DTI Company Timeline

 

A small company from Rochester, New York with a long history of 3D innovation.

1986 – 1992:
DTI developed the basic theoretical tenets of 3D flat panel displays. Awarded a number of small grants from various government and research organizations to pursue the technology.

1992:
Built a flat panel display (FPD) backlighter for the David Sarnoff Research Center that increased the resolution of an LCD.

1993:
Designed and built an in-cockpit autostereoscopic 3D display for the “Advanced Cockpit of the Future” simulator at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; designed and built a full animated holographic 3D display for NASA.

1995:
DTI 3D adopted as the remote vision device for the manipulation of robots in hazardous areas such as radioactive waste remediation and deep hole mining.

1996:
Developed a 2D/3D backlighter replacement system for LCDs that allowed manufacturers to replace the standard 2D backlighter in products like laptop and desktop computers, gaming devices and technical workstations

1997:
2012XL 12″ 3D Virtual Window LCD Display introduced as a standalone product. Overwhelming press coverage puts the product on the front cover of numerous design, computer and engineering magazines.

1998:
The original 15″ 3D Virtual Window LCD display designed, developed, and introduced.
DTI 2018XL 18″ 3D Display adopted by NASA as the display device for the Virtual Clinic program.

1999:
DTI awarded a contract by National Science Foundation to develop a flicker-free color projection system.

2000:
18″ 3D Virtual Window LCD display introduced. Top New Technology Awards or Finalist recognition received from New Equipment Digest, Product Design and Development Magazine, Discover Magazine.
DTI awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop a high definition (HD) projection system for flight simulators.

2001:
The 2015XLS 15″ 3D LCD Display is introduced at a very affordable $1699. Dozens of webmasters (including Tom’s Hardware) and magazine editors line up to review this amazing product, and the reviews are quite complimentary.

2003:
DTI and the Virtual Window are inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

2006:
The new Virtual Window 17 and 19 are officially launched with dramatic improvements in brightness, resolution, and overall functionality.

2008:
DTI develops 5-view autostereoscopic display to provide 3D with 150-degree viewing angle.

2013:
DTI awarded an SBIR contract from NASA to develop a 3D/2D high-resolution cockpit display with integrated eye tracking for two viewers.

2014:
DTI Awarded Phase II contract from NASA after successfully completing Phase 1.
DTI one of eight companies demonstrating at SIGGRAPH 2014 Global VR Meetup,
DTI demonstrates at Immersed in Toronto; Tom’s Hardware calls it “…a very convincing demo.”

Today:
DTI selected by NVIDIA as an Emerging Company for 2015
Mission-Critical 3D Ready for takeoff.