DigiLens Unveils Crystal50, the Next Generation
of Extended Reality (XR) Lens
Designed with DigiLens’ Breakthrough Architecture, the 50° Diagonal Waveguide Lens Minimizes Form Factor While Expanding the Overall Field of View (FOV)
Consumer Electronics Show – Las Vegas, NV – Jan. 8, 2020: DigiLens Inc., an innovator in holographic waveguide display technology for extended reality (XR), unveiled today its new Crystal50 waveguide lens at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2020) in Las Vegas, showing a 50-degree diagonal, full-color, low-cost waveguide lens.
“Crystal50 is a significant step forward for the head-worn category as it enables a wide field-of-view in a small form-factor and can be manufactured at a cost lower than any other waveguides on the market today,” said DigiLens CEO Chris Pickett. “This continues to demonstrate DigiLens’ ability to clear the highest of technological bars and build best-in-class optical solutions that are lightweight and bright enough for indoor/outdoor use for both consumer and enterprise XR use cases.”
The Crystal50—when mounted into the DigiLens Iris reference design, an XR headset fitted with a 720p pico projector, VSLAM head tracker and cameras—enables a 60º binocular FOV, allowing more opportunities for immersive XR content creation.
DigiLens’ new waveguide display breakthrough architecture allows multiple diffractive optical structures to be multiplexed, thereby enabling the optical path in the eyeglass-sized transparent display to be integrated and compressed. This allows the field-of-view to be widened compared to competitor approaches while maintaining a compact lens form factor.
DigiLens’ optical platform allows OEMs to create customizable, cost-effective waveguide-based XR devices for both enterprise and consumer applications. DigiLens’ optics are manufactured from a proprietary photopolymer and low-cost holographic contact copy manufacturing process, which is more cost-effective and scalable than other XR wearable solutions on the market.
DigiLens is a leader in holographic waveguides used for XR displays. The company has developed a patented optical platform and photopolymer technology that delivers best-in-class solutions using a unique, low-cost contact-copy manufacturing process. DigiLens enables OEM partners to design and build XR-enabled devices for the global automobile, enterprise, consumer, avionics, and military industries. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, DigiLens investors include industry leaders like Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Diamond Edge Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Alsop Louie Partners, Optimas Capital Management, 37 Interactive Entertainment, UDC Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Universal Display Corporation, Niantic, Inc., Sony Innovation Fund, Dolby Family Ventures, Continental AG, and more.