3D: Failure is Not an Option

Wireless broadband could have failed if it wasn’t standardized. 3D is in the same position. Here are the roadblocks 3D faces.

David Aleksandersen

Enhanced Education
CESNET is Czech Republic’s National Research and Education Network operator, which recently hosted a medical congress for more than 150 people. Prostate and ENT surgery was performed at a hospital using the DaVinci robot, equipped with a full HD 3D camera.

Conference attendees could watch the surgery in real-time at a remote location, in full HD and 3D stereoscopic mode, with the ability to listen and ask questions. This is a great way to enhance the learning experience and adding depth (pun intended) to a medical congress, which is normally done in 2D and ends with death by PowerPoint.

Return on investment in construction industry
Tyréns Consulting, a BIM (Building Information Model) consultancy company in Malmö, Sweden, created an attractive business of selling its services to the construction industry. From its consultancy work in the construction industry, the company learned that the majority of larger, complex building projects cost 2 percent to 4 percent more because of poor coordination between trades (core construction, water, electrical, heating, fire safety, AV, etc).

To save customers money, the company invites all parties involved to meet face-to-face in a meeting room with a 3D projector. They discuss all floors, rooms and construction issues that may arise. The projector they have is a model switching between 2D and 3D whenever 3D is needed.

A 3D Future
I am not negative towards 3D. In fact, I am quite positive. A fantastic opportunity has been handed to the pro A/V industry. Done properly, 3D can be the start of a long, lasting relationship between consumers and pro A/V.

Will I see you in 3D?

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