, all focused on LBS. As it is mentioned here ‘The ultimate Trophy, however, is to reach widespread commercial adoption, a world in which AR glasses are comfortable, affordable, natural and easy to use…’ This is spot on when it comes to industry demand and what we’re doing at Dispelix. Not only do we remain focused on the thinnest waveguide for consumer and enterprise, but we’re the most cost effective and now we’re the most desirable wearable. Our research continues to show consumers want a wearable that matches what a standard popular pair of eyeglasses looks like and that’s exactly what we’ve done! We’ll be announcing our latest version at the AWS show and we encourage all to stop on in our booth in November. Of course, feel free to inquire at
In other news, The U.S. Army said last Wednesday that Microsoft has won a contract to build more augmented reality headsets. The contract for over 120,000 headsets could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years- Ultimately, the U.S. Army moved this project from prototype to production. What that means for Augmented Realty and the evolution of LBS is huge…it’s exciting to see the industry is moving rapidly and into action.
And as a board member and tasked with looking for new members for LaSAR Alliance , in no time, we’re seeing many want to come on board! Just a few days ago, we welcomed EyeWay. We’re confident they’ll continue to join the driving force that will evolve AR wearable devices as we know them today. “EyeWay’s system offers an immersive AR experience, and we expect their participation to further fuel the technology and grow this dynamic market,” said Bharath Rajagopalan, (STmicro) and also serves as Chair of the LaSAR Alliance.
In conclusion, we are now seeing more and more visions converting into executed projects and companies are focused on key fundamentals, FOV, easiest production, cost effectiveness, and real-world use cases … We continue to push our R&D efforts to design the most cost effective scalable solutions that are easily adopted in both enterprise and consumer markets. The Alliance is focused on working with the world’s leaders in AR to push the envelope on LBS and we’re excited to see the movement.
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Dispelix is a global leader in Augmented Reality Waveguide Displays. Dispelix is a fabless company specializing in the design, development and mass manufacturing of diffractive waveguides for use in Augmented and Mixed Reality glasses and headsets. Our solutions revolutionize industrial and consumer AR wearables for today and our vision answers to the future demands of our customers and partners. With our answer to customized waveguide displays and licensing, we turn your AR wearable visions into reality. Founded by visionary experts, we hold the key to customers that develop game-changing products for fast-evolving AR eyewear markets.
Riku Rikkola, VP BD