Using the ship's existing signal lamp outfitted with a camera and liquid crystal shutter
, the FLTC both sends and receives optical lamp communications via an intuitive chat session on a tablet computer.
Specs: RGB liquid crystal shutter
projection system, 1080p, 2.1x zoom, Throw Ratio 1.34-2.87, 4,000 hours lamp life, 600,000:1 contrast ratio, 2400 lumens, 334W power consumption.
The liquid crystal shutter
, or lens, is a substantial improvement over the spinning mechanical shutter.
The headset, with its liquid crystal shutters
activated by infra-red sensors, tricks the brain into 'seeing' just one, startlingly real, picture.
The computer display is connected to an infrared device, similar to a television remote control, that sends signals to liquid crystal shutters
in the 3-D glasses.