Holografika Ltd. (SME – small and medium enterprise) was established in 2004 as a private entrepreneurship founded by Tibor Balogh. As an R&D company, Holografika has been focusing on real-time holography and other photonic technologies from the early 90s. Empowered by its strong connection to university research groups, followed a unique research path in 3D display technology, and was the first in realizing a “real 3D” light-field display system prototype in 2002. Holografika research team has been actively involved in the continuous development of the theory and practice of 3D glasses-free displays. Along with the technologies used in the successive 3D display generations the company started to develop related 3D technologies, like 3D acquisition, 3D compression and formats. In the 90s Holografika had a technological cooperation with Sony on laser based display technologies resulting in a laser based 3D monitor prototype and a jointly owned patent. Holografika also had technological cooperation with other companies, including large multinationals e.g. GE Medical Systems, BAE Systems, Shell, ENI, etc. Since 2004 the company has been very actively involved in numerous FP6 and FP7 ICT projects, as coordinator or participant.
In 2006, the prototype of a large-scale 3D display was presented. In 2005 Holografika Ltd. was a recipient of Red Herring 100 Europe award, in 2006 The World Economic Forum has announced Holografika as a Technology Pioneer. The company has also been nominated to the World Technology Award 2006 and The European 2007 ICT Prize. In 2008, Holografika won the „Best Exhibit” Silver Prize at ICT Lyon Exhibition. The company is also a founding member of the 3D@Home Consortium.
Holografika’s groundbreaking research made the creation of true 3D light-field displaying possible. Since then, the implementations of this technology have been used by various groups for tasks in which correct and spatially consistent 3D visualization means a great advantage. The company’s facilities include equipment for optical, mechanical, electrical and mechanical design and prototyping, a number of 3D displays and rendering clusters to facilitate real-time and offline 3D image generation. The company actively participates in European research in the field of 3D displays, focusing on future 3DTV systems, and regularly presenting results are conference publications and recently book chapters.
Tibor Balogh – CEO
Zsuzsa Dobrányi – Administrative Manager
Péter Tamás Kovács – CTO