3D Display and 3D Software Pioneer Earns Another Accolade for Its Breakthrough Technology
San Diego, Calif., May 18, 2009 - - iZ3D Inc., designer, developer and pioneer of advanced stereoscopic 3D visualization systems, is pleased to announce it has received the Silver Award for highly acclaimed Display of the Year (DYA) from the Society for Information Display (SID). The 2009 DYA awards recognize the innovative display products, components, and applications that hold the greatest promise for shaping the future of the global display industry.
"We are delighted to award iZ3D's 3D gaming monitor with the Silver honor in the Display Application category," said Dick McCartney, SID's DYA Chair. "The Display of the Year Awards are hands down our highest accolade for the chief influential technologies across the global display community. The high caliber of products and technologies nominated this year certainly made the decision process tough on our Awards Committee, but among the significant number of nominations received from around the world, iZ3D's gaming monitor transcended." McCartney added, "On behalf of SID, we would like to truly commend iZ3D's ongoing commitment to innovation and to shaping the future of today's display arena."
iZ3D brand monitors provide two functions, first it is a top -of -the -line 2D monitor the entire family can use for everyday applications. Secondly, with the push of a button and a pair of passive 3D -glasses, it provides an immersive 3D gaming or 3D home entertainment experience.
"iZ3D Inc. and its employees are proud to receive this prestigious award from SID, a society of professionals that are experts in the development of display technologies and products. This award will generate additional attention for iZ3D in the 3D gaming and 3D home entertainment market segments. I also expect it will promote the acceleration of 3D content generation for home entertainment," commented Thomas D. Striegler, President, CEO, iZ3D Inc.
In February iZ3D's monitor was awarded Gaming Peripheral of 2008 by the reader's of Game Industry News.
The iZ3D 3D monitor solution includes:
- 22 -inch wide screen 3D/2D keyboard switchable LCD monitor
- 3 pairs of passive polarized 3D glasses (5 other models are available online)
- Version 1.09 iZ3D Stereoscopic 3D and Anaglyph 3D software drivers (other DirectX and OpenGL Quad Buffer drivers are available online)
- Power and video cables
- Quick -start guide
- Free membership into iZ3D's upcoming 3D owner's lounge and 3D LAN Parties
Monitor specifications are:
- 22 -inch wide screen dual stacked panel LCD
- 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 video inputs
- 3D/2D switchable
The system requires a graphics card with dual video outputs (VGA, DVI, or HDMI).
The software is compatible with Microsoft® Windows XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems plus games and content written for DirectX® 8, 9, 10. Over 600 games written in the last six years are 3D ready, but until now lacked a way of displaying them in 3D. A partial list of games that have been compatibility tested by iZ3D, MTBS and customer testers can be found at www.3drulez.com.
Availability and Pricing
The iZ3D 22 -inch monitor has a MSRP of $399.00 USD and is currently available in the U.S. at Fry's Electronics, Micro Center, and Altex Computers and at NCIX stores in Canada. Online retailers include www.staples.com, www.newegg.com, www.amazon.com, www.pcmall.com, www.criticalbuy.com, www.iz3d.com, www.walmart.com, www.buy.com and more. Several 3D Bucks Rebate Offers available at www.iz3d.com make the solution even more affordable.
The iZ3D Version 1.09 Driver and other drivers and 3D media players are available at www.iz3d.com. The standard iZ3D S -3D and anaglyph output are included with the purchase of an iZ3D monitor. The exclusive ATI 3D DLP output is free to AMD customers. All other drivers can be purchased at $49.99 per output.
ABOUT THE DYA:
The Display of the Year Awards (DYA) are the most prestigious awards in the display industry. Each year since 1995, SID's International Awards Committee -comprising a distinguished panel of display luminaries -has honored the most innovative display products, components and applications with the most promise of shaping the future of the display industry. This year's DYAs will be presented at the 47th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, dubbed Display Week 2009 -the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays. Display Week will be held May 31 -June 5, 2009 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX. For more information on the DYAs or Display Week 2009, please visit www.sid2009.org.
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the leading international professional society exclusively devoted to the advancement of electronic -display technology, manufacturing, and applications. Its international headquarters are located at 610 South Second Street, San Jose, Calif. Visit SID online at www.sid.org.
About iZ3D Inc.
iZ3D Inc. is a leading innovator of 3D stereoscopic 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 puts the 3D technology in the display to minimize system expansion cost, and includes optimizing displays for gaming, home entertainment, and professional applications. Each solution is compatible with multiple dual output graphics cards and includes high -performance LCD displays, lightweight passive polarized glasses, and blazingly fast software.
The company is also developing next generation solutions and enabling content for home entertainment and professional applications needing 3D displays to view 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 at the iZ3D online store and through major online and retail outlets. Please visit www.iz3d.com or call 858.646.3015 for information.
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