Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
“Our company is here in Westbury and we’re a high-tech development company and we have a very exciting product. It is an electronic box called the Instant 3-D Converter. It converts your TV into a 3DTV and you have unlimited 3-D content,” Dolgoff said.
Dolgoff, who hails from in Manhattan and has lived in Westbury for 26 years, is the man behind the LCD projector, digital high-definition television (HDTV) standards in the United States, holographic printing technology and more.
“I invented digital projection, so all the digital projectors in the world are my invention. I also came up with the idea for using digital technology for our HDTV system in the US and I was on the standards committee in Washington to develop the HDTV standards.
“I also invented the technique for printing holograms, which you find on your credit cards. I am also the one who worked with Gene Roddenberry who inspired the Holodeck on Star Trek,” Dolgoff explained.
The Instant 3-D Converter, which works for nearly any type of video source (video games, computers, handheld devices, old and new televisions, DVDs, Blu-Rays, VCRs and more), will retail for $299 and will include two types of 3-D glasses in the box.
Dolgoff notes that modern 3-D technology presents two challenges to the consumer: the scarcity of available 3-D content to watch and the cost of pre-equipped 3-D televisions or computers. The Instant 3-D Converter offers a remedy for those two hurdles, Dolgoff claims.
“People love 3-D movie entertainment because it’s so much more real looking, making you feel like you are there in the action. The next logical step, of course, is 3DTV, computers and handheld devices at home,” Dolgoff noted.
Fundable.com, a “crowdfunding” website dedicated to helping entrepreneurs present their ideas and raise money, hosted Dolgoff’s 3-D converter idea, which was able to raise $24,256 (as of press time) to go toward product development and the reward for the winning case design.
“The technology works, but we need a design for the case. We will give you $10,000 if your design is the one we choose for the actual product when it comes out,” Dolgoff said.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
In what is hoped to be a step forward for the Westbury School District’s ongoing search for a superintendent, the board of education voted to terminate its contract with search firm Hazard, Young, Attea. However, questions still remain. Will the board continue the search with another firm? Will the board conduct the search themselves? Will it consider current Interim Superintendent Mary Lagnado for the position? And of course, how long will the process take before a permanent superintendent is named?
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.