San Diego, Calif., March 18, 2009 -- iZ3D Inc., designer, developer and pioneer of advanced stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) visualization systems, will be providing Game Developer Conference attendees a unique visual comparison among standard 2D, the famous red and cyan anaglyph 3D and a state of -the -art Stereoscopic 3D(S-3D) display. iZ3D will be providing this demonstration during the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, CA, March 23-27, 2009 in Booth 6020.
"3D visual technology has come a long way from the days of the red and blue anaglyph 3D effect that tricked your eyes into the illusion of depth through the use of color. 2D technology is the current norm and presents users a flat graphics experience that is great for word processing applications, but not for an immersive graphical experience such as gaming, " stated Tom Striegler, CEO of iZ3D Inc.
“The easiest way to explain the visual difference an iZ3D monitor provides is to play a game on a 2D monitor where you experience only a two dimensional game. On an iZ3D monitor, the graphics that were originally created in a 3D modeling program come to life, you duck items flying at you and experience movement such as flying or falling,” commented David Chechelashvili, iZ3D VP, marketing.
iZ3D brand monitors are affordable, top of the line, S-3D monitors that the entire family can use to enhance their visual experience and enjoyment. When users are not immersing themselves into a game realm or a 3D movie, the monitors can be easily switched between 2D and 3D with the push of a button for everyday uses such as cruising the Internet or word-processing applications.
iZ3D's approach to 3D puts the technology in the display, not in the glasses. This provides affordable entertainment for multiple players. In addition to the display, iZ3D also develops its own 3D passive polarized glasses, plus 3D software drivers and media players. iZ3D bundles a complete 3D display solution, which includes:
- 22-inch wide screen 3D/2D keyboard switchable LCD monitor
- 3 pairs of passive polarized 3D glasses (5 other models are available online)
- iZ3D Stereoscopic 3D and Anaglyph 3D software drivers (other drivers are available online)
- Power and video cables
- Quick-start guide
- Free membership into iZ3D’s upcoming 3D Owner's Lounge
The specifications for the centerpiece of the iZ3D solution, the 3D monitor, are:
- 22-inch wide screen stacked dual-panel LCD display
- 1680 x 1050 resolution
- Up to 170-degree 3D viewing angle
- 5ms response time
- 700:1 contrast ratio
- 16.7-million colors
- 300 nits
- Dual Inputs
The iZ3D solution is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems. Games written for DirectX 8, 9, (soon 10) require a graphics card with dual video outputs (VGA and DVI or HDMI). Most games written in the last six years are designed for 3D, but lacked, a way of displaying them properly. Hundreds of games have been tested by iZ3D, MTBS-3D and iZ3D customer testers. A list can be found at www.3drulez.com.
Availability and Pricing
The iZ3D 3D Gaming Display Bundle has a MSRP of $399.00 USD and is currently available in the U.S. at Fry’s and Micro Center stores. Online retailers include www.staples.com, www.newegg.com, www.amazon.com, www.pcmall.com, www.criticalbuy.com, buy.com, www.iz3d.com and other online etailers.
The iZ3D Version 1.09 Driver is available at www.iz3d.com. Standard iZ3D S-3D output and anaglyph output are included with an iZ3D monitor purchase. The exclusive ATI 3D DLP output is free to AMD customers. All other drivers can be purchased at $49.99 per output.
About iZ3D Inc.
iZ3D Inc. is a leading innovator of stereoscopic 3D viewing display solutions. In addition to the design and marketing of 3D LCD displays, the company enables 3D content creation, and promotes the accelerated proliferation of 3D for entertainment and professional applications.
To present an uncompromised 3D experience, the company’s development approach to 3D stereoscopic viewing includes optimized solutions for gaming, home entertainment, and professional applications. Each solution is compatible with multiple graphics cards and includes high-performance LCD displays, lightweight passive polarized glasses, and blazingly fast software.
The company is also developing next generation solutions, plus enabling content for home entertainment and professional applications needing 3D displays. This allows viewers to experience visually rich movies, photos, and three-dimensional graphics with amazing depth, brightness, and resolution.
iZ3D was formed as joint venture of Taiwan-based Chi Mei Optoelectronics, a worldwide leader in TFT-LCD manufacturing and Neurok Optics LLC, a US-based 3D technology developer and marketing company. The company distributes its products directly at the iZ3D online store and through major online and retail outlets. Please visit www.iz3d.com or call 858.646.3015 for more information.