SA Photonics, a leading developer of head mounted displays (HMDs) for military and commercial customers, today announced it will unveil its latest HMD, the SA-30, at the Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 2, 2013.
Designed for maximum image quality, with a 20 / 19 Snellen resolution (0.94 arc-minutes per pixel), the SA-30, according to the company, has the highest resolution of any commercial HMD.
It has a horizontal field of view of 30 degrees and was designed to minimize peripheral obscuration.
Users can view their surrounding environment, which could include a personal computer, desktop, joysticks / controls or another user, without it being obscured by the HMD.
The WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixel) OLED microdisplays provide both high resolution and high contrast, says the company.
“This HMD breaks the 20 / 20 resolution barrier in a package that is comfortable to wear and view,” says Dr. Michael Browne, general manager of Vision Products for SA Photonics.
The SA-30 can benefit a range of applications, from architectural modeling to virtual prototyping and performing remote medical procedures.
It can be used for simulation and training exercises for a multitude of military and commercial tasks.
According to the company, the SA-30’s high resolution, stereoscopic imagery and potential for head tracking makes it a natural display for maximizing telepresence when guiding unmanned vehicles.