BRUSSELS - December 14, 2010
Softkinetic, the leading 3D gesture recognition software provider, today announced the soft launch of the B2C Content Partner Program, in which developers will be able to purchase a combination of Softkinetic’s iisu™ middleware as well as a consumer 3D camera prototype, and an exclusive training and support program.
The B2C Content Partner Program is targeted at game and application developers willing to dive into the new world of gesture-based application, with the opportunity to learn and prototype innovative applications for consumers through Softkinetic’s training and support offering. Developers can apply immediately online: www.softkinetic.net.
“We’re looking for partners with experience in building innovative input applications, such as Wii™, iPhone® and Microsoft Kinect™,” said Michel Tombroff, CEO, Softkinetic.“The consumer market for gesture-based applications is in its infancy, and the opportunities are endless for those who are able to build immediate consumer projects. We want to provide the tools and support at a minimum price to the most talented shops out there while diligently supporting early adopters.”
iisu™ is the de facto standard in gesture recognition middleware, with over seven years of research and development behind its creation. Compatible with Adobe Flash, Unity 3D and 3DVIA Virtools development environments, its uses include video game projects as well as many other non-gaming markets including fitness, senior rehabilitation and e-learning. The versatile nature and openness of iisu makes it very compelling for developers interested in multi-platform compatibility (e.g. PC, console, set-top boxes) that allows apps to be released on Windows or Linux. The iisu SDK is compatible with most 3D cameras on the market, regardless of the type of underlying technology (structured light, time of flight and stereoscopic).
Developers interested in the early release of Softkinetic’s B2C Partner Program are recommended to apply now: www.softkinetic.net. A full launch of the program kicks off at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in February 2011.
Softkinetic and Optrima-Namuga will be demonstrating their latest technological advances in private meeting rooms at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2011. For business appointments, please contact Sean Karoonian at Softkinetic, firstname.lastname@example.org. For press appointments, please contact Wendy Beasley at TriplePoint, email@example.com
Softkinetic is the leading provider of natural interfaces that transform the way people interact with the digital world. Softkinetic enables a fully immersive, transparent and intuitive user experience by providing a 3D real-time gesture recognition middleware to interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and serious games companies. Softkinetic, iisu, and Interface Is You are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softkinetic S.A. For more information on Softkinetic please visit www.softkinetic.net.
Wendy Beasley, TriplePoint for Softkinetic