It's gratifying to have the support of respected 3D software industry veterans like Autodesk and Softimage as we make our SIGGRAPH debut
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 7, 2008
Alioscopy® USA, a leader in 3D display technologies, today announced it will showcase its new, state-of-the-art, 3DHD-40 autostereoscopic (no glasses required) 3D LCD display technology alongside key software vendors, Softimage and Autodesk, at SIGGRAPH 2008. The 3DHD-40 made its first public debut earlier this year at InfoComm 2008, where it was awarded a coveted "Best Buzz" award, a top honor bestowed each year on new products or technologies deemed exciting and that generated the most "buzz" with analysts, press and conference attendees. Demonstrations of the 3DHD-40 displaying custom 3D entertainment-related content will be shown daily during SIGGRAPH at Autodesk's MasterClasses, and at Softimage's education and training events, as well as in the Softimage SIGGRAPH press room. (Editors' note: See attached schedule for dates and locations.)
Alioscopy USA's CEO, Philippe Roche, is eager to demonstrate the 3DHD-40's powerful 3D visualization capabilities to SIGGRAPH attendees, noting, "The general public, and especially those working within the media and entertainment industry, have been extremely patient while waiting for 3D display technology to hit its stride. It's my great pleasure to let them know that the wait is finally over. The 3DHD-40 delivers a level of clarity and depth that far outshines anything else on the market today; opening up an entirely new realm for content development and providing the ultimate showcase for bringing that content to life."
The 3DHD-40, developed and manufactured by Alioscopy, features a highly specialized lenticular lens that boasts unmatched quality, clarity and depth resulting in a truly immersive and memorable experience for the viewer. When running real-time applications the experience can be enhanced even further allowing the viewer to interact with the 3D content as it is displayed. The 3DHD-40 is particularly well suited for situations that require a high degree of impact or "wow" factor, such as presentations with important clients, interactive video games, advertising campaigns, and tradeshow signage and displays sure to draw a crowd.
Alioscopy's underlying open architecture provides an end-to-end solution that allows standard video to be shown and 3D content to be developed and rendered with leading 3D software applications such as Autodesk® 3ds® Max, Autodesk® Maya®, SOFTIMAGE|XSI®, MAXON CINEMA 4D and NewTek Lightwave 3D®. Display of 3D content on the 3DHD-40 is well suited for applications in a variety of industries, including media and entertainment (film, video, casino gaming and advertising/digital signage), scientific, medical, architectural and design. The technology also makes 3D display on industry-specific devices, including those that are hand-held and mobile, a reality -- enabling countless new avenues for 3D content development and licensing opportunities.
"It's gratifying to have the support of respected 3D software industry veterans like Autodesk and Softimage as we make our SIGGRAPH debut," said Pia Maffei, director of operations for Alioscopy. "Our technology was built from the ground-up with an open architecture that is compatible with nearly every 3D software application on the market; something competitive solutions can't claim. I've no doubt that once the astounding quality of the 3DHD-40 is experienced first-hand, 3D content developers in the media and entertainment space will be very eager to leverage the technology to showcase their content to its fullest potential."
About the 3DHD-40
The 3DHD-40 is a 40" LCD autostereoscopic display. Its technology is based on the NEC Multeos M40 widescreen display and supports both 2D and 3D content in full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p). The 3DHD-40 delivers best-in-class clarity, contrast and depth for the industry's most dynamic, entertaining and high impact 3D visual experience.
Recently Alioscopy entered into a distribution agreement with Agenda Media, a leading distributor and software developer of digital asset management solutions and a resource to the media and entertainment industry. Under terms of the agreement, Agenda Media will sell Alioscopy solutions and sign and train resellers in various vertical markets across the country. In addition, the Alioscopy Production Kit will be on display in Agenda Media's showroom in Encino, Calif., where potential clients can see the autostereoscopic screen and get live demonstrations.
Pricing and Availability
The 3DHD-40 monitor is available now at MSRP $14,500 from Alioscopy USA and select distributors. To order the product, or for pricing information, please contact: info @ alioscopyusa.com
Alioscopy was founded in Paris, France by Pierre Allio, a highly acclaimed sculptor who saw immense potential in advancing the capabilities of 3D display. In 1994, determined to make the advances reality, Allio teamed with a group of distinguished 3D engineers whose efforts ultimately produced the core technology that drives Alioscopy's flagship product, the 3DHD-40, and resulted in the industry's most significant leap forward in autostereoscopic technology to-date. Alioscopy is actively looking for specialized partner relationships with resellers, distributors, and manufacturers and is also focused on building a strong network of 3D software specialists to aid in training customers and developing the very best 3D content. The company also provides custom 3D content development and consulting services. Alioscopy is headquartered in Paris, France with offices in San Diego, CA and Singapore.
For additional information about Alioscopy USA, please visit http://www.alioscopyusa.com/ .
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