BELLEVUE, Wash., 3 July 2006. eMagin Corporation, maker of personal display systems and OLED microdisplay technology, will initially provide one thousand microdisplays to Icuiti for production of its Tac-Eye display system. The agreement calls for an initial delivery of one thousand units with additional units to follow.
Designed for the U.S. Military with partial funding from the Air Force Research Lab Human Effectiveness Directorate (AFRL-HE) and the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the Tac-Eye display system is designed for maximum efficiency in today's demanding battlefield environments. The system can be mounted on a helmet or goggles. Icuiti developed the system over three years, working with military personnel to ensure that the system meets their needs.
The Tac-Eye system combines ultra-low-power electronics and eMagin's OLED microdisplays to deliver up to six hours of operation on a lithium battery.
Brightness controls allow the operator to adjust for lighting conditions, daylight to darkness. Its high-contrast SVGA (800x600 triad pixels) OLED display combines with Icuiti's Quantum Optics to provide imaging from a wearable computer, laptop, thermal imager, or vehicle-mounted computer system.
"Designing and building the Tac-Eye system led us to evaluate every component and material to ensure optimal performance under extreme conditions," says Stephen Glaser, vice president of sales for Icuiti's Tactical Display Group.
The Tac-Eye system's composite construction combines battlefield-level durability and low weight (less than 3 oz or approx. 85g). The battery/control unit allows for one-handed operation and houses the connections for VGA and RS-170 video.