FAQ

What is a hologram?

The term “Hologram” comes from the Greek word “holos” meaning “whole” and “graphos” meaning “message.” Traditionally, holograms have been made by splitting a laser with special optics and capturing a static image on a 2D film. The Voxon Photonic Engine is different. It shows even more of the “whole message” by projecting light into a volume so that it can be looked at from any direction rather than capturing a 3D image on a 2D film.

How is this different?

There are a range of other techniques and optical illusions that have appeared in recent times. One famous example was when rapper Tupac appeared as a hologram at Coachella. This was actually a simple 2D reflection – a technique called Pepper’s Ghost. Variations on this illusion include a pyramid of mirrors that reflect the image of a screen that is mounted above. While impressive, these techniques can only show a reflection of a two dimensional image.

The Voxon Photonic Engine is 3D fully Volumetric display that you can look at from any direction without the need for special glasses.

How does it compare to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality?

The biggest difference is the fact that you don’t need to wear a headset. Our technology also enables a unique shared social experience, where people gather around and interact with genuine face to face communication.

What is the Voxiebox VX1 and how do I get one?

The Voxiebox VX1 is our developer kit. It will be available for pre-order soon. If you are interested then please fill out the form here.

Can I make games or create content without having to buy hardware?

Yes. Sign up here, download our SDK and you can start coding immediately! We will be posting more documentation and tutorials over the coming months.

My question isn’t answered here. Where can I find out more?

You can either sign up and post it on our forum or send us an email at contact@voxon.co