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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.”

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