A new 8K Holographic display is now available for purchase from Looking Glass Factory. The company's advances in the field of immersive holographic displays were first showcased back in 2018. Two years later, an 8K commercial model is now ready.
The Looking Glass' 8K display, which is aimed at the medical imaging, mapping, automotive, architecture, and engineering fields, reportedly offers incredible levels of details ideally suited for computer graphics, visualization, and content creation.
The Looking Glass says applications such as drug discovery through the exploration of 3D molecular structure, experiential marketing, and immersive volumetric storytelling will benefit most from the technology. Among existing customers, The Looking Glass already boasts Intel, Disney, Microsoft, Verizon, GE, and Vimeo, among others.
It is ostensibly the 'world's largest, highest-resolution holographic display'; we have here a 32-inch display with 33.2 million pixels, 1.07 billion-count color gamut, 60 Hz refresh rate, a patented 45-element horizontal parallax light field for 45 different three-dimensional perspectives from multiple angles at once for up to 12 people, 40-50 degrees field of view, a viewing distance of 2 to 30 feet, 8K resolution, true full-color stereoscopic 3D scenes, 60 frames per second in real-time, and holographic imaging without the need for headsets.
Alongside, it features two DisplayPort inputs, one USB Type-B input, audio line out, an input resolution of 7680px x 4320px, and measures in at 28.9” (W) x 16.7” (H) x 4” (D).
Somewhat surprisingly given the technology, the requirements are relatively tame with only an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU needed to get the 8K holographic display up and running.
Although The Looking Glass hasn’t released a price point, interested parties can request a quote over the company's web site. This suggests the starting price we'll be nothing short of steep and prohibitive for customers other than large enterprise organizations.
As for the display’s gaming potential, it's not yet fit for purpose, especially as running games at 8K is virtually impossible on current consumer hardware. But, it does offer a tantalizing peek at what could come further down the line for gamers.