San Jose, California - November 30, 2022 – Light Field Lab®, an industry-leading holographic display company redefining what is perceived as real to disrupt a world consumed by flat images, today announced that its SolidLight™ holographic platform has been recognized as one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022.
TIME’s editors write, “There are two types of innovations: ones you see coming and ones that blow your mind. Light Field Lab’s SolidLight modular holographic system is the latter.”
SolidLight is the highest resolution holographic display platform ever designed enabling real objects to form in mid-air without headgear. The holographic platform features self-emissive bezel-less panels that assemble into modular holographic video walls. Real-time interactive experiences are powered by Light Field Lab’s proprietary WaveTracing™ render engine offering a complete turn-key system solution for a wide range of next-generation experiences across entertainment and corporate applications with an eye towards mass-production in the future to support consumer markets.
“We are honored to be recognized by TIME’s 2022 Best Inventions list together with this year’s innovative and life-changing inventions,” said Jon Karafin, CEO of Light Field Lab. “We are dedicated to changing the way people view and interact with display technology by enabling digital objects to exist in the physical world, and our entire team is incredibly grateful to TIME for this recognition.”
TIME solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around the world, and through an online application process, paying special attention to growing fields—such as the electric vehicle industry, green energy and the metaverse. TIME then evaluated each contender on several key factors, including originality, efficacy, ambition, and impact. See the full list TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022 here, which features extraordinary innovations changing our lives.
Light Field Lab today announced SolidLight™, the highest resolution holographic display platform ever designed. Light Field Lab’s technologies combine unprecedented size, resolution and density to project SolidLight Objects that accurately move, refract and reflect in physical space. The directly emissive modular SolidLight Surfaces form dense converging wavefronts with billions of pixels of photonic resolution. Untethered to gear, SolidLight enables viewers to experience digital objects in the physical world that escape the screen and are indistinguishable from reality. A video demonstration of the holographic content generated by a SolidLight Surface display is available publicly for the first time via a 2D video clip on the Light Field Lab website under the SolidLight section of “See It Now.”
SolidLight is a turnkey solution that delivers true holographic experiences with real-time interactivity powered by Light Field Lab’s proprietary WaveTracer™ hardware and software, in conjunction with multiple self-emissive bezel-less SolidLight Surface Panels that form modular holographic video walls. These SolidLight Surfaces scale to accommodate a wide range of next-generation entertainment, advertising, and commercial applications with an eye towards mass-production in the future to support consumer markets.“
SolidLight is unlike anything you have experienced before,” said Jon Karafin, CEO of Light Field Lab. “It’s only after you reach out to touch a SolidLight Object that you realize it’s not actually there. SolidLight redefines what is perceived as real, reshaping visual communications, audience engagement and customer experiences forever.”
As today’s 2D flat panel manufacturers reach a ceiling for scaling display size, resolution and density, Light Field Lab’s technology portfolio capabilities far exceed existing display solutions to power true holographic experiences today. Each 28-inch SolidLight Surface Panel contributes 2.5 billion pixels to the generated holographic object volume and the modular SolidLight Surface can scale to create any size display to accommodate a range of experiences including configurations exceeding hundreds of billions of pixels.
As part of today’s announcement, Light Field Lab is now accepting applications to pre-order first production SolidLight systems as manufacturing scales into next year. Pre-production systems sold out immediately after the initial 2019 offering and are currently earmarked for holographic experiences that will be deployed in commercial applications over the next one to three years. Pricing varies depending on the size and range of application parameters and is competitive with the latest premium fine pitch video walls. More information about the SolidLight platform, including detailed system specifications is available online.
Light Field Lab redefines what is perceived as real enabling viewers to experience digital objects in the physical world that are indistinguishable from reality. Light Field Lab’s roadmap of technologies begins with SolidLight holographic displays to seamlessly merge real and virtual worlds together. Light Field Lab is based in San Jose, CA and backed by a prestigious list of venture capital firms and strategic corporate partners including Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast, Liberty Global Ventures, Bosch Ventures (RBVC), Taiwania Capital, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, HELLA Ventures, AVG, R7 Partners, ACME Capital and many others to be announced.
Further information about Light Field Lab and the SolidLight platform is available online. You may also connect with Light Field Lab on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.