xpand 3d Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative to bring unified 3D glasses standard

One of the most frustrating things with 3D video is that there's no standard for the glasses, well, or at least there wasn't until now. Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Xpand 3D have teamed up work on what's currently known as the "Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative" which is set to create a standard for 3D glasses. In fact, the four companies seem to be in a really hurry, as they're targeting to being work on the new standard itself next month, although products aren't expected until next year.

One of the most frustrating things with 3D video is that there's no standard for the glasses, well, or at least there wasn't until now. Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Xpand 3D have teamed up work on what's currently known as the "Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative" which is set to create a standard for 3D glasses. In fact, the four companies seem to be in a really hurry, as they're targeting to being work on the new standard itself next month, although products aren't expected until next year.

xpand 3d Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative to bring unified 3D glasses standard

What we're looking at is a new standard that will cater for both Bluetooth and IR glasses and apparently the four companies are taking into account current standards that all four are using. Apparently one the bonuses will be that you can bring your home glasses to the cinema as well, or at least as long as your local cinema uses Xpand 3D technology.

With any luck the new standard will also be backwards compatible with current solutions, or at least what's already on offer from Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. Panasonic and Xpand 3D are already working together and have created a joint standard, but with Samsung and Sony on board we might actually have a chance to get an industry wide standard for 3D glasses. This should surely make life easier for anyone either upgrading their 3D TV after a couple of years or more so for those wanting to have a few friends over for a movie night.