DOCOMO Licenses Lens Production for VR Headset to NTKJ – Smartphone-paired headset will enable extra-immersive VR video experiences –

TOKYO, JAPAN, November 9, 2020—NTT DOCOMO, INC. and Nihon Tokushu Kogaku Jushi Co., Ltd. (NTKJ) announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to manufacture advanced lenses for DOCOMO’s virtual reality (VR) headset, which pairs with smartphones for ultra-wide-angle VR experiences. The agreement includes the use of DOCOMO’s patents and design documents for the manufacture and sale of lenses that NTKJ will begin providing to headset manufacturers on November 16. Thereafter, the manufacturers will collaborate with NTKJ to produce end-user headsets (goggles) based on DOCOMO’s basic designs.

Scheme of licensed manufacture and sale of lenses

Existing low-end VR headsets coupled with smartphones only achieve narrow viewing angles, causing users to feel as if they are looking through a hole. In the new VR headset, however, high-magnification Fresnel lenses surround ordinary-magnification aspherical lenses to create a wider field of vision. Objects appearing in the center are in focus and peripheral images are somewhat blurred, similar to human vision. Incorporating two types of lenses with different levels of magnification makes VR images appear highly realistic, resulting in extra-immersive VR experiences.

Visitors to the 7th UV Fair of Science Photonics Fair 2020 will be able to view the ultra-wide-angle VR headset at NTKJ’s booth. The event will take place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center (Hamamatsucho-Kan) from November 11 to 13.

Event details can be viewed at https://www.optronics.co.jp/fair/en/uv.

Going forward, DOCOMO and NTKJ will continue to collaborate in the manufacture and sale of lenses for the new ultra-wide-angle VR headset, enabling people to enjoy all-new immersive 5G experiences, including safely at home in the COVID-19 era.

For further information, please contact:

NTT DOCOMO

Mr. Takuya Ori or Ms. Mimoe Terasaki
Public Relations Department
Tel: +81 (0)3 5156 1366
Fax: +81 (0)3 5501 3408
www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english

NTKJ Co., Ltd. (Nihon Tokushu Kogaku Jushi)
In charge of VR goggles lens
https://www.ntkj-japan.com/ask-a-question-or-place-an-order/

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile operator with over 80 million subscriptions, is one of the world’s foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities (“+d” partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9437). www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.

About NTKJ

NTKJ, the Japan-based lens manufacturer, specializes in ultra-precision machining, heat compression molding, and large lens manufacturing. NTKJ utilizes pico-meter resolution of 5+2 axis machine to manufacture ultra-precision optics. NTKJ’s facility and 46-year-experience enables to manufacture VR lenses, Germanium Fresnel, MLA, DOE, Freeform lenses and mirrors, elliptical Fresnel and NTKJ’s standard lenses. NTKJ boosts innovative optics R&D for industries such as imaging, lighting, sensing, medical and aerospace. https://www.ntkj-japan.com/

Holiday notice

Nihon Tokushu Kogaku Jushi Co., Ltd. (NTKJ) will be in Summer holiday from 8th until 16th of August. Although we are still accepting enquiries via our website during this period, replies will be after the holiday.

Additional Solar concentrator Fresnel lenses “CF600-BL/3T” & “CF600-BL/4T” on our product list

The long-awaited 3mm and 4mm thicknesses have been added to the CF600-BL as new series!!

Both CF600-BL/3T & CF600-BL/4T sizes are larger than CF600-BL and it will be prepared as standard products.

The specifications are as follows.
We look forward to receiving many inquiries!!

【1】
 Product No.: CF600-BL/3T
 Lens type: Fresnel lens (B type)
 Focal length: 600mm
 Pitch: 0.5mm
 Aperture (φ): 600mm
 Size: 600mmx600mm
 Thickness: 3mm

【2】
 Product No.: CF600-BL/4T
 Lens type: Fresnel lens (B type)
 Focal length: 600mm
 Pitch: 0.5mm
 Aperture (φ): 600mm
 Size: 600mmx600mm
 Thickness: 4mm
 
You are encouraged to give it a try! ?

Symposium “Think about integrated efforts to secure, develop, and retain human resources for SMEs”

President Sato will join a symposium as a Panelist at Symposium “Think about integrated efforts to secure, develop, and retain human resources for SMEs” on March 3rd, 2020 at Tokyo Metropolitan Vocational Skills Development Center.

Free entry fee and No advance application is required. Please come directly to the venue by the start time.

http://www.hataraku.metro.tokyo.jp/vsdc/chuo/post_86.html

President Sato makes a speech at “Monthly Optronics Special Seminar-Aerial Display and Its Optical System”

It will be held on February 28, 2020 (Fri) “Monthly Optronics Special Seminar-Aerial Display and Its Optical System”

Our president Sato will talk about the theme of “Precision sheet lens for aerial imaging”.

He will be on stage for “Precision Sheet Lenses for Aerial Imaging” (15:15-).

http://www.optronics.co.jp/seminar/aerial-display.php

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[Monthly Optronics Special Seminar]
“Aerial display and its optical system”

*Date: February 28, 2020

*Place: Iidabashi Rainbow Building, 2nd floor, middle meeting room (Kagurazaka, Tokyo)

http://www.ienohikariss.co.jp/bld/access/

We look forward to welcoming everyone!