London’s Heathrow Airport unveils glasses-free 3D technology

27 January 2014 (Last Updated January 27th, 2014 18:30)

Heathrow Airport in London is trialling Exceptional 3D’s patented auto-stereoscopic 3D display technology as part of its plan to assist passengers through designated security areas.

Heathrow Terminal 1

Heathrow Airport in London is trialling Exceptional 3D's patented auto-stereoscopic 3D display technology as part of its plan to assist passengers through designated security areas.

The glasses-free 3D solution is aimed at catching the eye of travellers who pass through hand luggage security checkpoints prior to entering the boarding terminals.

The new technology enables flat-panel displays to show high-definition 3D content without the need to wear specialised eyewear or 3D glasses, while still being capable of supporting playback of standard 2D content.

Exceptional 3D's technology is expected to reduce traveller delays within the security areas prior to entering terminal one.

These displays will show information on baggage restrictions and security, encouraging travellers to dispose, prior to boarding, the restricted items that have been inadvertently packed in their 'carry on.'

"It's very rewarding to help make a positive impact on the daily lives of so many."

Exceptional 3D Europe managing director Matthew Young said: "We're very excited to be working with Heathrow Airport in an effort to make traveling an even smoother experience.

"We know and understand that there is a mild frustration when it comes to unexpected delays. We felt that being involved with this project was both educational and helpful because it gave us an opportunity to see our technology make a real-life improvement to the everyday experiences we all encounter."

"It's very rewarding to help make a positive impact on the daily lives of so many. It's our expectation that this will not only improve the traveller's experience but also help minimise delays at necessary and very critical stages of air travel."

Exceptional 3D, based in New York, specialises in providing auto-stereoscopic 3D displays, software and 3D content.


Image: Exceptional 3D's technology will help passengers navigate through security check points. Photo: courtesy of Media Centre.